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Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012

Book Description

Prepare for Exam 70-417—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Microsoft Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. Exam 70-417 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.

Exam Ref is organized by exam objectives and features challenging, what-if scenarios that focus on the critical skills and knowledge measured by the certification exam.

When you pass Exam 70-417, you complete the requirements for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. It also counts as credit toward MCSE: Server Infrastructure and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure (additional exams required).

Objectives include:

  • Install and Configure Servers

  • Configure Server Roles and Features

  • Configure Hyper-V

  • Install and Administer Active Directory

  • EXAM 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers

  • Configure Network Services and Access

  • Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

  • Configure and Manage Active Directory

  • Configure and Manage Group Policy

  • EXAM 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Configure and Manage High Availability

  • Configure File and Storage Solutions

  • Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Configure Network Services

  • Configure Identity and Access Solutions

  • Table of Contents

    1. Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012
    2. Introduction
      1. Microsoft certifications
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. Errata & book support
      4. We want to hear from you
      5. Stay in touch
      6. Preparing for the Exam
    3. 1. Install and Configure Servers
      1. Objective 1.1: Install servers
        1. Minimum hardware requirements
        2. Migrating server roles by using the Windows Server Migration Tool
        3. Features on Demand
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Objective 1.2: Configure servers
        1. Installing roles and features
        2. Deploying features and roles on remote servers through Windows PowerShell
          1. Deploying features and roles on remote servers by using Server Manager
        3. Deployment Image Servicing and Management
          1. Add features to and remove features from an offline image with DISM
        4. Converting a server with a GUI to or from Server Core
          1. Configuring a server with Minimal Server Interface
        5. Configuring NIC teaming
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      3. Objective 1.3: Configure local storage
        1. Introducing Storage Spaces
          1. Installing Storage Spaces
          2. Creating a storage pool
          3. Creating virtual disks
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 1.1: Review
        2. Objective 1.2: Review
        3. Objective 1.3: Review
        4. Thought experiment
    4. 2. Configure Server Roles and Features
      1. Objective 2.1: Configure servers for remote management
        1. Managing multiple servers by using Server Manager
          1. Remote management tasks through All Servers
          2. Remote management types: DCOM and WinRM
            1. WMI Over DCOM
            2. WMI Over WinRM
          3. Reenabling Windows Server 2012 for remote management through Server Manager
            1. Enabling Remote Management on Server Core with Sconfig
        2. Configuring remote management of earlier versions of Windows Server
        3. Using Group Policy to enable remote management
        4. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 2.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    5. 3. Configure Hyper-V
      1. Objective 3.1: Create and configure virtual machine settings
        1. Hyper-V Module in Windows PowerShell
        2. Dynamic Memory
          1. Smart Paging
        3. Resource Metering
        4. Non-uniform memory access (NUMA) topology
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 3.2: Create and configure virtual machine storage
        1. New VHDX disk format
        2. Virtual Fibre Channel adapter
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      3. Objective 3.3: Create and configure virtual networks
        1. Virtual switch extensions
        2. Network virtualization
        3. Port ACLs (network isolation)
          1. Resource Metering through port ACLs
        4. Single-root I/O virtualization
        5. Bandwidth management
        6. Advanced features for virtual network adapters
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 3.1: Review
        2. Objective 3.2: Review
        3. Objective 3.3: Review
        4. Thought experiment
    6. 4. Install and Administer Active Directory
      1. Objective 4.1: Install domain controllers
        1. Installing domain controllers by using the GUI
          1. Adprep runs automatically
        2. Installing domain controllers by using Windows PowerShell
          1. Installing the first domain controller in a new forest
            1. Test-ADDSForestInstallation
            2. Install-ADDSForest
          2. Installing the first domain controller in a new domain in an existing forest
            1. Test-ADDSDomainInstallation
            2. Install-ADDSDomain
          3. Installing an additional domain controller in an existing domain
            1. Test-ADDSDomainControllerInstallation
            2. Install-ADDSDomainController
          4. Adding an RODC account
          5. Uninstalling a domain controller
        3. Ntdsutil.exe Install from Media changes
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 4.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    7. 5. Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
      1. Objective 5.1: Monitor servers
        1. Virtual machine resource pools
          1. Metering virtual machine resource pools
          2. Creating virtual machine resource pools
        2. Server monitoring through Windows PowerShell
        3. Reviewing older monitoring topics
          1. Creating a Data Collector Set manually
          2. Data Manager settings on a Data Collector Set
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 5.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    8. 6. Configure Network Services and Access
      1. Objective 6.1: Configure DirectAccess
        1. What is DirectAccess?
          1. IPv6 and DirectAccess
          2. First leg: External client to private network edge
          3. Second leg: Private network edge to internal resource
        2. DirectAccess connection process
        3. DirectAccess infrastructure options
          1. Simple DirectAccess infrastructure
          2. DirectAccess server behind NAT
          3. Multisite/Multidomain DirectAccess infrastructure
          4. Complex DirectAccess infrastructure
        4. Installing and configuring DirectAccess
          1. Installing Remote Access
          2. Configuring DirectAccess
            1. Step 1: DirectAccess Client Setup
            2. Step 2: Remote Access Server Setup
            3. Step 3: Infrastructure Server Setup
            4. Step 4: DirectAccess Application Server Setup
            5. Step 5: Advanced Configuration Options
            6. Verifying the Configuration
        5. Objective summary
          1. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 6.1: Review
          1. Thought experiment
    9. 7. Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
      1. Objective 7.1: Configure Network Access Protection
        1. How NAP works
        2. SHV Multi-configuration
          1. Default configuration
          2. Creating additional SHV configurations
          3. Assigning an SHV configuration to a health policy
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 7.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    10. 8. Configure and Manage Active Directory
      1. Objective 8.1: Configure domain controllers
        1. Cloning domain controllers
          1. Prerequisites for cloning
          2. Add the source domain controller to the Cloneable Domain Controllers group
          3. Review applications with the Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList cmdlet
          4. Run the New-ADDCCloneConfigFile cmdlet on the source VM
          5. Export and then import the VM of the source domain controller
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      2. Objective 8.2: Maintain Active Directory
        1. Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory
          1. Active Directory Recycle Bin
            1. Enabling Active Directory Recycle Bin
            2. Restoring Deleted Objects in Active Directory Administrative Center
            3. Restoring Deleted Objects in Windows PowerShell
            4. Deleted Object Lifetime
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      3. Answers
        1. Objective 8.1: Review
        2. Objective 8.2: Review
        3. Thought experiment
    11. 9. Configure and Manage Group Policy
      1. Objective 9.1: Configure Group Policy processing
        1. Remote Group Policy update
          1. Updating Group Policy in an organizational unit with Group Policy Management console
          2. Updating Group Policy by using Invoke-GpUpdate
          3. Remote Group Policy update and Task Scheduler
          4. Firewall rules for remote Group Policy update
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 9.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    12. 10. Configure and Manage High Availability
      1. Objective 10.1: Configure failover clustering
        1. Cluster storage pools
        2. Cluster shared volumes
        3. Dynamic quorum
        4. Node drain
        5. Cluster-aware updating
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      2. Objective 10.2: Manage failover clustering roles
        1. Create a Scale-Out File Server
        2. Assign role startup priority
        3. Virtual machine application monitoring
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      3. Objective 10.3: Manage virtual machine (VM) movement
        1. Live migration
          1. Live migration in a failover cluster
            1. Moving VM Storage to a CSV
            2. Performing Live Migration
          2. Live migration outside a clustered environment
          3. Processor compatibility
          4. Virtual switch name matching
        2. Storage migration
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 10.1: Review
        2. Objective 10.2: Review
        3. Objective 10.3: Review
        4. Thought experiment
    13. 11. File and Storage Solutions
      1. Objective 11.1: Implement Dynamic Access Control
        1. Introduction to DAC
        2. Configuring claims-based authentication
          1. Step 1: Define user and device claims types
          2. Step 2: Enable Kerberos support for claims-based access control
        3. Configuring file classification
          1. Step 1: Enable or create selected resource properties
          2. Step 2: Add resource properties to a resource property list
          3. Step 3: Update Active Directory file and folder objects
          4. Step 4: Classify files and folders
            1. Manual Classification
            2. Automatic Classification
            3. Access-Denied Assistance
        4. Configuring access policies
          1. Step 1: Create a central access policy that includes claims
            1. Create a New Central Access Rule
            2. Add Central Access Rule(s) to a Central Access Policy
          2. Step 2: Deploy central access policy to file servers
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 11.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    14. 12. Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      1. Objective 12.1: Configure and manage backups
        1. Configure online backups
          1. Create a Windows Azure Online Backup account
          2. Download and install the Windows Azure Online Backup Agent
          3. Register server
          4. Create schedule
            1. Selecting Items for Backup
            2. Excluding Items from Backup
            3. Specifying Retention Settings
          5. Back Up Now
          6. Recover Data
          7. Bandwidth throttling
        2. Objective summary
        3. Objective review
      2. Objective 12.2: Configure site-level fault tolerance
        1. Configuring Hyper-V physical host servers
        2. Configuring VMs
          1. Failover TCP/IP settings
          2. Resynchronizing the primary and replica VMs
        3. Performing Hyper-V Replica failover
        4. Using Hyper-V Replica in a failover cluster
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Answers
        1. Objective 12.1: Review
        2. Objective 12.2: Review
        3. Thought experiment
    15. 13. Configure Network Services
      1. Objective 13.1: Deploy and manage IPAM
        1. What is IPAM?
          1. Problems solved by IPAM
          2. Limitations of IPAM
        2. Installing and configuring IPAM
          1. 1. Connect To IPAM Server
          2. 2. Provision The IPAM Server
          3. 3. Configure Server Discovery
          4. 4. Start Server Discovery
          5. 5. Select Or Add Servers To Manage
            1. Manual Configuration of Managed Servers
          6. 6. Retrieve Data From Managed Servers
        3. Managing address space
          1. Adding your IP address space to the IPAM database
          2. Creating custom fields
          3. Applying a custom field to addresses and ranges
          4. Creating IP address range groups
          5. Finding and allocating an address from a range
          6. Viewing and configuring IP utilization thresholds
          7. Delegating IPAM administration
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 13.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    16. 14. Configure Identity and Access Solutions
      1. Objective 14.1: Implement Active Directory Federation Services 2.1
        1. The new AD FS console in AD FS 2.1
          1. Service node
            1. Endpoints Node
            2. Certificates Node
            3. Claim Descriptions
          2. Trust Relationships node
        2. Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD FS 2.1
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      2. Answers
        1. Objective 14.1: Review
        2. Thought experiment
    17. Index
    18. About the Author
    19. Copyright