Microsoft Server 2012 R2 - Hands-on Training Part I
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Microsoft Server 2012 R2 - Hands-on Training Part I

Hands-on Training for Installation and Configuration of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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Created by Prof. K
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Solid hands-on practical experience with installation, configuration and maintaining 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
Requirements
  • 1-3 years of 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 an 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
Description

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 features 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 – (Launched in February 2017) – 10,000+ Students are Already Taking this Course

Sections 1, 2 and 3 are completely open and free. 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 either section 2 or section 3 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   

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Who this course is for:
  • Those who want to advance their career as a Windows Server 2012 Administrator
  • Those wanting to learn Server 2012 r2 using hands-on learning
Course content
Expand all 61 lectures 06:39:29
+ Course Overview
1 lecture 05:37
This first video covers the overview of the course, the lab build process and helps to put everything into perspective. 
Preview 05:37
+ Building Your Virtual Lab Enviorment
5 lectures 48:25

In this lesson, you will learn how to easily download legal copies of Microsoft ISO images for the operating systems used in this course.

Preview 09:50

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

Preview 07:49

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.

Preview 10:44

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

Preview 15:49

In this short video, you will learn how to take a snapshot of your current configuration that will allow you to roll your machine back to an earlier point in time. Prior to changing the current configuration of any virtual machine, you can take a snapshot of the current configuration to roll back the machine in the event that something goes wrong.

Preview 04:13
+ Installing and configuring Active Directory
7 lectures 01:05:33

Network and configuration diagram detailing how your virtual network  will be setup and configured.

Preview 00:00

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

Video and Lab - Preparing Your Network for Active Directory
08:07

In this lab, you will learn how to promote Server 2012 r2 to a domain controller using Server Manager.

Video and Lab - Promote Server 2012 to a Domain Controller
10:50

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 you need to take into consideration.

Video and Lab - Join Server 2012 R2 Core to an Existing Domain
06:33

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 Windows 10 to a Microsoft Domain
15:07

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to prepare and promote Server Core to a Domain controller. The steps shown in this lab apply to Server 2012, 2016, and 2019.

Video and Lab - Promote Server Core to a Domain Controller
14:11

In this lab, you will create a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) and how to 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.




Video and Lab- Creating a Server 2012 r2 RODC
10:45
+ Domain Naming System (DNS)
6 lectures 37:11

In this short video presentation, you learn how to create a secondary or backup DNS server

Video - Create a secondary or backup DNS server
07:26

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 DNS Reverse Lookup Zone
08:13

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.


Video and Lab - Create a GlobalNames zone * (Requires ADDS being present)
11:13

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to create a new DNS host record.

Video - Create a new DNS host record
01:41

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to create a host record for an internal website.

Video - Create a host Record for a New Website in Microsoft DNS
04:17

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to create an DNS MX record for a Microsoft Exchange server.

Video - Creating a DNS MX record
04:21
+ Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
9 lectures 47:03

Lab - Installing and Configuring DHCP on Server 2012 R2

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 - Install and Configure DHCP on Server 2012
11:01

PowerShell commands are an easy way to save a lot of time as a system administrator. In this Lab,  you will learn how to configure DHCP using PowerShell. You'll need following information including your scope, and router gateway IP.

This information represents the settings for the instructor's  DHCP server, not yours. You information may differ.

DNSServerIP="192.168.145.10"
DHCPServerIP="192.168.145.10"
StartRange="192.168.145.150"
EndRange="192.168.145.200"
Subnet="255.255.255.0"
Router="192.168.145.1"

Following is the configuration break down:

  1. Installing DHCP

  2. Adding DHCP scope

  3. Adding DNS server, and router gateway options

  4. Setting lease duration for a scope

  5. Restarting DHCP service

Step 1: Install DHCP Server Role

Install-WindowsFeature -Name 'DHCP' –IncludeManagementTools

Step 2: Add DHCP Scope

Add-DhcpServerV4Scope -Name "DHCP Scope" -StartRange 192.168.145.150 -EndRange 192.168.145.200 -SubnetMask 255.255.255.0

Step 3: Add DNS Server, Router Gateway Options in DHCP

Set-DhcpServerV4OptionValue -DnsServer 192.168.145.10 -Router 192.168.145.1

Step 4: Set Up Lease Duration

Set-DhcpServerv4Scope -ScopeId 192.168.145.10 -LeaseDuration 8.00:00:00

Video - Install the DHCP Role Using PowerShell
08:39

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to authorize and unauthorize a DHCP Server in Windows Server.

Video - How to authorize/Unauthorize a DHCP server
02:57

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to edit the router setting in DHCP for Windows Server.

Video - How to Edit the default gateway settings in DHCP
02:36

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to edit the scope options for your DNS server information.

Video - How to edit DNS server list in DHCP
03:50

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 - Configuring a DHCP SuperScope
04:19

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.

Video and Lab - Manage DHCP Failover in Server 2012 R2
08:02

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to edit your IP address pool in DHCP.

Video - Edit a DHCP Scope
02:45

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to backup and restore your DHCP database.

Video - How to backup and restore the DHCP database
02:54
+ Group Policy
11 lectures 01:09:47
In this short video, students will learn how to create a new group policy object. 
Video - Creating a Group Policy Object
07:43

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 - Fine-Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012
09:49

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 - Configure Folder Redirection in Window Server 2012 R2
10:58

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 - Creating a Mapped Drive Using Group Policy
06:18

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. 

Video and Lab - Managing User Desktops Using Group Policy
06:26

In this video, you will learn how to prevent Server 2016 from logging you off after so many minutes of inactivity.

Use the following bread crumbs to find the setting using the GP template for Domain Controllers

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit

For a standalone server, use the local security policy with the above bread crumbs.

Video - Prevent automatic logoff due to inactivity
02:55

In this short video, you will learn how to edit a GPO that will affect a user.

Video - How to edit group policy objects to affect a user
02:54

In this short video, you will learn how to edit a GPO that will affect a computer.

Video - How to edit a group policy object to affect a computer
03:45

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to backup and restore Group Policy objects in Active Directory.

Video - Backup and restore Group Policy objects in Active Directory
03:01

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to change screensaver and timeouts in Group Policy.

Video - Force Screensaver and Timeouts Using Group Policy
06:50

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to force users to use a specific image for their desktop background using Group Policy.

Video - Change Users Desktop Background Using Group Policy
09:08
+ Disk Management
3 lectures 10:13

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to easily shrink or extend an existing volume in Windows Server 2012. Though video mentions Server 2019, the steps shown in the video apply to Server 2012, Server 2016 and Server 2019.

Video - How to shrink or extend a volume in Windows Server 2012
04:12

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to format a volume in Windows Server 2012 using the Resilient File System (ReFS).

Video - How to format a volume with ReFS in Windows Server 2019
03:51

In this short video presentation, you will learn how to format a volume in Windows Server 2012 using FAT32.

Video - How to format a volume with FAT32 in Windows Server
02:10
+ Print Services
5 lectures 43:01

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

Video - TCP/IP Printing Overview
07:49

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

Video and Lab - Installing Print Services on Server 2012 R2
14:40

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

Video and Lab - Installing a Network Printer onto a Windows Client
03:32

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

Video and Lab - Adding a Printer to the Network Using TCP/IP
10:17

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

Video - Printer Pooling
06:43
+ Active Directory Maintenance
12 lectures 01:12:38

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 a Custom Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
06:06

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

Video and Lab - Creating and Managing Objects in Active Directory
14:29

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

Video and Lab - Performing a Full Backup and Recovery of Server 2012 R2
07:33

In this video, you will learn how to rearm the 180 trial period for Server 2012. This hack also works for Windows 7. Hooray! No more reinstalling our lab because the trial period has expired. This hack is could for 5 resets or 2.5 years of full access. 

Video - Rearm the 180-day Evaluation Period for Wondows Server
03:35

In this short video presentation, you will quickly learn how to hack the Windows registry to extend the 30-day evaluation for Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10. This will allow you to rearm your Windows 10 for a total of 8 times or 240 days. You have 3 initial rearm attempts totally 90 days.  90+240 = 360 days.

Video - Rearm the 30-day Evaluation for Windows 10
02:52

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 - Disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security
03:00

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

Video and Lab - Monitoring Servers
13:29

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

Video and Lab - Performing an Offline Defragmentation of the Directory Database
04:23

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

Video - Creating a mapped drive in Server 2012r2
04:01
Lab - Setting up the Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012
00:02

When you attempt to PING a domain controller from Windows 10 or a member server, you must first allow the ICMP packets to pass through the firewall.

Video - Allow PING Packets through for Server 2012, 2016 and 2019
04:33

How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version? If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more.   

Video - Create a Heads-up Display Using BgInfo
08:35
+ The 70-410 - You might see this again.....
2 lectures 00:00

Converting  and existing install of Server 2012 Standard to Datacenter. 

Coverting from Server 2012 Standard to Server 2012 Datacenter
00:00

As seen on the exam!

Configure Audit Policy and Security Using the Security Configuration Wizard
00:00