Paths

Managing Microsoft Networks

Authors: Orin Thomas, Richard Hicks, Ben Piper, Glenn Weadock, John Savill, Michael Bender

In this path, you’ll learn the essential skills for managing Microsoft networks. You’ll begin with learning the basics of Windows Server networking, including DNS and DHCP... Read more

Beginner

Learn the basics of managing Windows Server networking.

1

Implementing Windows Server 2016 DNS

by Orin Thomas

Jan 26, 2017 / 5h 48m

Intermediate • 5h 48m

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Description

This course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 DNS, provides you with coverage from a basic level to an advanced level of Windows Server DNS, specifically the implementation available in Windows Server 2016. Some of the major topics that you will learn include: Replication, records, zones and delegation, securing and managing DNS traffic with DNS policies, and integrating cryptography into DNS with DNSSEC and DANE. In addition you'll explore applying role based access control to DNS through Just Enough Administration and Integrating Windows Server DNS with Azure DNS and BIND. By the end this course, you'll know how to get the most out of your Windows Server 2016 DNS server deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 35s
  2. Course and Scenario Overview
    5m 20s
  3. Building the Lab
    22m 51s
  4. DNS Architecture and Tools
    26m 37s
  5. DNS Deployment and Administration
    32m 2s
  6. DNS Zones and Replication
    33m 59s
  7. Forwarders and Root Hints
    19m 10s
  8. DNS Records and Options
    23m 31s
  9. DNSSEC and DANE
    41m 26s
  10. DNS High Availability Policies
    27m 47s
  11. DNS Traffic Management Policies
    28m 56s
  12. DNS Server Security
    30m 29s
  13. DNS Monitoring and Auditing
    17m 32s
  14. Azure DNS and DNS on IaaS
    21m 44s
  15. Integrating with BIND
    15m 41s
2

Implementing Windows Server 2016 DHCP

by Michael Bender

Apr 11, 2017 / 2h 52m

Intermediate • 2h 52m

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Description

DHCP is a staple of all networks and without it, IP Address management would be near impossible. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 DHCP, you'll learn how to implement DHCP in a Windows Server 2016 environment. First, you'll learn how to install and configure a DHCP server including scopes, options, and server properties for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Next, you'll discover how to manage and troubleshoot DHCP including the DHCP database, event logs, and performing backups/restores. Finally, you'll explore how to migrate DHCP and implement fault tolerance in your environment. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of DHCP to implement and manage a DHCP implementation on Windows Server 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 23s
  2. Building the Lab for DHCP
    16m 58s
  3. Introduction to DHCP
    21m 37s
  4. Implementing IPv4 Addressing with DHCP Scopes and Options
    35m 43s
  5. DHCPv6 on Windows Server
    22m 13s
  6. Maintaining a DHCP Server
    29m 36s
  7. Migrating a DHCP Server
    22m 59s
  8. Deploying Highly-available DHCP Infrastructures
    21m 53s
3

Implement Windows Server 2016 IP Address Management (IPAM)

by Orin Thomas

Apr 11, 2017 / 3h 39m

Intermediate • 3h 39m

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Description

This course is useful for those deploying and managing IPAM in their production environments as well as those pursuing the 70-741 exam. In this course, Implement Windows Server 2016 IP Address Management (IPAM), you'll learn, from a basic to advanced level of the Windows Server IPAM role, specifically the implementation available in Windows Server 2016. First, you'll explore IPAM concepts, prerequisites, deployment topologies, and deployment options. Next, you'll discover securing IPAM administration through RBAC and JEA. Then, you'll learn about IPAM blocks, ranges, subnets, IP addresses, and how to manage DHCP scopes, policies, and servers. Finally, you'll learn about managing DNS servers, zones, records using IPAM, how to use IPAM to track IP address usage, how to migrate existing workloads to IPAM, how to integrated IPAM into System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and how to migrate the IPAM database to SQL Server. By the end this course, you’ll know how to get the most out of your Windows Server 2016 IPAM server deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 38s
  2. Course and Scenario Overview
    4m 13s
  3. Building the Lab
    22m 35s
  4. Introduction to IP Address Management
    21m 41s
  5. Provision and Configure IPAM
    27m 55s
  6. IPAM, RBAC and JEA
    14m 21s
  7. IP Blocks and Ranges
    29m 42s
  8. Manage DHCP with IPAM
    19m 2s
  9. Managing DNS with IPAM
    12m 56s
  10. Audit IPAM
    12m 17s
  11. Migrate Existing Workload to IPAM
    8m
  12. IPAM in Multiple Forest Environments
    16m 54s
  13. IPAM Database Storage and Management
    14m 54s
  14. Using IPAM with System Center VMM
    13m 5s
4

Implementing and Securing Windows Server 2016 Core Networking

by Ben Piper

Jan 10, 2017 / 2h 43m

Intermediate • 2h 43m

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Description

Windows Server 2016 isn't just a new version of Windows. It comes with a complete server and network virtualization platform that can replace much of the physical networking infrastructure in your datacenter. In this course, Implementing and Securing Windows Server 2016 Core Networking, you'll first use PowerShell to configure new Windows Server 2016 VMs. After that, you'll learn to implement IPv4 and IPv6, secure your network using IPSec and the Windows Firewall. Finally, you'll create your own software defined network and configure the distributed firewall. By the end of this course, you'll know how to configure static and dynamic IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, encrypt that traffic using IPSec, restrict traffic using both the Windows Firewall and the distributed datacenter firewall, and even implement your own software defined network! Best of all, you'll learn how to do all of this using PowerShell and group policy, so you can automate all of this if you want.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 46s
  2. Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Core Networking
    20m 39s
  3. Lab Setup
    26m 59s
  4. Configuring IPv4 Addressing
    21m 3s
  5. Configuring IPv6 Addressing
    17m 50s
  6. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
    16m 21s
  7. Configuring IPSec
    17m 42s
  8. Configuring SDN and the Distributed Datacenter Firewall
    41m 20s

Intermediate

Manage remote access and connectivity.

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Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

by Richard Hicks

Apr 13, 2017 / 2h 32m

Intermediate • 2h 32m

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Description

With today's highly mobile workplace, providing secure remote access for workers is crucial to supporting the highest levels of productivity in the organization. In addition, administrators are seeking better ways to more effectively manage the field-based assets. DirectAccess, with its seamless and transparent always-on remote connectivity, can help you meet both of these requirements. In this course, Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, you will learn how to plan and implement DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016. First, you will choose the best networking topology for DirectAccess. Next, you will install and configure DirectAccess using implementation and security best practices. You will follow with provisioning Windows 10 and 7 clients. With DirectAccess, you have access to the corporate network whenever you have a connection to the Internet, and you can access internal resources outside of the network the same way as you do inside. With consistent network access, IT administrators have a better view of and control over managed Windows clients configuration and security posture. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of DirectAccess and how it can be implemented with Windows Server 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 47s
  2. Overview of DirectAccess
    19m 8s
  3. Planning for DirectAccess
    40m 23s
  4. Configuring DirectAccess with the Getting Started Wizard
    14m 3s
  5. Configuring DirectAccess with the Remote Access Setup Wizard
    38m 22s
  6. Provisioning DirectAccess Clients
    17m 32s
  7. Supporting Windows 7 Clients
    21m
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Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

by Richard Hicks

Jun 5, 2017 / 3h 34m

Advanced • 3h 34m

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Description

After implementing DirectAccess, you must know how to monitor, scale, and troubleshoot DirectAccess to effectively support the solution in your organization. This course, Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, will help you implement a highly available and geographically redundant architecture to reduce potential downtime. You'll also learn how to enable and enforce strong user authentication to mitigate the risk posed by lost or stolen devices. In addition, enabling monitoring and reporting as well as managing out to remote DirectAccess clients are covered in detail. Once you've completed this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to manage and support DirectAccess in any deployment scenario.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 46s
  2. Configuring High Availability
    57m 36s
  3. Enabling Strong User Authentication
    39m 9s
  4. DirectAccess Monitoring and Reporting
    25m 55s
  5. Implementing Outbound Management for DirectAccess Clients
    29m 23s
  6. DirectAccess Troubleshooting
    1h 34s
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Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access

by Glenn Weadock

Dec 2, 2016 / 2h 56m

Intermediate • 2h 56m

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Description

Windows Server 2016 provides tools for users to connect to corporate networks from outside the LAN, using VPNs where DirectAccess may not be feasible. Administrators can control and track remote connections using Network Policy Servers--Microsoft's implementation of RADIUS. Server 2016 also supports routing and NAT, which reduces the number of public IP addresses a company must purchase. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access, you will first learn how to use private IPs internally but still have access to the Internet. Next, you'll create a secure VPN server for remote access. Finally, you'll learn how to connect two cities with a site-to-site VPN, and configure a RADIUS server for centralized administration. By the end of this course, you'll not only learn what you need to get certified, you'll learn what you need to be a Windows Server 2016 hero in whatever capacity your job requires.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 35s
  2. Routing and NAT
    40m 19s
  3. Remote Access VPNs
    44m 11s
  4. Site-to-Site VPNs
    24m 26s
  5. Network Policies
    39m 30s
  6. RADIUS Servers
    26m 24s

Advanced

Manage advanced Windows Server Networking.

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Implement Windows Server 2016 High Performance Network Solutions

by Orin Thomas

Oct 25, 2017 / 2h 15m

Advanced • 2h 15m

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Are you studying for the 70-741 exam, yet aren't sure how to prepare for the high-performance network solutions objectives? In this course, Implement Windows Server 2016 High Performance Network Solutions, you will have a structured curriculum that will prepare you for this section of the exam. First, you'll learn about NIC teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming. Next, you'll cover Network Quality of Service with Data Center Bridging, SMB Direct on Remote Direct Memory Access, and SMB Multichannel. Finally, you'll discover Virtual Receive Side Scaling, Virtual Machine Multi-Queue, and Single-Root I/O Virtualization. After completing this course, you'll understand these technologies and why you would implement them in the real world. This course will leave you with the confidence on test day to answer the related questions in the exam. Let's get started!

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 33s
  2. Course and Scenario Overview
    7m 58s
  3. Building the Lab
    22m 29s
  4. NIC Teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming
    31m 49s
  5. SMB Multichannel
    15m 10s
  6. Virtual Machine Multi-queue
    7m 20s
  7. Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
    13m 6s
  8. Single Root I/O Virtualization
    7m 34s
  9. Network Quality of Service with Datacenter Bridging
    15m 28s
  10. SMB Direct on RDMA Enabled Network Adapters
    6m 42s
  11. Virtual RSS on VMQ Capable Network Adapter
    6m 3s
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Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking

by John Savill

Mar 7, 2017 / 1h 59m

Intermediate • 1h 59m

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Software defined networking aims to increase functionality while simplifying the physical network topology. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking, you'll learn all about SDNv2 and how to deploy in your environment. First, you'll learn about the key components and concepts behind software defined networking. Next, you'll delve into the options for SDNv2 deployment and management. Finally, you'll learn how to take advantage of powerful services, such as the software load balancer and datacenter firewall. By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify the right way to use software defined networking v2 in your environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 57s
  2. Hyper-V Networking Fundamentals
    22m 46s
  3. Network Virtualization Overview
    14m 21s
  4. Deploying and Managing Network Virtualization
    36m 39s
  5. Software Load Balancer
    20m 54s
  6. Multi-tenant Gateway and Distributed Firewall
    22m 36s

What you will learn

  • DNS, DHCP, IPAM
  • DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016
  • Connectivity and Remote Access
  • Core Networking
  • High-Performance Networking
  • Software Defined Networking

Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows Server is recommended.

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