IT Install and Configure Windows Server

Course Code: WIN165INCF



5 Day(s)

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Public or Private

Max Delegates


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Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 & 2012

This hands-on course is aimed at systems administrators using Server 2022 and previous versions, because Windows Server has a very similar interface and set of functionalities in all these versions.

It will give you the practical knowledge you need, in easy to understand chunks; so you can go back to your working environment ready to put what you have learnt straight into practice. You will have your own Hyper-V host to perform different Windows Server tasks on using a number of virtual machines, as well as an extensive course manual, which you can take away as your future reference guide.

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Who is this course for

This course is intended for IT Professionals with some hands-on experience working with Windows and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil the Systems Administrator role within their organisation.

The course is also suitable for anyone who is preparing for a Windows Server qualification.

Purpose of the course

To provide all the necessary knowledge to setup a new Windows Server environment or configure an existing Server environment.

You will learn how to

Install, migrate to, and administer Windows Server with Hyper-V virtualisation.
Use graphical tools and PowerShell to manage Servers.
Manage DHCP, and DNS roles.
Manage AD users & groups and Group Policies.
Configure local and remote storage with file security.
Configure print resources.
Setup server performance monitoring.
Data backup and disaster recovery and Clustered Roles.
Manage Updates.
Manage Virtualisation Technologies.


Delegates should have attended either, Supporting Windows Desktop course or CompTIA A+ (or have equivalent knowledge). Additionally, knowledge of previous Windows Server Operating Systems is advantageous, but not required.

Benefits for you as an individual

You gain the knowledge, practical understanding and confidence to use Windows Server. You will receive hands on server administration skills and experience that employers are looking for.

This course gives you the flexibility to study towards qualifications from the official Microsoft Learning exams such as MS20740 (additional study required).

Benefits for your organisation

Windows Server offers great value for money with many features included, such as virtualisation, and great benefits for standard licenses.

Get the best from the product as quickly as possible with hands on training.

Installing and Upgrading Windows Server

  • Overview of Windows Server
  • Introduction to Hyper-V
  • Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing Windows Server
  • Licences and Feature Comparison
  • Performing a Manual Installation
  • Post Installation Configuration
  • Control Panel and PC Settings
  • Managing and Configuring Servers
  • Installing Roles and Features
  • Windows Admin Center
  • Network Settings
  • Configuring Windows Server
  • Licensing Windows

Using PowerShell and ISE Scripting

  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration

Install and Configure Hyper-V Virtual Machines and Switches

  • Creating a Hyper-V Host
  • Configuring Virtual Switches
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Creating and Installing Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Adding Virtual Disks

Managing User, Group and Computer Accounts in ADDS

  • Overview of Active Directory (AD)
  • Organisational Units
  • User and Computer Accounts
  • Domain Services
  • Managing Groups
  • Rights
  • Groups and UAC
  • PowerShell Commands for Active Directory Administration
  • The Active Directory Administrative Center
  • Using the Active Directory Administrative Center and Un-deleting Users

Managing Domain Controllers and Replication

  • Migrating or Upgrading Active Directory
  • Installing Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory Replication
  • Active Directory Connections
  • Upgrading Active Directory to 2016

Managing an IP Network with DNS

  • DNS and Name Resolution Methods
  • Internal DNS and Active Directory
  • Installing DNS
  • Domain Name System Records
  • Dynamic Updates
  • DNS Zone Types
  • DNS and Active Directory
  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Multiple DNS Servers

Managing an IP Network with DHCP

  • What is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol?
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Managing a DHCP Server
  • Implementing DHCP Servers and Clients
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Introducing Server Core and Nano Server

  • Introduction to Server Core
  • Server Core
  • What is Nano Server?
  • Installing Nano Server

Managing Storage

  • Managing Data Storage
  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Disk Administration
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Setting Up iSCSI
  • Storage Pools
  • File Systems
  • Storage Optimisation and Deduplication
  • Deduplication

Securing Files and Folders

  • File Permissions and NTFS Security
  • Securing Folders
  • File Server Resource Management
  • Introducing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Sharing Resources
  • DFS Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication
  • DFS

Introducing Group Policy

  • Group Policy Overview
  • Local Policies
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Managing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application

Back Up Restore and Boot Options

  • Protecting Data using Shadow Copies
  • Shadow Copy
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Using Server Backup
  • Restoring Data
  • The Windows Boot Process
  • Windows Recovery Environment
  • Advanced Startup
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Restoring a Server from Backup

Monitoring Server Performance

  • Monitoring Performance
  • Resource Monitor
  • Performance Monitor
  • Logging Performance
  • Reporting
  • Monitoring Event Logs
  • Monitoring Using Server Manager
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Event Viewer and Scheduled Tasks


  • Windows Server Update Services
  • Installing WSUS
  • Managing WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Clustering Server Roles

  • Clustering Overview
  • Clustered Roles and Applications
  • Using Hyper-V to Provide Highly Available Services
  • Preparing to Implement Failover Clustering
  • Cluster Hardware Network and Storage Requirements
  • Cluster Quorum
  • Creating a New Cluster on Server 2016
  • Maintaining and Monitoring Clusters
  • Creating a Cluster

Introducing Containers

  • Deployment Overview
  • Using PowerShell Commands to Manage Images
  • Docker

Storage Replica and Migration

  • Storage Replica
  • Introducing the Storage Migration Service

Deployment Tools MDT and WDS

  • Deployment Overview
  • Image Preparation
  • The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Using the MDT Deployment Workbench
  • Using MDT to Capture an Image
  • Prepare the Deployment Share and Capture an Image
  • Customising the MDT Deployment Share
  • Deploying Images with MDT
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Installing WDS
  • Adding Images to the Server
  • Drivers in WDS
  • Configuring WDS Image Deployments
  • Deploying WDS Images
  • Deploying Images
  • Multicast Transmissions

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