Install and Configure Windows Server 2016 and 2012

All that is necessary on a day to day admin using Windows Server 2016 and 2012 in an Active Directory environment

This hands-on course is aimed at systems administrators using both server 2016 and 2016, because Windows Server 2016 and 2012 have a very similar interface and set of functionalities. Many networks will run a combination of both, so this course uses them side by side to give attendees the best of both worlds. 

However, Server 2016 also introduces some new features such as containers and storage replication which are also covered. 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, as well as an extensive course manual, which you can take away as your future reference guide.

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Purpose of this course

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

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 2016 qualification.

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
  • Create and Deploy Images with WDS
Benefits for your organisation

Windows Server 2016 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.

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 exam MS20740 – additional study required.

Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads


Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines


Managing an IPv4 network with Server 2016 - Addressing, DHCP, DNS


Domain Controllers and AD - Installing, Configuring, Upgrading and decommissioning DCs


Managing Users, Computers and Group objects in AD DS


Active Directory Replication


Using PowerShell and ISE Scripting
Introducing Server Core, Nano Server and Containers
Configuring Local storage, Storage Spaces, Data Deduplication


Connecting to Other Storage – NAS, ISCSI


Managing Data Access – Security permissions, Groups, Shares, DFS


Securing and Managing User Settings and Computers with Group Policies


Troubleshooting boot problems, Backup and Restore


Monitor and Maintain – Monitoring tools, WSUS


Creating and Deploying Images with WDS and MDT


Clustering Server Roles



Delegates should have attended either:

Supporting Windows Desktop course or CompTIA A+ or have equivalent knowledge.

Knowledge of previous Windows Server Operating Systems is advantageous, but not required.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.