Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services

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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 who already implement and manage on-premises core technologies want to secure and protect their environments, migrate virtual and physical workloads to Azure Iaas, enable a highly available, fully redundant environment, and perform monitoring and troubleshooting.

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1 - Secure Windows Server user accounts

  • Configure user account rights
  • Protect user accounts with the Protected Users group
  • Describe Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Block NTLM authentication
  • Locate problematic accounts

2 - Windows Server update management

  • Explore Windows Update
  • Outline Windows Server Update Services server deployment options
  • Define Windows Server Update Services update management process
  • Describe the process of Update Management

3 - Secure Windows Server DNS

  • Implement split-horizon DNS
  • Create DNS policies
  • Implement DNS policies
  • Secure Windows Server DNS
  • Implement DNSSEC

4 - Implement Windows Server IaaS VM network security

  • Implement network security groups and Windows IaaS VMs
  • Implement adaptive network hardening
  • Implement Azure Firewall and Windows IaaS VMs
  • Implement Windows firewall with Windows Server IaaS VMs
  • Choose the appropriate filtering solution
  • Deploy and configure Azure firewall using the Azure portal
  • Capture network traffic with network watcher
  • Log network traffic to and from a VM using the Azure portal

5 - Audit the security of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure Security Center
  • Enable Azure Security Center in hybrid environments
  • Implement and assess security policies
  • Protect your resources with Azure Security Center
  • Implement Azure Sentinel

6 - Manage Azure updates

  • Describe update management
  • Enable update management
  • Deploy updates
  • View update assessments
  • Manage updates for your Azure Virtual Machines

7 - Create and implement application allowlists with adaptive application control

  • Describe adaptive application control
  • Implement adaptive application control policies

8 - Configure BitLocker disk encryption for Windows IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure Disk Encryption and server-side encryption
  • Configure Key Vault for Azure Disk Encryption
  • Encrypt Azure IaaS Virtual Machine hard disks
  • Back up and recover data from encrypted disks
  • Create and encrypt a Windows Virtual Machine

9 - Implement change tracking and file integrity monitoring for Windows IaaS VMs

  • Implement Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage tracked files
  • Implement File Integrity Monitoring
  • Select and monitor entities
  • Use File Integrity Monitoring

10 - Introduction to Cluster Shared Volumes

  • Determine the functionality of Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Explore the architecture and components of Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Implement Cluster Shared Volumes

11 - Implement Windows Server failover clustering

  • Define Windows Server failover clustering
  • Plan Windows Server failover clustering
  • Implement Windows Server failover clustering
  • Manage Windows Server failover clustering
  • Implement stretch clusters
  • Define cluster sets

12 - Implement high availability of Windows Server VMs

  • Select high-availability options for Hyper-V
  • Consider network load balancing for Hyper-V VMs
  • Implement Hyper-V VM live migration
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs storage migration

13 - Implement Windows Server File Server high availability

  • Explore the Windows Server File Server high-availability options
  • Define Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Implement Scale-Out File Server
  • Implement Storage Replica

14 - Implement scale and high availability with Windows Server VM

  • Describe virtual machine scale sets
  • Implement scaling
  • Implement load-balancing VMs
  • Create a virtual machine scale set in the Azure portal
  • Describe Azure Site Recovery
  • Implement Azure Site Recovery

15 - Implement Hyper-V Replica

  • Define Hyper-V Replica
  • Plan for Hyper-V Replica
  • Configure and implement Hyper-V Replica
  • Define extended replication
  • Define Azure Site Recovery
  • Implement Site Recovery from on-premises site to Azure
  • Implement Site Recovery from on-premises site to on-premises site

16 - Protect your on-premises infrastructure from disasters with Azure Site Recovery

  • Azure Site Recovery overview
  • Workloads supported for protection with Azure Site Recovery
  • Run a disaster recovery drill
  • Failover and failback

17 - Implement hybrid backup and recovery with Windows Server IaaS

  • Describe Azure Backup
  • Implement recovery vaults
  • Implement Azure Backup policies
  • Recover Windows IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Perform file and folder recovery
  • Perform backup and restore of on-premises workloads
  • Manage Azure Virtual Machine backups with Azure Backup service

18 - Protect your Azure infrastructure with Azure Site Recovery

  • What is Azure Site Recovery
  • Prepare for disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery
  • Run a disaster recovery drill
  • Failover and failback using Azure Site Recovery

19 - Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup

  • Azure Backup features and scenarios
  • Back up an Azure virtual machine by using Azure Backup
  • Restore virtual machine data

20 - Active Directory Domain Services migration

  • Examine upgrade vs. migration
  • Upgrade a previous version of Active Directory Domain Services to Windows Server 2022
  • Migrate to Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2022 from a previous version
  • Explore the Active Directory Migration Tool

21 - Migrate file server workloads using Storage Migration Service

  • Storage Migration Service overview and usage scenarios
  • Storage migration requirements
  • Migrate a server with Storage migration
  • Evaluate storage migration considerations

22 - Migrate Windows Server roles

  • Describe the Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Install the Migration Tools
  • Migrate roles using the Migration Tools

23 - Migrate on-premises Windows Server instances to Azure IaaS virtual machines

  • Plan your migration
  • Describe Azure Migrate
  • Perform server assessment
  • Assess physical servers with Azure Migrate
  • Migrate Windows Server workloads by using Azure Migrate

24 - Upgrade and migrate Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

  • Describe Azure Migrate
  • Migrate Windows Server workloads by using Azure Migrate
  • Describe storage migration
  • Migrate file servers by using Storage Migration Service

25 - Containerize and migrate ASP.NET applications to Azure App Service

  • Azure Migrate App Containerization overview

26 - Monitor Windows Server performance

  • Use Performance Monitor to identify performance problems
  • Use Resource Monitor to review current resource usage
  • Review reliability with Reliability Monitor
  • Implement a performance monitoring methodology
  • Use Data Collector Sets to analyze server performance
  • Monitor network infrastructure services
  • Monitor virtual machines running Windows Server
  • Monitor performance with Windows Admin Center
  • Use System Insights to help predict future capacity issues
  • Optimize the performance of Windows Server

27 - Manage and monitor Windows Server event logs

  • Describe Windows Server event logs
  • Use Windows Admin Center to review logs
  • Use Server Manager to review logs
  • Use custom views
  • Implement event log subscriptions

28 - Implement Windows Server auditing and diagnostics

  • Describe basic auditing categories
  • Describe advanced categories
  • Log user access
  • Enable setup and boot event collection

29 - Troubleshoot Active Directory

  • Recover objects from the AD recycle bin
  • Recover the AD DS database
  • Recover SYSVOL
  • Troubleshoot AD DS replication
  • Troubleshoot hybrid authentication issues

30 - Monitor Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines and hybrid instances

  • Enable Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines
  • Monitor an Azure Virtual Machine with Azure Monitor
  • Enable Azure Monitor in hybrid scenarios
  • Collect data from a Windows computer in a hybrid environment
  • Integrate Azure Monitor with Microsoft Operations Manager

31 - Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machine by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts

  • Monitor the health of the virtual machine
  • View VM metrics
  • Configure the Azure Diagnostics extension
  • Diagnostic data case studies

32 - Monitor performance of virtual machines by using Azure Monitor VM Insights

  • What are Azure Monitor Logs and Azure Monitor VM Insights?
  • Build log queries by using the Kusto Query Language

33 - Troubleshoot on-premises and hybrid networking

  • Diagnose DHCP problems
  • Diagnose DNS problems
  • Diagnose IP configuration issues
  • Diagnose routing problems
  • Use Packet Monitor to help diagnose network problems
  • Use Azure Network Watcher to help diagnose network problems

34 - Troubleshoot Windows Server Virtual Machines in Azure

  • Troubleshoot VM deployment
  • Troubleshoot VM startup
  • Troubleshoot VM extensions
  • Troubleshoot VM connectivity
  • Troubleshoot VM performance
  • Troubleshoot VM storage


An understanding of the following concepts as related to Windows Server technologies:

  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • Automation
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting