Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410)

Learn to implement and configure the core services of Windows Server 2012

Course Length: 5 days

This course is part one of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. You will learn how to implement and configure the core services, including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and initial Hyper-V configuration.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20410 and will help you prepare for Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. Exam 70-410 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Install and configure a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server
  • Install and configure domain name service (DNS)
  • Configure IPv6 for simple scenarios
  • Configure local storage on a server
  • Create and secure files shares and shared printers
  • Create and manage group policy objects
  • Secure Windows Servers by using group policy objects
  • Share files and printers
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers
  • Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V

 

Who Needs to Attend

IT professionals with Windows operating system knowledge and experience, looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment.

 

Prerequisites

  • Understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment
  • Experience supporting or configuring Windows Client with Windows Vista,

Windows 7, or Windows 8

Follow-On Courses

  • Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412)

Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

 

Course Outline

Lesson 1. Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Windows PowerShell

Lesson 2. Active Directory Domain Services

  • Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lesson 3. Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lesson 4. Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

  • Using Command-Line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lesson 5. Implementing IPv4

  • TCP/IP
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lesson 6. Implementing DHCP

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lesson 7. Implementing DNS

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managinga DNS Server
  • ManagingDNS Zones

Lesson 8. Implementing IPv6

  • IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lesson 9. Implementing Local Storage

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lesson 10. Implementing File and Print Services

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies
  • Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

Lesson 11. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

 

Lesson 12. Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects

  • Windows Security
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lesson 13. Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

 

Labs

This course utilizes prerelease software in the virtual machines for the labs.

Lab 1: Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012

  • DeployWindows Server 2012
  • Configure Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Manage Servers
  • UseWindows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Lab 2: Install Domain Controllers

  • Install a Domain Controller by Using Install from Media (IFM)
  • Lab 3: Manage AD DS Objects
  • Delegate Administration for a Branch Office
  • Create and Configure User Accounts in AD DS
  • Manage Computer Objects in AD DS

Lab 4: Automate AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

  • Create User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Lab 5: Implement IPv4

  • Identify Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshoot IPv4

Lab 6: Implement DHCP

  • Implement DHCP
  • Implement DHCP Relay Agent (Optional)

Lab 7: Implement DNS

  • Install and Configure DNS
  • Create Host Records in DNS
  • Manage the DNS Server Cache

Lab 8: Implement IPv6

  • Configure an IPv6 Network
  • Configure an ISATAP Router

Lab 9: Implement Local Storage

  • Install and Configure a New Disk
  • Resize Volumes
  • Configure a Redundant Storage Space

Lab 10: Implement File and Print Services

  • Create and Configure a File Share
  • Configure Volume Shadow Copy
  • Create and Configure a Printer Pool

Lab 11: Implement Group Policy

  • Configure a Central Store
  • Create Group Policy Objects

Lab 12A: Increase Security for Server Resources

  • Use Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
  • Audit File System Access
  • Audit Domain Logons

Lab 12B: Configure AppLocker and Windows Firewall

  • Configure AppLocker Policies
  • Configure Windows Firewall

Lab 13: Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Install theHyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Virtual Networking
  • Create and Configure a Virtual Machine
  • Use Virtual Machine Snapshots