Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to undertake the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server 2012 services, including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

It is also the first part of a three-part series to provide all the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Collectively the three courses cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. 

Who's it for?

This course is designed for IT professionals with a good knowledge of the Windows operating system that want to acquire the knowledge and skills to implement core infrastructure services within an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. It is also suitable preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate will be able to:

  • install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • manage Active Directory objects
  • automate Active Directory administration
  • implement IPv4
  • implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • apply Domain Name System (DNS)
  • implement IPv6
  • deploy local storage
  • share files and printers
  • implement Group Policy
  • use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers
  • implement server virtualisation using Hyper-V.


Delegates for this course should have:

  • a good understanding of networking fundamentals
  • understanding and experience of configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment
  • experience supporting or configuring Windows operating system clients
  • good hands-on experience of Windows client OS (eg Windows 7 or 8)
  • and ideally some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

What's covered?

Module 1: Deploying and managing Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of domain controllers
  • Installing a domain controller

Module 3: Managing AD DS objects

  • Managing user accounts
  • Managing group accounts
  • Managing computer accounts
  • Delegating administration

Module 4: Automating AD DS administration

  • Using command-line tools for AD DS administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
  • Performing bulk operations with Windows PowerShell

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 addressing
  • Subnetting and supernetting
  • Configuring and troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • Installing a DHCP server role
  • Configuring DHCP scopes
  • Managing a DHCP database
  • Securing and monitoring DHCP

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Name resolution for Windows client and servers
  • Installing and managing a DNS server
  • Managing DNS zones

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • 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 shared files and folders by using shadow copies
  • Configuring network printing

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy processing
  • Implementing a central store for administrative templates

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers using Group Policy objects

  • Windows Operating Systems security overview
  • Configuring security settings
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with advanced security

Module 13: Implementing server virtualisation with Hyper-V

  • Overview of virtualisation technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing virtual machine storage
  • Managing virtual networks


This course will prepare delegates for the exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. This counts as credit toward the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification. 

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