Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads


In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016, review installation requirements for the base installation of Windows Server and learn how Windows Server 2016 differs from previous versions.



Windows Server 2016 offers similar editions and installation options compared to Windows Server 2008 and 2012. In this section, we discuss the installation requirements for the base installation of Windows Server, and outline how Windows Server 2016 differs from previous versions. We discuss the differences in the installation process, server roles, and features.

This section covers how to:

  • Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements

  • Determine appropriate Windows Server 2016 editions per workload

  • Install Windows Server 2016

  • Install Windows Server 2016 features and roles

  • Install and configure Windows Server Core

  • Manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell, command line, and remote management capabilities

  • Implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration to install and maintain integrity of installed environments

  • Perform upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016

  • Determine the appropriate activation model for server installation, such as Automatic Virtual Machine Activation, Key Management Service, and Active Directory-based Activation

Read about Skill 1.1 here.

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