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Windows Server Installation & Configuration - Chapter Summary
This chapter can help you understand Windows Server installation and configuration with ease. As you work through these lessons, you'll examine how to choose a server for a network, various network operating systems (NOS) and other related topics. Any questions that come up along the way can be directed to one of our experts through the dashboard. Feel free to work at your own pace and go back as many times as needed to feel confident in your knowledge. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Provide an explanation for what a server is and does
- Detail network operating systems Windows and Novell Net Ware
- Describe the features of Windows Server 2012 R2
- Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Developer Edition
- Explain Windows Server 2012 R2 installation, its planning process, server core and minimal server
- Outline the methodology for upgrading Windows Server 2012 R2
- Migrate roles in Windows Server 2012 R1 installation
- Point out the post-installation tasks needed to configure Windows Server 2012 R2
- Configure NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2
- Add and export roles in the server manager tool
1. What is a Server? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we'll define what a server is, the configurations that make systems function as servers, and the differences from computers built as servers. We'll also examine some of the different types of servers and their capabilities.
2. Choosing a Server for a Network
Servers provide services for users and computers in a network. Small networks with only two or three computers, may possibly function without a proper server, but most networks will need at least one server to perform core services.
3. Network Operating Systems (NOS): Windows & Novell Net Ware
Every computer needs an operating system, and networks require their own operating systems. Learn about the specialized functions of network operating systems.
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Other chapters within the Computer Science 322: Windows Server Configuration course
- Configuring Local Storage
- File, Share Access & Print Services
- Configuring Virtual Machines & Networks with Hyper-V
- Configuring Network Services with IPv4 & IPv6
- DHCP & DNS Configuration & Deployment
- Installing Windows Active Directory Domain Services
- Security Policies, Group Policies & User Account Control
- Security Policies, Application Restrictions & Windows Firewall