In this section, you’ll learn the many ways, both manual and highly automated, to install Windows Server 2016 in its GUI, Server Core, and Nano Server installation options.
Installing Windows Server 2016
Installing Windows Server 2016 might not seem the most exciting of topics, but move past the next, next, finish and there's incredible depth in automating this otherwise-mundane task. In this course, you won't just see the "Next-Next-Finish" of installing a copy of Windows Server, but you'll learn a myriad of new installation approaches. First, you'll learn about offline installation. Next, you'll explore the command line and PowerShell approaches. Finally, you'll take a look at the Desired State Configuration approach. All of these might take a little extra time up-front, but they greatly pay off down the road. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge of PowerShell, Desired State Configuration, and even some of the WinPE and DISM commands that you'll need for rapid deployment of Windows Server 2016.
Table of contents
- Course Overview1m 27s
- Introduction7m 13s
- Install, Upgrade, and Migrate Servers and Workloads1h 44m 4s
- Install and Configure Nano Server1h 10m 14s
- Create, Manage, and Maintain Images for Deployment53m 45s
In this section, you’ll learn how to monitor and maintain your server environments, then you'll learn about the two core distributed data technologies built into Windows Server and how each can be used to address different use cases.
Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016
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.
Table of contents
- Course Overview1m 26s
- Course Introduction5m 46s
- Implementing Patch Management and Anti-malware Updates31m 35s
- Implementing Server Backups31m 1s
- Monitoring Server Installations33m 31s
Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services
Many organizations have distributed data across multiple sites and all users expect quick data access no matter where they reside. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services, you'll learn about the two core distributed data technologies built into Windows Server and how each can be used to address different use cases. You'll start by learning DFS and DFS Replication and then you'll look at BranchCache and how and when that should be used as an alternative solution. At the end of this course, you'll be able to describe each of the technologies, which problems they solve, and how to implement and troubleshoot them.
Table of contents
- Course Overview1m 38s
- Introduction7m 36s
- Lab Setup8m 45s
- DFS Deployment Planning13m 43s
- Implementing DFS19m 7s
- Configuring DFSR Replication20m 46s
- Troubleshooting DFSR19m 53s
- BranchCache Deployment Planning19m 59s
- Implementing BranchCache for Files30m 27s
- Implementing BranchCache for Web Content18m 12s
- Implementing BranchCache for Application Updates8m 58s
- Troubleshooting BranchCache21m 19s
In this section, you’ll learn how to further secure Windows Server 2016 using encryption, updates, software restrictions, credential management, and security baselines. You’ll also learn to secure your virtualized environments.
Windows Server 2016 Security Hardening
Windows Server 2016 provides tools for administrators to armor-plate server systems to protect data, ensure stability, avoid malware and guard against credential theft. BitLocker and EFS protect data at rest with robust and manageable encryption as well as platform validation. In this course, Windows Server 2016 Security Hardening, you'll discover how to harden your security so that it's orders of magnitude more secure than the default configuration. First, you'll discover how to encrypt server volumes and folders so only legitimate users have access. Next, you'll explore how to build a Windows update architecture that keeps servers properly patched at all times. Then, you'll learn how to stop password theft with Credential Guard and Virtualization Based Security. Finally, you'll get organized about security hardening with free baselines, templates, and tools. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up BitLocker and EFS, automate update distribution with WSUS, restrict software with digital signatures and code integrity policies, protect Kerberos tickets and password hashes, and incorporate security best practices from Microsoft after tailoring them for your own organization.
Table of contents
- Course Overview1m 46s
- Implementing Encryption1h 6m 32s
- Configuring WSUS46m 39s
- Installing Defender, Applocker, and Device Guard41m 10s
- Securing Servers with Credential Guard20m 38s
- Standardizing Security with Baselines21m 42s
Securing Windows Server 2016 Virtualization
Hyper-V is an excellent application that comes in Windows Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise. By default, there isn’t a lot of security unless you add it using the built-in tools that come with the server. However, you need to figure out which tools you should use and how to configure them. In this course, Securing Windows Server 2016 Virtualization, you’ll learn foundational knowledge needed to gain the ability to secure your virtual machines using a variety of tools. First, you will learn how to harden your virtual machine infrastructure. Next, you’ll learn encryption and enterprise firewall skills. Finally, you’ll learn how to avoid giving too many rights to too many people. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of securing your virtual machine environment needed to protect your clients.
Table of contents
- Course Overview1m 13s
- Introduction to Hyper-V23m 30s
- Implement Server Hardening Solutions30m 17s
- Secure a Virtualization Infrastructure15m 32s
- Secure a Network Infrastructure Using Firewalls21m 34s
- Manage Privileged Identities21m 6s
- Implement Threat Detection Solutions19m 27s
- Implement Workload-specific Security17m 32s
What you will learn
- Installing Windows Server
- Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016
- Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services
- Windows Server 2016 Security Hardening
- Securing Windows Server 2016 Virtualization
Familiarity with Windows Server is recommended.
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