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Windows on Google Cloud

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Overview

Google Cloud is committed to supporting Windows workloads in its frameworks and services. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice running many of the popular Windows services on Google Cloud. For example, you will learn how to instantiate Microsoft SQL databases, cloud tools for Powershell on Google Cloud Platform frameworks.

Syllabus

  • Compute Engine: Qwik Start - Windows
    • Google Compute Engine lets you create and run virtual machines on Google infrastructure. In this lab you create a Windows Server instance in the Google Compute Engine and access it with RDP. Watch a short preview, Launch a Windows Server Instance, GCP Essentials.
  • Deploy Microsoft SQL Server to Compute Engine
    • In this lab you will learn how to create a virtual machine with Microsoft SQL Server installed. You’ll also create a Windows user and password and learn how to connect to the Windows Server via remote desktop.
  • Running Windows Containers on Compute Engine
    • In this lab you will learn how to create a Windows VM for containers on Compute Engine, then create an image with a HelloWorld PowerShell script and run that image as a Windows container.
  • Install and Use Cloud Tools for PowerShell
    • In this lab you will learn all about Google Cloud Platform Tools for PowerShell. You will practice installation, authentication, working with Compute Engine from PowerShell, as well as how to backup data to Google Cloud Storage from PowerShell.
  • Configuring and Deploying Windows SQL Server on Google Cloud
    • In this lab you will configure a highly available SQL Server configuration. NOTE: This lab sets up a lab infrastructure when launched, which takes approximately 20 minutes to fully provision and configure.
  • Deploying a Fault-Tolerant Microsoft Active Directory Environment
    • In this Qwiklab, you set up a redundant pair of Windows Domain Controllers (DC) with AD using a new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network and multiple subnets on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory
    • Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a highly available, hardened Google Cloud service running actual Microsoft AD that enables you to manage authentication and authorization for your AD-dependent workloads, automate AD server maintenance and security configuration, and connect your on-premises AD domain to the cloud.

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