70-417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

70-417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012


Course Overview

This course prepares students to demonstrate your real-world knowledge of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. The course validates skills related to the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2012, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2008.

Course Introduction 

Course Introduction 

Module 01 - Install and Configure Servers 

Install and Configure Servers

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 - Configure Server Roles and Features 

Configure Server Roles and Features

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

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 (Cont.)

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 02 Review

Module 03 - Configure Hyper-V 

Configure Hyper-V

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)

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 03 Review

Module 04 - Install and Administer Active Directory 

Install and Administer Active Directory

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 04 Review

Module 05 - Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers

WDS Server Role Services

Windows Deployment Services


PowerShell Cmdlets for WDS

Prerequisites for Installing WDS Deployment and Transport Server (AD Integrated)

Prerequisites for Installing WDS Deployment and Transport Server (Standalone)

Demo - Installing WDS

Installing with Windows PowerShell

Demo - Installing with Windows PowerShell and WDSUTIL

Configuring WDS Role

Types of Images

Steps for Adding Images

Demo - Configuring WDS

Demo - WDS Install Images and Server Configuration

Client Prerequisites for Installing Images

Client Steps for Installing Images

Configuring Boot Menu

Creating Capture Image

Custom Install Images

Creating Custom Install Images

Discover Images

Creating Discover Images

Creating Media for Discover Image

Demo - Creating Media for Discover Image

Unattended Installations

Unattended Steps

Sample Unattended File

Multicast Transmissions

Demo - Configuring Transmissions

Demo - Adding Second Image Files

Adding Driver Packages to Boot Images

Common Administrative Tasks

Phases of Automated Deployments

Tools to Create and Service Images


Implementing Update Management

WSUS 3.0 SP2 Prerequisites

Computer Groups

Approval - Updates

WSUS Management Process

Group Policy and Automatic Updates

Demo - Configuring WSUS Group Policy

WSUS Management with PowerShell

Demo - Installing and Configuring WSUS

Demo - Approve Updates

Monitoring Servers

Monitor Servers


Demo - Task Manager and Resource Monitor

Demo - Performance Monitor

Demo - Performance Monitor Counters

Demo - Data Collector Sets

Virtual Machine Overview

Demo - Monitoring Virtual Machines

Monitoring Event Logs

Demo - Event Viewer

Demo - Event Forwarding

Monitoring Network Infrastructure

Demo - Monitoring Network Infrastructure

Module 05 Review

Module 06 - Configure Network Services and Access 

Configure Network Services and Access

DNS Components

DNS Zones

Demo - DNS Zones

Stub Zones vs. Conditional Forwarders

DNS Records

Demo - DNS Zones and Records

Demo - Using DNSCMD

How DNS Forwarding Works

Demo - Adding DNS and Conditional Forwarders

DNS Namespaces

DNS Naming Contexts and Rules

External vs. Internal Namespaces

Zone Transfers

Demo - Using DNSCMD and Zone Transfers

Demo - Troubleshooting DNS

Zone Scavenging

Configuring Zone Scavenging

Demo - Scavenging DNS

Other Configuration Options

DNS Caching

Commands for DNS Cache

Storage of Information


Module 06 Review

Module 07 - Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure 

Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

Remote Access Methods

Components of Network Access Services

Roles and Features

VPN and Routing Configuration Components

Demo - Configure Routing and Remote Access

Network Authentication

PKI Components

DHCP Relationship with Remote Access

VPN Access

Requirements of VPN Server

Properties of VPN Connection

Tunneling Protocols for VPN Connections

VPN Reconnect

Demo - Advanced RAS Configuration

VPN Post Installation Checklist

Demo - Using CMAK

Components of Network Policy

Properties of Network Policy

Network Policy Processing

Direct Access Features

What’s New in Direct Access

Deployment Phases of Direct Access

Required Infrastructure: Server

Required Infrastructure: Clients

Required Infrastructure: Network Location Server

Required Infrastructure: Internal Resources

Required Infrastructure: Active Directory Domain | Group Policy | DNS

Required Infrastructure: PKI | NAP

Name Resolution Policy Table

Internal Client Interaction with Direct Access

External Client Interaction with Direct Access

Troubleshooting Tools

VPN Connectivity Troubleshooting

Common Error Codes

Network Address Translation

Configure Remote Dial-in Settings for Users

Network Policy and Access Services

Network Policy Server

Demo - Installing NPS Role

Network Policy Server Tools

RADIUS Clients



Required Certificates

Monitoring NPS

Module 07 Review

Module 08 - Configure and Manage Active Directory 

Configure and Manage Active Directory

Active Directory Directory Services (AD DS)

AD DS Forest Structure

AD DS Schema

AD DS Domain Structure

AD DS Domain Controllers

AD DS Default Containers

Organizational Units

Virtualized Domain Controllers

Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers

Process: Cloning Server 2012 VDC

DcCloneConfig.xml Syntax

DcCloneConfig.xml Parameters

Domain Controller Safe Backup and Restore

PowerShell for Hyper-V Snapshot Management

Demo - Introduction to Active Directory Administration Tools

Importing User Accounts

Common LDAP Attributes

Demo - Advanced AD Attributes

Demo - Using CSVDE

Demo - Export User Accounts Using CSVDE

Demo - Importing Accounts Using LDIF

Demo - Active Directory and PowerShell

Managed Service Accounts

Requirements for Service Accounts

Configuring Managed Service Accounts Using PowerShell

Kerberos Version 5 – Server 2012 Features

Kerberos Configurations Available

Service Principal Names (SPNs)


Create Account Policies and User Rights Assignments

Demo - Creating Password Policies

Notes Create Fine Grained Password Policies

Demo - Password Settings Container

Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC)

Operations Master Roles

Demo - Operations Master Roles

Maintain Active Directory Domain Services

Demo - AD Recycle Bin

Demo - Restore Deleted Items

Demo - AD DB Maintenance and Snapshots

Read Only Domain Controllers (RODC)

Demo - Installing RODC

Manage RODC Caching

Module 08 Review

Module 09 - Configure and Manage Group Policy 

Configure and Manage Group Policy

Group Policy

Defining Options

Group Policy and IPv6

Group Policy Examples of Usage

Demo - Group Policy Management Console

Group Policy Objects

Group Policy Application

CSE Policy Refresh

Windows Client Policy Processing

Scripts Node of Group Policy

Group Policy Nodes

Default Group Policies

Group Policy Storage

Replication of GPO’s

Starter GPO’s

Slow Link Processing

Configure Loopback Processing

Security Templates

Demo - Group Policy Folder Redirection

Demo - Group Policy Software Installation

Demo - Administrative Templates

Group Policy Links

Group Policy Processing

Group Policy Inheritance and Precedence

Precedence: How to Handle Multiple Linked GPOs

Demo - Local Policies

Other Group Policy Options

WMI Filters

Security Templates (Cont.)

Demo - Group Policy Objects

Group Policy Preferences

Demo - Configure Group Policy Preferences

Maintaining GPO’s

Group Policy and PowerShell

Demo - Creating Login Policies

Demo - Configuring User Desktops

Module 09 Review

Module 10 - Configure and Manage High Availability 

Configure and Manage High Availability

NLB – Network Load Balancing

NLB Uses

NLB Prerequisites

How NLB Works

Server Failures & NLB

NLB PowerShell Cmdlets

NLB Port Rules

Configuring NLB Networks

Using NLB with VMs

Upgrading NLB Clusters

Demo - Implementing NLB Clusters

Demo - Configuring NLB Affinity and Port Rules

Securing NLB

Server 2012 Failover Clustering

Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering

Clustering and High Availability

Depreciated Cluster Features

Storage Options

CSV – Cluster Shared Volumes

CSV – Clustered Shared Volumes

Network Considerations | CSV

Windows Requirements for Failover Cluster

Infrastructure Requirements

Failover Clustering - Quorum

Failover Clustering: Hardware Requirements

Clustering and Hyper-V Hardware Requirements

Quorum | Definitions

Quorum Witness

Quorum Configuration Options

Quorum Nodes

Failover Cluster Networks

Cluster Networking

Demo - Create a Cluster

Multi-Site Failover Cluster

Configuring Multi-Site Failover Clusters

Configuring Applications and Services

Procedure Reference: Installing Clustering Server Roles

Demo - Deploying Highly Available Servers

Cluster Aware Updating

Common Cluster Management Tasks

Management Tools

Backing up Clusters

Restoring a Cluster

DHCP Failover

Configuring DHCP Failover

DHCP Failover Modes

Demo - Configuring DHCP Failover

DHCP MCLT Parameters

Module 10 Review

Module 11 - Configure File and Storage Solutions 

Configure File and Storage Solutions

File and Storage Services

Work Folders

Work Folder Functionality


SMB Server 2012 R2 Enhancements

BranchCache Requirements

BranchCache Server Settings

BranchCache Client Settings

Demo - Configure Client Firewall Rules

Demo - Implementing BranchCache

Demo - Simulate Slow Link to Branch Office

Enabling Distributed Cache Mode or Hosted Cache Mode

Discretionary Access Control

DAC Scenarios

DAC Claims

Resource Properties

Accessing Resources with DAC

DAC Requirements

Enabling Support in AD DS KDC

Creating Claims

Creating Resource Properties

Central Access Control Rules

Demo - Enable File Share for BranchCache

Demo - Configure BranchCache for Branch Office

File Server Resource Manager

Demo - Installing FSRM

File Classification

File Classification Properties

File Classification Rules Properties

Demo - Implementing DAC

Demo - Resource Property Definitions

Demo - Configure Central Access Rules and Policies

Demo - Configure Central Access Denied

Demo - Manual Classification

Demo - Publish Central Group Policy

Optimizing Classification Management

Storage Optimization Features


iSCSI Components

iSCSI Security Components

Demo - Configure iSCSI

Demo - iSCSI PowerShell

Demo - Bring a New Volume Online

Module 11 Review

Module 12 - Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 

Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Requirements

Service Level Agreements

Recovery Plans

Data Recovery

Service Recovery

Full Server Recovery

Site Recovery

Backup Types

Backup Technologies

VSS Admin

Backup Planning

Backup Security

Windows Server Backup

Demo - Installing and Using Windows Server Backup

Demo - Create a Scheduled Backup

Options | Windows Backup

Options | Recovery Wizard

System Restore

Demo - Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup

Windows Azure Online Backup

Demo - Windows Azure Backup

Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Installing DPM

Demo - Installing DPM

Single Instance Storage

Windows RE

Windows RE Entry Points

Windows Setup and Windows RE

Demo - Windows RE Entry Points

Safe Boot

Demo - Safe Boot

Boot Configuration Data Store

Module 12 Review

Module 13 - Configure Network Services 

Configure Network Services

Demo - Navigation in Windows Server 2012

DHCP – Definition and Purpose

Components of DHCP Server

Components of Scopes

DHCP Lease Process

DHCP Options

DNS Integration

Super Scopes and Multinetting

Demo - Create a Super Scope

Multicast Scopes


DHCPv6 Regional Registries

Demo - Configuring DHCP Scope

DHCP Name Protection

Demo - Enable DHCP Name Protection

DNS Solutions

Basics of DNS Permissions

DNS Logging

Demo - Configuring DNS Debug Logging

DNS Security


DNSSEC Overview

Deploying DNSSEC

DNSSEC Zone Signing Wizard

Improvements to DNSSEC Windows Server 2012 R2

Resource Records

Signing the Zone

Demo - Deploying DNSSEC

DNS Cache Locking

Demo - DNS Cache Locking

DNS Socket Pool

Demo - DNS Socket Pool

DNS Aging and Scavenging

Maintaining DNS Database

Demo - Maintaining DNS Database

Name Resolution Optimization

Creating Stub Zones

Global Names Zone

Demo - Create Global Names Zone

Demo - Add Alias Global Names Zone

IPAM (IP Address Management)


Role Based Access Control

Role Based Access Control Roles Provided by Default

IPAM Monitoring

VMM and System Center 2012 Integration

IPAM Prerequisites

Hardware & Software Requirements Server 2012

Hardware & Software Requirements Server 2008/2008 R2

IPAM Abilities

IPAM Database Support

IPAM Users and Groups

IPAM Modules

IPAM Deployment Methods

IPAM Components

Provisioning for IPAM

Manual Provisioning for IPAM

GPO Provisioning

Views of IP Address Space

Monitoring and Managing IPAM

Migrating IPAM to Windows Server 2012

Using PowerShell with IPAM

Demo - Installing IPAM

Demo - Configuring IPAM

Adding Address Space to IPAM

Adding IP Address Block to IPAM

Adding IP Address Subnet to IPAM

Adding IP Address Range to IPAM

Adding IP Address to IPAM

Importing and Updating Address Spaces

Text File Examples

Module 13 Review

Module 14 - Configure Identity and Access Solutions 

Configure Identity and Access Solutions

Active Directory Federation Services


Authentication Policies

Multi-Factor Authentication

AD FS Claim Rules

Claims Provider Trusts

Claims Based Identity

Web Services

New Features to Server 2012

SSO within Organization

SSO Business to Business

Prerequisites for AD FS

Certificate Requirements

AD FS Components

Demo - Install AD Federation Services Role

Multi-Factor Access Control in AD FS

Multi-Factor Access Control in AD FS with Windows Server 2012 R2

Claim Types Available in AD FS with Windows Server 2012 R2

AD and Workplace Join

Device Registration Service

Accessing Web Application before Workplace Join your Device

Workplace Joining Your Windows Device

Workplace Joining Your iOS Device

Module 14 Review

Course Closure

70-417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
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