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administering windows server 2012
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overview
Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official 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 focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
audience
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be:

· Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

· IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam.

· IT Professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.
prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, as this course will build upon that knowledge and skills covered in that course.
objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:

· Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
· Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
· Manage User and Service Accounts
· Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
· Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
· Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
· Implement Network Access Protection
· Implement Remote Access
· Optimize File Services
· Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
· Deploy and Maintain Server Images
· Implement Update Managements
· Monitor Windows Server 2012
outline
This course will cover the following topics...
1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

  • Lessons
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
    Configuring DNS Zones
    Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
    Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
    Configuring DNS Resource Records
    Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
    Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
    Troubleshooting DNS
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Install and configure the DNS server role.
    Create and configure DNS zones.
    Configure DNS zone transfers.
    Manage and troubleshoot DNS.

  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
    Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
    Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
    Troubleshooting DNS
2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.

  • Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS
    Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    Implementing RODCs
    Administering AD DS
    Managing the AD DS Database

  • Lab: Maintaining AD DS
  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
    Configuring AD DS Snapshots
    Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
    Optional Exercise- Cloning a domain controller
3: Managing User and Service Accounts
3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.

  • Lessons
  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
    Configuring Managed Service Accounts

  • Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
    Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.

  • Lessons
  • Introducing Group Policy
    Implementing and Administering GPOs
    Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
    Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

  • Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
    Managing GPO Scope
    Verify GPO Application
    Managing GPOs
5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly.

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

  • Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implement Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
    Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
    Deploying Software by using Group Policy
    Configuring Folder Redirection
6: Installing, Configuring, Troubleshooting Network Policy Server Role
6: Installing, Configuring, Troubleshooting Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

  • Lessons
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    NPS Authentication Methods
    Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

  • Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
    Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
7: Implementing Network Access Protection
7: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

  • Lessons
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
    Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
    Configuring NAP
    Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
    Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

  • Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring NAP Components
    Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
    Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
8: Implementing Remote Access
8: Implementing Remote Access
In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.

  • Lessons
  • 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

  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
    Configuring DirectAccess
    Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

  • Lab: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
  • Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
    Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
    Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

  • Lab: Implementing VPN
  • Implementing VPNB
    Validating the VPN Deployment

  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
    Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment
9: Optimizing File Services
9: Optimizing File Services
This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.

  • Lessons
  • Overview of FSRM
    Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
    Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
    Overview of DFS
    Configuring DFS Namespaces
    Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

  • Lab: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
    Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

  • Lab: Implementing Distributed File System
  • Installing the DFS role service
    Configuring a DFS Namespace
    Configuring DFS Replication
10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

  • Lessons
  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
    Encrypting Files by Using EFS
    Configuring Advanced Auditing

  • Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data Drives
    Encrypting and Recovering Files
    Configuring Advanced Auditing
11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

  • Lessons
  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
    Managing Images
    Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    Administering Windows Deployment Services

  • Lab: 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
12: Implementing Update Management
12: Implementing Update Management
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

  • Lessons
  • Overview of WSUS
    Deploying Updates with WSUS

  • Lab: Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
    Configuring Update Settings
    Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS
13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

  • Lessons
  • Monitoring Tools
    Using Performance Monitor
    Monitoring Event Logs

  • Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
    Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
    Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
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