Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services

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Duration: 1 days
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This five day course is a part three in a series of three courses that cover skills and knowledge that is needed to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in existing enterprise environments. This course focusses on advanced configuration of services that are necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including advanced network services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Right Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, disaster recovery services, as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies like Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Web Application Proxy Integration with AD FS and Workplace Join.


What You'll Learn

  • Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012
  • Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache and FSRM
  • Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment
  • Implement an AD RMS deployment
  • Implement an AD FS deployment
  • Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB
  • Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering
  • Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service
  • Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster
  • Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements


  • Configuring advanced DHCP features
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM
  • Lab: Implementing advanced network services

  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing storage usage
  • Lab: Implementing advanced file services
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache

  • Overview of DAC
  • Implementing DAC components
  • Implementing DAC for access control
  • Implementing access denied assistance
  • Implementing and managing work folders
  • Lab: Implementing secure data access

  • Overview of distributed AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts
  • Lab: Implementing distributed AD DS deployments

  • AD DS replication overview
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS sites and replication

  • Using certificates in a business environment
  • PKI overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and managing certificate templates
  • Implementing certificate distribution and revocation
  • Managing certificate recovery
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring CA hierarchy
  • Lab: Deploying and managing certificates

  • AD RMS overview
  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  • Configuring external access to AD RMS
  • Lab: Implementing AD RMS

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a business-to-business federation scenario
  • Extending AD FS to external clients
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS for external partners and users

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB cluster
  • Planning an NLB implementation
  • Lab: Implementing NLB

  • Overview of failover clustering
  • Implementing a failover cluster
  • Configuring highly available applications and services on a failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Implementing a multi-site failover cluster
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering

  • Overview of integrating Hyper-V with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machine movement
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Data protection overview
  • Implementing Windows server backup
  • Implementing server and data recovery
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Server backup and restore
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Who should attend

The course is intended for IT professionals with hands-on experience implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment, who are keen to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within the Windows Server 2012 environment. The course is highly recommended for –

  • Windows Server Administrators
  • IT professionals
  • System administrators
  • Individuals keen to earn the MCSE certification


For attending this course, participants need to have experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 servers day-to-day in an Enterprise environment. Alternatively, participants can attend the courses Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 and Administering Windows Server 2012 to meet the prerequisites.

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