MOC 20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

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Overview

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management.

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Goals
  1. Learn to deploy and Maintain Server Images.
  2. Learn to configure and Troubleshoot DNS.
  3. Learn to maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)..
  4. Learn to manage User and Service Accounts.
  5. Learn to implement a Group Policy Infrastructure.
  6. Learn to manage User Desktops with Group Policy.
  7. Learn to configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access.
  8. Learn to install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role.
  9. Learn to implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
  10. Learn to optimize File Services.
  11. Learn to configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing.
  12. Learn to implement Update Management.
  13. Learn to monitor Windows Server 2012.
Outline
  1. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
    1. Overview of Windows Deployment Services
    2. Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    3. Administering Windows Deployment Services
    4. Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
      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
  2. Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
    1. Installing the DNS Server Role
    2. Configuring the DNS Server Role
    3. Configuring DNS Zones
    4. Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    5. Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
    6. Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
      1. Configuring DNS Resource Records
      2. Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
      3. Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
      4. Troubleshooting DNS
  3. Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Overview of AD DS
    2. Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    3. Implementing RODC
    4. Administering AD DS
    5. Managing the AD DS Database
    6. Lab: Maintaining AD DS
      1. Installing and Configuring a RODC
      2. Configuring AD DS snapshots
      3. Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
      4. Manage the AD DS database.
  4. Managing User and Service Accounts
    1. Automating User Account Management
    2. Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
    3. Configuring Managed Service Accounts
    4. Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts
      1. Configuring Password-Policy and Account-Lockout Settings
      2. Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
  5. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
    1. Introducing Group Policy
    2. Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
    3. Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
    4. Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
    5. Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
      1. Creating and Configuring GPOs
      2. Managing GPO Scope
      3. Verifying GPO Application
      4. Managing GPOs
  6. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
    1. Implementing Administrative Templates
    2. Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
    3. Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    4. Managing Software with Group Policy
    5. Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
      1. Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
      2. Configuring Folder Redirection
  7. Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
    1. Configuring Network Access
    2. Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
    3. Overview of Network Policies
    4. Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
    5. Configuring DirectAccess
    6. Lab: Configuring Remote Access
      1. Configuring a VPS Server
      2. Configuring VPN Clients
    7. Lab: Configuring DirectAccess
      1. Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
      2. Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
      3. Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
  8. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
    1. Installing and Configuring a NPS
    2. Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
    3. NPS Authentication Methods
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS
    5. Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
      1. Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
      2. Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
  9. Implementing Network Access Protection
    1. Overview of Network Access Protection
    2. Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
    3. Configuring NAP
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
    5. Lab: Implementing NAP
      1. Configuring NAP Components
      2. Configuring VPN Access
      3. Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
  10. Optimizing File Services
    1. Overview of FSRM
    2. Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
    3. Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
    4. Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
    5. Configuring DFS Namespaces
    6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
    7. Lab: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
      1. Configuring FSRM Quotas
      2. Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
    8. Lab: Implementing DFS
      1. Installing the DFS Role Service
      2. Configuring a DFS Namespace
      3. Configuring DFS-R
  11. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
    1. Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
    2. Configuring Advanced Auditing
    3. Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
      1. Encrypting and Recovering Files
      2. Configuring Advanced Auditing
  12. Implementing Update Management
    1. Overview of WSUS
    2. Deploying Updates with WSUS
    3. Lab: Implementing Update Management
      1. Implementing the WSUS Server Role
      2. Configuring Update Settings
      3. Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
  13. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    1. Monitoring Tools
    2. Using Performance Monitor
    3. Monitoring Event Logs
    4. Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
      1. Establishing a Performance Baseline
      2. Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
      3. Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
Class Materials

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Class Prerequisites

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

  • Real world hands on experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure.
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