Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services

Windows DFS and BranchCache are two powerful Windows Server features that allow organizations to provide efficient data access across distributed locations. This course explains how to plan, configure, and troubleshoot both of these technologies.
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 14, 2017
Duration
3h 10m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Lab Setup
DFS Deployment Planning
Implementing DFS
Configuring DFSR Replication
Troubleshooting DFSR
BranchCache Deployment Planning
Implementing BranchCache for Files
Implementing BranchCache for Web Content
Implementing BranchCache for Application Updates
Troubleshooting BranchCache
Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 14, 2017
Duration
3h 10m
Description

Many organizations have distributed data across multiple sites and all users expect quick data access no matter where they reside. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services, you'll learn about the two core distributed data technologies built into Windows Server and how each can be used to address different use cases. You'll start by learning DFS and DFS Replication and then you'll look at BranchCache and how and when that should be used as an alternative solution. At the end of this course, you'll be able to describe each of the technologies, which problems they solve, and how to implement and troubleshoot them.

About the author
About the author

Peter is a technology enthusiast and has been immersed in IT ever since his days of programming 'Basic' on the Commodore 64. He has 20 years of professional experience supporting or architecting large and complex infrastructure environments for companies including Microsoft and various investment banks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, I'm Peter Grant, and this course is Windows Server 2016 Distributed Network Services. I'm an IT professional with over 20 years' experience implementing Windows infrastructure solutions. Many organizations run from multiple locations and require data to be accessed across a wide area network. This course will show you how to use two of the most powerful distributed networking features that come with Windows Server 2016. This course is divided into two sections. The first focuses on the Windows Distributed File System, or DFS, as well as DFS replication, and the second section looks at BranchCache. In both of these topics, you'll learn about use cases, deployment planning, implementation, and troubleshooting. The major topics we'll cover on this course for both DFS and Branch Cache include understanding the different use cases for DFS versus BranchCache, deployment planning, implementation, replication, and troubleshooting. By the end of this course, you'll know when to use either DFS or BranchCache, how to implement it, and how to fix it when things go wrong. This course assumes a basic knowledge of Active Directory and core networking principles, but doesn't assume any previous hands-on experience with DFS or BranchCache. I hope you'll join me in this course to learn about these powerful Windows features.