Course Description

Designed for staff who are new to server environments and server management, this course crams all the basics into a 2 day course to get them up to speed. From installing servers, to provisioning roles and Active Directory management, our Windows Server Fundamentals Masterclass pulls no punches as we whistle-stop tour all the main technologies an on-premises Windows Server 2012 or 2016 based datacentre uses. Expect lots of tips, demos and automation examples along the way as well as hands-on lab exercises to re-affirm skills learned.

Course Pre-requisites

This course is intended for people new to server management, but who have existing support skills and a familiarity with networking and working in client/server environment.

Course Outline

Day 1: Server Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Windows Server

  • Server Management
    Learn about which tools can be used to manage Windows Server, including; Server Manager, PowerShell, Services, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor.

  • Core Services
    Learn how to manually add/remove key services used on a typical network, and also to do so with automation.

  • Server Virtualisation
    Learn how to implement Hyper-V, create virtual machines, add virtual machine storage, and configure virtual networks.

  • Securing Servers
    Learn how to configure the Windows Firewall, and audit settings.

  • Network Troubleshooting Tools
    Ping, nslookup, ipconfig, netstats, tracert.

  • Scheduling Tasks
    Task scheduler, PowerShell jobs.
  • Day 2: Identity Management, Group Policy
    and Access Control

      Active Directory
    • Overview
      Learn about the logical and physical structures in Active Directory.

    • Tools
      Learn how to manage AD with various tools.

    • Domain Controllers and Member Servers
      Learn how to create domain controllers and how member servers relate to AD.

    • Diagnosing AD
      Learn which tools can assist in diagnosing replication and health issues such as DCDiag and Replmon, and the Best Practices Analyser.

    • Group Policy
    • Understanding Group Policy
      Learn how GPOs apply and how to influence the flow of policies. Learn how local group policy works with AD-based policies.

    • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Group Policy
      Learn how to understand which policies apply to a computer, and how to refresh policy on one or more computers.

    • Sharing Folders
      Learn about shares, share security and NTFS permissions. Leverage AD groups to assign access to shared resources.
    • Course outline in pdf format

 

Details

Length:   2 days

Cost:   £594 per person (£495 + VAT)

Trainer:   Chris Rhodes

Contact:  info@itmasterclasses.com

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