Managing and Securing Windows Server with Puppet

This course will teach you how to use Puppet to manage your Windows servers and Active Directory, not just Linux, and generate reports so you can check Windows servers are compliant with company security policies.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 3, 2018
Duration
3h 49m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Why Use Puppet to Manage Windows Server?
Installing Puppet Master and Bootstrapping Windows Server with the Puppet Agent in Microsoft Azure
Creating Puppet Manifests for Basic Windows Server Administration Tasks
Managing Software
Working with the Puppet PowerShell DSC Module
Deploy and Configure Active Directory with the Puppet Module for PowerShell DSC
Deploy Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) with the Puppet Module for PowerShell DSC
Verifying Windows Server Security Settings and Generating Infrastructure Reports Using Puppet
Configuring Windows Server Security by Converting Microsoft’s Baseline Security Templates to DSC
Configure Devices Provisioned with Azure JSON Templates Using Puppet
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 3, 2018
Duration
3h 49m
Description

Learn how to automate Windows Server configuration and security using Puppet Enterprise, the most popular open source configuration management solution on the market. In this course, Managing and Securing Windows Server with Puppet, you will see how to automate the configuration and security of Windows Server using Puppet Enterprise. First, you will learn how to connect Windows Server to a Puppet Enterprise master server. Then, you will perform basic configuration tasks, like managing files, registry keys, services, software, and Windows features. Next, you will learn how to set up and configure Active Directory and Certificate Services. Lastly, you will see how to generate reports, so you can check that your Windows servers are compliant with company policies. By the end of the course, you will have a basic understanding of how to configure Windows Server using Puppet, helping you to integrate configuration management tasks with other platforms, like Linux. Software required: Windows Server, Puppet Enterprise, Linux, Azure.

About the author
About the author

Russell Smith is an IT consultant with more than 14 years' experience in management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems.

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