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Microsoft

Manage Windows Servers and workloads in a hybrid environment

Microsoft via Microsoft Learn

Overview

  • Module 1: Perform Windows Server secure administration
  • After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Explain least privilege administrative models.
    • Implement delegated privilege.
    • Describe privileged access workstations.
    • Describe jump servers.
  • Module 2: Describe Windows Server administration tools
  • After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Describe Windows Admin Center.
    • Describe how to use Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to manage servers.
    • Describe Server Manager.
    • Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage servers.
    • Explain how to use Windows PowerShell to remotely administer a server.
  • Module 3: Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
  • After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Explain post-installation configuration and describe the available post-installation configuration tools.
    • Use Sconfig to configure Windows Server.
    • Describe Desired State Configuration (DSC) and explain how to use it to configure Windows Server.
    • Use Windows Admin Center to perform post-installation configuration.
    • Implement answer files to complete the configuration.
  • Module 4: You’ll be able to select and use suitable tools and techniques to remotely manage Windows IaaS VMs, and restrict administrative connections to those VMs.
  • After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Select appropriate remote administration tools.
    • Secure management connections to Windows Azure IaaS VMs with Azure Bastion.
    • Configure JIT VM access.
  • Module 5: Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe Azure Arc.
    • Explain how to onboard on-premises Windows Server instances in Azure Arc.
    • Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal.
    • Use Azure Arc to manage devices.
    • Restrict access using RBAC.
  • Module 6: Streamline the administration of your Windows Server environments with Just Enough Administration (JEA). Limit privileged operations to a set of specified PowerShell cmdlets, parameters and variables, and limit which users can connect to JEA endpoints. Constrain the level of privilege those users have when performing administrative tasks.
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Explain the concept of Just Enough Administration (JEA)
    • Define role group capabilities and session configurations for a JEA session
    • Create and connect to a JEA endpoint

Syllabus

  • Module 1: Perform Windows Server secure administration
    • Introduction
    • Define least privilege administration
    • Implement delegated privileges
    • Use privileged access workstations
    • Use jump servers
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 2: Describe Windows Server administration tools
    • Introduction
    • Explore Windows Admin Center
    • Use Server Manager
    • List Remote Server Administration Tools
    • Use Windows PowerShell
    • Use Windows PowerShell to remotely administer a server
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 3: Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
    • Introduction
    • List the available post-installation configuration tools
    • Configure Server Core using Sconfig
    • Use DSC to configure Windows Server
    • Perform post-installation configuration with Windows Admin Center
    • Configure a server with answer files
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 4: Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely
    • Introduction
    • Select the appropriate remote administration tool
    • Manage Windows Virtual Machines with Azure Bastion
    • Create an Azure Bastion host
    • Configure just-in-time administration
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 5: Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc
    • Introduction
    • Describe Azure Arc
    • Onboard Windows Server instances
    • Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal
    • Use Azure Arc to manage Windows Server instances
    • Restrict access with RBAC
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 6: Just Enough Administration in Windows Server
    • Introduction
    • Explain the concept of Just Enough Administration (JEA)
    • Define role capabilities for a JEA endpoint
    • Create a session configuration file to register a JEA endpoint
    • Describe how JEA endpoints work to limit access to a PowerShell session
    • Create and connect to a JEA endpoint
    • Demonstration: Connect to a JEA endpoint
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary resources

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