This 70-414 Server 2012 training is considered administrator-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for server administrators. This Server 2012 skills course is designed for server administrators with three to five years of experience with systems infrastructure.
This 70-413 Server 2012 training is considered administrator-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for server administrators. This Server 2012 skills course is designed for server administrators with three to five years of experience with systems infrastructure.
Well, im only a "part-time" employee and if he sets it back up, or lets me set it back up then we will have to re-register the machine with our building manager (so they can monitor the power usage or what not) so he doesnt want to hook it up yet, although he might be willing to sell it to me which is what im going for now, if he lets me buy it, its already got windows server 2008 on it
Since it's an old laptop, check to ensure it has the latest BIOS and that you have turned on the DEP and Virtualization settings in the BIOS. Then load Server 2012 R2 (see Neally's post for the link. Turn on the Hyper-V role in the server so you can create one or two (with 6GB that's the most you'll be able to create) VMs. I'd make one a server and one a client (Windows 10) so you're learning the latest versions of the OS.
Virtual machines are the way to go, whether local or cloud. If you use VMs you don't really need licenses, since you can freeze the VM in between sessions, and roll back when the trial expires. Active Directory is just one of several server roles, it comes with the package. Other advantage of VMs is that you don't need a stack of optical disks, just download the .isos and use them directly to install from.
Though, you will need at least three or four VMs to test a LAN properly, so a separate computer might be better. There is nothing special about server hardware other than a higher performance disk subsystem. Any decent-spec desktop PC will do. Main thing is that running VMs will eat up RAM like it's going out of fashion, so you want a 64-bit host OS and a mobo that will take at least 8GB. Your host OS can be the free version of Hyper-V, or Virtualbox on Linux/64, Windows 7/64 or even XP/64.
Yea I'd also go for evaluation versions and just freeze the state of the server when you're not using it. Bonus to re-installing after the evaluation period, is that you go over everything again. Repetition is a great way of really remembering things you've learned.
2. Create VM's to learn on. I recommend keeping a valid permanent license on the host hardware of whatever you use (don't remove your Windows 7 OS to put a trial version of Server 2012 R2 Datacenter on it). Your laptop should work fine for a single AD server running as a VM (it should only need around 2GB of RAM).
Dedicated server equipment is cool, but usually pretty power hungry and loud. You won't benefit much from it unless you're trying to learn more about server hardware specifically. A workstation loaded up your hypervisor of choice and as much RAM as you can get would be the way to go. If you're really wanting a server, check Craigslist. Around here you can find older PowerEdge 2650/2850/2950's for practically free.
Sir, besides setting up a virtual lab, and watching Eli the computer guy, and CBS nuggeta what reference books to you recommend to excel in the Server Administration World. I was just promoted to a junior server Administration role with new program within my corporation, but have no real Server Administration experience besides what I learned in the Computer Based Training videos. I Aced my civil service exam and interview, therefore, they decided to hire me with an outstanding salary. I went from from 42000 annual salary to 63,500. Granted I will have more duties and responsibilities with the new job, but I am looking forward to the challenge. I definitely want to succeed, therefore, I am asking for your input. Myou new program manager advised me to learn windows server 2012 to include hyper-v because everything is being gradually being virtualized. 2b1af7f3a8