Administering Windows Server 2012 Training

This course is part two of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

You will cover the necessary administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, remote access, network policies, data security, and monitoring and updating management. This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20411 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. Exam 70-411 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

Skills Gained

  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage user and service accounts
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot remote access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the network policy server (NPS)
  • Implement network access protection (NAP)
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Implement update management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

Who Can Benefit

System administrators and IT professionals with experience in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

Prerequisites

  • At least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
  • Understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure

Course Details

Lab 1: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS

  • Configure DNS Resource Records
  • Configure DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
  • Troubleshoot DNS

Lab 2: Maintain AD DS

  • Install and Configure a Read Only Domain Controller
  • Create and Administer Active Directory Snapshots
  • Configure the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Lab 3: Manage User and Service Accounts

  • Configure Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
  • Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Lab 4: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Create and Configure GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Verify Group Policy Application
  • Manage GPOs

Lab 5: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
  • Deploy Software by using Group Policy
  • Configure Folder Redirection

Lab 6: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

Lab 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab 8: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

  • Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 9: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

  • Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
  • Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 10: Implementing VPN

  • Implementing VPN
  • Validating the VPN Deployment

Lab 11: Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment

Lab 12: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Lab 13: Implementing Distributed File System

  • Installing the DFS role service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS Replication

Lab 14: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

Lab 15: Implementing Update Management

  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS

Lab 16: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

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Lab 4: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Create and Configure GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Verify Group Policy Application
  • Manage GPOs

Lab 5: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
  • Deploy Software by using Group Policy
  • Configure Folder Redirection

Lab 6: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

Lab 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab 8: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

  • Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 9: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

  • Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
  • Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 10: Implementing VPN

  • Implementing VPN
  • Validating the VPN Deployment

Lab 11: Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment

Lab 12: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Lab 13: Implementing Distributed File System

  • Installing the DFS role service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS Replication

Lab 14: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

Lab 15: Implementing Update Management

  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS

Lab 16: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

Lab 12: Implement Update Management

  • Implement the WSUS Server Role
  • Configure Update Settings
  • Approve and Deploy an Update Using WSUS

Lab 13: Monitor Windows Server 2012

  • Establish a Performance Baseline
  • Identify the Source of a Performance Problem
  • View and Configure Centralized Event Logs