Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems branded “Windows Server”, but not any other Microsoft product. The first Windows server edition to be released under that brand was Windows Server 2003. However, the first server edition of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server, followed by Windows NT 3.5 Server, Windows NT 4.0 Server, and Windows 2000 Server; the latter was the first server edition to include Active Directory, DNS Server, DHCP Server, Group Policy, as well as many other popular features used today.
Windows server and its versions/functions Understanding Active Directory Domains/Trees/Forests Network & Operating System Essentials Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 IIS Administering Windows Server 2012 Designing and Implementing Server Infrastructure Configuring Windows Server 2012 Services Active Directory Domain Services DNS, DHCP, VPN Disk Management Physical Segmentation of a Network Troubleshooting Methodology Raid concepts Permissions and Implementing Security Restrictions Active Directory Profiles/Trusts Patch Management Group Policies concepts Virtualization/Hyper V Course Curriculum Networking Essentials Networking concepts, History of Server OS Introduction to Windows Server 2008 & 2012 Features of Windows Server 2012 Installation of Windows Server 2012 Introduction and Creation of Users Accounts Conversion of GUI to Server Core Conversion of Server Core to GUI Active Directory – Domain Services IP Addressing Logical Topologies, Peer to Peer & Domain Models Introduction to Directory Services Evolution of Directory Services – LDAP Protocol Features/Roles of Active Directory Installing Active Directory – Domain Controller Member Servers, Clients, User Configuration Configuring Member Servers and Clients Creating Users in AD-DS User Logon policies Password policies Account Lockout policies User properties Permissions/Access Control Lists File Systems Security and Sharing Permissions – Folders & Files Access Based Enumeration Profiles and File Server Resource Manager [FSRM] Types of Profiles – Local/Roaming/Mandatory Home Folder Configuring Quotas using FSRM Implementing File Screening using FSRM Configuring Storage Reports Management. Distributed File System Creating Organizational Unit Delegating Control to a User DFS Namespace DFS Folder Overview of DFS Replica Logical Structure of AD – DS Configuring ADC Tree Structure – Child Domain Forest Structure FSMO Roles of AD – DS Roles of AD – DS Transferring of Roles Seizing of Roles Group Policy / System Policies User and Computer Policies Scope of Policies – OU, Domain, Sites Group Policy Modeling (RSOP) Software Deployment Folder Redirection Group Policy Preferences Auditing Active Directory Trusts Introduction to Trust Relationship Categories, Directions & Types of Trusts Functional Levels Authentication Protocols Configuring Forest Trusts between 2012 Forests Active Directory Physical Structure of AD-DS Introduction and Configuration of Read-Only Domain Controller Sites and Global Catalog Replication between the Domain Controllers AD-DS Partitions Introduction and Configuration of DHCP Server DHCP Client Configuration Reservations DHCP Backup Configuring DHCP Failover Domain Name System (DNS) Internet Basics, Host Files DNS Naming Hierarchy Lookup Zones – Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones Types of Zones – Primary, Secondary and Stub Zone Resource Records, Integration with AD-DS, SRV Records Forwarders, Dynamic Updates Internet Information Services (IIS) IIS 8.0 Configuration Hosting Websites, Virtual Directories Redirecting Web Sites Backup and Restoring Sites FTP sites Windows Deployment Services Introduction and Configuration of WDS Server Windows Server Migration Introduction to Virtualization Virtual Machine Concepts Understanding ESXi server architecture