Windows 2016 Server Administration

Course Outline

Module 1: Install and configure Windows Server 2016

This module introduces the new Windows Server 2016 administrative interface. This module also covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2016 operating system. It also discusses the various installation options from which you can choose when deploying Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Windows Server 2016 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2016
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2016

  • Deploying Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016 Server
  • Managing Servers
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2016.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2016.
  • Install Windows Server 2016.
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2016.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2016. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, Operations Masters, as well as the installation and configuration of Domain Controllers.

Lessons

  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

  • Installing a Domain Controller
  • Installing a Domain Controller by using IFM (Install from media)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of AD DS and explain the purpose of Organizational Units (OUs)
  • Outline the purpose of Domain Controllers and explain why some hold special roles.
  • Describe the different ways of installing a domain controller.

Module 3 Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module covers configuring Active Directory Objects such as users, groups and computers. It also covers functionality of Active directory Administrative tools and the configuration of user profiles. Additionally, it covers delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Lessons

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
  • Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage groups with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permission to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Implementing & Troubleshooting Domain Name System (DNS)

 

This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a DNS server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

Lessons

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones
  • DNS Zone Transfers

 Lab : Implementing DNS

  • Installing and Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers
  • Install and manage the Domain Name System (DNS) service
  • Manage DNS zones

Module 5: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

Lessons

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP Relay

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 6: Implementing Local Storage

This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2016, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing Storage Pools.

Lessons

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab : Implementing Local Storage

  • Installing and Configuring a New Disk
  • Resizing Volumes
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of storage technologies.
  • Manage disks and volumes.
  • Implement storage spaces.

Module 7: Implementing File and Print Services

This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

Lessons

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing

Lab : Implementing File and Print Services

  • Creating and Configuring a File Share
  • Configuring Volume Shadow Copy
  • Creating and Configure a Printer Pool

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure files and folders.
  • Protect file shares by using shadow copies.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 8: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module will cover creating and managing Group Policy objects as well as how to configure group policy processing. It will also cover implementing a central store for administrative templates.

Lessons

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab : Implementing Group Policy

  • Configuring a Central Store
  • Creating GPOs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a central store for administrative templates.

Module 9: Implementing Web Server and FTP Server

 

This module explains how to configure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) on Windows Server and that allows users to upload and download files easily.

 

Lessons

  • Discuss Web Server (IIS) role and FTP Server role service
  • Deploying Web server
  • Overview of FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  • Deploying FTP server

Lab :  Configuring web server and FTP global IIS settings.

  • Create web server and troubleshooting.
  • Create FTP users
  • Creating FTP site.
  • IIS Firewall setup
  • Windows Firewall setup

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage FTP server
  • Understand the access permission.
  • Create custom port and allow in firewall.
  • Understand the web server and role of IIS

Module 10: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines as well as understanding and describing Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It also covers configuring virtual storage and virtual networks.
 

Lessons

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
  • Using Virtual Machine Snapshots

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Microsoft’s Virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Manage Virtual machine Storage.
  • Manage Virtual Networks.

 

Module 11: Implementing IP addressing and sub-netting IPv4

This module covers IPv4 addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers IP Calculation and Subnetting as well as details on general troubleshooting and configuring IPv4 addresses.

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab : Implementing IPv4

  • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

Lessons

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab : Implementing Update Management

  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS