In this course, developers will learn the basics of managing a Window Server 2008 R2 machine. This course covers topics like installation decisions, network configuration, disk management, update processes, and more. This course is designed for all developers, from those who manage servers themselves, to those who work in a large enterprise but want to be able to improve their ability to work with IT Pros.
Overview and Installation Hi my name is Steve Evans. In this course, we're going to be looking at Windows Server 2008 and how it applies to you as a developer. Over the years there's been many versions of Windows Server and their always tied to the version of the client. We had Windows 2000 Pro and Windows 2000 Server that came out at the same time, similar feature set etc. We had the Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 series, followed along with the Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 R2 to have the incremental refresh from the security era. Then there was the famed Windows Vista, it came out the same time as Windows Server 2008. Both quickly replaced with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and now today we have Windows 8, which corresponds with Windows Server 2012 and then again quickly replaced with Windows 8. 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In this course, we're going to be looking at Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. When looking at them, they're going to look a lot like Windows Vista or what you're probably more familiar with, Windows 7. There are some Windows Server 2008 boxes out there in the world, but just like Windows Vista they've primarily been replaced with Windows Server 2008 R2. What we're going to learn is going to apply to both operating systems, but what we're going to be looking at throughout his course is Windows Server 2008 R2. When there's small difference between them, I'll try to point those out. In this module, we're first going to be taking a look at Windows Server 2008 R2. We'll just take an overview of it, talk about what's new in it, --- what different editions there are, things along those line, and then we're going to walk through the installation of a new Windows Server 2008 R2 Server.
Network Configuration In this module, we're going to look at Network Configuration of Windows Server 2008. First, we're going to talk about how to configure the network stack. Then we're going to look at the Windows Firewall and how to configure it. Then lastly, we'll look at Remote Desktop, how to enable it and how to configure it for your use.
Server Configuration In this module, we're going to look at Server Configure with Windows Server 2008. First we're going to look at how to manage disks in our operating system, then we're going to talk about local users and groups and how to leverage those, and lastly, we're going to look at Windows update and how to use it to keep your system up-to-date.