Introduction to Windows Server 2016 for Beginners

Introduction to Windows Server 2016 for Beginners
Introduction to Windows Server 2016 for Beginners
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Learn the fundamentals of Windows Server 2016 system administration

Are you looking to learn the basics of Windows Server 2016 system administration? If so, this is the perfect course for you!

In this 8-hour course, I’ll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of Windows Server 2016, giving you a solid foundation of Microsoft’s most popular server operating system using VirtualBox, a free virtualization software platform, to create your own virtualized lab at home.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn by doing, getting valuable hands-on experience, as we progress through the course. Specifically, you’ll learn how to:

Set-up a virtual LAN with VirtualBox

Install Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as virtual machines

How to navigate Windows Server 2016

Create and manage user and computer accounts in Active Directory

Configure Windows Server 2016 as a DHCP server

Windows Server DNS and name resolution fundamentals

Configure Windows Server 2016 as an IIS web server

Configure Windows Server 2016 as a print server

Understand and create active directory groups and organizational units

Understand and create group policies with Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Learn the fundamentals of NTFS and share permissions

Set-up user quotas with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for remote administration

Utilize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to approve and deploy Windows updates to client systems

Utilize Windows Server Backups to backup and restore data

Learn to write basic PowerShell Active Directory commands

If you’re looking to advance or begin your career in Information Technology (IT), this course is a must!

Once you complete this course, you’ll have set-up your own Windows server as an Active Directory domain controller, DNS server, DHCP server, IIS web server, print server, file server, WSUS server, and much more, giving you a very solid understanding of system administration


  • How to set-up your own Windows Server virtualized lab
  • How to configure and manage essential Windows Server 2016 roles
  • How to configure and manage an Active Directory domain controller
  • Know the fundamentals of Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • The essential skills needed to be a Windows Server systems administrator
Table of Contents

Course Introduction
1 Welcome to the Course
2 Instructor Introduction
3 Course Curriculum Walk-Through
4 Understanding the Client-Server Architecture
5 Why Windows Server 2016 in 2019 and Beyond
6 Introduction to Virtualization
7 Virtualization Live Demo

Initial VirtualBox Set-Up & Operating System Installation
8 Section Introduction
9 Download & Install VirtualBox
10 Download Windows Operating System ISO Files
11 Create VirtualBox Virtual Machines
12 Install Windows 10 Enterprise Operating System
13 Install Windows Server 2016 Operating System
14 Installing Windows Updates

VirtualBox Troubleshooting
15 VirtualBox Community Forum, BugTracker, and Documentation
16 Dealing with Low Memory Errors
17 Shutting Down Unresponsive Virtual Machines

Setting Up Our Sandbox Testing Environment
18 Setting Up Our Sandbox Internal LAN
19 VirtualBox Snapshots Deeper Dive
20 Cloning our Windows 10 Virtual Machine

Navigating Windows Server 2016
21 Section Introduction
22 Introducing Server Manager
23 Managing Local User Accounts
24 Task Manager Overview
25 Understanding the Start Menu
26 Using the Search Feature
27 Computer Management Overview
28 Windows Administrative Tools
29 Adding Desktop Icons

Active Directory Fundamentals
30 Section Introduction
31 Introduction to Active Directory
32 Active Directory Installation & Configuration
33 Changing Domain Controller’s Name
34 Adding Computers to Active Directory
35 Managing Active Directory User Accounts
36 Creating Active Directory User Home Folders
37 Creating Active Directory Basic Logon Script
38 Set Up Active Directory Roaming User Profiles

Introduction to DHCP
39 Introduction to DHCP
40 DHCP Installation & Scope Configuration

DNS and Name Resolution Overview
41 Introduction to Domain Name System (DNS)
42 Name Resolution Process Overview
43 Exploring Windows Server DNS

Internet Information Services (IIS) Overview
44 IIS Web Server Installation & Website Configuration

Introduction to Print Services
45 Deploying Printers via Print Services
46 Verifying and Managing Printers via Web Interface

Active Directory Groups and OUs Overview
47 Understanding Active Directory Groups
48 Active Directory Organizational Units Overview
49 Exploring AD Groups and OUs
50 Delegating Organizational Unit Control

Introduction to Group Policy Management
51 Understanding Active Directory Group Policies
52 Deploying a Desktop Background to Our Entire Domain
53 Assigning a Logon Banner GPO to a Specific OU

Exploring NTFS and Share Permissions
54 Introduction to NTFS and Share Permissions
55 Creating a Public Share with Share and NTFS Permissions

Setting Users Quotas with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
56 Installing and Exploring File Server Resource Management (FRSM)
57 Setting User Quotas in Windows Server
58 Exploring NTFS Quotas

Enabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
59 Enabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Utilizing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
60 WSUS Overview and Installation
61 WSUS Initial Configuration and Synchronization
62 WSUS Dashboard Walk-Through
63 WSUS Client Computer Group Policy Configuration
64 Approving WSUS Updates for Deployment

Windows Server Backups Overview
65 Exploring the Windows Server Backup Feature

Introduction to PowerShell
66 Introduction to Microsoft PowerShell
67 Adding New AD User Accounts with PowerShell
68 Unlocking, Enabling and Disabling AD User Accounts with PowerShell
69 Adding AD Groups with PowerShell
70 Adding AD Organizational Units with PowerShell

Congratulations & Thank You!
71 Congratulations & Thank You!