Windows Server Administration Concepts

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Windows Server Administration Concepts

Authors: Glenn Weadock, Jean Francois Landry, Phil Chapman

This course series focuses on the absolute basics of Windows Server administration. Think of this as the fundamentals needed to get you off the ground before pursuing the more... Read more

What you will learn

  • What Windows Server is and its uses
  • Concepts behind Windows Server installation
  • What server roles are
  • How Active Directory plays a part in Windows Server administration
  • The various storage options for Windows Server storage
  • Managing performance in Windows Server
  • Concepts for maintaining Windows server

Pre-requisites

General understanding of IT fundamental principles is beneficial, but this series is very much beginner level content

Beginner

This course series focuses on the absolute basics of Windows Server administration. Think of this as the fundamentals needed to get you off the ground before pursuing the more intermediate level content associated with Windows Server administration. These courses are mostly conceptual with some demonstrations to illustrate concepts and tools. By the end of this series, you’ll have a good idea of how Windows Server works and what its capabilities are.

Windows Server Administration Concepts: Basics and Installation

by Glenn Weadock

May 29, 2020 / 2h 5m

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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).

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Editions of Windows Server
  3. Install Windows Server
  4. Configure Device Drivers
  5. Configure Operating System Services

Windows Server Administration Concepts: Server Roles

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 20, 2020 / 2h 47m

2h 47m

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Windows servers look similar to Windows clients at first glance, but servers do different things than clients, and this course explores those distinctions. In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Server Roles, you will gain the ability to install and configure the more common roles provided with the Windows Server operating system. First, you will learn about how roles are different from features, and what administrative tools we can use to install and configure server roles. Next, you will discover details about file and print servers, application servers, Web servers, and remote access servers. Finally, you will transform a Windows server into a host of many other virtual machines and discover how to fine-tune the settings for each of those “guest” operating systems. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to select, install, and understand the many “hats” that Windows Server can wear, and you will be ready for further exploration of 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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Basics of Server Roles
  3. File and Print Servers
  4. Application Servers
  5. Web Servers
  6. Remote Access Servers
  7. Virtualization Servers

Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory

by Jean Francois Landry

Sep 4, 2020 / 59m

59m

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Description

As an IT professional, you are well aware of the role Active Directory is playing within your organization. In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory, you’ll learn how to easily manage and configure users and computers inside an AD environment. First, you’ll explore the different components of an Active Directory infrastructure. Next, you’ll discover how to create and manage organizational units, users, and groups. Finally, you’ll learn how to centrally manage users and computers by the use of group policies. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Windows 2019 Active Directory Domain Services needed to support identity within your organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Active Directory Infrastructure
  3. Understanding ADDS Organizational Units, Users, and Groups
  4. Group Policies and Active Directory Domain Services

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Windows Server Administration Concepts: Storage

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by Gary Grudzinskas

Windows Server Administration Concepts: Performance Management

by Phil Chapman

Aug 20, 2020 / 57m

57m

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Description

Routine performance monitoring of your servers is an essential task for all administrators. In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Performance Management, you’ll learn to identify and describe the monitoring tools for Windows Server. First, you’ll explore the four main subsystems which require routine monitoring. Next, you’ll discover the real-time and data collector tools used to create baselines and monitor the Server. Finally, you’ll learn how to collect and collate events and reports from remote Servers. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Windows Server performance management needed to effectively monitor and collect performance counters and events from a wide range of resources.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Identifying Main Server Subsystems
  3. Using Server 2019 Performance Monitoring Tools for Real-time and Baseline Data Collection
  4. Working with Event Viewer Logs and Alerts

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Windows Server Administration Concepts: Maintenance

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by Aaron Sampson

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