Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Course Code 20412) Overview

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part three 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.

Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

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What you will learn

      • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
      • Describe AD DS.
      • Manage Active Directory objects.
      • Automate Active Directory 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).
      • Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

FULL COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services

This module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM).
Lessons:
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IP Address Management

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services

This module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication.
Lessons:
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

This module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.
Lessons:
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for Dynamic Access Control
  • Deploying Dynamic Access Control

Module 4: Implementing Network Load Balancing

This module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster.
Lessons:
  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation

Module 5: Implementing Failover Clustering

This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multisite failover clustering.
Lessons:
  • 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

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
Lessons:
  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM

Module 7: Implementing Disaster Recovery

This module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.
Lessons:
  • Overview of Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Module 8: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

This module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts.
Lessons:
  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Module 9: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

This module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication.
Lessons:
  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Module 10: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services

This module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation.
Lessons:
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

This module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection, and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.

Lessons:

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

This module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners.
Lessons:
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario

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