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M10997 - Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting


Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server


Duration: 5 Days


Course Description:

This course provides comprehensive training on Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server, focusing on foundational concepts, practical skills, and best practices. Participants will gain a deep understanding of Windows Server installation, storage solutions, and computational capabilities, empowering them to effectively deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Server environments.


Course Outline:


 Introduction to Windows Server Installation

  • Overview of Windows Server editions and licensing

  • Preparing for Windows Server installation

  • Installing Windows Server using different methods (GUI, Core, Nano Server)

  • Configuring post-installation settings and initial configuration tasks


Managing Disks and Volumes

  • Understanding disk types and partition styles

  • Disk management tools and utilities

  • Creating and managing volumes and file systems

  • Implementing disk redundancy and fault tolerance (RAID configurations)

  • Disk maintenance and troubleshooting


Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Introduction to Storage Spaces technology

  • Configuring Storage Spaces and Storage Pools

  • Creating virtual disks and volumes with Storage Spaces

  • Implementing tiered storage and caching

  • Managing and monitoring Storage Spaces


 Data Deduplication and Compression

  • Understanding data deduplication and compression concepts

  • Configuring and managing data deduplication

  • Implementing data compression techniques

  • Monitoring and optimizing data deduplication and compression


Managing Server Roles and Features

  • Introduction to server roles and features

  • Installing and configuring server roles (e.g., Active Directory, DHCP, DNS)

  • Managing server features and roles using Server Manager and PowerShell

  • Role-based access control and delegation

  • Troubleshooting common issues with server roles and features


Implementing Hyper-V

  • Introduction to Hyper-V virtualization

  • Installing and configuring Hyper-V role

  • Creating and managing virtual machines (VMs)

  • Configuring virtual networking

  • Implementing high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper-V


Implementing Containers

  • Understanding containerization concepts

  • Introduction to Windows containers and Docker

  • Installing and configuring Docker on Windows Server

  • Managing container images and containers

  • Orchestrating containers with Kubernetes (optional)



Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Planning for high availability and disaster recovery

  • Implementing failover clustering

  • Configuring cluster storage and quorum

  • Managing cluster resources and nodes

  • Implementing site resilience and disaster recovery solutions


Monitoring and Performance Optimization

  • Monitoring tools and techniques in Windows Server

  • Performance optimization strategies

  • Implementing performance counters and thresholds

  • Troubleshooting performance issues


Security and Compliance

  • Understanding security best practices in Windows Server

  • Configuring Windows Firewall and network security

  • Implementing authentication and authorization mechanisms

  • Securing data at rest and in transit

  • Compliance auditing and reporting


Automation and Scripting

  • Introduction to PowerShell scripting

  • Automating common administrative tasks with PowerShell

  • Managing Windows Server using Desired State Configuration (DSC)

  • Implementing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles



  • Basic understanding of networking concepts

  • Familiarity with Windows operating system administration

  • Some experience with server virtualization is beneficial but not required


Target Audience:

  • IT professionals responsible for deploying, managing, and maintaining Windows Server environments

  • System administrators, network administrators, and IT managers seeking to enhance their skills in Windows Server technologies


  • Upon successful completion of the course, participants may receive a certificate of completion, demonstrating their proficiency in Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server.


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