Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412)

Duration

5 days

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description

You will learn the advanced configuration and services tasks needed to implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. You will cover advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, and disaster recovery. This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20412 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. Exam 70-412 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

What You’ll Learn

  • Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache, and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Implement dynamic access control
  • Implement network load balancing
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments
  • Implement AD DS sites and replication
  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Who Needs to Attend

System administrators and IT professionals looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

Prerequisites

  • Experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 Enterprise environment
  • Experience implementing, managing, and configuring Active Directory and networking infrastructure
  • Equivalent knowledge and experience to:
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)
    • Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)

Course Outline

1. Implementing Advanced Network Services

  • Configuring Advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Features
  • Configuring Advanced Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
  • Implementing IP Address Management

2. Implementing Advanced File Services

  • Configuring Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) Storage
  • Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

3. Implementing Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders

4. Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

  • Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

5. Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

  • AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

6. Implementing AD CS

  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

7. Implementing AD RMS

  • Active Directory Rights Management
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

8. Implementing AD FS

  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario

9. Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)

  • Network Load Balancing
  • Configuring a NLB Cluster
  • Planning a NLB Implementation

10. Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Failover Clustering
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

11. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement

12. Implementing Business Continuity Disaster Recovery

  • Data Protection Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Labs

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

Lab 1: Implement Advanced Network Services

  • Configure Advanced DHCP Settings
  • Configure Advanced DNS Settings
  • Configure IP Address Management

Lab 2a: Implement Advanced File Services

  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure File Classification Infrastruture

Lab 2b: Implement BranchCache

  • Configure the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configure the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configure Client Computers BranchCache
  • Monitor BranchCache

Lab 3: Implement Secure Data Access

  • Plan the DAC implementation
  • Validate and Remediate Access Control
  • Implement Work Folders

Lab 4: Implement Distributed AD DS Deployments

  • Implement Child Domains in AD DS
  • Implement Forest Trusts

Lab 5: Implement AD DS Sites and Replication

  • Modify the Default Site
  • Create Additional Sites and Subnets
  • Configure AD DS Replication

Lab 6: Deploy and Configure CA Hierarchy

  • Deploy a Stand-alone Root CA
  • Deploy and Enterprise Subordinate CA

Lab 7: Deploy and Manage Certificates

  • Configure Certificate Templates
  • Configure Certificate Enrollment
  • Configure Certificate Revocation
  • Configure Key Recovery

Lab 8: Implement AD RMS

  • Install and Configure AD RMS
  • Configure AD RMS Templates
  • Implement the AD RMS Trust Policies

Lab 9: Implement AD FS

  • Configure AD FS Prerequisites
  • Install and Configure AD FS
  • Configure AD FS for a Single Organization

Lab 10: Implement AD FS for External Partners and Users

  • Configure AD FS for Federated Business Partners
  • Configure Web Application Proxy

Lab 11: Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB)

  • Implement an NLB Cluster
  • Configure and Manage the NLB Cluster
  • Validate High Availability for the NLB Cluster

Lab 12: Implement Failover Clustering

  • Configure a Failover Cluster
  • Deploy and Configure a Highly-Available File Server
  • Validate the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Lab 13: Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Configure Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Lab 14: Implement Windows Server Backup and Restore

  • Back up Data on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server
  • Restore Files Using Windows Server Backup