Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course

Learn The Skills To Implement A Core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure In An Enterprise Environment


Our 5-day Administering Windows Server 2012 training course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
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5 Days
£2345Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

  • Configuring The DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing And Troubleshooting DNS
  • Lab: Configuring And Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Installing And Configuring DNS Zones
  • Troubleshooting DNS

Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.

  • Overview Of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing The AD DS Database
  • Lab: Maintaining AD DS
  • Installing And Configuring A RODC
  • Configuring AD DS Snapshots
  • Configuring The Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Cloning A Domain Controller

Module 3: Managing User And Service Accounts

This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.

  • Configuring Password Policy And User Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  • Lab: Managing User And Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password Policy And Account Lockout Settings
  • Creating And Associating A Managed Service Account

Module 4: Implementing A Group Policy Infrastructure

This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing And Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope And Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting The Application of GPOs
  • Lab: Implementing A Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating And Configuring Group Policy Objects
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verify GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs

Module 5: Managing User Desktops With Group Policy

This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users' computer settings properly.

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software With Group Policy
  • Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implement Settings By Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Office 2013 By Using Administrative Templates
  • Deploying Software By using Group Policy
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

Module 6: Implementing Remote Access

In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.

  • Overview Of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess By Using The Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing And Managing An Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess By Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Verifying Readiness For A DirectAccess Deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating The DirectAccess Deployment
  • Lab: Deploying An Advanced DirectAccess Solution
  • Preparing The Environment For DirectAccess
  • Implementing The Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Validating The DirectAccess Deployment
  • Lab: Implementing VPN
  • Implementing VPN
  • Validating The VPN Deployment
  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating The Web Application Proxy Deployment

Module 7: Installing, Configuring And Troubleshooting The Network Policy Server Role

This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

  • Installing And Configuring A Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients And Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring And Troubleshooting A Network Policy Server
  • Lab: Installing And Configuring A Network Policy Server
  • Installing And Configuring NPS To Support RADIUS
  • Configuring And Testing A RADIUS Client

Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection

This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

  • Overview Of Network Access Protection
  • Overview Of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement For NAP
  • Monitoring And Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
  • Configuring The Client Settings To Support NAP

Module 9: Optimizing File Services

This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.

  • Overview Of FSRM
  • Using FSRM To Manage Quotas, File Screens And Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification And File Management Tasks
  • Overview Of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring And Troubleshooting DFS Replication
  • Lab: Configuring Quotas And File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
  • Lab: Implementing Distributed File System
  • Installing The DFS Role Service
  • Configuring A DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS Replication

Module 10: Configuring Encryption And Advanced Auditing

This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

  • Encrypting Drives By Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files By Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Lab: Configuring Encryption And Advanced Auditing
  • Encrypting And Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption To Secure Data Drives

Module 11: Deploying And Maintaining Server Images

This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

  • Overview Of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment With Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services To Deploy Windows Server 2012
  • Installing And Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images With Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images With Windows Deployment Services

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

  • Overview Of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates With WSUS
  • Lab: Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing The WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving And Deploying An Update By Using WSUS

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
  • Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing A Performance Baseline
  • Identifying The Source Of A Performance Problem
  • Viewing And Configuring Centralized Event Logs


Our Administering Windows Server 2012 training course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

About the Course

Our Administering Windows Server 2012 training course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security.

Who Should Attend

  • Windows Server Administrators Experienced In Working With Windows Server 2008 Or Windows Server 2012 Who Wish To Gain Skills Necessary To Perform Daily Management And Maintenance Tasks In A Windows Server 2012 Or Windows Server 2012 R2 Environment.
  • IT Professionals Who Are Looking To Take The 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 Examination.
  • IT Professional Wishing 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, Which Are A Pre-Requisite For Their Individual Specialities.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled And Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

1. Stay Ahead Of The Competition

The business world is continuously changing, organisations will need to provide their staff through their careers, if you choose to not provide continuous training then you will find it difficult to stay ahead of the competition.

2. Motivated Employees

It will keep your employees motivated and new skills and knowledge can help reduce boredom. It also demonstrates that you value your staff enough to invest in them and their development.

3. Save Money

Windows Server 2012 training courses are cost effective, it is cheaper to train existing employees compared to recruiting new employees with the skills that you require and it helps your staff to become more efficient in their role.

Individual Benefits

1. Getting Hired

A Windows Server 2012 certification will certainly give you an advantage when hiring managers look at your resume. Competition for IT jobs can be stiff and having a certification is a significant advantage compared to those who do not have one. In fact, a certification can be a qualified for a position. Keep in mind that when two other equal candidates are vying for the same job, the one has the Windows Server 2016 training or certification will have the edge over the candidate who does not.

2. Job Retention

In a volatile economic environment, organisations are always looking for ways to cut cost and that may mean that jobs are on the line. This is when having Windows Server 2012 certifications can mean the difference between keeping your job and having to seek a new one. Windows Server 2012 training will demonstrate that you are determined to enhance your skill set and knowledge which benefits you and your employer. The bottom line is that you need to invest in yourself.

3. Promotions

If you want to move up the corporate ladder or into a better, higher-paying job within your organisation then you will need to learn new technologies or enhance the skills you currently possess. There is no better way to show this than to a new certification or progress further up the certification chain in a current area of expertise.


You must have the knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.


There is no formal prereading that you need to complete prior to this training course.

Exam Overview

Please Note: You must book the 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 exam separately.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.


Administering Windows Server 2012 Certification

Next Steps

Our 5-day Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 training course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.


At the end of this Administering Windows Server 2012 training course you will be able to:

  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

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