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Windows Server 2012

Administering Windows Server 2012
(Microsoft Training Course: 20411) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course is part two, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. It is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already very experienced system administrators working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment.
> Course outline
  1. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  2. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  3. Managing User and Service Accounts
  4. Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  5. Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  7. Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  8. Implementing Network Access Protection
  9. Optimizing File Services
  10. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  11. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  12. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  13. Implementing Update Management


Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Understanding Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application
  • Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Scope
  • Verify Group Policy Application
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
Skills
  • Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Implement group Policy Objects
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Outline and describe Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application
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Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI
  • Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
Skills
  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with Group Policy
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Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts
  • Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
Skills
  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts
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Module 4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
  • Lab: Maintaining AD DS
  • Deploying a Virtualized Domain Controller Clone
  • Installing and Configuring a Read Only Domain Controller
  • Configuring and Viewing Active Directory Snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Managing Active Directory Databases
Skills
  • Implement Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implement Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administer AD DS
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Module 5: 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
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
  • Troubleshooting DNS
Skills
  • Install the DNS Server Role
  • Configure the DNS Server Role
  • Configure DNS Zones
  • Configure DNS Zone Transfers
  • Manage and Troubleshooting DNS
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Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Configuring a VPN Server
  • Configuring a Network Policy for VPN Clients
  • Configuring Direct Access
Skills
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess
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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
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring a RADIUS Client
Skills
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
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Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
Skills
  • Understand the functionality and requirements of Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure and Implement NAP
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot NAP
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Module 9: Optimizing File Services
  • 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 Replication
  • Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening
  • Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication
  • Installing and Configuring the DFS Namespaces Server Role
  • Configuring DFS Folder Targets
  • Configuring DFS Replication
Skills
  • Implement Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports using FSRM
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
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Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
  • Configuring Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
Skills
  • Encrypt network files with EFS
  • Enable and implement advanced audit policies
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Module 11: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe and understand the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Use of Performance Monitor
  • Monitor and successfully utilize Event logs
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Module 12: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Overview of WDS
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS
  • Lab: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Deploying a Server Image
Skills
  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Determine the appropriateness of its use in particular situations
  • Perform deployments with WDS
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Module 13: Implementing Update Management
  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS
  • Lab: Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update using WSUS
Skills
  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploy Updates with WSUS
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • At least one year experience working with Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 or 2012.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and Networking Infrastructure
  • Knowledge equivalent to the learning's covered in the “20410A:Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012”
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure; managing User Desktops with Group Policy; Managing User and Service Accounts; maintaining AD DS; configuring and Troubleshooting DNS; configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access; installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role; implementing Network Access Protection; optimizing File Services; configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing; monitoring Windows Server 2012; deploying and Maintaining Server Images; implementing Update Management.