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Course: Server 2012 R2 - Hands-on Training Part I

Server 2012 R2 - Hands-on Training Part I

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About this Course

About this course:

This is Part I of a two-part series for learning Windows Server 2012 r2. Part I is for those needing to become familiar with Server 2012, virtualization and configuring a Microsoft network from the ground up. In this first part, students will learn how to install and configure Server 2012 r2 just as they would as a network administrator or networking consultant.

Part one of the course trains the student on how to install, configure and manage the most common roles and services found on a Microsoft network. Part 2 of the course, introduces the more advanced roles and features offered in Server 2012 r2.

Windows Server 2012 -Hands-on Training Part I is a Comprehensive Windows Server Hands-on Training Course.

If you can setup your virtual lab environment, you will have not issue with completing this course. Please do not enroll until you have completed Section 1 of the course. 

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  • Do you want to learn how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2?  
  • Do you prefer learning using hands-on as opposed to just a lecture and quiz?
  • If you have answered YES to above questions, then you are at the right place. 

This course teaches you the basic skills of Installation and Configuration of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.  

This course provides a solid hands-on experience for learning Windows Server 2012 R2 and is designed for those needing to be able to demonstrate basic day-to-day administration and configuration skills required for Windows Server 2012 R2 administering.  

This course provides you more hands-on learning on how to install, maintain and configure Windows Server 2012 R2. Course is structured using short tutorial videos and hands-on labs. Students watch a short video tutorial, review the hands-on lab and then complete the lab.  

Students who take and complete this course will be able to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, and other roles commonly found in a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain.  

The course labs consist of configuring three virtual machines to join a Windows Server 2012 R2 network, creating Windows Server 2012 R2 domain environment and installing and configuring different server roles.  

Why I should take this course?  

  • A solid hands-on training course with lab practice  
  • Complete guide for how to install, configure and maintain Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2  
  • Course helps to prepare for your Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Certification Exam 70-410  
  • You will learn to install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core, Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 Professional or better  
  • You will also learn Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking, creating domain environment and installing and configuring different server roles  

 This is the course that could change your life.   

 Obtaining the Microsoft Server 2012 Certification (Exam 70-410) can help you to enhance your career opportunities and also helps to boost your income. Microsoft Server 2012 Certification is a highly-sought certification. Many positions either prefer or require Microsoft Server 2012 Certification. You can also see now a day many companies are asking for Microsoft Server 2012 Certification in their Job descriptions.  

An investment in your career is an investment in yourself. Don’t procrastinate. There is no time like the present to take charge of your career. Take your career to the next level by studying for and passing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Certification 70-410 exam!  

See you in the course…!!!

Basic knowledge
  • 1-3 years experience working with Microsoft and/or Cisco networks.
  • Basic knowledge of operating system, networking principles, IP Addressing and DNS.
  • A host machine with a preferred operating system of Windows 7, 8 or 10 with more than 4 GB RAM to work on Lab Practices
  • A computer or laptop or android mobile with internet connection to watch the course
  • A note book and pen is recommended to take notes during the entire course
  • Prepping for the CCNA, an MCP or Comptia A+ or Net+ exam will help
What you will learn
  • You will have a solid hands-on lab practice on installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • This course is a complete step by step guide for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 administration
  • Complete install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core, Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 Professional or better
  • You will learn Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking, creating domain environment and installing and configuring different server roles
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 35
Total Duration: 05:02:22
Course Overview - Start here!
  • Movie - Course Overview....Start Here!  

    This first video covers the overview of the course, the lab build process and helps to put everything into perspective.

  • Video - How to Easily Download ISO images  

    How to easily download legal copies of Microsoft ISO images for the operating systems used in this course.

For VirtualBox Users
  • Video and Lab - Creating Virtual Install of Server 2012r2 Using VirtualBox  

    In this lab, you will learn to create a virtual install of Server 2012 r2 with a full GUI using VirtualBox.

  • Movie and Lab - Create a Virtual Install of Server 2012 Core Using VirtualBox  

    In this lab, you will install create a Windows Server 2012 Core installation by demoting a full install with GUI first to a minimal install and then to Server Core. 


    For this lab, students will first create a second full install of Server 2012 r2 with GUI. They will then proceed to demote the full install to a minimal install and finally to Server Core using PowerShell.

  • Video and Lab - Create a Virtual install of Windows 10 Using VirtualBox  
For VMWare Users
  • Movie and Lab - Create Virtual install of Server 2012 r2 Using VMWare  

    In this lab, you will learn to create a virtual install of Server 2012 r2 with a full GUI using VMWare.

  • Video and Lab - Create a virtual Install of Server 2012 Core  

    In this lab, you will install create a Windows Server 2012 Core installation by demoting a full install with GUI first to a minimal install and then to Server Core. 


    For this lab, students will first create a second full install of Server 2012 r2 with GUI. They will then proceed to demote the full install to a minimal install and finally to Server Core using PowerShell.

  • Video and Lab - Create a Virtual Install of Windows 10 Using VMWare  

    In this lab, you will create a virtual install of Windows 10 to be used a client to test your server roles and features.

Installing and configuring Active Directory
  • Video and Lab - Preparing Your Network for Active Directory  

    In this lab, students will learn the importance of choosing the right domain name, having a naming convention and designing their IP addressing scheme.

  • Video and Lab - Promote Server 2012 to a Domain Controller  

    In this lab, you will promote Server 2012 r2 to a domain controller using server manager.

  • Video and Lab - Join Windows 10 to a Microsoft Domain  

    Adding a Windows 10 client is easy enough to do but there are some limitations. The Home version for any Windows client cannot be added to a Windows domain.

  • Video and Lab - Join Server 2012 R2 Core to an Existing Domain  

    In this lab, you will use your exiting install Server 2012 Core and using the sconfig utility, configure network settings and join the server to the domain. Though this utility is fairly intuitive, there are several considerations this lab presents that need to taken into the consideration.

  • Video and Lab- Creating a Server 2012 r2 RODC  

    In this lab, you will create a Read Only Domain controller (RODC) and how learn how they can best be utilized. RODC's have three distinct advantages over a normal domain controller, security, manageability and availability.

    • Reduced security risk to a writable copy of Active Directory.
    • Better logon times compared to authenticating across a WAN link
    • Better access to the authentication resource on the network.
    • Better performance of directory-enabled applications.


DNS
  • Video and Lab - Create a DNS Reverse Lookup Zone  

    In this lab, you will create a DNS reverse lookup zone to complement your DNS forward lookup zone created when you installed DNS while promoting Server 2012 to a domain controller.

  • Video and Lab - Create a GlobalNames zone * (Requires ADDS being present)  

    This lab requires that Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) be installed. (section 2). Please do not attempt this lab until you have installed ADDS in Section 2 of the course.


    In this lab, you will learn to create a DNS GlobalNames zone. The DNS Server service in Windows Server 2012 uses a special zone named GlobalNames to provide resolution of single-label names.


DHCP
  • Video and Lab - Install and Configure DHCP on Server 2012  

    DHCP was installed in Section 2 of the course during the promotion of Server 2012 to a domain controller. Configuring the machine with a static IP address was also done in Section 2 of the course.


    In this lab, you will review the steps for manually installing and configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on your virtual install of Server 2012 r2 for IPv4. DHCP is a client/server protocol that automatically provides an Internet Protocol (IP) host with its IP address and other related configuration information such as the subnet mask and default gateway to domain clients. 


    In this lab, you will configure a DHCP scope with reservations and scope options. 

  • Video and Lab - Creating a DHCP SuperScope  

    In this lab, you will learn how to build a DHCP SuperScope. A superscope allows a DHCP server to provide leases from more than one scope to clients on a single physical network. Before you can create a superscope, you must use DHCP Manager to define all scopes to be included in the superscope.

  • Video and Lab - Manage DHCP Failover in Server 2012 R2  

    In this lab, you will learn to configure DHCP for high availability using DHCP failover. DHCP failover is configured between Server Core and DC1. DHCP failover in Windows Server 2012 is a method for ensuring continuous availability of DHCP service to clients in the event the primary DHCP server should fail.

Group Policy
  • Video - Creating a Group Policy Object  

    In this short video, students will learn how to create a new group policy object.

  • Video and Lab - Fine-Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012  

    In this lab, you will learn how to create different password policies inside a single domain. This means we can have complex passwords for our admins, not so complex passwords for our users, and extremely complex passwords for our enterprise admins in the same domain.

  • Video and Lab - Configure Folder Redirection in Window Server 2012 R2  

    In this lab, you will learn to redirect a user’s My Documents and Desktop folder to a file server for backup and high availability.

  • Video and Lab - Creating a Mapped Drive Using Group Policy  

    In this lab, you will learn how to create a mapped drive using Group Policy and then assigning the mapped drive to a specific container inside of our Active Directory

  • Video and Lab - Managing User Desktops Using Group Policy  

    A very common task in any domain environment is to deploy desktop shortcuts (icons) to either all your user’s computers or to a certain group of user’s computers depending on what group(s) the user is a member of. Another common task is setting the wallpaper on all the machines in the domain and restrict users from changing it. Both can be done using Group Policy.

Print Services
  • Video - TCP/IP Printing Overview  

    A quick overview of TCP/IP printing in Windows server 2012 r2.

  • Video and Lab - Installing Print Services on Server 2012 R2  

    In this lab, you will learn how to install the Print Service Role in Windows 2012.

  • Video and Lab - Installing a Network Printer onto a Windows Client  

    In this lab, you will learn how to map a network printer to a Windows client

  • Video and Lab - Adding a Printer to the Network Using TCP/IP  

    In this lab, you will learn to install a printer to the network using TCP/IP.

  • Video - Printer Pooling  

    Adding printers to the same print queue to create a pool of printers or as it is more commonly referred to as, printer pooling. 

Active Directory Maintenance
  • Video and Lab - Creating a Custom Microsoft Management Console (MMC)  

    In this lab, you will create an MMC snap-in. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is an application that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a programming framework in which consoles (collections of administrative tools) can be created, saved, and opened.

  • Video and Lab - Creating and Managing Objects in Active Directory  

    In this lab, you will install objects into your Active Directory database. Objects include users, computers servers and printers.

  • Video and Lab - Performing a Full Backup and Recovery of Server 2012 R2  

    In this lab, you will learn to perform a full backup of server 2012 R2.

  • Video and Lab - Disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security  

    In this lab, you will learn how to disable the annoying Enhanced Security Configuration for Internet Explorer. This malware like feature may be useful for some servers, however, if you want to use IE for normal web browsing, it is desired to turn this security feature off.

  • Video and Lab - Monitoring Server Performance  

    In this lab, you will learn how to monitor system performance using Performance Monitor for Server 2012 r2.

  • Video and Lab - Performing an Offline Defragmentation of the Directory Database  

    In this lab, you will learn how to perform an offline defragmentation of the Active Directory Database using the ntdsutil.

  • Video - Mapping a Persistant Network Drive  

    In this video, you will learn how to create and map a persistent network drive in Server 2012 r2.

Reviews (1)
1 month before
Very useful labs. Thank you for this training course. It was really helpful. for getting a good hands on experience in the Windows Server Environment.