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MS-10974 - Deploying Windows Server

Get hands-on instruction and practice deploying and migrating roles and services with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this three-day Microsoft Official Course. In this course, you will learn how to plan for and deploy your Windows Server infrastructure in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. You will learn about different deployment methodologies and techniques, as well as general imaging usage and configuration. You will also learn how to use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and how to work with deployment tools such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (Windows ADK), the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). You will also learn how to plan for virtualizing server workloads and considerations around technologies available for networking and storage, as well as considerations for specific applications such as SQL, Exchange, and other application workloads.

This course also focuses on migrating essential components within your server infrastructure to Windows server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the migration of core infrastructure technologies such as migrating Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). This course also describes in detail the migration of File and Web servers, Hyper-V, Windows Update services (WSUS), and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). It also covers consideration options available for extending some of your workloads into Microsoft Azure to allow for on- and off-premise as well as hybrid deployment scenarios.

The detailed hands-on labs, and in-depth content and learning provides you the knowledge and skills to deploy and migrate your Windows Server infrastructure and its constituent components with minimal overhead and cost for one-off or large scale deployments.
The course will also cover essential components within your server infrastructure, such as upgrading and migrating Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) and various Active Directory services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). It will also cover options and considerations around virtualizing those infrastructure workloads and options available for extending some of those workloads into Windows Azure.

The detailed hands on labs, and in-depth content and learning will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to deploy your Windows Server infrastructure and its constituent components with minimal overhead and cost for one-off or large scale deployments.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge and real-world experience working day to day with Windows Servers in an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with core infrastructure technologies such as DNS, DHCP, and AD DS.
  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization technologies such as Hyper-V.
  • Knowledge and experience with AD CS, WSUS, File, and Web servers. (This is beneficial but is not essential.)
  • Some experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. (This is beneficial but is not essential.)

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows Server 2012


Planning a Windows Server 2012 Implementation
Installing Windows Server 2012
Configuring and Managing Servers Remotely
Implementing a Volume Licensing Strategy

Module 2: Deploying Windows Server 2012


Selecting a Suitable Deployment Method
The Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit
Overview of Image Files in the Deployment Process
Working with Unattended Answer Files

Module 3: Implementing Lite-Touch Deployments


Overview of MDT 2013
Implementing Windows Deployment Services to Support Lite-Touch Deployments
Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Performing Lite-Touch Deployments

Module 4: Planning to Virtualize Workloads


Planning Server Virtualization Deployments
Implementing Server Virtualization by Using Hyper-V
Designing Virtual Machines

Module 5: Upgrading and Migrating Networking Services


Migrating the DHCP Server Role
Migrating the DNS Server Role
Implementing IPAM

Module 6: Upgrading and Migrating Server Roles


Upgrading and Migrating File Servers
Migrating Web and Application Servers

Module 7: Upgrading and Migrating AD DS


Overview of Windows Server 2012 AD DS Upgrade and Migration
Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2012
Restructuring an Active Directory Domain
Migrating Active Directory Certificate Services

Module 8: Migrating to Microsoft Azure


Extending Virtualization to the Cloud Environment
Overview of Azure Active Directory
Implementing Azure Active Directory