Introduction to Windows Server 2016 for Beginners

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Learn Windows Server 2016: Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, IIS, Group Policy, RDP, WSUS, FSRM, PowerShell, and Much More!

  • 72 Videos
  • 7 hours 58 minutes
  • 89 Happy Students

About the course

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.

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

Throughout this course, you’ll learn by doing, getting valuable get hands-on experience.


  • 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 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
  • And Much More!

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.

  • 72 Videos
  • 7 hours 58 minutes
  • 89 Happy Students

Courses Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction
Welcome to the Course
Instructor Introduction
Course Curriculum Walk-Through
Understanding the Client-Server Architecture
Why Windows Server 2016 in 2019 and Beyond?
Introduction to Virtualization
Virtualization Live Demo
Lesson 2: Initial VirtualBox Set-Up & Operating System Installation
Lesson 3: VirtualBox Troubleshooting
Lesson 4: Setting Up Our Sandbox Testing Environment
Lesson 5: Navigating Windows Server 2016
Lesson 6: Active Directory Fundamentals
Lesson 7: Introduction to DHCP
Lesson 8: DNS and Name Resolution Overview
Lesson 9: Internet Information Services (IIS) Overview
Lesson 10: Introduction to Print Services
Lesson 11: Active Directory Groups and OUs Overview
Lesson 12: Introduction to Group Policy Management
Lesson 13: Exploring NTFS and Share Permissions
Lesson 14: Setting Users Quotas with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Lesson 15: Enabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
Lesson 16: Utilizing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Lesson 17: Windows Server Backups Overview
Lesson 18: Introduction to PowerShell
Lesson 19: Congratulations
  • 72 Videos
  • 7 hours 58 minutes
  • 89 Happy Students