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Windows Server 2019 Administration Fundamentals - Second Edition

By : Bekim Dauti
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Windows Server 2019 Administration Fundamentals - Second Edition

By: Bekim Dauti

Overview of this book

Windows Server 2019 is the server operating system introduced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. This book will not only get you started with Windows Server 2019, but will also help you prepare for the MTA 98-365 exam. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand graphics, you will become well-versed with the roles, features, and functions of Windows Server 2019. Starting with the installation process, upgrades, and basic configuration, you will move on to explore roles and features such as Active Directory, Hyper-V, remote access, storage, and printers. The book then takes you through maintenance and troubleshooting tasks to guide you in efficiently managing Windows Server 2019. In addition, it covers Windows Server 2019 best practices using real-world examples. Complete with questionnaires, and detailed answers at the end of the book, you can test your understanding of the concepts covered in each chapter. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to troubleshoot, update, and maintain servers so as to ensure business continuity.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page

Understanding Windows Server

What would your answer be if someone asked you what Windows Server is? I guess your answer would be more or less like the following: Windows Server is the server's operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. In general, whether it is a server based on Windows Server, Linux Server, or macOS Server, it really does not make any difference as long as the version that is being used continues to provide adequate services within an organization's network. However, looking at them from the perspective of deployment, user interface, managing resources, and maintaining a server, many differences are evident.

Let us take a look at the Windows Server timeline to understand how it has evolved over the years.

Windows Server timeline

So far, in the 23-year history of Windows Server, I think Microsoft has been quite intuitive to adopt new requirements in the server world. Personally, I feel that the Windows Server timeline looks interesting and I want to share it with you. Particularly, notice the transition of the Windows Server technology over time. Simply, it's impressive

Windows Server timeline is shown in the following table:

Server for the masses era 1996-2000

Enterprise era 2000-2008

Datacenter era 2009 - 2013

Cloud for the masses era 2016 - present

  • Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  •  Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019


In this section, we have learnt about Windows Serve and got acquainted with its timeline. In the following section we will learn the steps for downloading Windows Server 2019.