Windows Server Administration Fundamentals - Part 3

In this course, I complete the remaining areas needed to complete your fundamental knowledge of Windows Server Administration.
Course info
Rating
(66)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 17, 2015
Duration
3h 26m
Table of contents
Course Introduction
Working with Web Services in Internet Information Server
Introduction to Windows Hyper-V
Windows Server Remote Access Administration and Troubleshooting
Business Continuity in Windows Server
Description
Course info
Rating
(66)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 17, 2015
Duration
3h 26m
Description

At some point all good things come to an end, and so that brings us to the last of 3 courses on Windows Server Administration Fundamentals. In Part 3, we will finish our Windows Server journey by cover IIS and Hyper-V. We round out your knowledge with Troubleshooting, Remote Management, and Business Continuity. This course is designed for entry-level IT Pros, Developers, or anyone interested in improving their skills with Windows Server. Some experience with Windows operating systems and networking will be helpful. You should complete Parts 1 & 2 of Windows Server Administration Fundamentals ahead of time 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 Windows Hyper-V
Welcome to Pluralsight. In this module, we are introducing you to Hyper-V on Windows server as we continue Windows server fundamentals. So to get everyone up to speed, we are going to do a quick refresher on server virtualization because that's what Hyper-V is. Microsoft's virtualization platform on Windows server. This will help as we get into working with Hyper-V. So to do that, we need to install Hyper-V on Windows server. This is a pretty simple process. We just need to make sure we have some things in place before we hit go. Also, I want to make sure you have a good idea of what is happening on your server when you enable the Hyper-V role. This is key to working with Hyper-V. And once we're installed, the fun can begin. Building and configuring VMs is where the rubber hits the road, it's where we start building out our virtualized environment. So we spend a lot of time hands-on with Hyper-V so you should leave with the knowledge needed to begin rolling out your own Hyper-V environment. One note is that we are dealing with a version of Hyper-V on Windows server 2008 R2. The current version on Windows server 2012 is a quite robust and rich product. This is because Microsoft continues to make huge advances in the virtualization arena. But don't worry, we'll be focusing on fundamental concepts that you can carry with you to the most current and future versions of Windows server. So let's get started with Hyper-V.

Windows Server Remote Access Administration and Troubleshooting
In this day and age, everyone seems to be working remotely. Whether it's the mobile road warrior signing in from the coffee shop, or the server administrator fixing an issue at 2AM from home, our networks need to have ways for our users to connect. We need remote access for this. That's what we'll cover in this module on remote access administration and troubleshooting. First we'll talk about the different types of remote access and we'll introduce you to the Routing and Remote Access role service in Windows Server, then I'll dive into the Remote Desktop Services, so you can see how to use remote desktop to manage your servers remotely. And I'll finish off the module going over some troubleshooting concepts. You'll learn about some of the methodologies for putting out fires and getting to the root cause of problems in your environment. With this, I'll cover some tools to add to your tool box for managing your servers and troubleshooting your servers, including Windows RE, or the Windows Recovery Environment, and the advanced boot menu. We've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started with remote access.

Business Continuity in Windows Server
When you work in IT, it's always a matter of when, not if. When will a file be deleted and need to be recovered for an end-user? When will a server fail and need to be recovered from backup? When will something happen that displaces your business? Bad things happen, but they don't have to completely ruin your day or your week depending on the disaster. As long as you have a plan, a plan for how your business will continue after disasters of all shapes and sizes, you should be good to go. So that is today's module. Business Continuity in Windows Server So we'll be covering the basics of business continuity, and it really is just the basics. You could have an entire course on business continuity planning. I'll introduce you to the basics of business continuity and how it fits into an organization. This is a really important area for servers and IT in general, since many business processes and the financial well-being of organizations are tied to IT services and data. We'll look at some of the things that should be in everyone's plan, and since we're talking about servers as well, we'll take a look at the features built into Windows Server that can provide us protection for certain disasters as well as recoverability options. This will include looking at built-in features like Windows Backup and Volume Shadow Copy for recovery. We'll finish up with an introduction to clustering and some other technologies that would be good for you to know about. With that, let's get to the task at hand. Business Continuity in Windows Server.