In this session we’re first going to introduce you to many of the new features in Windows Server 2012. We’re then going to talk about how to decide whether your current hardware can support this server operating system, and whether you can upgrade in place from your older version of Windows Server. We’ll then look at the difference between the two main editions of Windows Server, how you can tell which one you’re running from either the GUI or the command line. We’ll talk about the different ways you can add and remove server components both through the graphical user interface and from the command line. Next, we’re going to start with an overview of Server Core and look at its compelling advantages. We’re then going to explore a new feature in Windows Server 2012 in which you can actually switch back and forth between a Server Core installation and a GUI installation of Windows Server.
Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.
The course assumes that students have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows, basic networking concepts, and a fundamental understanding of computer hardware.
Meet the expert
JC Mackin (MCSA, MCSE) is a writer, analyst, and trainer who has specialized in Windows networks since Windows NT 4.0. He has authored or co-authored more than 10 books about Windows administration and certification, including many Microsoft Training Kits and the Exam Ref for Exam 70-417.
Time to complete
Installing Windows Server (25:49)
Adding and Removing Components (17:44)
Servicing Images with DISM (15:48)
Server Core (18:18)
More Configuration Options (09:07)