Administering Windows Server 2012

Course:  WS12AD
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This course will teach the student the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. It will include user and group management, network access and data security. It will teach the skills needed to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The focus of this course is to build from the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and teach the students how to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment. To further prepare the delivery of the course, each student will be asked their specific background and requested topics via a student questionnaire.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Overview
  • Implementing and Administering GPOs
  • Managing Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Automating User Account Creation
  • Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Administering User Accounts
  • Configuring User Object Attributes
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring Zones
  • Configuring Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting

Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

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

Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Overview
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Optimizing File Services

  • Overview
  • 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

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
  • Configure File and Print Services
  • Configure Network Services and Access
  • Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
  • Configure and Manage Active Directory
  • Configure and Manage Group Policy
Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for IT Professionals who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Recommended Prerequisites

At least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 and a good understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure.

Training Style

Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.

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Related Courses
Code Course Title Duration Level
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
5 Days
Configuring & Troubleshooting Internet Information Services 7.x in Windows Server 2008
4 Days
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
5 Days

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