Windows 2016 has been out some time now. As as older operating systems continue to become outdated, and become closer to end of life Windows 2016 should be on your mind for your next Active Directory upgrade. IT professionals and security teams are also are very interested in the why and how of the latest and greatest Windows operating systems. Understanding the implementation and upgrade process is key. I recently created a course for Pluralsight covering everything you need to know about implementing Windows Server 2016 Active Directory.
The course I created will provide an understanding of what you need to know about implementing Windows Server 2016 Active Directory. I have also included some details around setting up your own Windows 2016 lab should you choose to follow along with a hands-on approach.
Once we get started we will dive into setting up a new forest to read-only domain controllers, removing a domain controller, and what you need to know about server core. Next, we take a look at how to approach Active Directory account management. Finally, we also get started with group management from both from the graphical user interface and PowerShell.
Once completed you will have an understanding of how to decide which domain controller options to use, and how to install them. You will also have a core understanding of user account and group account management to be successful in your environment.
You will need a Pluralsight login to get started or you may get a 404 error, and the course link can be found here.
Also the lab used for this environment was hosted by Pensa, a great cloud-based virtualization platform for any lab or test environment. Learn more here. Enjoy!