Windows Server Administration Concepts: Maintenance

Initial installation and configuration are only the beginning. This course will teach you the skills necessary to ensure that your servers continue to perform at optimal levels, while improving the reliability and stability of your organization.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 21, 2020
Duration
2h 50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 21, 2020
Duration
2h 50m
Description

Improperly maintained servers can reduce the productivity of your operations, introduce security vulnerabilities, and increase the overhead on your resources.

In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Maintenance, you’ll learn to maintain the health and reliability of your servers, and to ensure they continue to operate even after a disaster.

First, you’ll formulate a troubleshooting methodology for Windows Server 2019 to better handle problems when they arise.
Next, you’ll examine the key steps in the startup process to be able to identify the cause of boot failures or freezes. Then, you’ll learn to maintain business continuity by formulating and implementing a disaster recovery plan.
Finally, you’ll learn about Windows servicing and standard update management to keep all of your systems up to date.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Windows Server 2019 features needed to maintain a stable and reliable implementation.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What will I learn in this Windows server maintenance course?

In this course, you will learn how to formulate a troubleshooting methodology, the key steps in the start-up process, maintaining business continuity, and servicing and update management. By the end of this course, you will be able to maintain a stable and reliable Windows Server 2019 implementation.

What are the benefits of proper server maintenance?

Proper server maintenance reduces the risk of breakdowns, allowing you to leverage significant savings and improved business efficiency.

What are the benefits of troubleshooting methods?

Troubleshooting methods ensure the smooth functioning of processes. They make sure that foreseable problems are accounted for and solutions are provided.

What is a server?

A server is an actual piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices referred to as "clients".

What are windows updates?

Windows updates are an automated service that downloads and installs Windows software updates over the internet.

About the author
About the author

Aaron Sampson is a seasoned IT professional with multiple industry certifications, with a primary focus on training in Microsoft technologies. Having started his career in 1995, he's been working with most products since their earliest release.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, I'm Aaron Sampson, and welcome to the Windows Server Administration Concepts: Maintenance course. Initial installation of your servers is only the beginning. Improperly maintained servers can reduce the productivity of your operations, introduce security vulnerabilities, and increase the overhead on your resources. This course will teach you the skills necessary to maintain the health and reliability of your servers and to ensure they continue to operate during and after a disaster. Some of the topics we'll examine include how to formulate a troubleshooting methodology to better handle problems when they arise, identifying the key steps in the start‑up process to be able to address issues with system boot failures or freezes, maintaining business continuity by formulating and implementing a disaster recovery plan, and understanding the Windows servicing and update management processes to keep your systems as current as possible. After completing this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to maintain a stable and reliable Windows Server 2019 implementation. Before taking this course, I recommend that you have a practical understanding of server and networking fundamentals, including client‑server networks, the core services of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system, as well as a practical understanding of Windows updates, basic troubleshooting techniques, and the importance of being able to recover from a disaster. I hope you'll join me in this Windows Server Administration Concepts: Maintenance course, here at Pluralsight.