Course Code: 19238

AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

Class Dates:
4 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage core Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. The course teaches IT Professionals how to implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment.

  • Audience
  • This four-day course is intended 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 implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment.

    Job Role: Administrator


  • Before attending this course, students must have: Experience with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DNS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services
    Experience with common Windows Server management tools (implied in the first prerequisite). Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies (implied in the first prerequisite)., Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts
    Basic experience with implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure Basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11, Basic experience with Windows PowerShell

Course Details

  • Skills gained
  • Use administrative techniques and tools in Windows Server.
  • Identify tools used to implement hybrid solutions, including Windows Admin Center and PowerShell.
  • Implement identity services in Windows Server.
  • Implement identity in hybrid scenarios, including Azure AD DS on Azure IaaS and managed AD DS.
  • Integrate Azure AD DS with Azure AD.
  • Manage network infrastructure services.
  • Deploy Azure VMs running Windows Server, and configure networking and storage.
  • Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely.
  • Manage and maintain Azure VMs running Windows Server.
  • Configure file servers and storage.
  • Implement File Services in hybrid scenarios, using Azure Files and Azure File Sync.
  • Module 1: Identity services in Windows Server
  • Introduction to AD DS
  • Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles
  • Implement Group Policy Objects
  • Manage advanced features of AD DS
  • Lab : Implementing identity services and Group Policy
  • Deploying a new domain controller on Server Core
  • Configuring Group Policy
  • Module 2: Implementing identity in hybrid scenarios
  • Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server
  • Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure
  • Lab : Implementing integration between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Preparing Azure AD for AD DS integration
  • Preparing on-premises AD DS for Azure AD integration
  • Downloading, installing, and configuring Azure AD Connect
  • Verifying integration between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Implementing Azure AD integration features in AD DS
  • Module 3: Windows Server administration
  • Perform Windows Server secure administration
  • Describe Windows Server administration tools
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
  • Just Enough Administration in Windows Server
  • Lab : Managing Windows Server
  • Implementing and using remote server administration
  • Module 4: Facilitating hybrid management
  • Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS virtual machines remotely
  • Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc
  • Lab : Using Windows Admin Center in hybrid scenarios
  • Provisioning Azure VMs running Windows Server
  • Implementing hybrid connectivity by using the Azure Network Adapter
  • Deploying Windows Admin Center gateway in Azure
  • Verifying functionality of the Windows Admin Center gateway in Azure
  • Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization in Windows Server
  • Configure and manage Hyper-V
  • Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Secure Hyper-V workloads
  • Run containers on Windows Server
  • Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes
  • Lab : Implementing and configuring virtualization in Windows Server
  • Creating and configuring VMs
  • Installing and configuring containers
  • Module 6: Deploying and configuring Azure VMs
  • Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
  • Customize Windows Server IaaS virtual machine images
  • Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
  • Lab : Deploying and configuring Windows Server on Azure VMs
  • Authoring Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for Azure VM deployment
  • Modifying ARM templates to include VM extension-based configuration
  • Deploying Azure VMs running Windows Server by using ARM templates
  • Configuring administrative access to Azure VMs running Windows Server
  • Configuring Windows Server security in Azure VMs
  • Module 7: Network infrastructure services in Windows Server
  • Deploy and manage DHCP
  • Implement Windows Server DNS
  • Implement IP address management
  • Implement remote access
  • Lab : Implementing and configuring network infrastructure services in Windows Server
  • Deploying and configuring DHCP
  • Deploying and configuring DNS
  • Module 8: Implementing hybrid networking infrastructure
  • Implement hybrid network infrastructure
  • Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs
  • Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing
  • Lab : Implementing Windows Server IaaS VM networking
  • Implementing virtual network routing in Azure
  • Implementing DNS name resolution in Azure
  • Module 9: File servers and storage management in Windows Server
  • Manage Windows Server file servers
  • Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication
  • Implement Windows Server iSCSI
  • Implement Windows Server Storage Replica
  • Lab : Implementing storage solutions in Windows Server
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring redundant Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Storage Spaces Direct
  • Module 10: Implementing a hybrid file server infrastructure
  • Overview of Azure file services
  • Implementing Azure File Sync
  • Lab : Implementing Azure File Sync
  • Implementing DFS Replication in your on-premises environment
  • Creating and configuring a sync group
  • Replacing DFS Replication with File Sync–based replication
  • Verifying replication and enabling cloud tiering
  • Troubleshooting replication issues