Administering Windows Server® 2012

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days
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This three day course discusses implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment, while focusing on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows server 2012 infrastructure. This includes configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, 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.


What You'll Learn

  • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service accounts
  • Implement Group policy infrastructure
  • Manage user desktops using group policy
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot network policy server
  • Implement network access protection
  • Implement remote access
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Deploy and maintain server images
  • Implement update managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012


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

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
  • Lab : Maintaining AD DS

  • Configuring password policy and user account lockout settings
  • Configuring managed service accounts
  • Lab: Managing user and service accounts

  • Introducing group policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group policy scope and group policy processing
  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
  • Lab : implementing a group policy infrastructure

  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring folder redirection and scripts
  • Configuring group policy preferences
  • Managing software with Group policy
  • Lab: Managing user desktop with group policy

  • Installing and configuring a network policy server
  • Configuring RADIUS clients and servers
  • NPS authentication methods
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting a network policy server

  • Overview of network access protection
  • Overview of NAP enforcement processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Implementing network access protection

  • 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
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard
  • Lab: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess solution
  • Lab: Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing web application proxy

  • 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
  • Lab: Configuring quotas and file screening using File Server Resource Manager
  • Lab: Implementing Distributed File System

  • Encrypting drives by using BitLocker
  • Encrypting file using EFS
  • Configuring advanced auditing
  • Lab: Configuring encryption and advanced auditing

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing images
  • Implementing deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to deploy Windows Server 2012

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying updates with WSUS
  • Lab: Implementing update management

  • Monitoring tools
  • Using performance monitor
  • Monitoring event logs
  • Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
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Who should attend

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. It is highly recommended for –
  • Windows Server administrators
  • IT professionals looking to take the Administering Windows Server 2012 examination
  • IT professionals preparing for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) examination


Participants need to 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. These prerequisites could also be met by participating in the course Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

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