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Training Guide: Installing and Configuring 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 deploying and managing core infrastructure services in 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:

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

  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing core infrastructure services

  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-410

  • Topics include:

  • Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Deploying servers

  • Server remote management

  • New Windows PowerShell capabilities

  • Deploying domain controllers

  • Active Directory administration

  • Network administration

  • Advanced networking capabilities

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a glance
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
      1. System requirements
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. Errata, updates, & book support
      4. We want to hear from you
      5. Stay in touch
    7. Chapter 1. Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Planning for Windows Server 2012 R2
      3. Lesson 2: Assessing the readiness of your environment
      4. Practice exercises
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
    8. Chapter 2. Deploying servers
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Installation options
      3. Lesson 2: Preparing the build lab
      4. Lesson 3: Building images
      5. Lesson 4: Deploying images
      6. Practice exercises
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
    9. Chapter 3. Server remote management
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Server Manager
      3. Lesson 2: Server management tasks
      4. Lesson 3: Installing roles and features
      5. Lesson 4: Windows PowerShell automation
      6. Practice exercises
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
    10. Chapter 4. Deploying domain controllers
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Preparing for deploying domain controllers
      3. Lesson 2: Deploying domain controllers using Server Manager
      4. Lesson 3: Deploying domain controllers using Windows PowerShell
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    11. Chapter 5. Active Directory administration
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Administering Active Directory objects using ADAC
      3. Lesson 2: Enabling advanced features using ADAC
      4. Lesson 3: Administering Active Directory using Windows PowerShell
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    12. Chapter 6. Network administration
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Ensuring DHCP availability
      3. Lesson 2: Implementing DNSSEC
      4. Lesson 3: Managing networking using Windows PowerShell
      5. Lesson 4: Configuring IPv6/IPv4 interoperability
      6. Practice exercises
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
    13. Chapter 7. Hyper-V virtualization
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying and configuring Hyper-V hosts
      3. Lesson 2: Deploying and configuring virtual machines
      4. Lesson 3: Managing virtual machines
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    14. Chapter 8. File services and storage
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying Storage Spaces
      3. Lesson 2: Provisioning and managing shared storage
      4. Lesson 3: Configuring iSCSI storage
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    15. Chapter 9. Print and document services
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying and managing print servers
      3. Lesson 2: Managing print servers using Windows PowerShell
      4. Practice exercises
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
    16. Chapter 10. Implementing Group Policy
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Planning, implementing, and managing Group Policy
      3. Lesson 2: Managing Group Policy using Windows PowerShell
      4. Lesson 3: Implementing Group Policy preferences
      5. Practice exercises
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
    17. Chapter 11. Configuring Windows Firewall and IPsec
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
      3. Lesson 2: Configuring IPsec
      4. Practice exercises
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
    18. Index
    19. About the author
    20. Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Exam 70-410
    21. Inside Back Cover