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Windows Server 2012

Course Overview

Windows Server 2012. This comprehensive course is designed for people who will be responsible for installing, configuring, administering and supporting Windows Server 2012 networks.


Course Title  Windows Server 2012

Course Summary
         Course Duration
5 Days
Required Knowledge         
The delegate should have some experience of using Windows before attending this
Course Overview    
This comprehensive course is designed for people who will be responsible for
installing, configuring, administering and supporting Windows Server 2012 networks.

The different editions of Windows Server 2012
The Server Core feature.
Installing the administrative tools.
Using and configuring the Microsoft Management Console.
Introduction to PowerShell.
Minimum hardware requirements
Performing a clean installation
Performing an upgrade installation
Server Core
Server Core installation.
Configuring Server Core roles and features.
Adding a Server Core computer to a domain.
Configuring a Server Core computer for remote administration.
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Overview of AD DS.
Implementing trees and forests.
Creating domains and organisational units.
Managing access permissions to Active Directory objects.
Understanding Active Directory Sites and replication.
Deploying read-only domain controllers.
Active Directory Federation Services.
Forest and domain functional levels.
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.
Restarting AD DS on domain controllers.
AD DS auditing.
Managing User Accounts
The predefined user accounts.
Creating, deleting, renaming users.
Setting and changing passwords
Login scripts and user profiles.
Static and roaming user profiles.
Mandatory profiles
Managing Group Accounts
Local, Global, and Universal groups.
The built-in groups.
Creating and deleting groups.
Managing Shared Folders
Sharing folders.
Managing share permissions.
Creating and using hidden shares.
UNC naming.
Mapping network drives.
Administrative shares.
Publishing shared folders.
Configuring offline caching.
Directory and File Permissions
Setting file and directory NTFS Permissions.
The concept of “ownership”.
Auditing file usage.
Managing Printing
Installing the Print Management console.
Installing printers.
Sharing printers.
Controlling print queues.
Printer pools.
Setting printer permissions
Networking Services
Configuring TCP/IP settings.
DNS and introduction to IPv6
Configuring DHCP.
Configuring WINS.
IPAM (IP Address Management) features.
Logging & Monitoring Server Performance
The Event viewer
Using the Task Manager
Summary of important performance counters
Performing real-time and logged monitoring
Configuring alerts
Managing counter logs
Monitoring network usage
Managing server storage
Basic vs. Dynamic disks.
Understanding RAID technologies.
Using the Disk Management tool.
Creating volume sets and stripe sets.
Mirroring drives.
Creating RAID 5 volumes.
Formatting and defragging disks.
Controlling drive letters.
The File Server Resource Manager.
Managing quotas.
File screening.
The Volume Shadow Copy service.
NTFS compression features.
The Distributed File System (DFS).
Configuring and Managing Remote Desktop Services
Deploying & configuring RDS.
Configuring RDS clients.
Managing client connections and resources.
Installing & configuring an RDS Gateway.
Using RDS RemoteApp to publish application
Internet Information Services (IIS 8)
Installing the web server role
IIS concepts: web applications, application pools, virtual directories etc.
Creating & configuring websites.
Creating & configuring FTP services
IIS security settings.
Managing Disaster recovery
Troubleshooting the boot process.
Windows Server backup.
Scheduling backup jobs
Using Safe Mode and the Last Known Good configuration.
The Recovery Console.
Securing Windows Server 2012
Configuring the Windows firewall.
EFS encryption.
BitLocker drive encryption.
Network Access Protection (NAP).
Deploying & configuring Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
Using Group Policy to manage the network centrally
Using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
Creating Group Policy Objects.
Working with security templates.
The group policy processing order.
Overriding and filtering policies
Assigning and publishing software via group policies.
Virtualisation using Hyper-V
Overview of virtualisation technologies.
Installing the Hyper-V role.
The Hyper-V Administrative console
Installing, configuring, and running guest operating systems.
Using snapshots