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Windows Server Administration Training Course

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Windows 2012 R2 System Administration

Duration: 5 Days

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Delivery Options: Attend face-to-face in the classroom, remote-live or on-demand streaming.

Students Will Learn

  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Windows Server 2012
  • Network configuration
  • Working with user accounts, group accounts, permissions and rights
  • Configuring disk partitions and volumes
  • Granting permissions to folders and files
  • Creating hidden shares
  • Installing and configuring DFS to facilitate advanced folder sharing
  • Installing the Print and Document role and role services
  • Assigning IP addresses to servers in workgroup and domain environments
  • Using the subnet to determine the network ID of a network
  • Using FSRM to configure quotas, file screens and reports
  • Creating sites, site links and subnets
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting replication
  • Planning a group policy deployment scheme for a domain
  • Using group policy to configure security and user desktop environments
  • Using Event Viewer to track important system events
  • Using Task Manager to get an overview of process resource utilization
  • Performing backups and restores using Windows Server Backup
  • Installing and configuring each type of cluster
  • Planning a virtualization configuration
  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Security configuration
  • Basic PowerShell syntax

Course Description

This course provides hands on experience installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2. Students will perform full installations, switch between GUI and Server Core features, configure and tune the server and assign roles and services. Attendees will practice local and remote administration of security, network, data and hardware in hands on labs. After installing an Active Directory domain controller, students will create and assign users, groups, permissions, rights, policies and profiles.

Attendees will configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP network, utilize PowerShell cmdlets, and implement a backup strategy. Also covered are many aspects of local security, such as group policy objects (GPO), Encrypting File System (EFS), rights and permissions. Students will learn to use enterprise tools such as Distributed File System (DFS) and File System Resource Manager (FSRM) to manage file storage and accessibility, as well as facilitate clustering and virtualization. Comprehensive labs and exercises give the students real experience deploying, managing and troubleshooting the Windows 2012 infrastructure.

Course Prerequisites

Understanding of Windows Vista or Windows 7 Aero interface and Control Panel applets.

Course Overview

Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Architecture
  • Windows Server 2012 Editions
  • Server Roles
  • TCP/IP
  • PowerShell
  • Virtualization (Hyper-V)
  • Patch and Update Management
  • Tuning System Performance
  • Remote Assistance
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Licensing and Activation
  • Active Directory
Installing Windows
  • Hardware Requirements
  • DVD Installation
  • Windows 2012 GUI Features
  • Upgrading Existing Operating Systems
Configuring Windows
  • Command Line Server Core Configuration
  • Configuring the Network
  • Selecting and Installing Device Drivers
  • Configuring Printers
Windows Management
  • Server Manager
  • Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT)
  • Event Viewer
  • Event Subscriptions
  • Performance Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Tuning System Performance
  • Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM)
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
Administering Users and Groups
  • Creating Local Users and Groups
  • Creating Domain Users and Groups
  • Local and Domain Groups
  • Distribution and Security Groups
  • Group Nesting
  • Setting User Rights
  • User Profiles
  • Setting the Accounts Policy
  • TCP/IP version 4 (IPv4)
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Understanding Workgroups and Domains
  • TCP/IP Diagnostic Tools
  • Network Troubleshooting
Print Servers
  • Configuring Print Servers
  • Printer Priorities
  • Printer Pooling
Security Features
  • Encrypting File System
  • NTFS Permissions
  • User Rights
Active Directory Domain Services
  • ADDS Architecture
  • Domains, Trees and Forests
  • Organizational Units (OUs)
  • Global Catalog Servers
  • Domain Controller Installation
  • DNS Requirements
  • Configuring Active Directory
  • Delegating Authority
  • AD Replication
Group Policy
  • Blocking Group Policy
  • Enforcing Group Policy
  • Domain and Local Policies
  • Group Policy Inheritance
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Cmdlets
  • Creating Users, Groups and OUs
  • Manipulating Objects
  • Planning and Design
  • Hyper-V
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Consolidating Resources
  • Isolating Services
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Virtual Networks
  • Controlling VM Resources
  • Isolating VM Traffic
  • High Availability
  • Cluster Models
  • Planning
  • Failover Clusters
  • Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Technologies
  • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Permission Inheritance
  • Effective Permissions
  • Shared Folder Permissions
  • Administrative Shares
Distributed File System (DFS)
  • DFS Replication
  • Domain-based DFS
  • Namespace Root
  • Access-Based Enumeration
  • Diagnostic Reports
  • Replication Groups
File Server Resource Manger (FSRM)
  • Configuring Quotas
  • File Screening
  • Reporting
System Recovery and Restoration
  • Server Backup and Restore
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service
  • System State Data
  • System Image Recovery / Bare Metal Restore
  • Recovery Console
AD Sites and Replication
  • Creating and Managing AD Sites
  • Site Topology
  • DFS Replication Overview
  • SYSVOL Replication
  • Replication Monitoring and Troubleshooting

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Course Benefits

  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees


The instructor is very knowledgeable. I enjoyed this training very much and gained a lot of useful information. I would love to take additional classes. Thanks HOTT!
— J.G., City of Bay City

The topics covered were precisely what I needed. Instructor was absolutely an expert in the material and was adept at explaining and presenting. Labs were very helpful. Very good topics, very professional instructor.
— M.M., BayRing Communications

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