Windows Server 2012 Administration and Configuration

Windows Server 2012 Administration and Configuration


This course is aimed at IT Professionals who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to implement and manage the core infrastructure services of a Windows 2012 environment.

This course is also available for other Windows Server releases:


Before attending this course, delegates 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 Microsoft Windows clients or previous versions of Server class MS Windows.


5 days. Hands on.

Course Objectives

This intensive 5 day course is intended for delegates who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and manage the core infrastructure services in the Windows Server 2012 environment.

Course Content

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.
Converting to/from Windows 2012 Core.

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Overview of AD DS.
Overview of Domain Controllers including the RODC.
Installing a Domain Controller including using IFM.

Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Managing User Accounts.
Managing Group Accounts.
Managing Computer Accounts.
Delegating Administration.

Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
Overview of the Shell, ISE and Help files.
Using Windows PowerShell for Administration.
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell.

Implementing DHCP
Installing a DHCP Server Role.
Configuring DHCP Scopes and Split Scopes.
Managing a DHCP Database.
Securing and Monitoring DHCP.

Implementing DNS
Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers.
Installing and Managing a DNS Server.
Managing DNS Zones.
Using Global Names.

Implementing IPv6
Overview of IPv6.
IPv6 Addressing.
Coexistence with IPv6.
IPv6 Transition Technologies.

Implementing Local Storage
Overview of Storage.
Managing Disks and Volumes.
Implementing Storage Spaces.

Implementing File and Print Services
Securing Files and Folders.
Protecting Shared Files and Folders using Shadow Copies.
Configuring Network Printing.
Installing and Configuring an iSCSI Target Server.

Implementing Group Policy
Overview of Group Policy.
Group Policy Processing including Loopback Processing.
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates.

Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Windows Security Overview.
Configuring Security Policies and Preferences.
Restricting Software and Security Groups.
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Monitoring Tools.
Using Performance Monitor.
Monitoring Event Logs.

Implementing Server Virtualisation with Hyper-V

Back Up Procedures

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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