Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Course:  WS12IC
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

The course provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

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

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Group Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

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

Implementing IPv4

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Implementing DHCP

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

Implementing DNS

  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Creating Host Records in DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache

Implementing IPv6

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • Configuring an IPv6 Network
  • Configuring an ISATAP Router
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Implementing Local Storage

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Implementing File and Print Services

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing
  • Creating and Configure Printer Pools

Implementing Group Policy

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

Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring AppLocker Policies
  • Auditing File System Access
  • Auditing Domain Logons

Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks
  • Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
What You Can Expect

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS infrastructure, and install and configure domain controllers.
  • Manage AD DS objects.
  • Automate AD DS administration.
  • Describe Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing.
  • Describe installing and configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), in addition to managing a DHCP database.
  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Describe implementing IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe implementing storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012.
  • Enable and configure file and print services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe implementing Group Policy.
  • Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.
  • Describe Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V.
Who Should Take This Course

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

Recommended Prerequisites

Students in this course must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients.
Training Style

Instructor-led, with at least 50% of class time in hands-on workshops.

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