Course

Updating Your Server for Security

Learn about updating and patching your Windows 10 hosts, device driver signing and security.

    Syllabus

  • Action Center and Security and Maintenance Apps Video — 00:01:22
    • A look at security and maintenance apps in Windows Server.

  • Updates and Patches Demo Video — 00:13:07
    • Why administrators should use WSUS to push updates to the domain-joined clients, and a demonstration of installation and basic configuration.

  • Security and Maintenance Demo Video — 00:04:58
    • A demonstration of security and maintenance in Windows Server.

  • Driver Signing Security Video — 00:02:29
    • A look at driver signing security in Windows Server.

  • Updates and Patches Video — 00:02:45
    • Examining the various ways you can update and patch your Windows Server.

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Course description

WSUS can alleviate many pressures on IT administrators by allowing the approval, push and removal of updates instead of relying on Microsoft to do it for them. Explore the details of server updates in this course.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he’s performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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