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MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

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The study guide helps you master all the topics on the MCSA 70-410 exam, including the following:

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Configuring storage, shares, and permissions

  • Configuring and monitoring print and document services

  • Configuring Hyper-V and Hyper-V Network Virtualization

  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing

  • Configuring DHCP and DNS

  • Managing and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services

  • Securing Windows Server 2012

  • MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012 R2 is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Don Poulton and David Camardella share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

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    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam
    the first time.

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    Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultant who has worked with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. He has consulted extensively with training providers, preparing study materials for Windows technologies. He has written or contributed to several Que titles, including Security+ Lab Manual, MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2, MCTS 70-620 Exam Prep, and MCSA 70-687 Cert Guide: Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1.

    David Camardella, an expert on deploying and administering Microsoft technologies, has served as technical reviewer on several previous Pearson Microsoft certification titles.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Authors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. Goals and Methods
        1. Study and Exam Preparation Tips
        2. Learning Styles
        3. Study Tips
          1. Study Strategies
          2. Macro and Micro Study Strategies
          3. Active Study Strategies
        4. Best Practice Strategies
          1. Pretesting Yourself
        5. Exam Prep Tips
        6. Microsoft 70-410 Exam Topics
        7. How This Book Is Organized
    12. Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. What’s New in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
          1. What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2
          2. Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
          3. Windows Server 2012 R2 User Interface
          4. Server Manager
          5. Adding Roles and Features
        2. Planning for Server Installation and Upgrades
          1. Identifying Hardware Requirements
          2. Choosing an Install Method
          3. Considering Upgrades
        3. Server Roles and Role Migration
          1. Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Roles
          2. Role Migration
        4. Features on Demand
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    13. Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Windows Server 2012 R2 Hardware Requirements
        2. Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
          1. Installing a Windows Server Core Computer
          2. Installing the Full GUI Server
          3. Upgrading a Windows Server 2008 Computer
          4. Converting Between Core and GUI
        3. Delegation of Server Administration
          1. Preparing for a Delegation Model
          2. Establishing Delegate Access
          3. Leveraging Active Directory
          4. Identifying Administration Tools
          5. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
        4. Configuring Offline Server Images
          1. Deployment Image Servicing and Management
          2. Using DISM to Enable Remote Desktop Services
        5. Configuring Remote Server Roles
        6. Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
          1. Services.msc
          2. SC Commands
        7. Configuring NIC Teaming
          1. Configure NIC Teaming via GUI
          2. Configure Basic NIC Teaming via PowerShell
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    14. Chapter 3. Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Local Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Designing Storage Spaces
        2. Optimal Storage Allocation
        3. Improved Administrative Control
        4. Scalability
          1. High Availability
          2. Configuring Basic and Dynamic Disks
        5. Configuring MBR and GPT Disks
          1. Managing Volumes
        6. Converting Disks
        7. RAID Volumes
          1. Creating a RAID 0 Volume
          2. Creating a Spanned Volume
          3. Creating a Mirrored Volume
          4. Creating a RAID-5 Volume
        8. Creating and Mounting Virtual Hard Disks
        9. Creating VHDs
          1. Mounting VHDs
        10. Configuring Storage Pools and Disk Pools
          1. Creating Storage Spaces
          2. Creating and Managing Volumes
          3. Using PowerShell
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    15. Chapter 4. Configuring Access to Files and Shares
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Shared Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2
          1. Understanding the File and Storage Services Role in Windows Server 2012 R2
          2. Creating a Shared Folder
        2. Offline Files
          1. Configuring Servers for Offline Files
          2. Configuring Client Computers
          3. Configuring Offline File Policies
          4. Using the Always Offline Mode
          5. Configuring Transparent Caching of Offline Files
        3. Creating and Configuring Work Folders
          1. Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
          2. Configuring Client Computers for Work Folders
        4. NTFS Permissions
          1. NTFS File and Folder Permissions
          2. Effective Permissions
          3. Copying and Moving Files and Folders
          4. Practical Guidelines on Sharing and Securing Folders
        5. Access-Based Enumeration of Files and Folders
        6. Configuring Volume Shadow Copy Service
          1. Configuring Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
          2. Guidelines for Using VSS
        7. Configuring NTFS Quotas
          1. Using File Explorer to Enable Disk Quotas
          2. Using FSRM to Create Quota Templates
          3. Some Guidelines for Using Quotas
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    16. Chapter 5. Configuring and Monitoring Print and Document Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Printing Terminology in Windows Server 2012 R2
          1. The Printing Process
          2. New Features of Print and Document Services in Windows Server 2012 R2
        2. Installing, Sharing, and Publishing Printers
          1. Installing the Print and Document Services Role
          2. Installing Printers
          3. Sharing Printers
          4. Publishing Printers in Active Directory
          5. Using Group Policy to Deploy Printer Connections
          6. Branch Office Direct Printing
        3. Configuring Drivers Including the Easy Print Driver
          1. Printer Driver Challenges
          2. Easy Print Driver
        4. Managing and Troubleshooting Printers
          1. Using the Printer Properties Dialog box
          2. Migrating Print Queues and Printer Settings
          3. Isolating Printer Drivers
          4. Configuring Location-Aware Printer Settings
          5. Delegating Print Management
          6. Troubleshooting Printer Problems
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    17. Chapter 6. Configuring Remote Management of Servers
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring WinRM
          1. Installation and Configuration of WinRM
          2. Windows Remote Shell
        2. Configuring Down-level Server Management
          1. Preparing Down-level Server Core Installations
        3. Configuring Multiple Server Management
          1. Using Server Manager for Remote Management
        4. Remote Management of Server Core Machines
          1. Remote Server Administration Tools
          2. Microsoft Management Console
          3. Windows PowerShell
        5. Configuring Daily Management Tasks
          1. Task Scheduler
          2. Active Directory Administrative Center
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    18. Chapter 7. Configuring Hyper-V
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to Hyper-V
          1. What’s New in Hyper-V Server
          2. Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
          3. Install Hyper-V Using PowerShell
          4. Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Settings
          5. Configuring a Virtual Machine
          6. Additional Virtual Machine Components
          7. Managing Virtual Machines
        2. Configuring Dynamic Memory
        3. Configuring Smart Paging
        4. Configuring Resource Metering
        5. Configuring Guest Integration Services
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    19. Chapter 8. Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Differencing Drives
          1. Fixed-Size Disks
          2. Dynamically Expanding Disks
          3. Differencing Disks
          4. Virtual Hard Disk Management
          5. Hard Disk Sharing
          6. Storage Quality of Service
          7. Importing, Exporting, Migrating, and Replicating Virtual Machines
        2. Configuring Pass-Through Disks
        3. Managing Checkpoints
          1. Creating and Reverting to a Previous Checkpoint
          2. Managing Multiple Checkpoints
        4. Implementing Virtual Fibre Channel Adapters
          1. Virtual SAN Support
          2. Advanced Fibre Channel Adapter Features
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    20. Chapter 9. Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Network Virtualization Using Hyper-V
          1. Planning for Network Virtualization
          2. Network Virtualization Components
          3. Configuring Virtual Network Switches
        2. Optimizing Virtual Network Performance
        3. Configuring MAC Addresses
          1. Dynamic MAC Addresses
          2. Static MAC Addresses
          3. MAC Address Spoofing
        4. Configuring Network Isolation
          1. Virtual Switch Trunking
        5. Using PVLANs for Isolation
          1. Configure PVLAN Ports
        6. Configuring Virtual Network Adapters
          1. Configuring an Emulated (Legacy) Network Adapter
          2. Configuring a Network Adapter
          3. Configure a Virtual NIC Team
          4. Advanced Adapter Features
          5. Hyper-V Network Virtualization PowerShell Cmdlets
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    21. Chapter 10. Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Concepts of TCP/IP
          1. TCP/IP History in Brief
          2. The TCP/IP Protocol Stack
          3. The TCP/IP Component Protocols
          4. New and Improved Networking Technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2
        2. IPv4 Addressing
          1. Static IPv4 Addressing
          2. Subnetting and Supernetting in IPv4
          3. Dynamic IP Addressing
          4. Configuring IPv4 Address Options
          5. Using the Command Line to Configure IPv4 Addressing Options
        3. IPv6 Addressing
          1. IPv6 Address Syntax
          2. Connecting to a TCP/IP Version 6 Network
          3. TCP/IPv6 PowerShell Cmdlets
        4. Interoperability Between IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
          1. Compatibility Addresses
          2. ISATAP Addresses
          3. 6to4 Addresses
          4. Teredo Addresses
          5. Using Group Policy to Configure IPv6 Transition Technologies
        5. Resolving IPv4 and IPv6 Network Connectivity Issues
          1. Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Diagnostics Tools
          2. Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot TCP/IP
          3. Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Problems
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    22. Chapter 11. Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. How DHCP Works
          1. What’s New with DHCP in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
          2. The Four-Phase DHCP IPv4 Leasing Process
          3. Renewing an IPv4 Lease
          4. How DHCPv6 Works
        2. Installing and Configuring a DHCP Server
          1. Using Server Manager to Install DHCP
          2. Using Windows PowerShell to Install DHCP
        3. DHCP Scopes and Options
          1. Creating DHCP Scopes
          2. Configuring DHCP Scope Properties
          3. Configuring DHCP Options
        4. Configuring PXE Boot
          1. Configuring DHCP Options for PXE
          2. Monitoring and Troubleshooting a DHCP Server
        5. Managing and Authorizing DHCP Servers
          1. Authorizing a DHCP Server in Active Directory
          2. Configuring DHCP Relay Agents
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    23. Chapter 12. Deploying and Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to DNS
          1. The Hierarchical Nature of DNS
          2. The DNS Name Resolution Process
          3. What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2?
        2. Installing DNS in Windows Server 2012 R2
          1. Using PowerShell to Install DNS
          2. Using PowerShell for DNS Server Administration
        3. Zone Types and Their Uses
          1. DNS Zone Types
        4. Configuring DNS Server Properties
          1. Interfaces Tab
          2. Forwarders Tab
          3. Advanced Tab
          4. Root Hints Tab
          5. Debug Logging Tab
          6. Event Logging Tab
          7. Monitoring Tab
          8. Security Tab
        5. Configuring Common Resource Records
          1. New Host (A or AAAA) Records
          2. New Alias (CNAME)
          3. New Mail Exchanger (MX)
          4. Additional New Resource Records
          5. Deleting Resource Records
          6. Using the Command Line to Create Resource Records
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    24. Chapter 13. Installing Domain Controllers
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. The Building Blocks of Active Directory
          1. Namespaces
          2. Objects
          3. Containers
          4. Schemas
          5. Global Catalogs
          6. Partitions
          7. Naming Standards of X.500 and LDAP
          8. Logical Components of Active Directory
          9. Physical Components of Active Directory
          10. New Features of Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
        2. Planning the Active Directory Namespace
          1. Subdividing the Active Directory Namespace
          2. Administrative or Geographical Organization of Domains
          3. Use of Multiple Trees
          4. Best Practices
        3. Creating Forests and Domains
          1. Requirements for Installing Active Directory Domain Services
          2. Installing Active Directory Domain Services
          3. Performing Unattended Installations of Active Directory
        4. Adding, Removing, and Upgrading Domain Controllers
          1. Forest and Domain Functional Levels
          2. The Adprep Utility
          3. Upgrading a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller
          4. Removing Active Directory
        5. Installing a Server Core Domain Controller
        6. Using the Install from Media Option
          1. Creating Installation Media
          2. Deploying Domain Controllers Using the IFM Option
        7. Configuring Global Catalog Servers
          1. Planning the Placement of Global Catalog Servers
          2. Promoting Domain Controllers to Global Catalog Servers
        8. Deploying Active Directory Infrastructure as a Service in Windows Azure
          1. Installing an AD DS Forest in Windows Azure
          2. Installing a Replica Domain Controller on Windows Azure
        9. Troubleshooting Active Directory Installations
          1. Verifying the Proper Installation of Active Directory
          2. Resolving SRV Record Registration Issues
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    25. Chapter 14. Active Directory User and Computer Accounts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating User and Computer Accounts
          1. Introducing User Accounts
          2. Manually Creating User Accounts
          3. Creating Computer Accounts
          4. Using Template Accounts
          5. Using Bulk Import to Automate Account Creation
          6. Configuring the UPN
          7. Configuring Contacts
        2. Managing and Maintaining Accounts
          1. Password Resets
          2. Protected Admin
          3. Offline Domain Join
          4. Configuring User Rights
          5. Inactive and Disabled Accounts
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    26. Chapter 15. Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units (OUs)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating and Managing Group Accounts
          1. Creating Group Accounts
          2. Configuring Group Membership
          3. Creating Distribution Lists
          4. AGDLP/AGUDLP
          5. Local Versus Domain Groups
          6. Enumerating Group Membership
        2. Creating and Managing Organizational Units
          1. Planning the OU Structure of Your Domain
          2. Creating Organizational Units
          3. Managing Organizational Units
        3. Delegating Active Directory Object Management
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    27. Chapter 16. Creating and Applying Group Policy Objects
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Overview of Group Policy
          1. Components of Group Policy
          2. New Features of Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
        2. Creating and Applying GPOs
          1. Using Starter GPOs
          2. Shell Access Policies
        3. Managing GPOs and Their Links
          1. Linking GPOs
          2. Managing GPO Links
          3. Deleting a GPO
          4. Disabling GPOs or Portions of GPOs
          5. Specifying a Domain Controller
          6. Using Windows PowerShell
        4. Configuring Multiple Local Group Policies
          1. MMC and Multiple Local Group Policies
          2. Using Multiple Local Group Policies
          3. Managing Restricted Groups
          4. Local Users and Groups Extension
          5. Configuring Group Policy Common Options
        5. Configuring Security Filtering
          1. Denying the Application of a GPO
          2. Windows Management Instrumentation
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    28. Chapter 17. Configuring Security Policies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring User Rights Assignment
        2. Configuring Security Options Settings
          1. Using Additional Security Configuration Tools
          2. Password and Account Lockout Policies
        3. Auditing of Active Directory Services
          1. New Audit Functionality
          2. Active Directory Auditing
          3. Using GPOs to Configure Auditing
          4. Using Auditpol.exe to Configure Auditing
        4. Configuring User Account Control
          1. Using Control Panel to Configure UAC
          2. Configuring UAC via Policy
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    29. Chapter 18. Configuring Application Restriction Policies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introducing Rule Enforcement
        2. Configuring Software Restriction Policies
        3. Configuring AppLocker Rules
          1. Capabilities of AppLocker
          2. Basic Configuration of AppLocker Policies
          3. Creating Additional AppLocker Rules
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    30. Chapter 19. Configuring Windows Firewall
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Windows Firewall
          1. Basic Windows Firewall Configuration
          2. Configuring Windows Firewall Using PowerShell
        2. Using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Snap-in
          1. Overview of Default Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Rules
          2. Configuring Multiple Firewall Profiles
        3. Configuring Security Rules
          1. Configuring Inbound Rules or Outbound Rules
          2. Configuring Connection Security Rules
          3. Configuring Rule Properties
          4. Configuring Notifications
        4. Configuring Firewall Properties and Authenticated Exceptions
          1. Creating Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Policies
          2. Windows Firewall Group Policy Property Settings
          3. Configuring Authenticated Bypass
        5. Exporting and Importing Firewall Settings
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
    31. Practice Exam 1
    32. Answers to Practice Exam 1
    33. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
    34. Glossary
    35. Index
    36. Practice Exam 2
    37. Answers to Practice Exam 2
    38. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 7
      7. Chapter 8
      8. Chapter 10
      9. Chapter 11
      10. Chapter 12
      11. Chapter 13
      12. Chapter 14
      13. Chapter 15
      14. Chapter 16
      15. Chapter 18
    39. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 7
      7. Chapter 8
      8. Chapter 10
      9. Chapter 11
      10. Chapter 12
      11. Chapter 13
      12. Chapter 14
      13. Chapter 15
      14. Chapter 16
      15. Chapter 18
    40. Practice Exam 3
    41. Answers to Practice Exam 3