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MS-20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.


The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, as this course will build upon that knowledge and skills covered in that course.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System


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

Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services


Overview of AD DS
Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing RODCs
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts


Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure


Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and Administering GPOs
Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy


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

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection


Overview of Network Access Protection
Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
Configuring NAP
Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Module 8: Implementing Remote Access


Overview of Remote Access
Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Implementing VPN
Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 9: Optimizing File Services


Overview of FSRM
Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
Overview of DFS
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing


Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting Files by Using EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images


Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Managing Images
Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
Administering Windows Deployment Services

Module 12: Implementing Update Management


Overview of WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012


Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs