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Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows Server

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 servers.

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Learning Objectives

This provides you with the knowledge and skills to configure, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 servers. 


Delegates must have a good working knowledge of Windows and be competent in managing files and folders. In addition, delegates must be familiar with computer hardware and networking concepts

Course Content

Introduction to Administrative Tasks

  • Server versions explained
  • The new Server Manager
  • The role of PowerShell 3
  • Server roles
  • Storage Spaces and ReFS
  • Hyper-V

Installing & Configuring Windoews Server 2012

  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • IP version 4 and IP version 6
  • Designing an Active Directory structure
  • Configuring the first Domain Controller
  • DNS and DHCP

Active Directory Objects

  • Creating and managing user accounts
  • Creating and managing computer accounts
  • Introduction to groups
  • Creating and managing groups
  • Creating and managing organisational units
  • Automating AD object management
  • Using queries to locate objects in AD

Managing Access to Resources

  • Managing Access Overview
  • Assigning permissions to shared Resources
  • Managing NTFS file and folder permissions
  • Determining effective permission

Group Policy

  • Group Policy overview
  • Configuring Group Policy settings
  • Configuring scripts and folder redirection
  • Configuring administrative templates
  • Configuring Group Policy inheritance

Configuring Server Security Compliance

  • Securing a Windows infrastructure
  • Configuring an audit policy
  • AppLocker and Windows firewall

Configuring and Managing Storage and Printers

  • Storage management overview
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Quota Management
  • Print management

Monitoring and Maintaining

  • Planning monitoring tasks
  • Calculating a server baseline
  • Measuring and analysing performance
  • Maintenance tasks
  • Automating maintenance

Backup and Restore

  • Planning a backup strategy
  • Using Windows Server Backup
  • Planning a server restore policy
  • Planning an EFS restore policy
  • Verifying restored data
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