20410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

20410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Length : 5 days

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

You will learn how to implement and configure the core services, including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and initial Hyper-V configuration. 

What You'll Learn

  • Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Administration
  • Implement a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement IPv6 for simple scenarios
  • Configure local storage on a server
  • Implement file and print services
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V

Who Needs to Attend

  • IT professionals with Windows operating system knowledge and experience, looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.


  • Understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment
  • Experience supporting or configuring Windows Client with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Course Outline

1. Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Management

Installing Windows Server 2012

Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell

2. Active Directory Domain Services

Domain Controllers

Installing a Domain Controller

3. Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Managing User Accounts

Managing Groups Accounts

Managing Computer Accounts

Delegating Administration

4. Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

Using Command-Line Tools for Administration

Using Windows PowerShell for Administration

Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

5. Implementing IPv4


IPv4 Addressing

Subnettingand Supernetting

Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

6. Implementing DHCP

Installing a DHCP Server Role

Configuring DHCP Scopes

Managing a DHCP Database

Securing and Monitoring DHCP

7. Implementing DNS

Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers

Installing and Managinga DNS Server

ManagingDNS Zones

8. Implementing IPv6


IPv6 Addressing

Coexistence with IPv4

IPv6 Transition Technologies

9. Implementing Local Storage

Overview of Storage

Managing Disks and Volumes

Implementing Storage Spaces

10. Implementing File and Print Services

Securing Files and Folders

Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies

Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

11. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Group Policy

Group Policy Processing

Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

12. Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects

Windows Security

Configuring Security Settings

Restricting Software

Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

13. Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Virtualization Technologies

Implementing Hyper-V

Managing Virtual Machine Storage

Managing Virtual Networks


NOTE: Labs in this course are based on the general availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Lab 1: Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012
DeployWindows Server 2012
Configure Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Manage Servers
UseWindows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Lab 2: Install Domain Controllers
Install a Domain Controller by Using Install from Media (IFM)
Lab 3: Manage AD DS Objects
Delegate Administration for a Branch Office
Create and Configure User Accounts in AD DS
Manage Computer Objects in AD DS

Lab 4: Automate AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell
Create User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Use Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Use Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Lab 5: Implement IPv4
Identify Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshoot IPv4

Lab 6: Implement DHCP
Implement DHCP

Lab 7: Implement DNS
Install and Configure DNS
Create Host Records in DNS
Manage the DNS Server Cache

Lab 8: Implement IPv6
Configure an IPv6 Network
Configure an ISATAP Router

Lab 9: Implement Local Storage
Install and Configure a New Disk
Resize Volumes
Configure a Redundant Storage Space

Lab 10: Implement File and Print Services
Create and Configure a File Share
Configure Shadow Copy
Create and Configure a Printer Pool

Lab 11: Implement Group Policy
Configure a Central Store
Create Group Policy Objects

Lab 12: Increase Security for Server Resources
Use Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Audit File System Access
Audit Domain Logons

Lab 13: Configure AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configure AppLocker Policies
Configure Windows Firewall

Lab 14: Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Install theHyper-V Server Role
Configure Virtual Networking
Create and Configure a Virtual Machine
Use Virtual Machine Snapshots

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