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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.

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  1. Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
    • Configuring the DNS Server Role
    • Configuring DNS Zones
    • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  2. Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
    • Overview of AD DS
    • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    • Implementing RODCs
    • Administering AD DS
    • Managing the AD DS Database
  3. Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
    • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
    • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  4. Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
    • Introducing Group Policy
    • Implementing and Administering GPOs
    • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
    • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
  5. Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
    • Implementing Administrative Templates
    • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
    • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    • Managing Software with Group Policy
  6. Module 6: Implementing Remote Access
    • 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
  7. Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
    • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    • NPS Authentication Methods
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  8. Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
    • Overview of Network Access Protection
    • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
    • Configuring NAP
    • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  9. Module 9: Optimizing File Services
    • 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
  10. Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
    • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
    • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
    • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  11. Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
    • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
    • Managing Images
    • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  12. Module 12: Implementing Update Management
    • Overview of WSUS
    • Deploying Updates with WSUS
  13. Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    • Monitoring Tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Event Logs
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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.
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Duration 5 days

The participants will obtain Microsoft certificates.


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