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Training Guide: Administering Windows Server® 2012 R2

Book Description

Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2!

Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job.

This Microsoft Training Guide:

  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks

  • Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices

  • Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace

  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411

  • Topics include:

  • Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Managing account policies and service accounts

  • Configuring name resolution

  • Administering Active Directory

  • Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure

  • Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences

  • Administering network policies

  • Administering remote access

  • Managing file services

  • Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a glance
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. System requirements
      2. Virtual Machine setup instructions
      3. Acknowledgments
      4. Errata, updates, & book support
      5. We want to hear from you
      6. Stay in touch
    6. Chapter 1. Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Configuring and servicing Windows Server images
      3. Lesson 2: Automatically deploying Windows Server images
      4. Lesson 3: Servicing and updating deployed servers
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    7. Chapter 2. Managing account policies and service accounts
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Implementing domain password and lockout policies
      3. Lesson 2: Using fine–grained password policies
      4. Lesson 3: Mastering Group Managed Service Accounts
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    8. Chapter 3. Configuring name resolution
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Understanding DNS zones and forwarders
      3. Lesson 2: Configuring WINS and managing GlobalNames zones
      4. Lesson 3: Understanding advanced DNS options
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    9. Chapter 4. Administering Active Directory
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Managing domain controllers
      3. Lesson 2: Maintaining domain controllers
      4. Lesson 3: Recovering Active Directory
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    10. Chapter 5. Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Maintaining Group Policy Object
      3. Lesson 2: Managing Group Policy application
      4. Practice exercises
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
    11. Chapter 6. Group Policy settings and preferences
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Folder redirection, software installation, and scripts
      3. Lesson 2: Administrative templates
      4. Lesson 3: Group Policy preferences
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    12. Chapter 7. Administering network policies
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Understanding Network Policy Server policies
      3. Lesson 2: Understanding Network Access Protection enforcement methods
      4. Lesson 3: Understanding Network Access Protection infrastructure
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    13. Chapter 8. Administering remote access
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Configuring RADIUS
      3. Lesson 2: Configuring VPN and routing
      4. Lesson 3: Configuring DirectAccess
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    14. Chapter 9. Managing file services
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Configuring File Server Resource Manager
      3. Lesson 2: Configuring a Distributed File System
      4. Lesson 3: Configuring file and disk encryption
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    15. Chapter 10. Monitoring and auditing
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Monitoring servers
      3. Lesson 2: Advanced audit policies
      4. Practice exercises
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
    16. Index
    17. About the author
    18. Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and Exam 70-411
    19. Inside Back Cover