Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services

Windows DFS and BranchCache are two powerful Windows Server features that allow organizations to provide efficient data access across distributed locations. This course explains how to plan, configure, and troubleshoot both of these technologies.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 14, 2017
Duration
3h 10m
Table of contents
Introduction
7m 36s
Lab Setup
8m 45s
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 14, 2017
Duration
3h 10m
Description

Many organizations have distributed data across multiple sites and all users expect quick data access no matter where they reside. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services, you'll learn about the two core distributed data technologies built into Windows Server and how each can be used to address different use cases. You'll start by learning DFS and DFS Replication and then you'll look at BranchCache and how and when that should be used as an alternative solution. At the end of this course, you'll be able to describe each of the technologies, which problems they solve, and how to implement and troubleshoot them.

About the author
About the author

Peter has 20 years of IT experience supporting and designing large Wintel infrastructure environments. He is the CTO of a virtualization and infrastructure consultancy and enjoys the challenges of distilling complex technology stacks into simple, maintainable solutions.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, I’m Peter Grant and this course is Windows Server 2016 Distributed Network Services. I’m an IT professional with over 20 years’ experience implementing Windows Infrastructure solutions.

Many organizations run from multiple locations and require data to be accessed across a Wide Area Network. This course will show you how to use two of the most powerful distributed networking features that come with Windows server 2016. This course is divided into two sections, the first focuses on the Windows Distributed File System or DFS as well as DFS Replication. The second section looks at BranchCache. In both of these topics you’ll learn about use cases, deployment planning, implementation and troubleshooting.

This course assumes a basic knowledge of Active Directory and core networking principles but doesn’t assume any previous hands-on with DFS or BranchCache.

Some of the major topics we’ll cover on this course, for both DFS and BranchCache include:

  • Understanding the different use cases for DFS vs Branch Cache
  • Deployment planning
  • Implementation
  • Replication
  • Troubleshooting
By the end of this course you’ll know when to use either DFS or BranchCache, how toimplement it and fix it when things go wrong!

I hope you’ll join me in this course to learn about these powerful features.