Server 2016 Training: Install, Configure & Manage


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Install, Configure & Manage (Server 2016 Training) is a complete exploration of Server 2016 administration. The training includes Widows Server 2016 installation, configuration, deployment, security, fault tolerance & troubleshooting. The course begins with server installation and includes an exploration of configuration considerations for DNS, DHCP, DFS, iSCSI and many more. You learn how to install & configure Active Directory Domain Services, how to create & manage security accounts & groups, how to use and maintain GPOs & how to configure and secure file sharing. The training also includes Hyper-V virtualization services, IIS web servers, SQL Server database services & more. The training ends with a complete Windows Server 2016 troubleshooting lab.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 27 - 30, 2018$2,775.00Jan 8 - 11, 2019$2,775.00Feb 5 - 8, 2019$2,775.00Mar 5 - 8, 2019$2,775.00Apr 2 - 5, 2019$2,775.00

Course Outline

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.

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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