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Windows Server 2016 Security Features

Provided by Microsoft

Take a deep dive into the new layers of protection built into Windows Server 2016. Learn to further safeguard against security breaches by blocking malicious attacks and enhancing the security of your virtual machines, applications, and data.

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Before you start

  • No prerequisites.

What you will learn

  • The current nature of the security threat landscape
  • New security architecture and features of Windows Server 2016 that mitigate threats
  • Insights into the security services bundled with Windows Server 2016 latest edition
  • Knowledge of the supporting security external infrastructure
  • Understanding of the new security features of Hyper-V
  • Learn about Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Hardening of Windows Server 2016
    • Hardware requirements for Secure Boot
    • BitLocker
    • Credential Guard
    • Device Guard – Code Integrity -App Locker
    • Windows Defender Anti-malware
    • Patching/WSUS
    • Guidance on Disabling System Services on Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Network Security
    • Host Firewall
    • Distributed Firewall
    • SMB Security with 3.1.1
  • Secure virtualization
    • Shielded VMs
    • Encryption supported VMs
    • Guarded Fabric
    • vTPM
  • Threat Detection
    • Group Policy
    • Enhanced Windows Logs
    • Advance Threat Analytics (ATA)
  • Privileged Identity
    • Privileged Access Management
    • JEA
    • Remote Credential Guard


This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Cybersecurity.

Have you had a chance to explore the new and enhanced security functionalities in Windows Server 2016? In this new course authored by Orin Thomas - who literally wrote the book on Windows Server! - you'll get a guided tour and learn to better safeguard against security breaches.  

Windows Server 2016 provides layers of protection that help address both known and emerging threats. You'll learn how it actively contributes to securing your infrastructure. See how protections were built to mitigate an array of attack vectors and to deal with the overall threat of ongoing attacks inside the datacenter.

You'll begin with a look at the hardening of Windows Server 2016, including hardware requirements for Secure Boot and guidance on disabling system services. Explore ways to configure network security, including firewalls, and look at secure virtualization, like encryption-supported virtual machines. From there, you'll dive into secure virtualization, threat detection, privileged identity, Desired State Configuration, and more. See demos, participate in hands-on labs, and pass the final exam, as you shore up your skills for ongoing security management.

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