This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage core Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. The course teaches IT Professionals how to implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment


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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
Use administrative techniques and tools in Windows Server.
Identify tools used to implement hybrid solutions, including Windows Admin Center and PowerShell.
Implement identity services in Windows Server.
Implement identity in hybrid scenarios, including Azure AD DS on Azure IaaS and managed AD DS.
Integrate Azure AD DS with Azure AD.
Manage network infrastructure services.
Deploy Azure VMs running Windows Server, and configure networking and storage.
Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely.
Manage and maintain Azure VMs running Windows Server.
Configure file servers and storage.
Implement File Services in hybrid scenarios, using Azure Files and Azure File Sync.

  • Module 1: Identity services in Windows Server

  • Introduction to AD DS
    Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles
    Implement Group Policy Objects
    Manage advanced features of AD DS

  • Module 2: Implementing identity in hybrid scenarios

  • Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server
    Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure

  • Module 3: Windows Server administration

  • Perform Windows Server secure administration
    Describe Windows Server administration tools
    Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
    Just Enough Administration in Windows Server

  • Module 4: Facilitating hybrid management

  • Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS virtual machines remotely
    Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc

  • Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization in Windows Server

  • Configure and manage Hyper-V
    Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
    Secure Hyper-V workloads
    Run containers on Windows Server
    Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes

  • Module 6: Deploying and configuring Azure VMs

  • Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
    Customize Windows Server IaaS virtual machine images
    Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

  • Module 7: Network infrastructure services in Windows Server

  • Deploy and manage DHCP
    Implement Windows Server DNS
    Implement IP address management
    Implement remote access

  • Module 8: Implementing hybrid networking infrastructure

  • Implement hybrid network infrastructure
    Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs
    Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing

  • Module 9: File servers and storage management in Windows Server

  • Manage Windows Server file servers
    Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct
    Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication
    Implement Windows Server iSCSI
    Implement Windows Server Storage Replica

  • Module 10: Implementing a hybrid file server infrastructure

  • Overview of Azure file services
    Implementing Azure File Sync


This course is intended for Windows Server Hybrid Administrators who have experience working with Windows Server and want to extend the capabilities of their on-premises environments by combining on-premises and hybrid technologies. Windows Server Hybrid Administrators implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment.




Before attending this course, students should have: Experience with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DNS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services Experience with common Windows Server management tools (implied in the first prerequisite). Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies (implied in the first prerequisite). Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts Basic experience with implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure Basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11 Basic experience with Windows PowerShell


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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