70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2


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70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

The Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (410) online training course is part one of a series of three online training courses that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three online training courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
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While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the online training courses, this online training course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration. This online training course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.


Exam Number: 70-410

Bonus Material – This course includes the following additional mini-courses:

  • FSMO (Operational Master Roles)
  • Understanding DNS
  • Hyper-V
  • PowerShell Command List


Will Panek, MCSE, MCT, 5 x MVP

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Manage AD DS objects
  • Automate AD DS 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)
  • Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
  • Understand appropriate command-line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended 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. Candidates typically interested in attending this online training course would be:

  • Windows Server Administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and the related technologies and are looking to upskill on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT Professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the pre-requisites and are looking to cross train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the 410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals
  • An understanding of basic Active Directory concepts
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8

Course Outline

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Windows PowerShell

Module 2: Active Directory Domain Services

  • Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

  • Using Command-Line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

  • TCP/IP
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnettingand Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing DHCP

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Module 7: Implementing DNS

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managinga DNS Server
  • ManagingDNS Zones

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

  • IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing

Module 11: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects

  • Windows Security
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Hands-On Labs

1. Configure Basic and Dynamic Disks
2. Create and mount VHD
3. Configure Shared Folders
4. Configure Offline Files
5. Set up NTFS Permissions
6. Configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
7. Configure NTFS Quotas
8. Configure dynamic memory and smart paging
9. Configure Guest Integration Services
10. Create VHD and VHDx
11. Modify VHDs
12. Managing VM Snapshots
13. Configure Hyper-V Virtual Switches
14. Configure Network Isolation
15. Optimize network performance
16. Install DHCP
17. Configure DHCP Relay Agent
18. Configure AD Integration of Primary DNS Zones
19. Configure Forwarders
20. Create Resource Records
21. Add or Remove Domain Controllers
22. Configure a GC Server
23. Create AD Objects using automation tools
24. Bulk creation of AD objects
25. Offline Domain Join
26. Manage Inactive and Disabled Accounts
27. Nesting Groups
28. Manage Group Membership Using GPO
29. Delegate AD Objects
30. Create a GPO Central Store
31. Manage Starter GPOs
32. Configure Multiple Local Group Policies
33. Configure User Rights Assignment
34. Configure Security Templates
35. Configure Local Users and Groups
36. Configure AppLocker
37. Configure Software Restriction Policies
38. Configure Rules for Multiple Profiles using GPO


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