Server 2016 : The Complete Installation, Configuration and Administration Course for IT Professionals
(SER2012, Live Instructor-Led Training, 4 days)


This SETC certified course discusses the full support lifecycle of a Server 2012 deployment including installation, configuration, deployment, security, fault tolerance and troubleshooting. Staring with the installation of the Server 2012 operating system, this fast paced course explores the installation and configuration of DNS, DHCP, DFS, iSCSI and many other services. Included is a complete disucssion of Active Directory installation and configuration including the use and maintenance of group policy objects in an enterprise context. We also explore to use of HyperV virtualization services and include a thorough discussion of HyperV server 2012 and the configuration of Server Core based machines for remote management. Also included are thorough discussions on the installation and configuration of IIS 8, SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2013 (Optional). If time permits, we conclude with a complete troubleshooting lab that allows participants to practice the skills that they have learned in the course in a real-world production environment. This course is a must have for individuals who manage a Server 2012 based environment. Whether you are new to Windows Server technologies or an experienced technician, this course will help you create a more secure and robust server infrastructure.

Dates and Pricing

Jan 23 to Jan 26, 2018$2,500/person Feb 20 to Feb 23, 2018$2,500/person Mar 20 to Mar 23, 2018$2,500/person


Exploring Server 2016
Understanding Server 2016 Versions
Navigating the New User Interface
Finding the Tools you Need
Planning for an Installation
Performing an Installation
Adding Roles and Features
About Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) and Platform Compatibility
Planning the Installation
Planning the Physical Network Topology: IPv4 and IPv6
Planning the Logical Network Topology: IPv4 and IPv6
Planning Network Services: DNS, DHCP and DFS
Planning for iSCSI: iSCSI Target and iSCSI Clients
Planning the Active Directory: The Domain, the Forest and the Domain Level
Planning for SQL Server: Choosing Versions and Services
Planning for Web Services: IIS, SharePoint and .NET
Planning for Network Security: Working with Advanced Firewall
Putting the Plan Together
Server 2016 Initial Configuration Steps
Renaming the Computer and the Network Interfaces
Implementing IP Addressing: IPv4 and IPv6
Initializing and Partitioning Disks
Implementing Software Based Redundancy with Server 2016
Adding Active Directory to a Server
Configuring Active Directory Services
Verifying and Modifying DNS Settings and Zones
Activating Remote Management
Configuring the Computer for Remote Management
Configuring Domain Services
Managing Domain Replication and Performance
Creating OUs in Support of the IT Organization
Creating Groups for Security Purposes
Securing the Administrator Accounts
Creating Service Accounts
Adding Domain Controllers and Client Workstations
About Delegation of Authority
Adding Domain Accounts and Groups
Managing Domain Accounts and Groups with PowerShell
Working with Group Policy
About the Group Policy Editor
Creating Domain Policies
Applying Security Policies
Applying Software Policies
Working with Policies in an Enterprise Context
Working with Policy Inheritance
Managing Group Policy in an Enterprise Context
Configuring Application Services
Adding the DHCP Server Role
Working with DHCP Scopes and Clients
Adding the DFS Service
Creating and Securing a DFS Share
Installing and Configuring the iSCSI Target Service
Configuring iSCSI Client and Platform Services
Installing and Configuring the Software Update Service
Creating and Deploying Software Updates
Working with HyperV
Understanding HyperV Server Networking
Understanding the Difference between a Private Switch and an External Switch
Adding the HyperV Role to a Server
Creating Switches: External and Internal
Creating Virtual Machines with HyperV Manager
Configuring HyperV Virtual Machines
Considerations about Virtual Machine Performance
Configuring Live Migration for HyperV: Security and Policy Considerations
Creating Virtual machines with PowerShell
Adding HyperV Server 2016 Machines – Server Core
Installing a HyperV Server 2016 Machine
Renaming the Computer and Joining the Domain
Renaming the Network Interfaces with PowerShell
Setting IP Parameters: IPv4 and IPv6
Configuring a HyperV Server 2016 for Remote Management
Working without an Interface: Working with HyperV Server on a Daily Basis
Backup and Maintenance
Understanding Server 2016 Event Logs
Finding what you What in the Server 2016 Event Logs
Working with Log Filters and Queries
Working with Alerts and Triggers
Setting up Windows Backup
Working with Snapshots and Restore Points
Scheduling and Managing Regular Backups
Performing a Recovery
Verifying the Server after Recovery
Configuring Enterprise Application Services: IIS 8 and SQL Server 2016
Installing and Configuring .NET Framework Versions
Adding the IIS Web Server Role
Understanding Application Pools and the IIS Architecture
Implementing IIS Application Services
Installing SQL Server 2016
Configuring SQL Server 2016
Configuring SQL Server 2016 Services
Configuring SQL Server 2016 Client and Server Protocols
Configuring Enterprise Application Services: SharePoint (Optional)
A Note on SharePoint Pre-Requisites
Installing SharePoint Installation Pre-Requisites
Creating the Database Access Account
Installing SharePoint
Configuring SharePoint
Implementing Security in SharePoint
Implementing Metadata Services in SharePoint
Advanced Troubleshooting Lab – If Time Permits
Students troubleshoot a broken server on the last day.