Windows Server Administration Concepts: Basics and Installation

Windows servers are the engines that drive business networks. This course covers the editions of Windows Server, how to install them, and how to set up device drivers and Windows services. It’s the perfect starting point for new server admins.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 29, 2020
Duration
2h 5m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 29, 2020
Duration
2h 5m
Description

Almost everyone these days has experience with “client” operating systems such as Windows 10, but the IT networking world requires up-close work with “server” operating systems. Windows servers look similar to Windows clients at first glance, but there are many key differences. In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Basics and Installation, you will gain the ability to install and configure the Windows Server operating system. First, you will learn about the multiple editions of Windows Server, including licensing, servicing channels, and whether to choose Server Core or Desktop Experience versions. Next, you will discover details about installing Windows Server, including upgrades versus clean installs, interactive versus automated installs, and how to migrate user settings and server roles from old systems to new ones. Finally, you will set up server hardware with the proper device drivers, and know how to maintain and troubleshoot them over time, and you will ensure that operating system services are set up for optimum performance and security using both graphical and command-line tools. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to select, install, and configure Windows Server operating systems, and you’ll be ready for further exploration of server roles, storage, Active Directory, performance, and maintenance in later courses. This course is part of a learning path that aligns with the objectives for the Microsoft Technology Associate certification track (exam 98-365).

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock and welcome to my course Windows Server administration Concepts, Basics and Installation. I'm a consultant and seminar leader, It Independent Software Inc in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows networking and certification, plus several plural site videos on Windows Server and Windows 10 Aspiring I T. Professionals, including helped US personnel who wished to gain a practical knowledge of Windows Server two. Foundational level should start here. This course provides an introduction to server operating systems and a guide for choosing, installing and setting up Windows Server. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the differences between Windows Server Standard and Data Center editions performing a manual installation of Windows Server. Deciding whether to automate server installations with enterprise tools. Adding removing enabling and disabling device drivers and managing operating system services for safe and reliable operation. Now, by the end of this course, you'll know how client server networks operate. What makes server core different and why you might want it. The different types of servicing and licensing options that exist out of prepare computer's disk for a server installed which tools can migrate user accounts and server roles. How to install a custom mass storage driver, how to restrict certain devices from being installed on Windows Server when to modify service startup types and how to troubleshoot both device drivers and operating system services before beginning the course. You should be familiar with Windows 10 but no advance knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to choose, Install and set up the Windows Server operating system, device drivers and services with the Windows Server Administration, Concepts, Basics and Installation course at Portal site.