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Administering Windows Server 2012 Aberdeen

  • Price £1,750.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

The course is part two of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will 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 will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Candidates would typically be System Administrators or aspiring to be System Administrators. They must have at least one year hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must also have knowledge equivalent to that already covered in “20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012” course as this course will build upon that knowledge.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

At least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure.
Knowledge equivalent to that already covered in “M20410:Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012”.

Skills

Delegates will learn how to:

Implement a Group Policy infrastructure.
Manage user desktops with Group Policy.
Manage user and service accounts.
Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS).
Configure and troubleshoot Remote Access.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role.
Implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
Optimize file services.
Configure encryption and advanced auditing.
Deploy and maintain server images.
Implement Update Management.
Monitor Windows Server 2012.

Course Content

Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to scope Group Policy objects (GPOs) using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting policy application.

Lessons

Understanding Group Policy
Implementing GPOs
Managing Group Policy Scope
Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting Policy Application
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
Managing Group Policy Scope
Verifying Group Policy Application
Managing Group Policy Objects
 

Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module covers implementing administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.

Lessons

Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with GPSI
Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Deploying Software Using Group Policy
Implementing Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
Configuring Folder Redirection
 

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service Accounts.

Lessons

Creating and Administering User Accounts
Configuring User Object Attributes
Automating User Account Creation
Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
 

Module 4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domain Controllers as well as how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.

Lessons

Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database
Lab : Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Deploying a Virtualized Domain Controller Clone
Installing and Configuring a Read Only Domain Controller
Configuring and Viewing Active Directory Snapshots
Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
 

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.

Lessons

Installing the DNS Server Role
Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring DNS Resource Records
Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
Troubleshooting DNS
 

Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module covers configuring network access, creating and configuring virtual private networks (VPNs) and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting routing and remote access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.

Lessons

Configuring Network Access
Configuring VPN Access
Overview of Network Policies
Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

Configuring a VPN Server
Configuring a Network Policy for VPN Clients
Configuring Direct Access
 

Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module covers installing and configuring NPS as well as remote authentication dial in user service (RADIUS) clients and servers. It will also deal with NPS authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a NPS.

Lessons

Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
Configuring a RADIUS Client
 

Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module will provide an overview of NAP, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.

Lessons

Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

Configuring NAP Components
Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
 

Module 9: Optimizing File Services
This module covers File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuring and troubleshooting DFS Replication.

Lessons

Overview of FSRM
Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
DFS Overview
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Lab : Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

Configuring FSRM Quotas
Configuring File Screening
Lab : Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication

Installing and Configuring the DFS Namespaces Server Role
Configuring DFS Folder Targets
Configuring DFS Replication
 

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.

Lessons

Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab : Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files

Encrypting and Recovering Files

Lab : Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Configuring Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to Perform deployments with WDS.

Lessons

Overview of WDS
Implementing Deployment with WDS
Administering WDS
Lab : Deploying and Maintaining Server Images Using Windows Deployment Services

Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
Deploying a Server Image
 

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.

Lessons

Overview of WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab : Implementing Update Management

Implementing the WSUS Server Role
Configuring Update Settings
Approving and Deploying an Update using WSUS
 

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

Lessons

Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

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