Course description

Learn to administer and maintain a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Environment

This course is part two of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

You will cover the necessary administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, remote access, network policies, data security, and monitoring and updating management. This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20411 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. Exam 70-411 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

Each individual Microsoft Official Course On-Demand includes 3 months (or 12 months with purchase of Microsoft Total Access Collection) of 24x7 access to the following:

What You'll Learn in Class:

Who Needs to Attend:


Follow-On Courses:

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412)


MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Course Outline:

  1. Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  1. Maintaining AD DS

  1. Managing User and Service Accounts

  1. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  1. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  1. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the NPS Role

  1. Implementing NAP

  1. Implementing Remote Access

  1. Optimizing File Services

  1. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  1. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  1. Implementing Update Management

  1. Monitoring Windows Server 2012


NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Lab 1: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS

Lab 2: Maintain AD DS

Lab 3: Manage User and Service Accounts

Lab 4: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 5: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy

Lab 6: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Lab 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

Lab 8: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

Lab 9: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

Lab 10: Implementing VPN

Lab 11: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab 12: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

Lab 13: Implementing Distributed File System

Lab 14: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Lab 15: Implementing Update Management

Lab 16: Monitoring Windows Server 2012