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Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Panek, Crystal


1. Edition December 2019
400 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-65065-2
John Wiley & Sons

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Did you know, 91% of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring requirements? IT Professionals who are new to the industry need a strong foundational understanding of the fundamentals before moving on towards more challenging technology certifications. This book covers everything you need to know about understanding how to manage windows servers and storage along with monitoring and troubleshooting servers as well. Written to the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals MTA Certification, it is a recommended entry point into IT certification.

This book covers the basics of Windows Server Administration. Each chapter closes with a quiz to make sure you can practice exam questions and test your knowledge begore moving to the next section. We start by discussing what a server is and does by providing an in-depth overview including installation of Windows Server 2016.

There are sections dedicated to the following:
* Preforming configurations and managing your Windows Server, by configuring your IP address settings and managing devices and device drivers.
* Managing your storage, by identifying storage technologies, understanding disk structure, and using disk management tools.
* Monitoring and troubleshooting servers, by managing information technology, and understanding performance, backups and preforming server repair.
* Overview of popular Windows network services and applications, like understanding remote access, server virtualization, and introducing remote administration.

IT Professionals looking to understand more about Windows Server Administration will gain he knowledge to effectively install and manage a Windows Server including basic troubleshooting. Thanks to some troubleshooting tools and tops it will be easier to apply the skills in real world situations and feel confident when taking the certification.

Introduction xv

Lesson 1 Server Overview 1

Understanding What a Server Does 3

Installing Windows Server 2016 31

Skill Summary 53

Knowledge Assessment 55

Competency Assessment 57

Proficiency Assessment 58

Lesson 2 Managing Windows Server 2016 59

Configuring Windows Server 2016 60

Configuring and Optimizing User Account Control (UAC) 69

Networking with Windows Server 2016 72

Managing Devices and Device Drivers 78

Managing Through Group Policies 86

Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools 86

Installing Programs, Roles and Features 91

Managing Services 94

Understanding the Registry 121

Managing Server Core 124

Summary Skill Matrix 126

Knowledge Assessment 128

Competency Assessment 130

Proficiency Assessment 131

Lesson 3 Managing Storage 133

Identifying Storage Technologies 134

Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks 140

Understanding Disk Structure 145

Using Disk Management Tools 149

Understanding Distributed File System (DFS) 159

Skill Summary 161

Knowledge Assessment 163

Competency Assessment 165

Proficiency Assessment 166

Lesson 4 Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers 167

Managing IT 169

Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology 172

Using the Event Viewer 175

Booting the System 178

Understanding Performance 188

Introducing Business Continuity 200

Understanding Backups 204

Recovering Servers with WinRE 214

Skill Summary 219

Knowledge Assessment 222

Competency Assessment 224

Proficiency Assessment 224

Lesson 5 Essential Services 227

Naming Resolution 229

DHCP Services 234

Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory 237

Skill Summary 262

Knowledge Assessment 264

Competency Assessment 266

Proficiency Assessment 266

Lesson 6 File and Print Services 269

Introducing NTFS 270

Sharing Drives and Folders 282

Looking at Printers 286

Enabling Auditing 295

Skill Summary 299

Knowledge Assessment 302

Competency Assessment 304

Proficiency Assessment 305

Lesson 7 Popular Windows Network Services and Applications 307

Introducing the Web Server 309

Understanding Remote Access 324

Introducing Remote Administration 329

Understanding Server Virtualization 332

Skill Summary 342

Knowledge Assessment 344

Competency Assessment 346

Proficiency Assessment 347

Appendix Answer Key 349

Lesson 1: Server Overview 350

Lesson 2: Managing Windows 2016 352

Lesson 3: Managing Storage 354

Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers 357

Lesson 5: Essential Services 359

Lesson 6: File and Print Services 362

Lesson 7: Popular Windows Network Services and Applications 364

Index 369
Crystal Panek, MCP, MCP+I, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCDBA designs courseware for several large IT training facilities. For over 15 years, she served as vice-president of a large IT training company where she developed training materials and courseware to help 1000's of students get through their certification exams. She has trained students and IT professionals at the MicroC, Stellacon Corporation, and the University of New Hampshire.