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20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

 

About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one 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 initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for information technology (IT) Professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be

  • Windows Server Administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and the related technologies and are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT Professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the pre-requisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the 410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam
  • IT professional wanting 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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Manage AD DS objects.
  • Automate AD DS Administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Implement File and Print services.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basic Active Directory concepts.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience working with and configuring Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Students would also benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Lessons

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview
  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Management
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post‑installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lab: Installing Domain Controllers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of AD DS.
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Lessons

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lab: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

Lessons

  • Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lab: Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use command‑line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab: Implementing IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Lessons

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab: Implementing DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 7: Implementing DNS

Lessons

  • Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
  • Installing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Lab: Implementing DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage a DNS Server.
  • Manage DNS zones.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab: Implementing IPv6

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

Lessons

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab: Implementing Local Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe various storage technologies.
  • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

Lessons

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Configuring Network Printing

Lab: Implementing File and Print Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure the Work Folders role service.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

Lessons

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab: Implementing Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a Central Store for Administrative Templates.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Lessons

  • Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab: Increasing Security for Server Resources

Lab: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe WindowsServer operating system security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Increase security for server resources.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Lessons

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper‑V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks.