MOC 10974 - Deploying Windows Server

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Get hands-on instruction and practice deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this Deploying Windows Server training class. In this course you will learn how to plan for and deploy your Windows Server infrastructure in both physical and virtual environments. You will learn about different deployment methodologies and techniques, and work with lite-touch and zero-touch deployment options, as well as general imaging usage and configuration. You will also learn how to use Windows Deployment Services and how to work with solution accelerators, such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (Windows ADK), the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). These tools will help you increase your efficiency and reduce management overhead.

  1. Learn to prepare to deploy Windows Server 2012.
  2. Learn to describe the various methods of deploying Windows Server 2012.
  3. Learn to deploy Windows Server 2012 by using Windows Deployment Services.
  4. Learn to deploy Windows Server 2012 by using MDT.
  5. Learn to plan to virtualize workloads in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
  6. Learn to migrate core networking services to Windows Server 2012.
  7. Learn to migrate file services and Web and application servers to Windows Server 2012.
  8. Learn to upgrade and migrate AD DS to Windows Server 2012.
  9. Learn to migrate AD FS, AD RMS, AD CS to Windows Server 2012 and implement Windows Azure Active Directory.
  1. Preparing to Deploy Windows Server 2012
      1. Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
    1. Lab: Configuring and Managing Server Core
      1. Installing Server Core (optional)
      2. Configuring and Managing Server Core
  2. Deploying Windows Server 2012
      1. Creating an Answer File
      2. Using the Answer File to Launch Deployment
  3. Using Windows Deployment Services
      1. Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
      2. Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
      3. Configuring Custom Computer Naming
      4. Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
  4. Implementing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
      1. Installing and Configuring MDT
      2. Creating and Customizing a Task Sequence
      3. Configuring the Deployment Share
      4. Performing a Lite-Touch Deployment
  5. Planning to Virtualize Workloads
      1. Planning a Server Consolidation and Virtualization Strategy
      2. Evaluating Virtualization Candidates
  6. Upgrading and Migrating Networking Services
    1. Migrating the DHCP Server Role
    2. Migrating the DNS Server Role
    3. Implementing IPAM
    4. Lab: Upgrading and Migrating Network Services
      1. Migrating the DHCP Server Role
      2. Migrating the DNS Server Role
    5. Lab: Implementing IPAM
      1. Deploying and Configuring IPAM
  7. Upgrading and Migrating Server Roles
      1. Preparing to Migrate to the File and Storage Services Role
      2. Migrating to the File and Storage Services Role
    1. Lab: Preparing and Migrating a Web Server
      1. Preparing to Migrate a Web Server
      2. Migrating a Web Server
  8. Upgrading and Migrating AD DS
    1. Windows Server 2012 AD DS Upgrade and Migration Overview
    2. Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2012
    3. Restructuring a Domain
    4. Lab: Upgrading AD DS to Windows Server 2012
      1. Preparing the Forest for Upgrade
      2. Deploying a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller
      3. Removing Legacy Domain Controllers
  9. Migrating Additional Active Directory-Related Roles and Services
    1. Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
    2. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
    3. Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
      1. Preparing to Migrate AD CS
      2. Migrating AD CS
    4. Lab: Implementing Windows Azure AD
      1. Implementing Windows Azure AD for Office 365
      2. Implementing Windows Azure AD for a Cloud-Based Application
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Windows Server class:

  • Knowledge and real-world experience working day to day with computers running the Windows Server and Windows operating systems in an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Active Directory services, such as AD DS, AD CS, and AD FS.
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
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