Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)

5 days

Course Description

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.

Your course includes a twelve-month subscription to these exclusive benefits*:

  • 12 months of anytime access to your course labs and lab environment
  • 12 months of 24/7 access to mentoring via chat, email, and phone
  • 12 months of on-demand access to indexed, searchable recordings of your Virtual Classroom Live or Virtual Classroom Fit class
  • 12 months of unlimited retakes of your class
  • A six-month subscription to Professional Edge

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What You'll Learn

  • 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 Should Attend

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
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410) or equivalent experience
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)

Course Outline

Lessons

Lesson 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lesson 2: Maintaining AD DS

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Lesson 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Lesson 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application

Lesson 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Lesson 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the NPS Role

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

Lesson 7: Implementing NAP

  • NAP
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lesson 8: Implementing Remote Access

  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lesson 9: Optimizing File Services

  • File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

Lesson 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lesson 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

Lesson 12: Implementing Update Management

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lesson 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Labs

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

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

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