Download – Group Policy Settings for Win 10 Server 2016

Title: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server
Published: 04/17/2017
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: October 2016
File size: 698 KB
File name: Windows10andWindowsServer2016PolicySettings.xlsx
Download URL: Click here to download

DESCRIPTION

This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files (.admx and .adml) delivered with Windows 10, version 1703.

These files are used to expose policy settings when you use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

The policy settings included in this spreadsheet also cover:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 with SP2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with SP1
  • Windows XP Professional with SP2 or earlier service packs
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 with SP5 or earlier service packs
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Video – Software Defined Networking in Server 2016

Windows Server engineer Greg Cusanza and Matt McSpirit demonstrate the new Software Defined Networking capabilities in Windows Server 2016.

You can use SDN to:

  • Dynamically create, secure and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of apps.
  • Speed up the deployment of workloads and contain security vulnerabilities from spreading across your network.
  • Reduce overall infrastructure costs.

After you watch the video above, explore more resources on SDN and try the virtual lab for SDN.

Source: Hybrid Cloud Blog

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Download – Remote Desktop Services Poster

Title: Remote Desktop Services Poster
Published: 01/19/2017
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: January 2017
File name: Remote Desktop Services Poster.png
Dimensions: 11775 x 7875 pixels
File size: 1.1 MB
Download URL: Click here to download

Remote Desktop Services Poster

DESCRIPTION

It’s odd that Microsoft made this poster a .PNG instead of a .PDF, but this is still a handy reference chart.

  • VDI vs Session-Based
  • Personal or Pooled Desktops
  • Build anywhere
  • Cater to different kinds of users
  • Access from anywhere
  • High availability
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Secure data storage
  • Persistent or non-persistent sessions
  • Enable high-end graphics remoting
  • Connect from any device
  • Choose how you pay
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Download – ADMX Templates for Win 10 and Server 2016

Title: Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Published: 01/08/2017
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: 2.0
File name: Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 ADMX.msi
File size: 8.1 MB
Download URL: Click here for download

DESCRIPTION

Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. This download includes the Administrative templates released for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, in the following languages:

  • cs-CZ – Czech
  • da-DK – Danish
  • de-DE – German
  • el-GR – Greek
  • en-US- English
  • es-ES – Spanish
  • fi-FI – Finnish
  • fr-FR – French
  • hu-HU – Hungarian
  • it-IT – Italian
  • ja-JP – Japanese
  • ko-KR – Korean
  • nb-NO – Norwegian
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Download – Group Policy Settings Reference

gpo1Title: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server
Published: 01/03/2017
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Version: October 2016
File name: Windows10andWindowsServer2016PolicySettings.xlsx
File size: 0.7 MB
Download URL: Click here for download

DESCRIPTION

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects.

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Video – Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) in Windows Server 2016

A look at the latest updates to software-defined storage with Storage Spaces Direct, new with Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen explains the advantages in terms of cost, performance and reliability.

Also, find out what your deployment options are from hyper-converge or branch offices to converge for enterprise scale workloads. Finally, you’ll see how this applies to disaster recovery.

Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library

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Training – What’s New in Windows Server 2016

Title: What’s New in Windows Server 2016
Published: 06/03/2016
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Instructors: Corey Hynes and Ward Ralston
Level: 200 (Intermediate)
Length: 5 hours
Modules: 7
Assessments: 5
Cost: FREE
Training URL: Click here to launch training

DESCRIPTION

In this helpful course, get the details about the features and functionality that have been added to this new version of Windows Server, along with those that were modified from previous versions.
 
See demonstrations and get high-level overviews, from a practical and a conceptual standpoint. Take a look at what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking, learn about the latest in software-defined storage, and hear about security features, including Credential Guard. Plus, explore containers and Nano Server, along with implementation and management.

COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Instructor Introductions and Prep
    Meet your instructors, and learn what you should know as you come to this course.
  2. Introduction to Windows Server 2016
    Get a high-level overview of what’s new in Windows Server 2016, from a conceptual standpoint.
  3. The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 1 
    Take a look at what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking.
  4. The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 2 
    Get a high-level overview of what’s new in Windows Server 2016 storage, including software-defined storage.
  5. Security and Authentication 
    Look at the newest features in Windows Server 2016 security and Remote Desktop Services (RDS), including Credential Guard and RDS Scaling.
  6. Application Platform 
    Take a look at containers and Nano Server, along with implementation and management.
  7. Post-Event Survey (optional)
     
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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Released

Good news, on Wednesday April 29, 2016, Windows Server 2016 TP5 finally hit the web. That means we’re one step closer to the final RTM version.

Note: TP5 comes in 3 flavors – Windows Server, Hyper-V Server & Server Essentials.

Here are a bunch of resources to get you started:

Technet (Registration Required)

Technet – Windows Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
Standard Key: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
Datacenter Key: 6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67
ISO: 4.8 GB
Nano / VHD: 574 MB
Download: Click here

Technet – Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
Key: Not Required
ISO: 2.4 GB
Download: Click here

Technet – Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP5 (x64)
Key: NYK9H-Y2FDB-2XKGC-F2XHK-WTT88
ISO: 4.3 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN (MSDN Subscription Required)

MSDN – Windows Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
ISO: 5.0 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN – Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 TP5 (x64)
ISO 2.4 GB
Download: Click here

MSDN – Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP5 (x64)
ISO: 4.3 GB
Download: Click here

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Download – Free Server 2016 Technical Preview eBook

Title: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Authors: John McCabe and the Windows Server team 
Published: April 20, 2016
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 978-0-7356-9773-7
Pages: 176
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here for download

E-BOOK FORMATS

  • 697737_ebook_TechPreview.pdf (9.32 MB)
  • 697737_ebook_mobile_TechPreview.pdf (6.67 MB)

DESCRIPTION

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2016—guided by the experts. Based on Technical Preview 4, John McCabe and the Windows Server team introduce the new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now!

CHAPTERS

  1. The software-defined datacenter
  2. Compute
  3. Storage
  4. Networking
  5. Security
  6. App Plat
  7. Systems management
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