Windows Server 2016 Administration
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Windows Server 2016 Administration

Windows Server 2016: Nano Server, Server Core, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V, WDS, WSUS, NLB and more.
4.5 (2,952 ratings)
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13,149 students enrolled
Created by Kevin Brown
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Install Windows Server 2016 as a Desktop Experience Server, Server Core and as a Nano Server
  • Manage users and computers using Active DIrectory
  • Configure computers using Group Policy
  • Manage DNS
  • Understand Powershell
  • Create and manage Virtual Machines using Hyper-V
  • Implement a DHCP infrastructure
  • Deploy operating systems using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Backup and Restore Windows Server 2016
  • Implement Data Deduplication to reduce storage
  • Monitor Windows Server performance using built-in tools
  • Install and manage Windows Software Update Service (WSUS)
  • An understanding of Windows Server operating systems
  • Some knowledge of Active Directory

Learn to manage Windows Server 2016 with more than 10 hours of content that every systems administrator and/or network administrator should know.   Some experience with Windows Server operating systems would be beneficial, but not a requirement for attending this course.  This course is also beneficial for those intend to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, which is one of the required MCSA certification exams. 

Course topics include:

  • Deploying Windows Server as a Nano Server OS that is a 500 MB OS 

  • Deploying a Windows Server Core OS for increased security

  • Understanding how PowerShell can be used for many administrative tasks

  • Managing Active Directory in a Windows Server enterprise

  • Understanding Windows Server Group Policy processing and troubleshooting

  • Administering Windows Server Group Policy settings and preferences

  • Managing DNS on a Windows Server, including management of Active Directory Integrated, Primary, Secondary and Stub zones, Records, Scavenging and more.

  • Manage Windows updates using WSUS

  • Implementing and Managing DHCP on Windows Server, topics such as DHCP Failover, DHCP Split-Scope

  • Windows Server folder quotas and file screens

  • Deploy DFS Namespace and DFS Replication using Windows Server

  • Managing Print Servers and deploying printers using Group Policy Preferences

  • Learn to install and configure Windows Deployment Services

  • Use Windows Server Hyper-V to create and manage virtual machines

  • Understand Windows Server built-in monitoring tools

  • Backup and Restore Windows Server using built-in tools

  • Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)

  • And more....

Who this course is for:
  • Those that want to learn many of the skills required to be a Windows Server administrator
  • Administrators that want to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2016
Course content
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+ Installing Windows Server 2016
1 lecture 07:35

Installation of Windows Server 2016
2 questions
+ Windows Server Core Operating System
3 lectures 17:52
What is Server Core
Installing Windows Server Core
Post-Installation configuration of Server Core
Server Core Quiz
1 question
+ Nano Server
4 lectures 30:06
Nano Server Update
What is a Nano Server?
Managing a Nano Server
+ PowerShell
6 lectures 29:44
Comparing the Windows Command Line to PowerShell (part 1)
Comparing the Windows Command Line to PowerShell (part 2)
Using Windows commands in PowerShell
Using Out-GridView
PowerShell Remoting
+ Active Directory
6 lectures 01:11:44
Installing Active Directory
Promoting a Server to a Domain Controller
Installing Active Directory using PowerShell
Managing Computer Accounts
Managing Groups
+ Group Policy on Windows Server 2016
7 lectures 50:36
Configuration Management
Group Policy Demo
Group Policy Processing Order
Managing Local Group Policy Settings
Altering Group Policy Processing Order
Group Policy Filtering
+ DNS Server Management
12 lectures 01:14:34
DNS Resolution Process
Understanding DNS Client Cache
DNS Cache and Root Hints
Logon process
DNS Zone Types
Configuring Forward Lookup Zones
Configuring Reverse Lookup Zones
DNS Forwarding
Configuring DNS Forwarding
DNS Scavenging