Mastering Windows Server 2019

This training shows you how to plan, configure and install your Windows environment, keep it running at its best, and fix it if it breaks.  You still get all the coverage you need for the Windows Server 2016 Server installations that remain part of your environment.

Mikael Nyström's famous portable datacenter!

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Mastering Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 is here. In this training you will learn about the new capabilities, like Azure Stack HCI, Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V, Software defined network, but you will also learn about the classic components, like Active Directory, File Servers. The new ear is about Hybrid, and therefore you will also learn about all the Azure Attach functions. You will also learn how to securely manage Windows Server using Windows Admin Center, Remote PowerShell, and yes, there will be a lot of PowerShell.

In this full five-day Geek Week, you’ll learn from experts who build these solutions, that way you could do it yourself, or at least understand what the future is bringing to the table.

Geek Week is not your normal five-day IT course set in a boring classroom, where you take your car home when the day is done, return the next day, and repeat. Geek Week is a unique, five-day, deep dive into technology, set in an inspiring setting where you live with your tutors for the whole week.

The concept is that you learn all day, all the time, by having access to some of the sharpest brains on the subject 24-7.

The Geek Week Concept

The idea is simple: five days with full focus on new technology with unlimited access to experts and plenty of time to spend with other geeks.

Full focus on new technology from dawn to dusk
Geek Week is a week dedicated to digging into the latest and greatest and giving you plenty of time to spend with other IT pros, learn, laugh, and have fun! These five days are jam-packed with hands-on labs and practical exercises based on real-world scenarios, with instructors who are leading experts in the field. You are in for many surprises – it’s a promise!

Unlimited access to leading experts
In addition to hanging out with other geeks, you get plenty of time to work through practical lab exercises and get important insights from the most experienced and sought-after IT experts. For this Geek Week, they are combining their many years of experience to teach you everything you need to know, sharing their experiences, know-how, and tips and tricks.

All inclusive
The Geek Week is an all-inclusive event. Five nights in single room, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beverages and snacks are available at break outs.

A very geeky week unlike anything you’ve ever experienced
Based on your interest and profession, you choose which one of the two Geek Weeks – that take place at the same venue at the same time – is best for you. Whichever you choose, we guarantee you a very geeky week.

Over 60 percent of your time you will spend in class. This time will be dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment when you return home from the training.

About product versions
You always run the labs on the latest (working) version of the software in the lab.

Class outline

Windows Server technical drilldown

  • Windows Server 2019 Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2019 Core

Cloud Attach

  • Azure Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure MFA
  • Windows Admin Center Gateway
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Monitor

Windows Server

  • Security and role-based access control
  • Hyper-V
  • Storage spaces direct
  • Hyper-converged-Infrastructure
  • Scale-out file servers
  • Failover clusters
  • PowerShell, a lot
  • Active Directory and OU design
  • Automation with group policies
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Storage Replica
  • Networking


  • Creating reference images for deployment
  • Deploying physical and virtual servers


  • Windows Admin Center
  • PowerShell
  • PowerShell DSC


After this Geek Week, you will have the knowledge and understanding to build, use, and administer a Windows Server 2019 like a pro.

The fine print

300 (Advanced)

Who should attend?

IT pros and administrators who want to build a modern datacenter for an enterprise or hosting environment.


You should have previous experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, infrastructure, virtualization, and Microsoft-based server environments.


Student lab manual, slide decks, and lab files

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Learn more about the Instructors:

Mikael Nystrom

Johan Arwidmark 

Anders Axhake