Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

The course is part one of a series of three courses that provide 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. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration.
Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • 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
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain ServicesLessons
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers  
  • Installing a Domain Controller
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services ObjectsLessons
  • Managing User Accounts   
  • Managing Group Accounts   
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration   
Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services AdministrationLessons
  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Module 5: Implementing IPv4Lessons
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 6: Implementing DHCPLessons
  • Installing a DHCP Server Role  
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Module 7: Implementing DNSLessons
  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones
Module 8: Implementing IPv6Lessons
  • Overview of IPv6 
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
Module 9: Implementing Local StorageLessons
  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
Module 10: Implementing File and Print ServicesLessons
  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing
Module 11: Implementing Group PolicyLessons
  • Overview of Group Policy   
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy ObjectsLessons
  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-VLessons
  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies   
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks