Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Part 2

In this course, we continue building the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals foundation with a focus on core services. We will get you ready to deploy the core services necessary to run a Windows network using Windows Server.
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(171)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 15, 2014
Duration
3h 49m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(171)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 15, 2014
Duration
3h 49m
Description

When it comes down to it, it's all about building a strong core. In Part 2 of Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, we'll continue laying the foundation for administering a Windows network by focusing on building out the core services of Windows: DNS, DHCP, AD, File Services, and Print Services. This course is designed for entry-level IT Pros, Developers, or anyone interested in learning how the core services of Windows networks are administered. Some experience with Windows operating systems and networking will be helpful, and you should first complete Part 1 of Windows Server Administration Fundamentals to be successful in this course.

About the author
About the author

Michael is a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, author, technical trainer, and community leader. Having been in the IT industry since the 90's, his experiences covers the gamut of Microsoft technologies, with his main focus being Windows Server, PowerShell and cloud technologies like AWS and Azure. Along with training, he has a passion for connecting people and building community in the IT Pro space. He is the current president and a founding member of The Krewe User Groups, Inc., a world-wide networking group for IT Pros and Developers.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction to DNS in Windows Server
I'm Michael Bender, and welcome to Pluralsight. I'll be your instructor as we work through this module on the Domain Name System, aka DNS. This is part of the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course. Name resolution is a core function of every computer and network, so an understanding of how DNS works is important no matter what you do. We'll get you the basic understanding of name resolution and DNS that you need. Then we'll dive into using DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2. While we are using 2008 R2, you should know these fundamentals transcend all versions of Windows Server. So what you learn here will be applicable elsewhere, such as if you're currently working with Server 2012. So let's get started.

Introduction to DHCP in Windows Server
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Michael Bender, and I'll be your instructor as we dive into another core server role on Windows Server DHCP. DHCP, or the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, is an industry standard protocol used by almost every computing device on the planet. Whether you're running Windows, Linux, Mac, or whatever else, chances are that the operating system supports DHCP to assign an IP address and other configuration items. It's absolutely critical for most environments to have DHCP up and running before you're starting to build out you network. That's why we'll be laying out the basics of DHCP and how to use it on Windows Server. Just like DNS, the fundamentals of DHCP will apply to whatever version of Windows Server you need to work with. So let's dive in.

Introduction to Active Directory
I'm Michael Bender, and welcome to Pluralsight. I'll be your instructor as we work through the first of two modules relating to Active Directory. Active Directory is a huge part and important topic in the Windows world, so we'll spend some time introducing you to AD, and the fundamental building blocks of an Active Directory environment. Just a reminder, this is an introduction to Active Directory. It takes most people years to get a solid working grasp of AD. My hope is that you'll have good knowledge of how AD works and can start implementing a basic AD environment after this course is completed. So let's get to it.

AD Objects and Group Policy
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Michael Bender, and I'll be taking you through this module on AD Objects and Group Policy. First we'll cover the basics you'll work with in AD. Then we'll step into introducing you to Group Policy, Microsoft's mechanism for deploying and user group configuration policies within an AD environment. We have a lot to cover, so let's dive in.

Working With Files and Folders in Windows Server
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Michael Bender, and this module is on Working with Files and Folders in Windows Server. In the storage module in part one of the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course we introduced you to the preferred file system for Windows Server, NTFS. Now let's dive deeper into NTFS and see how we can leverage its features for providing file resources to our users. Along with NTFS, we'll discover the use of sharing for making file resources available across your network, then we'll look at the file service roles available on Windows Server, and take a look at one of those roles, the Distributed File System, or DFS. We'll discuss how it helps make a better file sharing system in a Windows environment. So let's get to it.

Print Services
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Michael Bender, and in this module we are covering Print Services in Windows Server. We will start by laying out the basic terminology and concepts you'll need to work with printing on Windows Server, then we'll dive into adding and configuring printers. It's a shorter module, yet chalked full of great information on printing. So pull up a chair and we'll get right to it.