MOD 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012


This self-study course provides hands-on instruction and practices installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. This five-day MOC (Microsoft Official Course) is part one in a series of three courses that will provide the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. There are some cross-over skills and tasks across these courses; this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This is a direct course to and a preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the MCSA Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three required exams for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

This course is built for IT professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration, and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.

Once a student completes this course, they will be able to:

Install and configure Windows Server 2012
Describe AD DS
Manage Active Directory objects
Automate Active Directory administration
Implement IPv4
Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
Implement IPv6
Implement local storage
Implement file and print services
Implement Group Policy
Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V


This course requires that the student meet the following prerequisites, As well as have:

An understanding of networking fundamentals
An understanding of basic AD DS concepts
An awareness and understanding of security best practices
Basic knowledge of server hardware
Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8
It is recommended that the student not only have the prerequisites above but also have: Windows Server Operating system experience and/or completing 10967: Fundamentals of Windows Server Infrastructure prior to taking this course is beneficial to the student as well

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2012 Overview
• Installing Windows Server 2012
• Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
• Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
• Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
• Deploying Windows Server 2012
• Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
• Managing Servers
• Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
• Overview of AD DS
• Overview of Domain Controllers
• Installing a Domain Controller

Lab: Installing Domain Controllers
• Installing a Domain Controller
• Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Service Objects
• Managing User Accounts
• Managing Groups
• Managing Computer Accounts
• Delegating Administration

Lab: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
• Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
• Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
• Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
• Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
• Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
• Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lab: Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell
• Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
• Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
• Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
• Overview of TCP/IP
• Understanding IPv4 Addressing
• Subnetting and Supernetting
• Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab: Implementing IPv4
• Identifying Appropriate Subnets
• Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
• Overview of the DHCP Server Role
• Configuring DHCP Scopes
• Managing a DHCP Database
• Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab: Implementing DHCP
• Implementing DHCP
• Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)

Module 7: Implementing DNS
• Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
• Installing a DNS Server
• Managing DNS Zones

Lab: Implementing DNS
• Installing and Configuring DNS
• Creating Host Records in DNS
• Managing the DNS Server Cache

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
• Overview of IPv6
• IPv6 Addressing
• Coexistence with IPv4
• IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab: Implementing IPv6
• Configuring an IPv6 Network
• Configuring an ISATAP Router

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
• Overview of Storage
• Managing Disks and Volumes
•Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab: Implementing Local Storage
• Installing and Configuring a New Disk
• Resizing Volumes
• Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
• Securing Files and Folders
• Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
• Configuring Work Folders
• Configuring Network Printing

Lab: Implementing File and Print Services
• Creating and Configuring a File Share
• Configuring Shadow Copies
• Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
• Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
• Overview of Group Policy
• Group Policy Processing
• Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab: Implementing Group Policy
• Configuring a central store
• Creating GPOs

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
• Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
• Configuring Security Settings
• Restricting Software
• Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab: Increasing Security for Server Resources
• Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
• Auditing File System Access
• Auditing Domain Logons

Lab: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
• Configuring AppLocker Policies
• Configuring Windows Firewall

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
• Overview of Virtualization Technologies
• Implementing Hyper-V
• Managing Virtual Machine Storage
• Managing Virtual Networks

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
• Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
• Configuring Virtual Networking
• Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
• Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints