Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

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 provide 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. Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Prerequisites

This course requires that student meet the following prerequisites, including that they have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basicAD DSconcepts.
  • 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.

Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attending, course 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.

Who Can Benefit

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. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012exam.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this courseas they preparefor the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

  • Lesson 1: Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Lesson 2: Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 3: Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 4: Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Lesson 5: Introduction to Windows PowerShell

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of AD DS
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Lesson 3: Installing a Domain Controller

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

  • Lesson 1: Managing User Accounts
  • Lesson 2: Managing Groups
  • Lesson 3: Managing Computer Accounts
  • Lesson 4: Delegating Administration

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

  • Lesson 1: Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
  • Lesson 2: Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
  • Lesson 3: Performing Bulk Operations with 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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of TCP/IP
  • Lesson 2: Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Lesson 3: Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting 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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Lesson 2: Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Lesson 3: Managing a DHCP Database
  • Lesson 4: Securing and Monitoring 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

  • Lesson 1: Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
  • Lesson 2: Installing a DNS Server
  • Lesson 3: Managing DNS Zones

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of IPv6
  • Lesson 2: IPv6 Addressing
  • Lesson 3: Coexistence with IPv4
  • Lesson 4: IPv6 Transition Technologies

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Storage
  • Lesson 2: Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Storage Spaces

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

  • Lesson 1: Securing Files and Folders
  • Lesson 2: Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Work Folders
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Network Printing

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy
  • Lesson 2: Group Policy Processing
  • Lesson 3: Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

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

  • Lesson 1: Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Security Settings
  • Lesson 3: Restricting Software
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Hyper-V
  • Lesson 3: Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Lesson 4: Managing Virtual Networks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtualization technologies
  • Implement HyperV
  • Manage virtual machine storage
  • Manage virtual networks

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