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Windows Server 2016 Server Administration

Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Administration

pdfCourse Outline


3 Days


£895 per person


Delegates should have a basic knowledge of Mac OS X, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2, and an understanding of basic IP networking, ports and protocols. Working knowledge of Mac networks would also be advantageous.

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Mac OS X and iOS Integration with Active Directory

Learn how to


Install and Configuration
Installing Mac OS X
Troubleshooting installation problems
Configuring Mac OS X with the Setup Assistant
Update system software and applications with Software Update

Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Basic network configuration
TCP/IP networking
WiFi, multiple network connections
Using different network locations
Isolating and troubleshooting network issues using standard tools

Accessing Network Services
Connecting to common network resources AFP, SMB, FTP and WebDAV
Enabling network services on a Mac OS X client
Sharing files between Macs and Windows PCs
Using SSH to connect to another Mac
Personal firewalls
Troubleshooting network services

Common Scenarios
Adding Macs to an existing network
Best practices for home folder access
Accessing share points on various servers
Client troubleshooting

Directory Integration
Directory concepts
Exploring Apple's Open Directory system
Using Directory Utility
Configuring the Active Directory connector
Testing and troubleshooting directory or log-in problems

Mac OS X Server
Install and configuration of Mac OS X Server
Exploring the features
Choosing which services to provide
Creating share points for Mac and Windows users

Account Management
Adding users and groups
Importing from text files
Using preset templates
Setting permissions and authorisation
Limiting access to services
Linking your Mac OS X Server to Active Directory

Policies and Preferences
Managing accounts
Preference management
Managed network browsing
Mobile accounts
Troubleshooting managed preferences

Configuring the NetBoot service on Mac OS X Server
Creating images with System Image Utility
Deploying images over the network
Third-party deployment tools

Apple Remote Desktop
Using ARD to remotely configure clients
Locking screens
Copying files
Installing software
Generating reports
Sending UNIX commands to multiple clients

iOS 5 Overview
Features if iOS 5 on iPad and iPhoneiPad
Preparation and WiFi setup
Airplay and Apple TV
Apple ID and iCloud

iPad Deployment
iPad Deployment Models
Settings and Restrictions
Using iTunes for deployment
Configuring an administrator Mac
Managing your data, using iCloud, Dropbox and WebDAV
Using Apple Configurator to manage iPads