ExpiredAdministering Windows Server 2012

Lorie Gregorchuk

  • March 20, 2017 - March 24, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • February 20, 2017 - February 24, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Delivery: Online Live                                                                         Course Length: 5 days                    

Overview: This course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy.

Prerequisites: Before attending this course, students must 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.


  • The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, as this course will build upon that knowledge and skills covered in that course.

Target Audience:

  • Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam
  • IT professional wishing 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.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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

Course Outline:

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

Configuring the DNS Server Role

Configuring DNS Zones

Configuring DNS Zone Transfers

Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Overview of AD DS

Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers

Implementing RODC

Administering AD DS

Managing the AD DS Database

Lab: Maintaining AD DS

Managing User and Service Accounts

Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings

Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Introducing Group Policy

Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing

Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Administrative Templates

Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts

Configuring Group Policy Preferences

Managing Software with Group Policy

Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

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

Implementing Network Access Protection

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

Implementing Remote Access

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

Optimizing File Services

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

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker

Encrypting Files by Using EFS

Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

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

Implementing Update Management

Overview of WSUS

Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab: Implementing Update Management

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Monitoring Tools

Using Performance Monitor

Monitoring Event Logs

Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Lorie GregorchukExpiredAdministering Windows Server 2012