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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 2016
- Install Windows Server 2016 Developer Edition
- Explain Windows Server 2016 installation, its planning process, server core and minimal server
- Outline the methodology for upgrading Windows Server 2016
- Migrate roles in Windows Server 2016 installation
- Point out the post-installation tasks needed to configure Windows Server 2016
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.
4. Windows Server 2016: Overview & Features
Windows 2016 is one of the newest iterations of the Windows software family. It is a robust server operating system that provides a variety of features. This lesson will discuss the high-level overview of Windows 2016 and features you can expect to see when utilizing this operating system.
5. Windows Server 2016 Installation: Planning & Overview
The success of any Windows Server 2016 installation depends on careful planning combined with meticulous execution. This lesson explains the different editions available and an overview of server roles, virtualization options, licensing, and installation requirements.
6. Windows Server 2016 Installation: Server Core, Minimal Server & Features on Demand
Windows 2016 offers several options to suit different business cases and business sizes. This lesson will explain those options and outline some of the implications of the choices.
7. Managing Windows Server 2016 Core Installation: PowerShell, Command Line & Remote Management
There are a number of methods of managing a Windows Server 2016 Core system locally and remotely. This lesson will explore some of those options and explain key differences.
8. Desired State Configuration (DSC) in Windows Server 2016: Implementation & Use
Desired State Configuration is a Windows management platform that allows server configuration to be stored and implemented from a script. This lesson will discuss the advantages of DSC and how it can be used.
9. Upgrading to Windows Server 2016: Paths & Methodology
Upgrading to Windows Server 2016 is a complex and time-consuming process that carries risks for the organization as it could impact services dependent on the server. This lesson will outline the issues involved and help students make an informed choice for upgrading to Server 2016.
10. Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2016
This lesson lists steps for setting up Windows Deployment Services (WDS) which is used to install the Windows OS on systems without an installation disk. You will mainly explore the installation of WDS and WDSUTIL command line options.
11. Configuring Windows Server 2016: Post-Installation Tasks
Once installed, Microsoft Server 2016 needs several tasks to be completed before being useful. This lesson will cover those tasks and the tools available to execute the tasks.
12. Features on Demand in Windows Server 2016: Uses & Migrating Roles
Features on Demand is a tool that allows admins to control feature payload functions. These payload functions are responsible for disk space, management consoles, events and resources in the operating system.
13. Automated Deployment Options in Windows Server 2016: Types & Tools
In this lesson, you are going to learn the automated deployment options that are available for Windows Server 2016. You will learn in detail a few options like MDT, MAP, Windows AIK, DISM, and sysrep.exe.
14. Unattended Windows Server 2016 Installation: Overview & Steps
In this lesson, you will explore the methods required to install Windows Server 2016 unattended. You will also learn about how to use the Windows System Image Manager to create answer files to simplify the process.
15. Practical Application for Windows Server Configuration: Windows Virtual Online Labs
In this lesson, you will get an overview of both Windows Self-Paced Labs as well as Microsoft Azure that allow students to test and configure Windows Server 2016 without having to install it on a computer.
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Other chapters within the Computer Science 322: Windows Server Configuration course
- Configuring Storage & Replication in Windows Server 2016
- File & Share Access in Windows Server 2016
- Installing & Configuring Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016
- Creating & Managing Active Directory Users & Computers in Windows Server 2016
- Active Directory Groups & Organizational Units in Windows Server 2016
- Configuring Network Services with IPv4 & IPv6 in Windows Server 2016
- DHCP & DNS Configuration & Deployment in Windows Server 2016
- Installing Windows Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016
- Ensuring High Availability in Windows Server 2016 Installations
- Clustering in Windows Server 2016
- Windows Containers in Windows Server 2016
- Security Policies, Group Policies & User Account Control in Windows Server 2016
- Security Policies, Application Restrictions & Windows Firewall in Windows 2016
- Maintaining & Monitoring Windows Server 2016