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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Price £1,750.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course.

This course is part one 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 initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410:Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Please Note: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for information technology (IT) Professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be:

Windows Server Administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and the related technologies and are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

IT Professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the pre-requisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
IT Professionals who are looking to take the 410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam

IT professional wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.


An understanding of networking fundamentals.
An understanding of basic Active Directory concepts.
An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
Basic knowledge of server hardware.
Experience working with and configuring Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

All of the above pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure as this course will build upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012.
Describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Manage AD DS objects.
Automate AD DS Administration.
Implement IPv4.
Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
Implement IPv6.
Implement local storage.
Implement File and Print services.
Implement Group Policy.
Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

Course Content

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

Lessons and Activities

Windows Server 2012 Overview
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Deploying Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Managing Servers
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, and Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module covers configuring Active Directory objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS administrative tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Lessons and Activities

Managing User Accounts
Managing Group Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administration
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.

Lessons and Activities

Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4

Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP in addition to managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

Lessons and Activities

Installing a DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP

Implementing DHCP
Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a Domain Name System (DNS) server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

Lessons and Activities

Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
Installing and Managing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones
Lab : Implementing DNS

Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6

Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Local Storage

Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Resizing Volumes
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

Lessons and Activities

Securing Files and Folders
Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
Configuring Network Printing
Lab : Implementing File and Print Services

Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Shadow Copies
Creating and Configure a Printer Pool

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy

Configuring a Central Store
Creating GPOs

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.

Lessons and Activities

Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
Configuring Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources

Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.

Lessons and Activities

Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Installing the Hyper V Role onto a Server
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Snapshots

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