Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this 5-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.
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 supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8
Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012:
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface, including roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses various Windows Server 2012 installation options and configuration steps performed during installation and after deployment, in addition to using Windows PowerShell to perform common administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012.
Lessons :
Windows Server 2012 Overview
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012:
Deploying Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Managing Servers
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services:
This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of Domain Controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.
Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Lab : Installing Domain Controllers:
Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by using IFM
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects:
This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.
Lessons :
Managing User Accounts
Managing Groups
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administration
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects:
Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration:
This module describes how to use command‑line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands; it then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.
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:
Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk
Module 5: Implementing IPv4:
In this module, students see how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme. This module discusses IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and local area networks, to learn how to troubleshoot network communication, and determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.
Lessons :
Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4:
Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol:
This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.
Lessons :
Installing a DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP:
Implementing DHCP
Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)
Module 7: Implementing DNS:
This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.
Lessons :
Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
Installing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones
Lab : Implementing DNS:
Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache
Module 8: Implementing IPv6:
This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.
Lessons :
Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv4
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6:
Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router
Module 9: Implementing Local Storage:
This module gives an overview of different storage technologies, including managing disks and volumes. It also discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use Storage Spaces, a new feature that you can use to combine disks into pools that are then managed automatically.
Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Local Storage:
Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Resizing Volumes
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services:
This module discusses how to enable and configure file and print services in Windows Server 2012, including securing files and folders on Windows Server 2012 and using shadow copies. It also describes configuring the new Work Folders role service, in addition to important considerations and best practices for working with 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:
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Shadow Copies
Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool
Module 11: Implementing Group Policy:
This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy, including creating and managing Group Policy Objects and implementing a Central Store for administrative templates.
Lessons :
Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy:
Configuring a Central Store
Creating GPOs
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects:
This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security, and how to configure security settings by using Group Policy and Security Compliance Manager. It also covers how to identify security threats, restrict unauthorized software, and secure a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Lessons :
Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
Configuring Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources:
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall:
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V:
This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on server Virtualization with Hyper-V. It covers how to install and configure Hyper-V and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.
Lessons :
Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V:
Installing the Hyper-V Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints