Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Book description

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.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
  5. Lesson 1 Server Overview
    1. Understanding What a Server Does
    2. Installing Windows Server 2016
    3. Skill Summary
    4. Knowledge Assessment
    5. Competency Assessment
    6. Proficiency Assessment
  6. Lesson 2 Managing Windows Server 2016
    1. Configuring Windows Server 2016
    2. Configuring and Optimizing User Account Control (UAC)
    3. Networking with Windows Server 2016
    4. Managing Devices and Device Drivers
    5. Managing Through Group Policies
    6. Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools
    7. Installing Programs, Roles, and Features
    8. Managing Services
    9. Competency Assessment
    10. Proficiency Assessment
  7. Lesson 3 Managing Storage
    1. Identifying Storage Technologies
    2. Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
    3. Understanding Disk Structure
    4. Using Disk Management Tools
    5. Understanding Distributed File System (DFS)
    6. Skill Summary
    7. Knowledge Assessment
    8. Competency Assessment
    9. Proficiency Assessment
  8. Lesson 4 Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers
    1. Managing IT
    2. Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology
    3. Using the Event Viewer
    4. Booting the System
    5. Understanding Performance
    6. Introducing Business Continuity
    7. Understanding Backups
    8. Recovering Servers with WinRE
    9. Skill Summary
    10. Knowledge Assessment
    11. Competency Assessment
    12. Proficiency Assessment
  9. Lesson 5 Essential Services
    1. Naming Resolution
    2. DHCP Services
    3. Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory
    4. Skill Summary
    5. Knowledge Assessment
    6. Competency Assessment
    7. Proficiency Assessment
  10. Lesson 6 File and Print Services
    1. Introducing NTFS
    2. Sharing Drives and Folders
    3. Looking at Printers
    4. Enabling Auditing
    5. Skill Summary
    6. Knowledge Assessment
    7. Competency Assessment
    8. Proficiency Assessment
  11. Lesson 7 Popular Windows Network Services and Applications
    1. Introducing the Web Server
    2. Understanding Remote Access
    3. Introducing Remote Administration
    4. Understanding Server Virtualization
    5. Skill Summary
    6. Knowledge Assessment
    7. Competency Assessment
    8. Proficiency Assessment
  12. Appendix Answer Key
    1. Lesson 1: Server Overview
    2. Lesson 2: Managing Windows 2016
    3. Lesson 3: Managing Storage
    4. Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers
    5. Lesson 5: Essential Services
    6. Lesson 6: File and Print Services
    7. Lesson 7: Popular Windows Network Services and Applications
  13. Index
  14. Advert
  15. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Author(s): Crystal Panek
  • Release date: November 2019
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9781119650652