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Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012

Book Description

Prepare for Exam 70-410 and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-410 is one of three required exams for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification from Microsoft.

Organized by exam objectives, and featuring challenging, what-if scenarios, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical skills and knowledge needed to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services in an enterprise environment.

Validate your expertise on these exam objectives:

  • Install and Configure Servers

  • Configure Server Roles and Features

  • Configure Hyper-V

  • Deploy and Configure Core Network Services

  • Install and Administer Active Directory

  • Create and Manage Group Policy

  • Table of Contents

    1. Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012
    2. Introduction
      1. Microsoft certifications
      2. Errata & book support
      3. We want to hear from you
      4. Stay in touch
      5. Preparing for the exam
    3. 1. Installing and Configuring Servers
      1. Objective 1.1: Install servers
        1. Planning for a server installation
          1. Selecting a Windows Server 2012 edition
          2. Supporting server roles
          3. Supporting server virtualization
          4. Server licensing
          5. Installation requirements
        2. Choosing installation options
          1. Using Server Core
            1. Server Core Defaults
            2. Server Core Capabilities
          2. Using the Minimal Server Interface
          3. Using Features on Demand
        3. Upgrading servers
          1. Upgrade paths
          2. Preparing to upgrade
        4. Migrating roles
          1. Installing Windows Server Migration Tools
          2. Using migration guides
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 1.2: Configure servers
        1. Completing postinstallation tasks
          1. Using GUI tools
          2. Using command-line tools
          3. Converting between GUI and Server Core
          4. Configuring NIC teaming
        2. Using Server Manager
          1. Adding servers
          2. Adding roles and features
          3. Deploying roles to VHDs
        3. Configuring services
        4. Delegating server administration
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Objective 1.3: Configure local storage
        1. Planning server storage
          1. How many servers do I need?
          2. Estimating storage requirements
          3. Using Storage Spaces
        2. Understanding Windows disk settings
          1. Selecting a partition style
          2. Understanding disk types
          3. Understanding volume types
          4. Understanding file systems
        3. Working with disks
          1. Adding a new physical disk
          2. Creating and mounting VHDs
          3. Creating a storage pool
          4. Creating virtual disks
          5. Creating a simple volume
          6. Creating a striped, spanned, mirrored, or RAID-5 volume
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      4. Chapter summary
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 1.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 1.1: Review
        3. Objective 1.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 1.2: Review
        5. Objective 1.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 1.3: Review
    4. 2. Configure Server Roles and Features
      1. Objective 2.1: Configure file and share access
        1. Creating folder shares
        2. Assigning permissions
          1. Understanding the Windows permission architecture
          2. Understanding basic and advanced permissions
          3. Allowing and denying permissions
          4. Inheriting permissions
          5. Understanding effective access
          6. Setting share permissions
          7. Understanding NTFS authorization
          8. Assigning basic NTFS permissions
          9. Assigning advanced NTFS permissions
          10. Combining share and NTFS permissions
        3. Configuring Volume Shadow Copies
        4. Configuring NTFS quotas
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 2.2: Configure print and document services
        1. Deploying a print server
          1. Understanding the Windows print architecture
          2. Understanding Windows printing
          3. Windows printing flexibility
            1. Direct Printing
            2. Locally Attached Printer Sharing
            3. Network-Attached Printing
            4. Network-Attached Printer Sharing
            5. Advanced Printing Configurations
        2. Sharing a printer
          1. Managing printer drivers
          2. Using remote access Easy Print
          3. Configuring printer security
        3. Managing documents
        4. Managing printers
          1. Setting printer priorities
          2. Creating a printer pool
        5. Using the Print and Document Services role
          1. Adding print servers
          2. Viewing printers
          3. Managing printers and print servers
          4. Deploying printers with Group Policy
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      3. Objective 2.3: Configure servers for remote management
        1. Using Server Manager for remote management
          1. Adding servers
          2. Managing Windows Server 2012 servers
            1. Configuring WinRM
            2. Configuring Windows Firewall
          3. Managing downlevel servers
          4. Creating server groups
        2. Using Remote Server Administration Tools
        3. Working with remote servers
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 2.1: Review
        2. Objective 2.1: Thought experiment
        3. Objective 2.2: Review
        4. Objective 2.2: Thought experiment
        5. Objective 2.3: Review
        6. Objective 2.3: Thought experiment
    5. 3. Configure Hyper-V
      1. Objective 3.1: Create and configure virtual machine settings
        1. Virtualization architectures
        2. Hyper-V implementations
          1. Hyper-V licensing
          2. Hyper-V hardware limitations
          3. Hyper-V Server
        3. Installing Hyper-V
        4. Using Hyper-V Manager
          1. Creating a virtual machine
          2. Installing an operating system
          3. Configuring Guest Integration Services
          4. Allocating memory
            1. Using Dynamic Memory
            2. Configuring Smart Paging
        5. Configuring resource metering
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      2. Objective 3.2: Create and configure virtual machine storage
        1. Virtual disk formats
        2. Creating virtual disks
          1. Creating a virtual disk with a VM
          2. Creating a new virtual disk
          3. Adding virtual disks to virtual machines
          4. Creating differencing disks
        3. Configuring pass-through disks
        4. Modifying virtual disks
        5. Creating snapshots
        6. Connecting to a SAN
          1. Using Fibre Channel
          2. Connecting virtual machines to a SAN
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      3. Objective 3.3: Create and configure virtual networks
        1. Creating virtual switches
          1. Creating the default virtual switch
          2. Creating a new virtual switch
          3. Configuring MAC addresses
        2. Creating virtual network adapters
          1. Synthetic adapters and emulated adapters
          2. Configuring hardware acceleration settings
          3. Configuring advanced network adapter features
        3. Creating virtual network configurations
          1. Extending a production network into virtual space
          2. Creating an isolated network
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 3.1: Review
        2. Objective 3.1: Thought experiment
        3. Objective 3.2: Review
        4. Objective 3.2: Thought experiment
        5. Objective 3.3: Review
        6. Objective 3.3: Thought experiment
    6. 4. Deploying and Configuring Core Network Services
      1. Objective 4.1: Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
        1. IPv4 addressing
          1. IPv4 classful addressing
          2. Classless Inter-Domain Routing
          3. Public and private IPv4 addressing
          4. IPv4 subnetting
          5. Supernetting
          6. Assigning IPv4 addresses
            1. Manual IPV4 Address Configuration
            2. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
            3. Automatic Private IP Addressing
        2. IPv6 addressing
          1. Introducing IPv6
            1. Contracting IPv6 Addresses
            2. Expressing IPv6 Network Addresses
          2. IPv6 address types
            1. Global Unicast Addresses
            2. Link-Local Unicast Addresses
            3. Unique Local Unicast Addresses
            4. Multicast Addresses
            5. Anycast Addresses
          3. Assigning IPv6 addresses
            1. Manual IPv6 Address Allocation
            2. Stateless IPV6 Address Autoconfiguration
            3. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v6
        3. Planning an IP transition
          1. Using a dual IP stack
          2. Tunneling
            1. Configuring Tunnels Manually
            2. Configuring Tunnels Automatically
            3. 6to4
            4. ISATAP
            5. Teredo
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Objective 4.2: Configure servers
        1. Understanding DHCP
          1. DHCP options
            1. The DHCP Message Type Option
            2. Bootp Vendor Information Extensions
            3. DHCP Extensions
          2. DHCP communications
            1. DHCP Lease Negotiation
            2. DHCP Lease Renewal
        2. Deploying a DHCP server
          1. Creating a scope
          2. Configuring DHCP options
          3. Creating a reservation
          4. Using PXE
        3. Deploying a DHCP relay agent
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      3. Objective 4.3: Deploy and configure the DNS service
        1. Understanding the DNS architecture
          1. DNS communications
          2. DNS server caching
          3. DNS referrals and queries
          4. DNS forwarders
          5. Reverse name resolution
        2. Deploying a DNS server
          1. Creating zones
            1. Using Active Directory–Integrated Zones
            2. Creating an Active Directory Zone
          2. Creating resource records
          3. Configuring DNS server settings
            1. Configuring Active Directory DNS Replication
            2. Configuring Root Hints
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 4.1: Review
        2. Objective 4.1: Thought experiment
        3. Objective 4.2: Review
        4. Objective 4.2: Thought experiment
        5. Objective 4.3: Review
        6. Objective 4.3: Thought experiment
    7. 5. Install and Administer Active Directory
      1. Objective 5.1: Install domain controllers
        1. Deploying Active Directory Domain Services
          1. Installing the Active Directory Domain Services role
          2. Creating a new forest
          3. Adding a domain controller to an existing domain
          4. Creating a new child domain in a forest
          5. Installing AD DS on Server Core
          6. Using Install from Media (IFM)
          7. Upgrading Active Directory Domain Services
          8. Removing a domain controller
          9. Configuring the global catalog
          10. Troubleshooting DNS SRV registration failure
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      2. Objective 5.2: Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
        1. Creating user objects
          1. User creation tools
          2. Creating single users
            1. Using Dsadd.exe
            2. Using Windows PowerShell
          3. Creating user templates
          4. Creating multiple users
            1. Using CSVDE.exe
            2. Using LDIFDE.exe
            3. Using Windows PowerShell
        2. Creating computer objects
          1. Creating computer objects by using Active Directory Users and Computers
          2. Creating computer objects by using Active Directory Administrative Center
          3. Creating computer objects by using Dsadd.exe
          4. Creating computer objects by using Windows PowerShell
        3. Managing Active Directory objects
          1. Managing multiple users
          2. Joining computers to a domain
            1. Joining a Domain by Using Netdom.exe
            2. Creating Computer Objects While Joining
            3. Joining a Domain While Offline
          3. Managing disabled accounts
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      3. Objective 5.3: Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)
        1. Creating OUs
          1. Creating OUs
          2. Using OUs to delegate Active Directory management tasks
        2. Working with groups
          1. Group types
          2. Group scopes
            1. Domain Local Groups
            2. Global Groups
            3. Universal Groups
          3. Nesting groups
          4. Creating groups
            1. Creating Groups From The Command Line
          5. Managing group memberships
            1. Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy
            2. Managing Group Objects by Using Dsmod.exe
          6. Converting groups
          7. Deleting a group
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 5.1: Review
        2. Objective 5.1: Thought experiment
        3. Objective 5.2: Review
        4. Objective 5.2: Thought experiment
        5. Objective 5.3: Review
    8. 6. Create and Manage Group Policy
      1. Objective 6.1: Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
        1. Understanding Group Policy objects
          1. Local GPOs
          2. Nonlocal GPOs
          3. Starter GPOs
        2. Configuring a Central Store
        3. Using the Group Policy Management console
          1. Creating and linking nonlocal GPOs
          2. Using security filtering
        4. Managing starter GPOs
        5. Configuring Group Policy settings
        6. Creating multiple local GPOs
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      2. Objective 6.2: Configure security policies
        1. Defining local policies
          1. Planning and configuring an audit policy
          2. Assigning user rights
          3. Configuring security options
        2. Using security templates
          1. Using the Security Templates console
          2. Creating security templates
          3. Working with security template settings
          4. Importing security templates into GPOs
        3. Configuring local users and groups
          1. Using the User Accounts control panel
          2. Using the Local Users and Groups snap-in
          3. Creating a local group
        4. Configuring User Account Control
          1. Performing administrative tasks
          2. Using secure desktop
          3. Configuring User Account Control
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Objective 6.3: Configure application restriction policies
        1. Using software restriction policies
          1. Enforcing restrictions
          2. Configuring software restriction rules
            1. Hash Rules
            2. Certificate Rules
            3. Path Rules
            4. Network Zone Rules
          3. Using multiple rules
          4. Configuring software restriction properties
            1. Enforcement
            2. Designated File Types
            3. Trusted Publishers
        2. Using AppLocker
          1. Understanding rule types
          2. Creating default rules
          3. Creating rules automatically
          4. Creating rules manually
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Objective 6.4: Configure Windows Firewall
        1. Understanding Windows Firewall settings
        2. Working with Windows Firewall
        3. Using the Windows Firewall control panel
          1. Customizing settings
          2. Allowing applications
        4. Using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console
          1. Configuring profile settings
          2. Creating rules
          3. Importing and exporting rules
          4. Creating rules by using Group Policy
          5. Creating connection security rules
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 6.1: Review
        2. Objective 6.1: Thought experiment
        3. Objective 6.2: Review
        4. Objective 6.2: Thought experiment
        5. Objective 6.3: Review
        6. Objective 6.3: Thought experiment
        7. Objective 6.4: Review
        8. Objective 6.4: Thought experiment
    9. Index
    10. About the Author
    11. Copyright