This version of this course, 20417, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions. This will explain new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Install and configure Windows Server 2012 servers.
• Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012 servers.
• Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage Windows Server 2012 servers.
• Configure storage on Windows Server 2012 servers.
• Deploy and manage network services.
• Deploy and manage a DirectAccess infrastructure.
• Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
• Deploy and configure virtual machines on Hyper-V.
• Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
• Configure Dynamic Access Control to manage and audit access to shared files.
• Implement the new features in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for Windows Server 2012.
• Plan and implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.
To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended that you have:
• Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008
• Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
• Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation
• Experience with Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies and implementation
• Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
• Exam 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
• Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.
• Installing Windows Server 2012
• Configuring Windows Server 2012
• Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
• Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
• Configure a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012
• Configure Remote Management for Servers Running Windows Server 2012
Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It also explains the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup. It also describes server and data recovery options.
• Monitoring Windows Server 2012
• Implementing Windows Server Backup
• Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
• Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Servers
• Backing Up Windows Server 2012
• Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup
• Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0.
It also describes managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.
• Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
• Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
• Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
• Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
• Managing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
• Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
This modules describes new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data reduplication, thin provisioning and trim storage, File Server Resource Manager, and Resilient File System (ReFS).
• New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
• Configuring iSCSI Storage
• Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
• Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Lab : Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
• Configuring iSCSI Storage
• Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
• Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
• Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
• Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
Module 5: Implementing Network Services
This module describes the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec, DHCP, and 802.1x.
• Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
• Implementing IP Address Management
• NAP Overview
• Implementing NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Services
• Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
• Configuring IP Address Management
• Configuring NAP
• Verifying the NAP Deployment
Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
This module describes the new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement and configure various components of DirectAccess such as AD DS and DNS. It also discusses the Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and the client-side requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
• Overview of DirectAccess
• Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
• Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
• Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
• Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module describes new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement Failover Clustering and how to configure specific server roles in a cluster, such as a File Server. It also explains new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU).
• Overview of Failover Clustering
• Implementing a Failover Cluster
• Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
• Maintaining a Failover Cluster
• Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
• Configuring a Failover Cluster
• Deploying and Configuring a Highly-Available File Server
• Validating the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
• Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
This module explains how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It also describes networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure virtual machines.
• Configuring Hyper-V Servers
• Configuring Hyper-V Storage
• Configuring Hyper-V Networking
• Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
• Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
• Configuring Virtual Networking
• Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines on virtual machine storage. It also provides a high
level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
• Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
• Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
• Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
• Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
• Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
• Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
• Configuring a Highly-Available Virtual Machine
Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
This module explains how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It also describes core DAC concepts such as claims, Central Access Rules, and policies and their implementation.
• Overview of Dynamic Access Control
• Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
• Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
• Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation and Preparing AD DS for Dynamic Access Control
• Configuring User and Device Claims
• Configuring Resource Properties and File Classifications
• Configuring Central Access Rules and Policies
• Validating and Remediating Access Control
Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains the advanced implementation of Active Directory domain controllers in Windows Server 2012.
It also explains domain controller configuration, managed service accounts, Group Policy implementation, and maintenance tasks for AD DS.
• Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
• Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
• Implementing Service Accounts
• Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
• Maintaining AD DS
Lab: Implementing AD DS
• Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
• Troubleshooting Group Policy
• Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS
• Maintaining AD DS
Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
This module explains Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It also describes configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also explain implementing AD FS to enable internal single sign on (SSO) in an organization and implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.
• Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
• Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
• Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
• Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
Lab: Implementing AD FS
• Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
• Installing and Configuring AD FS
• Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
• Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners