20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Length : 5 days

This course is part two of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

You will cover the necessary administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, remote access, network policies, data security, and monitoring and updating management. 

What You'll Learn

  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage user and service accounts
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot remote access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the network policy server (NPS) role
  • Implement network access protection (NAP)
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Implement update management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

Who Needs to Attend

  • System administrators and IT professionals with experience in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment.


  • At least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
  • Understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410) or equivalent experience

Course Outline

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

2. Maintaining AD DS
Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database

3. Managing User and Service Accounts
Configuring Password Policy and User Account
Configuring Managed Service Accounts

4. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Group Policy
Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
Group Policy Scope and Processing
Troubleshooting Policy Application

5. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with Group Policy

6. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the NPS Role
Installing and Configuring a NPS
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

7. Implementing NAP
Configuring NAP
Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

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

9. Optimizing File Services
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
Distributed File System (DFS)
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

10. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
Configuring Advanced Auditing

11. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Managing Images
Implementing Deployment with WDS
Administering WDS

12. Implementing Update Management
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Deploying Updates with WSUS

13. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs


NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Lab 1: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
Configure DNS Resource Records
Configure DNS Conditional Forwarding
Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
Troubleshoot DNS

Lab 2: Maintain AD DS
Install and Configure a Read Only Domain Controller
Create and Administer Active Directory Snapshots
Configure the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Lab 3: Manage User and Service Accounts
Configure Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Lab 4: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
Create and Configure GPOs
Manage Group Policy Scope
Verify Group Policy Application
Manage GPOs

Lab 5: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
Manage Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
Deploy Software by using Group Policy
Configure Folder Redirection

Lab 6: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

Lab 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
Configuring NAP Components
Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab 8: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
Configuring DirectAccess
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 9: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab 10: Implementing VPN
Implementing VPN
Validating the VPN Deployment

Lab 11: Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment

Lab 12: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Lab 13: Implementing Distributed File System
Installing the DFS role service
Configuring a DFS Namespace
Configuring DFS Replication

Lab 14: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
Configuring Custom Computer Naming
Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

Lab 15: Implementing Update Management
Implementing the WSUS Server Role
Configuring Update Settings
Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS

Lab 16: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

Class Dates:


Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019

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Apr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

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