Administering Windows Server 2012

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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.
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.
Knowledge equivalent to course Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 as this course will build upon that knowledge.
Module 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
Module 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 Read-Only Domain Controllers
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database
Lab : Maintaining AD DS:
Installing and Configuring a RODC
Create and administer AD DS Snapshots
Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
Deploy a domain controller by using domain controller cloning
Module 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
Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts:
Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Creating and Associating a Group Managed Service Account
Module 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 GPOs
Managing GPO Scope
Verify GPO Application
Managing GPOs
Module 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 Using Group Policy Preferences
Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
Deploying Software by using Group Policy
Configuring Folder Redirection
Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting 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 :
Remote Access Overview
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
Running the Getting Started Wizard
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 VPN
Validating the VPN Deployment
Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy:
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment
Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the 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
Module 8: 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 :
Network Access Protection Overview
Configuring NAP
Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing NAP with VPN Enforcement:
Configuring NAP with VPN Enforcement
Validating the Deployment
Lab : Implementing IPSec Enforcement for NAP:
Configuring IPSec Enforcement
Validating the Deployment
Module 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 Management and File Management Tasks
DFS Overview
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS-R
Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM:
Configuring FSRM Quotas
Configuring File Screening
Lab : Implementing DFS:
Installing the DFS role service
Configuring a DFS Namespace
Configuring DFS-R
Module 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 Encrypting File System
Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing:
Securing Data Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Configuring Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images:
his module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services
Lessons :
Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Managing Windows Deployment 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
Module 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
Module 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