Administering Windows Server 2012
The course is part two of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
The course is part two of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows® Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.
|Cost||£999 (plus VAT)|
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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 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.
Candidates would typically be system administrators or aspiring to be system administrators. They must have at least one year hands-on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must also have knowledge equivalent to that already covered in "20410A: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012" course as this course will build upon that knowledge.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- at least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
- good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure.
- knowledge equivalent to that already covered in "M20410:Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012".
|Delegates will learn how to|
- 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 Domain Name System (DNS).
- configure and troubleshoot Remote Access.
- install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role.
- implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
- optimise file services.
- configure encryption and advanced auditing.
- deploy and maintain server images.
- implement Update Management.
- monitor Windows Server 2012.
Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to scope Group Policy objects (GPOs) using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting policy application.
- Understanding Group Policy
- Implementing GPOs
- Managing Group Policy Scope
- Group Policy processing
- Troubleshooting policy application
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
- Creating and configuring Group Policy Objects
- Managing Group Policy Scope
- Verifying Group Policy application
- Managing Group Policy Objects
Module 2: Managing user desktops with Group Policy
This module covers implementing administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.
- Implementing administrative templates
- Configuring Group Policy preferences
- Managing software with GPSI
Lab : Managing user desktops with Group Policy
- Deploying software using Group Policy
- Implementing settings using Group Policy preferences
- Configuring folder redirection
Module 3: Managing user and service sccounts
This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service Accounts.
- Creating and administering user accounts
- Configuring user object attributes
- Automating user account creation
- Configuring managed service accounts
Lab : Managing user and service accounts
- Configuring password policy and account lockout settings
- Creating and associating a managed service account
Module 4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers how to implement virtualised and read only domain controllers as well as how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.
- Implementing virtualised domain controllers
- Implementing read only domain controllers
- Administering AD DS
- Managing the AD DS database
Lab : Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
- Deploying a virtualised domain controller clone
- Installing and configuring a read only domain controller
- Configuring and viewing Active Directory Snapshots
- Configuring the Active Directory recycle bin
Module 5: Configuring and troubleshooting DNS
This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.
- Installing the DNS server role
- Configuring the DNS server role
- Configuring DNS zones
- Configuring DNS zone transfers
- Managing and troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and troubleshooting DNS
- Configuring DNS resource records
- Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
- Installing and configuring DNS zones
- Troubleshooting DNS
Module 6: Configuring and rroubleshooting remote access
This module covers configuring network access, creating and configuring virtual private networks (VPNs) and network policies as well as troubleshooting routing and remote access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.
- Configuring network access
- Configuring VPN Access
- Overview of network policies
- Troubleshooting routing and remote access
- Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring and troubleshooting remote access
- Configuring a VPN server
- Configuring a network policy for VPN clients
- Configuring DirectAccess
Module 7: Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the network policy server role
This module covers installing and configuring NPS as well as remote authentication dial in user service (RADIUS) clients and servers. It will also deal with NPS authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a NPS.
- Installing and configuring a network policy server
- Configuring RADIUS clients and servers
- NPS authentication methods
- Monitoring and troubleshooting a network policy server
Lab : Installing and configuring a network policy server
- Installing and configuring NPS to support RADIUS
- Configuring a RADIUS client
Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module will provide an overview of NAP, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.
- Overview of Network Access Protection
- How NAP works
- Configuring NAP
- Monitoring and troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection
- Configuring NAP components
- Configuring the client settings to support NAP
Module 9: Optimising file services
This module covers File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and how to use it to implement quotas, file screens and storage reports. It will also outline how to implement classification management and file management tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS namespaces and configuring and troubleshooting DFS replication.
- Overview of FSRM
- Using FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports
- Implementing classification management and file management tasks
- DFS overview
- Configuring DFS namespaces
- Configuring and troubleshooting DFS replication
Lab : Lab A: configuring quotas and file screening using FSRM
- Configuring FSRM quotas
- Configuring file screening
Lab : Lab B: Configuring DFS namespaces and replication
- Installing and configuring the DFS namespaces server role
- Configuring DFS folder targets
- Configuring DFS replication
Module 10: Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.
- Encrypting network files with EFS
- Configuring advanced auditing
Lab : Lab A: Encrypting and recovering files
Lab : Lab B: Implementing advanced audit policy configuration
Module 11: Deploying and maintaining server images
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to perform deployments with WDS.
- Overview of WDS
- Implementing deployment with WDS
- Administering WDS
Lab : Deploying and maintaining server images using Windows Deployment Services
- Installing and configuring Windows Deployment Services
- Deploying a server Image
Module 12: Implementing update management
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.
- Overview of WSUS
- Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab : Implementing update management
- Implementing the WSUS server role
- Configuring update settings
- Approving and deploying an update using WSUS
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilise Event logs.
- Monitoring tools
- Using Performance Monitor
- Monitoring Event logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012
- Establishing a performance baseline
- Identifying the source of a performance problem
- Viewing and configuring centralised event logs