Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Windows Server 2012: Configure Basic Microsoft Services.
- Before you get started there are a few things you should know. One, is that we are using VirtualBox to set up our environment in this course. VirtualBox is an open source program that comes in Linux, Windows, and Mac versions. It will allow you to create virtual machines in which you can install multiple copies of Windows Server. One thing you need to remember about VirtualBox is you need to get the 64-bit version of VirtualBox, because Windows Server 2012 only comes in 64-bit versions.
If you do not have a 64-bit computer or 64-bit operating system, you'll not be able to use VirtualBox to create Windows Server 2012 virtual machines. A second thing you need to know is that in order to create the virtual machines, you'll need to download a free trial version of Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft. This requires a sign up but it does not require you to pay any money, and it will give you a 180 day trial version of Server 2012 that you can use to make as many virtual machines as you need to for the course.
This will allow you to make multiple virtual machines for all the different areas we cover in this course, such as file and print sharing, quotas, remote access, and other topics. If you have any questions about how to set up VirtualBox, you can go to this course, Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012, which will take you through the process of installing virtual machines and creating multiple virtual machines in VirtualBox.
- Enabling network discovery and file and print sharing
- Sharing a folder
- Adding filer server roles
- Using the Server Manager wizard
- Setting up share and NTFS permissions
- Understanding effective rights and inheritance
- Applying shadow volume copies and NTFS quotas
- Installing and sharing printers
- Configuring remote server management