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Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012

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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. 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 Windows Server 2012 core services

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

  • Coverage includes:

  • Deploying Servers and Domain Controllers

  • Remote Management

  • Administering Active Directory

  • Network Administration

  • Using Group Policy

  • Provisioning and Managing Storage

  • Deploying Hyper-V Hosts

  • Deploying and Managing Virtualized Workloads

  • Deploying File Servers

  • Managing Print Services

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. 1. Preparing for Windows Server 2012
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Planning for Windows Server 2012
        1. Migration scenarios
          1. Greenfield
          2. Forest upgrade
          3. Mixed environment
          4. Server consolidation
          5. Private cloud
          6. Public cloud
        2. Migration process
          1. Pilot testing
          2. Assessment
          3. Server migration
          4. Role and feature migration
          5. Installing the Migration Tools on the destination server
          6. Installing the Migration Tools on the source server
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Assessing the readiness of your environment
        1. Manual assessment
          1. Windows Server 2012 editions
          2. System requirements
          3. Windows Server Catalog
        2. Using the MAP Toolkit
          1. Preparing to use the toolkit
          2. Running the toolkit
          3. Sample reports
        3. Other tools and methodologies
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Using the MAP Toolkit
        2. Exercise 2: Performing an in-place upgrade
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
    3. 2. Deploying Servers
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Installation options
        1. Understanding installation options
          1. Choosing an installation option
          2. Minimal server interface
        2. Converting between installation options
          1. Using Windows PowerShell
          2. Converting Server Core to Server With A GUI
          3. Converting Server Core to Minimal Server Interface
          4. Converting Server With A GUI to Server Core
          5. Converting Server With A GUI to Minimal Server Interface
          6. Converting between installation options in offline VHDs
          7. Features on demand
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Preparing the build lab
        1. Understanding image life-cycle management
        2. Build vs. production environment
        3. Setting up your build lab
        4. Understanding the reference-image build process
        5. Setting up the technician computer
        6. Lesson summary
        7. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Building images
        1. Building reference images using MDT 2012 Update 1
          1. Step 1. Installing the ADK
          2. Step 2. Installing MDT
          3. Step 3. Creating a deployment share
          4. Step 4. Importing operating-system source files
          5. Step 5. Importing out-of-box drivers
          6. Step 6. Importing applications
          7. Step 7. Importing packages
          8. Step 8. Creating a task sequence
          9. Step 9. Automating the deployment process
          10. Step 10. Updating the deployment share
          11. Step 11. Deploying and capturing the reference image
        2. Testing reference images
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      5. Lesson 4: Deploying images
        1. Preparing the deployment infrastructure
        2. Using the LTI approach
        3. Using the ZTI approach
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      6. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Converting between installation options
        2. Exercise 2: Building a reference image with MDT 2012 Update 1
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
        4. Lesson 4
    4. 3. Server Remote Management
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Server Manager
        1. Navigating Server Manager
          1. Menus
          2. Dashboard
          3. Local Server
          4. All Servers
          5. Role-specific pages
        2. Configuring remote management
          1. Configuring remote management on Windows Server 2012
          2. Configuring remote management on Windows Server 2008
        3. Running Server Manager on Windows 8
          1. Benefits and disadvantages of using RSAT for Windows 8
          2. Deploying RSAT for Windows 8
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Server management tasks
        1. Adding servers
        2. Creating server groups
        3. Restart a server
        4. Collecting events
          1. Configuring event collection
          2. Configuring alerts for events
        5. Monitoring services
          1. Configuring service alerts
        6. Collecting performance data
          1. Configuring collection of performance data
          2. Configuring performance alerts
        7. Viewing status notifications
        8. Lesson summary
        9. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Installing roles and features
        1. Prerequisites for installing roles and features
        2. Installing roles and features using Server Manager
        3. Installing roles and features using Windows PowerShell
          1. Retrieving a list of installed roles and features
          2. Installing roles and features
          3. Installing roles and features on multiple servers
          4. Installing roles and features for which the payload has been removed
        4. Removing roles and features
        5. Lesson summary
        6. Lesson review
      5. Lesson 4: Windows PowerShell automation
        1. Background jobs
        2. Scheduled jobs
        3. Disconnected sessions
        4. Resources for learning Windows PowerShell
          1. Using Windows PowerShell help
          2. Updatable help
          3. Enhanced online help
          4. Recommended books
        5. Lesson summary
        6. Lesson review
      6. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Installing roles and features
        2. Exercise 2: Managing alerts with the Dashboard
        3. Exercise 3: Scheduling tasks using Windows PowerShell jobs
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
        4. Lesson 4
    5. 4. Deploying Domain Controllers
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Preparing for deploying domain controllers
        1. AD DS deployment scenarios
          1. New forest deployments
          2. Best practices for new forest deployments
          3. Existing forest deployments
        2. New forest domain controller deployment
          1. First domain controller in a new forest
          2. First domain controller in a new domain
          3. Additional domain controllers in a domain
          4. Read-only domain controllers
          5. Virtualized domain controllers
        3. Existing forest domain controller deployment
          1. Installing additional domain controllers
          2. Upgrading existing domain controllers
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Deploying domain controllers using Server Manager
        1. Preparing for domain-controller deployment
          1. Preparing for deploying the first domain controller in a new forest
          2. Preparing for deploying additional domain controllers in the new forest
          3. Preparing for deploying domain controllers in an existing forest
        2. Installing the AD DS role
        3. Running the AD DS Configuration Wizard
          1. First domain controller in new forest
          2. Additional domain controller in new domain
          3. First Windows Server 2012 domain controller in an existing forest
          4. Verifying the installation
          5. Uninstalling AD DS
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Deploying domain controllers using Windows PowerShell
        1. Preparing for domain-controller deployment
          1. Preparing for deploying the first domain controller in a new forest
          2. Preparing for deploying additional domain controllers in the new forest
          3. Preparing for deploying domain controllers in an existing forest
        2. Using Windows PowerShell to deploy domain controllers
          1. Verifying prerequisites
          2. First domain controller in new forest
          3. Additional domain controller in domain
          4. First domain controller in a child or tree domain
          5. Read-only domain controllers
        3. Verifying domain-controller deployment
        4. Uninstalling AD DS
        5. Lesson summary
        6. Lesson review
      5. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Installing a new forest using Server Manager
        2. Exercise 2: Remotely adding an additional domain controller using Windows PowerShell
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
    6. 5. Active Directory Administration
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Administering Active Directory objects using ADAC
        1. Overview of ADAC
          1. User-interface features
          2. List view
          3. Tree view
        2. Searching Active Directory
        3. Common administration tasks
          1. Creating organizational units
          2. Creating users
          3. Other tasks you can perform using ADAC
          4. Tasks you cannot perform using ADAC
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Enabling advanced features using ADAC
        1. Enabling and using the Active Directory Recycle Bin
          1. Understanding the AD Recycle Bin
          2. Enabling the AD Recycle Bin
          3. Using the AD Recycle Bin
        2. Configuring fine-grained password policies
          1. Understanding fine-grained password policies
          2. Best practices for implementing fine-grained password policies
          3. Creating fine-grained password policies
          4. Viewing the resultant password settings for a user
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Administering Active Directory using Windows PowerShell
        1. Managing user accounts with Windows PowerShell
          1. Example 1: Create a single new user account
          2. Example 2: Create a new user account, and specify a password
          3. Example 3: Create and enable a new user account
          4. Example 4: Bulk-create new user accounts
          5. Example 5: Create new user accounts from a template account
        2. Finding Active Directory administration cmdlets
        3. Performing an advanced Active Directory administration task
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      5. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Creating organizational units using Windows PowerShell
        2. Exercise 2: Creating user accounts using Windows PowerShell
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
    7. 6. Network Administration
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Ensuring DHCP availability
        1. Previous approaches to implementing DHCP availability
        2. Understanding DHCP failover
          1. Load-sharing mode
          2. Hot-standby mode
        3. Implementing DHCP failover
        4. Managing DHCP failover
        5. Lesson summary
        6. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Implementing DNSSEC
        1. Benefits of DNSSEC
        2. DNSSEC in previous Windows Server versions
        3. How DNSSEC works
        4. Deploying DNSSEC
        5. Lesson summary
        6. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Managing networking using Windows PowerShell
        1. Identifying networking cmdlets
          1. Using Get-Command
          2. Using Show-Command
        2. Examples of network-administration tasks
          1. Display network adapters with 100-Mbps link speed
          2. Disable a binding on a network adapter
          3. Disable a network adapter
          4. Creating a DHCP server scope
          5. Creating DNS resource records
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      5. Lesson 4: Configuring IPv6/IPv4 interoperability
        1. IPv6 concepts and terminology
          1. IPv6 and the TCP/IP protocol architecture
        2. Default IPv6 functionality
          1. Disabling IPv6
        3. IPv6 addressing
        4. IPv6 address representation
          1. IPv6 prefixes
          2. IPv6 address types
          3. Global unicast addresses
          4. Link-local addresses
          5. Unique local addresses
          6. Special addresses
          7. Transition addresses
          8. Multicast addresses
        5. IPv6 address assignment
          1. Manual address assignment
          2. Stateless address autoconfiguration
          3. Stateful address autoconfiguration
          4. Configuring a DHCPv6 server
        6. IPv6 transition technologies
        7. ISATAP
          1. ISATAP addresses
          2. ISATAP components
        8. Lesson summary
        9. Lesson review
      6. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Implementing DHCP failover using Windows PowerShell
        2. Exercise 2: Configuring a caching-only DNS server using Windows PowerShell
      7. Suggested practice exercises
      8. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
        4. Lesson 4
    8. 7. Hyper-V Virtualization
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying and configuring Hyper-V hosts
        1. Planning Hyper-V deployment
          1. Hardware
          2. Editions
          3. Networking
          4. Storage
          5. Management
          6. Security
          7. Scalability, availability, and mobility
          8. Disaster recovery
        2. Installing the Hyper-V role
          1. Using Server Manager
          2. Using Windows PowerShell
        3. Configuring Hyper-V hosts
          1. Configuring virtual machine storage
          2. Creating virtual switches
          3. Other configuration steps
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Deploying and configuring virtual machines
        1. Planning virtual machine deployment
          1. Location of configuration files
          2. Startup memory
          3. Virtual processors
          4. Virtual networking
          5. Virtual hard disks
          6. Guest operating system deployment
          7. Performing snapshots
          8. Considerations for importing virtual machines
        2. Creating virtual machines
          1. Using Hyper-V Manager
          2. Using Windows PowerShell
          3. Importing virtual machines
        3. Configuring virtual machines
          1. Adding virtual disks
          2. Adding and configuring virtual network adapters
          3. Configuring other hardware settings
          4. Configuring virtual machine management
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Managing virtual machines
        1. Optimizing workload consolidation
          1. Configuring Dynamic Memory
          2. Configuring host reserved memory
        2. Optimizing network performance
          1. Configuring bandwidth management
          2. Other optimizations
        3. Optimizing virtual disks
          1. Using Hyper-V Manager
          2. Using Windows PowerShell
        4. Managing snapshots
          1. Using Hyper-V Manager
          2. Using Windows PowerShell
        5. Monitoring virtual machines
        6. Lesson summary
        7. Lesson review
      5. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Installing and configuring Hyper-V on Server Core
        2. Exercise 2: Creating and configuring virtual machines
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
    9. 8. File Services and Storage
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying Storage Spaces
        1. Understanding Storage Spaces
          1. Concepts and terminology
          2. Fixed vs. thin provisioning
          3. Resiliency
        2. Planning a Storage Spaces deployment
          1. Hardware
          2. Performance
          3. Resiliency
          4. Availability
          5. Management
          6. Scalability
        3. Implementing Storage Spaces
          1. Using Server Manager
          2. Using Windows PowerShell
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Provisioning and managing shared storage
        1. Provisioning shared storage
          1. Creating a storage pool
          2. Creating virtual disks
          3. Creating volumes
        2. Provisioning SMB shares
          1. Configuration options for SMB shares
          2. Types of SMB shares
          3. Creating general-purpose SMB shares
          4. Creating advanced SMB shares
        3. Managing shared storage
          1. Managing storage pools
          2. Managing virtual disks
          3. Managing volumes
          4. Managing shares
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Configuring iSCSI storage
        1. Understanding iSCSI storage
          1. Benefits and uses
          2. Concepts and terminology
          3. Management tools
          4. Deployment considerations
        2. Configuring iSCSI Target Server
          1. Enabling iSCSI Initiator
          2. Installing the iSCSI Target Server role
          3. Creating iSCSI virtual disks
        3. Using iSCSI Initiator
          1. Configuring iSCSI Initiator
          2. Discovering targets
          3. Establishing a connection
          4. Creating volumes
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      5. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Provisioning and managing shared storage using Server Manager
        2. Exercise 2: Provisioning and managing shared storage using Windows PowerShell
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
    10. 9. Print and Document Services
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Deploying and managing print servers
        1. Deploying print servers
          1. Installing the Print Server role service
          2. Installing other role services
          3. Installing the Print And Document Services Tools feature
        2. Managing printers using Print Management
          1. Launching Print Management
          2. Managing print servers
          3. Managing printer drivers
          4. Managing printers
          5. Deploying printer connections
          6. Migrating print servers
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Managing print servers using Windows PowerShell
        1. Viewing information about printers, printer drivers, and print jobs
          1. Retrieve a list of printers installed on a print server
          2. Viewing information about pending print jobs
          3. Viewing information about printers
          4. Viewing information about printer drivers and ports
        2. Managing printers, printer drivers, and print jobs
          1. Removing a print job
          2. Installing a network printer
        3. Lesson summary
        4. Lesson review
      4. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Managing print servers using Print Management
        2. Exercise 2: Managing print servers using Windows PowerShell
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
    11. 10. Implementing Group Policy
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Planning, implementing, and managing Group Policy
        1. Planning for Group Policy
          1. Understanding policies vs. preferences
          2. Group Policy and Active Directory design
          3. Configuring a central store
          4. Using Starter GPOs
          5. Refreshing Group Policy
        2. Configuring security settings
          1. User Rights Assignment
          2. Security Options
          3. User Account Control
          4. Audit Policy
          5. Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
          6. AppLocker
          7. Software Restriction Policies
          8. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
        3. Managing Group Policy
          1. Viewing infrastructure status
          2. Creating GPOs
          3. Managing GPO links
          4. Configuring security filtering
          5. Configuring WMI filtering
          6. Backing up and restoring GPOs
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Managing Group Policy using Windows PowerShell
        1. Creating and linking GPOs
        2. Remotely refreshing Group Policy
        3. Backing up and restoring GPOs
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Lesson 3: Implementing Group Policy preferences
        1. Understanding preferences
          1. Preference categories
          2. Configuring preferences
          3. Common options
          4. Using environment variables
          5. Item-level targeting
          6. Configuring a preference item
          7. Managing preference items
        2. Windows Settings extensions
        3. Control Panel Settings extensions
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      5. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Designing and implementing Group Policy
        2. Exercise 2: Creating and managing GPOs using Windows PowerShell
      6. Suggested practice exercises
      7. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
        3. Lesson 3
    12. 11. Configuring Windows Firewall and IPsec
      1. Before you begin
      2. Lesson 1: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
        1. Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
          1. Windows Filtering Platform
          2. Windows service hardening
          3. Network location awareness
        2. Managing firewall profiles
          1. Configuring profiles
          2. Configuring profile settings
          3. Configuring logging
          4. Configuring profiles using Windows PowerShell
        3. Configuring firewall rules
          1. Types of firewall rules
          2. Rules processing
          3. Rule groups
          4. Creating firewall rules
          5. Creating a program rule
          6. Creating a port rule
          7. Creating a predefined rule
          8. Creating a custom rule
          9. Creating firewall rules using Windows PowerShell
          10. Creating rules for refreshing Group Policy
          11. Viewing and managing rules
          12. Configuring rules using Group Policy
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      3. Lesson 2: Configuring IPsec
        1. Understanding connection security
          1. Encapsulation
          2. IPsec protocols
          3. Security associations
          4. Key-exchange algorithms
          5. Authentication methods
          6. Data-integrity algorithms
          7. Data-encryption algorithms
        2. Configuring IPsec settings
          1. Customizing IPsec defaults
          2. Customizing IPsec tunnel authorizations
          3. Configuring IPsec settings using Windows PowerShell
        3. Configuring connection security rules
          1. Types of connection security rules
          2. Creating an isolation rule
          3. Creating an authentication exemption rule
          4. Creating a server-to-server rule
          5. Creating a tunnel rule
          6. Creating a custom rule
          7. Creating connection security rules using Windows PowerShell
          8. Configuring authenticated bypass
          9. Monitoring IPsec
        4. Lesson summary
        5. Lesson review
      4. Practice exercises
        1. Exercise 1: Configuring firewall rules
        2. Exercise 2: Implementing IPsec
      5. Suggested practice exercises
      6. Answers
        1. Lesson 1
        2. Lesson 2
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