70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2


Course Overview

This course gives students an overview of Server 2012, and teaches them Windows Server 2012 management, working with Server Core, configuring local storage, configuring file and print access, remote management and virtualization, TCP/IP protocol suite, DHCP and DNS, Active Directory Domain Services, and Windows security.

Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Module 01 - Server 2012 Overview 

Server 2012 Overview

On Premise vs. Cloud

Common Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Local Resources Provided to Clients

Windows Server 2012 Editions

Server 2012 Server Roles

Features with Windows Server 2012

Server Core

Installation Options

Install Options Integrated

Media Formats

Windows DS

Other Install Options

Demo - Installing Windows 2012 Enterprise

Windows Server Installation

Server Upgrades

Server Migration

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Installation Steps

Post Server Installation Tasks – Round One

Demo - Introduction to Server Manager

Windows Activation

Offline Domain Join

Post Server Installation Tasks – Round Two

Using PowerShell to Manage Servers

Resources Utilization by Using Features on Demand

Features on Demand – Order of Search

How to Override Features on Demand (Default Behavior)

Removing Feature Files

Migrate Roles from Previous Versions of Windows Server

Supported Operation Systems (Source)

Module 01 Review

Module 02 - Windows Server 2012 Management 

Windows Server 2012 Management

Server Manager

Demo - Add Roles Server Manager

Demo - Event Viewer

Demo - Best Practice Analyzer

Administrative Tools Available

Demo - Administrative Tools Available

Enabling Remote Management

Delegate Administration

Delegation Planning

Demo - Delegation of Domain Administration

Advanced Services

Configuring NIC Teaming

Switch Dependent Teaming Modes

802.11ac Support

NetSh Commands with Windows Server 2012 R2

Wired and Wireless Ethernet Access Passwords

Module 02 Review

Module 03 - Working with Server Core 

Working with Server Core

Demo - Installing Server Core

Introduction to PowerShell

Demo - PowerShell

Adding GUI to Server Core

Removing GUI to Server Core

To Install a Removed Role or Feature Using WIM Image

Server Core Tools

Demo - Recover from Closing Command Prompt

Roles Available to Server Core

Listing Roles on Server Core

Enabling Remote Management

Demo - Netsh-Firewall

Server Configuration - Core

Demo - Sconfig on Server Core

Features Not Supported by Server Core

Installing Domain Controllers on Server Core - Options

PowerShell Examples for User Management

PowerShell Examples for Group Management

PowerShell Examples for Computer Management

PowerShell Examples for OU's

Module 03 Review

Module 04 - Configuring Local Storage 

Configuring Local Storage

Key Features of Storage

Disk Types and Performance

Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (EIDE)

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)

Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)

Solid State Drives

Direct Attached Storage (DAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Storage Area Network (SAN)

Common RAID Levels

Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Features

Storage Spaces

Demo - Configuring Storage Spaces

Work Folders

Work Folder Limitations

Work Folder Components

Certificate Notes

Work Folder Server Components

Work Folder Server Configuration

Work Folder Server Configuration PowerShell Commands

Work Folders Client Configuration

Demo - Configuring Work Folders

Offload Data Transfers (ODX)

SMB 3.0 Support

File System Enhancements

Storage Management

Resilient File System (ReFS)

Storage PowerShell Cmdlets

Configure Basic Disks

Configure Dynamic Disks

Common Operations – Basic and Dynamic Disks

Demo - Creating Volume Mount Points

Configuring MBR Disks

Configuring GPT Disks

Installing And Configuring A New Disk

eNotes: Types of Volumes / Pools

Demo - Create VHDs

Extending and Shrinking Volumes

Utilities for Volumes


BranchCache Requirements

BranchCache Server Settings

BranchCache Client Settings

Enabling Distributed Cache Mode or Hosted Cache Mode

Module 04 Review

Module 05 - Configure File and Print Access 

File Shares and Permissions

Create and Configure Shares

File Sharing Profiles

Demo - Configure File Shares

Configure Offline Files

Offline Files Settings

Configure NTFS Permissions

NTFS Permissions

eNotes: NTFS Permission Examples

Access Based Enumeration (ABE)

Configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

Demo - Shadow Copies

Configure Print and Document Services

Demo - Install Print and Document Services Role

Easy Print - Print Driver

Network Printing Security Options

Demo - Create a Shared Printer

Printer Pooling

Demo - Creating a Printer Pool

Branch Office Direct Printing

Options to Deploy Printers

Printer Migration for Web Services for Devices (WSD Print Devices)

Server 2012 R2 New and Updated

Module 05 Review

Module 06 - Remote Management and Virtualization 

Remote Management

Demo - Enable Remote Management

Remote Management - MISC

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop Services Role Services

Server 2012 R2 Improvements and Additions

Demo - Remote Desktop

Multi-Server Management

Demo - Server Groups


Presentation Virtualization

Remote Desktop Gateway



Application Virtualization (App-V)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Simulated Hardware for VM's

Demo - Create a VM

Demo - Hyper-V Settings

Dynamic Memory

Integration Services

Start and Stop Actions

Resource Metering

Virtual Hard Disk

Virtual Disk Types

Shrinking Fixed Virtual Hard Disks

VHD’s vs. VHDX

Demo - Managing VHD’s

Differencing Disks

Virtual Hard Disk Operations/Maintenance Operations

Methods of Creating Virtual Hard Disk

VHD’s and File Shares

Differencing Disks

Virtual Networks

Virtual Network Extensions

Demo - Hyper-V Network Settings

Virtual Adapters

Legacy Network Adapters

Demo - Creating Network Adapters

Considerations for VM Network Configuration

Important Note – External Virtual Networks

Virtual Machine MAC Address

Using Snapshots

Module 06 Review

Module 07 - TCP/IP Protocol Suite 

TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Components of Network Infrastructure

TCP/IP Protocol


TCP/IP Applications



IPv4 Addressing

IP Configuration

Public vs. Private IPv4 Addresses

Relating to Binary

IP Address Classes

CIDR Notations / VLSM

eNotes: CIDR

Configuring IP Addresses Using Server Manager

Configuring IP Address Using a Command Line

Configure IP Address Using PowerShell

Demo - Configure IP Address Using PowerShell

TCP/IP Troubleshooting with PowerShell

TCP/IP Diagnostics

Network Card Teaming


Supernetting Examples

Overview Of IPv6

IPv4 vs IPv6

Comparing IPv4 and IPv6

IPv6 Benefits


IPv6 Addressing

Link Local Unicast Addresses

Host Private Address

Zone ID’s

Hexadecimal Numbering System

Converting Binary to Hex

Binary To Hex Examples

Things to Know About TCP/IPv6

Global Unicast Addresses

Global Unicast Addresses Structure

Unique Local Unicast Address

Zone ID

Format Prefixes

IPv6 Address Structure

Demo - Configuring IPv6 Client

Autoconfiguration IPv6 Addresses

Autoconfiguration Address States

Autoconfiguration Process

IPv6 Over IPv4 Tunneling

Defining Capabilities: Node Types

Configure ISATAP

Host Configuration




Transition Process

Module 07 Review

Module 08 - DHCP and DNS 


DNS for Name Resolution

eNotes: How Names are Resolved – Iterative Queries

Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution


Single Label Names - WINS

Tools and Commands

Demo - Tools and Commands

DNS Terms to Know

DNS Zones

DNS Registration Enhancements Windows Server 2012 R2

Demo - Installing the DNS Server Role

Enhanced Zone Level Statistics Windows Server 2012 R2

Enhanced PowerShell Support Server 2012 R2

Dynamic Updates

DNS Server Cache and Forwarding

DNS Cache

DNS Records Required for IPv6 Coexistence

Troubleshooting Name Resolution

eNotes: Troubleshooting Name Resolution


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Service

Lease Generation

DHCP Relay Agent

DHCP on Server Core

DHCP Installation

Demo - Install DHCP

Create and Configure Scopes IPv4

Create and Configure Scopes IPv6

DHCP Reservation

Common DHCP Options

Order Options are Assigned

Managing DHCP Database

Move DHCP Database

Securing DHCP and Unauthorized Computers

Improved PowerShell Commands for DHCP in Server 2012 R2

New PowerShell Commands for DHCP

Configure Client and Server for PXE Boot

DHCP Audit Logging

Common Event Codes

DHCP Issues - Discussion

Module 08 Review

Module 09 - Overview of Active Directory Domain Services 

Overview of Active Directory Domain Services

Physical Components of Active Directory

Logical Components of Active Directory

Domain Structures - Domain and Forest

Domain Structure - Forest

Domain Structure - Schema

Domain Structures - Logical

Default Containers and OU's

Domain Structures - Sites (Physical)

Components of Site Structure

Domain - Wide Scope

Overview of Domain Controllers

What Domain Controllers Do

Depreciated Features Server 2012 Related to AD DS

Server 2012 R2 Enhancements

AD and Workplace Join

Global Catalog

Demo - Global Catalog

Operations Master Roles

Best Practices - FSMO and GC

Forest and Domain Functional Levels

Guidelines for Raising Domain and Forest Functional Levels

Functional Level Options

Functional Levels and Recycle Bin

Demo - Functional Levels and FSMO

Forest Functional Levels

ADPrep Commands


How DC's are Found and Used

Demo - SRV Records DNS

The AD DS Logon Process

Install Domain Controllers

DC Install Questions and Required Information

Required Information to Collect Pre-Install

Demo - Install Domain Controllers

Upgrading Domain Controllers

Clean Installation of Windows Server 2012 Domain Controllers

Install Domain Controller Using IFM

Demo - Remove A Domain Controller From A Domain

Active Directory Management Tools

User Accounts

Uniqueness of Accounts

Attributes of Users

Creating Account Templates

Locking vs. Disabled

Directory Service Command Line Tools


Group Scopes

Helpful Acronyms


Default Groups

Protected Users Security Group

Protected Users Security Group User Limitations

Special Identities

Computer Accounts

Troubleshooting Computer Accounts

Troubleshooting Steps

Listing Group Membership

Delegate Management of Active Directory Objects

CSVDE for Exporting

CSVDE for Importing


Ldifde - Export

Ldifde - Import

Managing AD DS with PowerShell

Module 09 Review

Module 10 - Windows Security 

Windows Security

Windows Security – Defense in Depth

Security Templates

Methods to Distribute Security Templates

User Rights

Demo - Local Security Policy


Restricted Groups

Account Policies

Security Compliance Manager (SCM)

Group Policy

GPO Locations - Content

Components of Group Policy

Group Policy Structure

Administrative Templates

ADM Files

Group Policy Central Store

Multiple Local Group Policies

Notes: Local Group Policies

Group Policy Preferences

Common Preferences

Starter GPO

GPO Permissions

Group Policy Processing


Default GPO’s

Demo - Create a GPO

Authentication Policies – Server 2012 R2

Software Restriction Policies

Basics: Software Restriction Policies


AppLocker Rules

Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Enhancements Over Standard Windows Firewall

Firewall Profiles

Connection Security Rules

Deploy Firewall Rules

Configure Authenticated Firewall Exceptions

Module 10 Review

Course Closure

70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
tag icon Price $84.99
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tag icon Duration 17h 1m
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tag icon Access 12 Months
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