Ansible 203 - Windows Server Automation


5 days



Essential Skills Gained

Version controlling code with Git

Controlling winrm sessions and passing commands to remote servers

Basic Python for automation applications

Ansible collections for server automation


5 day course with lecture and hands-on labs.


Network Administrators

Ansible Developers

Python Developers

Administrators interested in Automation

Individuals interested in devops, specifically for networking


Continue your studies of Ansible, with a focus on automating servers and applications. In addition to Ansible, students will study enough Python to understand Ansible’s plugin architecture. Lessons and labs focus on using both Python and Ansible to interact with and configure your Windows servers, as well as common applications. At the conclusion of this course you will return to work empowered with skills necessary to create or improve Ansible solutions. This class is a combination of live demonstrations and hands-on labs with virtual network devices and endpoints as targets for your configuration. For many of the lessons, we will focus on tasks targeting Windows. - Students looking for Ansible for network applications should see: Ansible 201 (Networking) - Students looking for Ansible for Linux server applications should see: Ansible 202 (Linux Server)

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  • πŸ’» Welcome to the Alta3 Research Lab Environment

  • πŸ’» Register for Poll

Up and Running

  • πŸ’» Using Vi and Vim

  • πŸ’» Using VSCode

  • πŸ’» Accessing Your Windows Server

LLM AI Toolkit

  • πŸ’» Large Language Model toolkit for AI Solution Assistance

Software Control Management

  • πŸ’» SCM Option #1 - GitHub

  • πŸ’» SCM Option #2 - GitLab

Ansible and Windows Setup

  • πŸ’» Ansible Windows Ping and Inventory

  • πŸ’» Ansible Windows gather_facts

  • πŸ’» ansible.cfg setup

Ansible and Windows

  • πŸ’» Update Windows with Ansible

  • πŸ’» Ansible Windows and Downloading Resources

  • πŸ’» Checking Windows Services with Ansible

  • πŸ’» Automating Windows MSI Files

  • πŸ’» Ansible Module - ansible.builtin.uri

  • πŸ† Write a Windows Playbook

Ansible and Windows Scripting

  • πŸ’» Ansible and Windows Commands

  • πŸ’» Ansible and Windows PowerShell

Jinja Templating and Files

  • πŸ’¬ Templating with Jinja

  • πŸ’» Jinja Templating for Windows

  • πŸ’» Using Ansible to Copy Files to Windows

Prechecks and Postchecks

  • πŸ’» Windows Assertions and Prechecks

Windows System

  • πŸ’» Ansible and Windows Environmental Variables

  • πŸ’» Automating Windows Users with Ansible

  • πŸ’» Ansible and Windows Registry Editor

Ansible and Windows Chocolatey

  • πŸ’» Ansible and Windows Chocolatey

Increasing Complexity and Maintainability

  • πŸ’» Organizing Playbooks with import_tasks

Cloud and Hypervisors

  • πŸ’» Ansible for VMWare VCenter

  • πŸ’» VMWare ESXi and Dell PowerStore


  • πŸ’» Complete Ansible Vault

CI CD Tools

  • πŸ’¬ Ansible Workflow

  • πŸ’» Ansible and CI CD

  • πŸ’» Ansible Runner

  • πŸ’» ansible-builder

  • πŸ’» Building Custom Ansible Execution Environments

  • πŸ’» Windows Scripting

Customizing Ansible

  • πŸ’» Dynamic Inventory Plugins - VMWare

  • πŸ’» Writing an Ansible Module with Python


  • πŸ’¬ Glossary

  • πŸ’¬ Curriculum Path: NetDevOps

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