Master Windows Server 2022

Course Title: Comprehensive Windows Server 2022 Administration and Management

Course Overview: This comprehensive course is designed to equip IT professionals, system administrators, and network engineers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deploy, configure, manage, and maintain Windows Server 2022 environments. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the latest features and tools offered by Windows Server 2022 to ensure optimal performance, security, and scalability for organizations.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Install and Configure Windows Server 2022:

  • Perform a clean installation of Windows Server 2022.
  • Configure server roles and features as per organizational requirements.
  • Implement various installation options, including Server Core and Nano Server.

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS):

  • Deploy and manage AD DS for user and group management.
  • Implement Group Policy to enforce security and organizational policies.
  • Troubleshoot AD DS issues and perform backup and recovery.

File and Print Services:

  • Configure and manage file shares and permissions.
  • Set up and manage print services for network printers.
  • Implement Distributed File System (DFS) for fault tolerance.

Network Infrastructure Services:

  • Configure and manage DHCP and DNS services.
  • Implement and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Secure network communication with IPsec and VPNs.

Server Virtualization with Hyper-V:

  • Install and configure Hyper-V for virtualization.
  • Create and manage virtual machines (VMs) and virtual networks.
  • Implement high availability and live migration.

Security and Compliance:

  • Harden the server environment to meet security best practices.
  • Implement BitLocker and other encryption techniques.
  • Monitor and audit server events for compliance.

Server Backup and Recovery:

  • Configure Windows Server Backup and restore procedures.
  • Implement Disaster Recovery plans for critical services.
  • Utilize Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery for cloud-based recovery options.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS):

  • Set up and manage Remote Desktop Services for remote access.
  • Optimize RDS performance and security.
  • Implement virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Windows Server Containers:

  • Deploy and manage Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers.
  • Orchestrate container deployments with Kubernetes.

Monitoring and Performance Tuning:

  • Use Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor for real-time monitoring.
  • Troubleshoot server performance issues and optimize resources.
  • Implement Windows Admin Center for centralized management.

Course Format:

  • Duration: XX weeks (adjust as needed)
  • Delivery: Online LMS based Instructor-led lectures, hands-on labs, group discussions.
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows operating systems and networking concepts.

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Course Syllabus

Introduction to Windows Server 2022

  • Overview of Windows Server 2022 editions and licensing
  • System requirements and hardware considerations
  • Installation options: Server Core, Nano Server, Desktop Experience
  • Initial server configuration and basic post-installation tasks

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Introduction to Active Directory
  • Installing and configuring AD DS
  • User and group management
  • Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and organizational units (OUs)
  • AD DS replication and trusts
  • Troubleshooting AD DS issues

File and Print Services

  • File sharing and permissions
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Print services and printer management
  • Implementing BranchCache

Network Infrastructure Services

  • DHCP server installation and configuration
  • DNS server installation and configuration
  • Implementing IPv4 and IPv6
  • Network Policy Server (NPS) for RADIUS
  • IPsec and VPN configuration

Hyper-V and Virtualization

  • Introduction to virtualization
  • Installing and configuring Hyper-V
  • Creating and managing virtual machines (VMs)
  • Virtual networking and storage
  • Live migration and high availability

Security and Compliance

  • Server hardening best practices
  • BitLocker and Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Monitoring and auditing
  • Windows Defender and antivirus solutions
  • Patch management and updates

Server Backup and Recovery

  • Windows Server Backup
  • Backup and restore strategies
  • Implementing disaster recovery plans
  • Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery

Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

  • Deploying and configuring RDS
  • RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Gateway
  • RDS licensing and high availability
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Windows Server Containers

  • Introduction to containers
  • Deploying Windows Server containers
  • Hyper-V containers
  • Orchestration with Kubernetes

Monitoring and Performance Tuning

  • Performance monitoring tools
  • Identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks
  • Resource optimization
  • Using Windows Admin Center for centralized management

Advanced Topics

  • PowerShell scripting for automation
  • Web Server (IIS) configuration and optimization
  • Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Certificate Services
  • Network Load Balancing

Final Projects and Review

  • Students work on individual or group projects related to course topics
  • Final course review and Q&A sessions

This syllabus is a framework, and you can adjust it according to the specific needs and goals of your course. Additionally, each topic may include multiple subtopics, practical exercises, and lab work to ensure students gain hands-on experience in managing Windows Server 2022 effectively.


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