Windows Server 2012 Online Training Course Content

Upgrading the existing operating system

  • Enabling servers with volume license activation
  • Updating and maximizing security with WSUS

Leveraging the multi-server Server Manager

  • Installing roles/features with the Dashboard
  • Setting up Windows Server Core

Performing administrative tasks with PowerShell

  • Simplifying script design with Intellisense
  • Investigating PowerShell Web Access

Constructing the Active Directory (AD)
Active Directory infrastructure components

  • Organizing with forests, domains and sites
  • Raising domain and forest functional levels
  • Locating and transferring Flexible Single-Master Operation (FSMO) roles

Migrating existing domains to Windows Server 2012

  • Building Domain Controllers (DCs) to host the AD
  • Configuring DNS and managing DC Replication

Creating objects with the GUI and PowerShell

  • Simplifying administration with group nesting
  • Generating users, groups and OUs with PowerShell
  • Analyzing the AD with the Administrative Center

Protecting Disk and File System Resources
Backing up, restoring and organizing disks

  • Enabling disaster recovery with Windows Server Backup
  • Maximizing protection with cloud-based Online Backup
  • Increasing resilience with storage pools and spaces
  • Optimizing disk space with Data Deduplication
  • Creating and deploying VHD and VHDX virtual disks

Defining security on files and folders

  • Adjusting User Account Control notification levels
  • Limiting access with custom Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Auditing file system objects for specific troubleshooting
  • Specifying claims and tags for Dynamic Access Control

Managing and Troubleshooting Servers
Exploiting administrative tools and applets

  • Action Center
  • Task Scheduler
  • Performance Alerts
  • iSCSI initiator and target
  • Configuring the Windows Firewall for remote access

Measuring reliability and analyzing performance

  • Producing diagnostic reports with Data Collector Sets
  • Determining recurrent issues with Reliability Monitor
  • Fixing startup problems with the Recovery Environment

Setting Up Network Components
Establishing network settings

  • Connecting servers with IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
  • Leveraging the Network and Sharing Center

Ensuring network resource availability

  • Recovering files with Shadow Copies
  • Improving WAN performance with BranchCache
  • Implementing the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Administering the Active Directory
Assigning administrative rights

  • Analyzing results from the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)
  • Delegating control for seamless administration

Deploying Group Policies for central management

  • Contrasting computer/user policies and preferences
  • Locking down the desktop with administrative templates

Virtualizing Servers with Hyper-V
Managing virtual machines (VMs)

  • Creating virtual machines, switches and other hardware
  • Organizing VM snapshots for easy rollback and recovery

Minimizing downtime with replication

  • Setting up a replica server for dynamic replication
  • Preparing the infrastructure for the cloud

Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

    • Implementing session-based desktop deployment
    • Configuring Web Access for RemoteApp programs
    • Comparing pooled vs. personalized desktop collections