Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016

This course prepares IT ops for the "Maintain and Monitor Server Environments" portion of the Microsoft 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.
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(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 23, 2017
Duration
1h 43m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 23, 2017
Duration
1h 43m
Description

Monitoring and maintaining your server environments is crucial to your organizations overall success. In this course, Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016, you'll learn all you need to know in order to ensure your server installations are running optimally. First, you'll learn how to implement patch management and anti-malware. Next, you'll delve into backup and restore options. Finally, you'll discover how to monitor environments running Windows Server 2016. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and monitor your environments.

About the author
About the author

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty year IT industry veteran, published author, and international conference speaker.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey this is Mike Pfeiffer and welcome to this course on Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016. This is the final course in the Windows Server 2016 MCSA learning path and we're going to cover the maintaining and monitoring server installation objectives for the 70-740 certification exam. In this course we'll start off with implementing patch management and antimalware updates. You'll learn how to build your own Windows Server Update Services infrastructure, also known as WSUS, and you'll see how to centrally administer and automate patch management on Windows Server 2016. Next we'll move on to working with Windows Server backup, so you'll learn how to create and schedule backup jobs, you'll see how to restore files from backup, and we'll explore how to back up common workloads like file servers, web servers, Active Directory domain controllers, and IIS web servers. In the final module we'll take a look at monitoring server installations, you'll learn how to use tools like the performance monitor and the resource monitor to create performance baselines, analyze performance, and identify trends that'll allow you to plan for growth over time. So if you're looking to pick up your MCSA certification and tackle the 70-740 certification exam, let's go ahead and get started with Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016.

Implementing Patch Management and Anti-malware Updates
Hey this is Mike Pfeiffer, and in this module we're going to take a look at implementing patch management and antimalware updates. So we'll start off by talking about why we need Windows Server Update Services, we'll talk about the requirements and how clients connect to WSUS, then we'll deploy a WSUS Server, we'll configure the settings, we'll take a look at approving WSUS updates, and then we'll see how we can integrate WSUS with Windows Defender.

Implementing Server Backups
Hey this is Mike Pfeiffer and in this module we're going to take a look at implementing server backups on Windows Server 2016. So we'll start off by looking at our installation options for Windows Server Backup. We'll see how to schedule and run server backups, we'll see how to restore files from those backups. We'll take a look at how we can script and automate our backups with PowerShell and then we'll see how to backup common workloads like Hyper-V hosts, Active Directory domain controllers, file servers, and IIS web servers.

Monitoring Server Installations
Hey this is Mike Pfeiffer and in this module we're going to take a look at monitoring server installations on Windows Server 2016. So we'll start off by talking about performance baselines and how you can use them to monitor and troubleshoot the performance on your servers. We'll discuss trends and capacity planning and identifying bottlenecks and then we'll dive into the Windows Server Tools such as the Performance Monitor, the Task Manager, the Resource Monitor, along with things like the Event Viewer and the Server Manager that you can use to monitor the performance and the health of your servers.