70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2


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70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2

The 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 online training course is part two of a series of three online training courses which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three online training courses in total will 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 will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security. This online training course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for preparation for Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

Exam Number: 70-411

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 course, the student should be able to:

  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage user and service accounts
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role
  • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Deploy and maintain server images
  • Implement Update Management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Understand appropriate command-line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended for 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.

Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 orWindows 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 exam


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • 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.
  • Attended the Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (410) course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Managing Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application

Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI)

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Creating and Administering User Accounts
  • Configuring User Object Attributes
  • Automating User Account Creation
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Module 4: Maintaining AD DS

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the NPS Role

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

Module 8: Implementing NAP

  • NAP
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Module 9: Optimizing File Services

  • File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Hands-On Labs

  1. Getting to Know Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
  2. Introduction to DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012
  3. Windows Server 2012 R2 Implementing Workplace Join
  4. Windows Server 2012: New Domain Controller Deployment and Dynamic Access Control
  5. Windows Server 2012: DirectAccess
  6. Windows Server 2012: Minimal Installation Shell
  7. Managing your Datacenter devices with Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2
  8. Desired State Configuration with Window Server 2012 R2
  9. Windows Server 2012 R2 – Enabling Windows Server Work Folders
  10. Windows Server 2012: High Availability File Server
  11. Enhancements with Window Server 2012 R2 Hyper-v Replica
  12. Network Automation using Window Server 2012 R2 IPAM
  13. Windows Server 2012 R2: Implementing Claims-Aware Applications
  14. Getting Insight and Managing Data Using the File Classification Infrastructure
  15. Windows Server 2012: Storage Spaces and Deduplication
  16. Windows Server 2012: IIS Central SSL Store and IIS CPU Throttling
  17. Windows Server 2012: SMB Multi-Channel
  18. Configuring Hyper-V over Highly Available SMB Storage
  19. Active Directory Deployment and Management Enhancements
  20. Managing Network Infrastructure
  21. Introduction to Windows PowerShell Fundamentals
  22. Configuring a Highly Available iSCSI Target
  23. Managing Windows Server 2012 with Server Manager and Windows PowerShell 3.0
  24. Using Dynamic Access Control to Automatically and Centrally Secure Data
  25. Implementing Storage Pools and Storage Spaces
  26. Implementing BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  27. Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management
  28. Building a Resilient Network Infrastructure
  29. Building a Remote Storage Infrastructure to Support Your Critical Workloads
  30. Network Automation using IP Address Management (IPAM)
  31. Enabling Secure Remote Users with RemoteApp, DirectAccess, and Dynamic Access Control Windows Server 2012 provides new, exciting features to easily implement secure remote user features. In this lab, you will begin by leveraging both RemoteApp and VDI to
  32. Deploying and Configuring Servers with Server Manager
  33. Configuring a Web Farm for Multitenant Applications
  34. Introduction to IIS 8


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