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Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)

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 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 will help you prepare for Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. Exam 70-411 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
Skills Gained
Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
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) role
Implement network access protection (NAP)
Optimize file services
Configure encryption and advanced auditing
Implement update management
Monitor Windows Server 2012
Who Can Benefit
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 environment.
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

1. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

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

2. Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

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

3. Maintaining AD DS

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

4. Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Automating User Account Creation
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

5. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

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

6. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI)

7. Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

8. 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

9. Implementing NAP

  • NAP
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

10. 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

11. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

12. Implementing Update Management

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

13. Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Lab 1: Use Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

  • Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services
  • Create Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configure Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploy Images with Windows Deployment Services

Lab 2: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS

  • Configure DNS Resource Records
  • Configure DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Troubleshoot DNS

Lab 3: Maintain AD DS

  • Install and Configure a Read Only Domain Controller
  • Configure and View Active Directory Snapshots
  • Configure the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Lab 4: Manage User and Service Accounts

  • Configure Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
  • Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Lab 5: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Create and Configure GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Verify Group Policy Application
  • Manage GPOs

Lab 6: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configure Folder Redirection

Lab 7a: Configure Remote Access

  • Configure a VPS Server
  • Configure VPN Clients

Lab 7b: Configure DirectAccess

  • Configure DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configure the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verify the DirectAccess Configuration

Lab 8: Install and Configure a Network Policy Server

  • Install and Configure NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configure a RADIUS Client

Lab 9: Implement Network Access Protection

  • Configure NAP Components
  • Configure VPN Access
  • Configure the Client Settings to Support NAP

Lab 10A: Configure Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

  • Configure FSRM Quotas
  • Configure File Screening

Lab 10B: Implement DFS

  • Install and Configure the DFS
  • Configure a DFS Namespace
  • Configure DFS-R

Lab 11: Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypt and Recover Files
  • Configure Advanced Audit

Lab 12: Implement Update Management

  • Implement the WSUS Server Role
  • Configure Update Settings
  • Approve and Deploy an Update Using WSUS

Lab 13: Monitor Windows Server 2012

  • Establish a Performance Baseline
  • Identify the Source of a Performance Problem
  • View and Configure Centralized Event Logs
  • Course Code: M20411
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: Microsoft

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