Warning! Warning! Warning!
If you do not understand IP addressing, name resolution (DNS), the difference between a server and a domain controller, please do not enroll in this course! There are plenty of free entry level courses at Udemy that will teach you IP addressing, DNS and other basic networking fundamentals, this is not one of those courses. You are expected to know your networking fundamentals before you enroll! Thank you!
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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 advance 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, FSRM, 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?
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!
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Lab 1a Virtual install of Server 2012 using VMWare Player
This this first lab of the course, students will create a virtual install of Server 2012 r2 full install. These first three labs are the foundation for all labs to follow. It is imperative students successfully complete this first series of three labs.
Lab 1c Installing Server 2012 Core
In this lab, you will install Windows Server 2012 Core. When installed as a core (default option),the server not only has a smaller footprint, but also needs less patching. For lab users and testers of Server 2012 r2, this type of installation saves in storage space. Especially useful when SSDs are never large enough to contain all your VMs.
Lab Creating a Windows 7 Pro Virtual Machine Using VMWare Player
In the is lab, you will add a virtual Windows 7 machine to your lab. The Windows 7 Virtual install will be use to add a client to your 2012 R2 domain and to confirm the services and features you add to your 2012 network work as advertised. It is imperative students successfully complete this second lab. The Windows 7 client will be added to the domain in Section 2 of the course after our main install of Server 2012 has been converted to a domain controller.
Installation and configuration of Server 2012 R2.
This course is designed for anyone who wants an understanding of networking technologies. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when you upload a post on social media, send an email or have a skype call? This course is designed to give an overview of the
networking concepts that make the internet run.
This course is aimed to IT Pros and is supposed to give the viewer the information they need to know to get started with PowerShell and how to manage Windows Server 2016 DNS with its help. The goal is to provide coverage of DNS server’s tasks including topics like an Overview of DNS Main Concepts, How to Install a DNS Role (on a local computer and a remote one), How to Add Different Types of Zones, Records, etc.
This course dives deep into IP addressing and IP subnetting. Starting with binary math and ending with difficult IP subnetting problems this
course will prepare you for the subnetting questions on the CCNA, MCSA and CompTIA Network+ exams. Full of shortcuts and useful insights you will gain the clearest understanding of IPv4 addressing and IP subnetting you have every had.
You know nothing about networking? Not ready for MTA Servers / Networking, Comptia, VPN, General Networking courses?
Preparing Server 2012 for DNS and DHCP
In this video, students learn how to prepare a Windows Server for the DNS and DHCP roles.
Lab Install and Configure DNS on Server 2012 R2
In the lab, you will install the Domain Name System (DNS) role on your fresh install of Server 2012. DNS translates domain names into IP addresses. DNS is required to be present before we can install Active directory and create our first and only domain controller needed for this series of lab. DNS is one of the easiest and simplest 2012 features to install. When combined with DHCP (dynamic DNS) it eases the administration of having to add clients to the network and creating the needed DNS records.
This lab requires that ADDS be installed. (section 3). Please do not attempt this lab until you have installed ADDS in Section 3 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.
Quiz questions on DNS
Lab - Installing and Configuring Active Directory
In this video, you will learn to install Active Directory using Server Manager and promote a Windows 2012 r2 Server to a Domain Controller. Creating a Server 2012 r2 domain, is a two step process. The first step is to install the Active Directory Domain Services. The second step is to promote 2012 Server to a domain controller. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a server role in Active Directory that allows admins to manage and store information about resources from
a network, as well as application data, in a distributed database. AD DS can also help admins manage a network's elements (computers and end users) and reorder them into a custom hierarchy
In Part II of this video, you will learn to promote Server 2012 to a domain controller.
Lab - Adding Windows 7 Client to a Server 2012 Domain
Adding a Windows 7 client machine is easy enough to do but there are some limitations. The Windows Home version for any Windows client cannot be added to a Windows domain.
Lab Join Server 2012 R2 Core to a Domain
In this lab, you create a virtual install of Server Core and using the sonfig.cmd 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.
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.
Exam questions for Azure Active Directory. Now being covered on the 70-410 exam.
Lab 7a Installing and Configuring DHCP on Server 2012 R2
In this lab, you will learn to install and configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on our virtual Server 2012 r2 for both IPv4 and Ipv6. 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.
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 Server 2012 r2 full. DHCP failover in Windows Server 2012 is a method for ensuring continuous availability of DHCP service to clients.
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.
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Lab - Switch Between a Full GUI Install and Server Core
In the lab, you will switch between a Server 2012 Full install with GUI and Server 2012 minimal install and Server core using PowerShell.
In this lab, you will learn how to promote a Windows 2012 r2 Server to a domain controller using PowerShell.
These are the sort of tools you can expect to see in the 70-410 exam. When researching what questions are on the exam, these tools and PowerShell commands were most prevalent.
This PowerShell quiz covers some of the possible exam scenarios student might encounter on the 70-410 exam.
Lab - Creating and Managing a Custom MMC Snapin
In this lab, you will learn how to create a custom MMC snapin. Custom MMC snapins provides a convenient method for managing Windows Servers and the services they provide. Having one “dashboard” from which to manage Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, WDS, and other services provides speed, simplicity, and a bit of self-documentation for whatever you have running on your server.
Lab - Creating and Managing Objects in Active Directory
In this lab, you will learn to create and manage users, groups , containers and computers and locate these objects in Active Directory.
In this lab, you will learn to perform a full backup of server 2012 R2.
In this lab, you will perform an offline compact of the Active Directory database. Offline defragmentation returns free disk space in the Active Directory database to the file system. As part of the offline defragmentation procedure, a check of directory database integrity is also performed.
In this lab, you will learn how to disable the annoying Enhanced Security Configuration for Internet Explorer. This malware like feature maybe useful for some servers, however if you want to use IE for normal web
browsing, it is desired to turn this security feature off.
Lab - Install and Configure FRSM on Server 2102
In this lab, you will install and configure the File Server Resource Manager (FRSM) on Server 2012 R2. File Server Resource Manager is a set of features that allow you to manage and classify data stored on file servers. The FSRM gives you greater control allowing you to block file types (file screening), create quotas and generate storage reports.
Lab - FSRM Initial Configuration
In this lab, you will configure File Server Resource Manager (FRSM) installed in the previous lab.
Lab- Configuring FSRM Quota Management
In this lab, you will learn to configure the File Server Resource Manager Quota Management. By using File Server Resource Manager to create a quota for a volume or folder, you can limit the disk space allocated for it.
Lab - Configuring FSRM File Screening
In this lab, you will learn to configure FSRM File Screening. File Screening Management allows you to create file screens to block types of file from being saved on a volume or in a folder tree.
Lab - Implementing Group Policy in Windows Server 2012
In this lab, you will learn to create a working group policy object that denies domain users access to the control panel when logging onto the domain. This prevents normal users from accessing to sensitive areas of their PC.
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.
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.
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
Lab - Configuring and Managing IPv6 for Server 2012 r2
In this lab, students will configure their 3 node network for IPv6 addressing. Microsoft has a strong history of supporting IPv6 unfortunately for the unwary, they still have some work a head of them. Microsoft supports IPv6 in Server 2012 but it could be said they support the Microsoft version of IPv6 and not the industry standard.
This lab will provide students with an overview of the IPv6 capabilities in Server 2012 r2 and highlight some potential areas of concern. I won't be going into too much detail about what IPv6 is or how it works but the lab does link to a IPv6 primer.
One main issue is the lack of any real support for configuring IPv6 on Server Core. The sconfig utility does not allow the use of IPv6 so we are left with PowerShell which is fine as long as you can figure out the correct syntax. Google should be your go to source.
There are other documented issues with Microsoft and IPv6 mainly with third party hardware such as routers and firewalls. There are registry hacks for clients and servers to help get IPv6 working.
The other issue is the total lack of support for mapping network devices and shares using IPv6. The UNC path for a share does not understand IPv6 addressing and treats the letters and the colons as separate drive letters. Microsoft does have a work around.
This is the most difficult lab of the course. The Server Core portion is what makes this so. If you try and run through the lab, you will crash and burn and experience a feeling best described as 'epic failure.' Slow and steady wins the race! Again, take your time with this lab. Use Google to find a work around and don't forget the the basics of troubleshooting network connectivity.
Professor K (Cliff) comes to Udemy with a Master of Science in Cyber Security from UMUC (2015) and Master of Science in Information Technology from Capella University (2007).
Cliff has worked in technology since 1998 working as a Microsoft Support Technician, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Technology support specialist, a Senior Network Technology Consultant, an IT Auditor and most recently as the owner and operator of his own technology firm, CLK Technology Solutions located in Tucson Arizona. Cliff's expertise in technology focuses on designing, building, supporting network infrastructures and network security.
Cliff has taught online since 2008 and teaches for a number of other online universities and colleges.
Cliff holds a number of valid technology certifications including:
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
• A+, Net+, Security+
Cliff spends his spare time working in his wood shop and providing free technical support to the local retirement community in Tucson Arizona.