Microsoft Server 2012 R2 - Hands-on Training Part I
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- 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
- 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
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.
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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?
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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.
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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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- Those who want to advance their career as a Windows Server 2012 Administrator
- Those wanting to learn Server 2012 r2 using hands-on learning
In this lesson, you will learn how to easily download legal copies of Microsoft ISO images for the operating systems used in this course.
In this lab, you will learn to create a virtual install of Server 2012 r2 with a full GUI 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.
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.
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.
Network and configuration diagram detailing how your virtual network will be setup and configured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following is the configuration break down:
Adding DHCP scope
Adding DNS server, and router gateway options
Setting lease duration for a scope
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.