Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Configuring Advanced Services (Exam 70-412) Boot Camp - 5 Days -

Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Configuring Advanced Services (Exam 70-412) Boot Camp - 5 Days

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Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


You have installed and administered Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server has many advanced settings and services such as for DNS, DHCP, domains, forests and AD RMS. By configuring these advanced settings, you can manage the network infrastructure efficiently. In this course, you will configure advanced services within Windows Server 2012 R2.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to configure advanced services.

You will:

  • Configure advanced DNS services.
  • Configure advanced DHCP services.
  • Configure IP Address Management (IPAM).
  • Configure iSCSI and iSNS.
  • Configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Configure Active Directory Federated Services (AD FS).
  • Configure Failover Clustering (FoC).
  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB).
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Implement disaster recovery.
  • Configure additional services.


Target Student:

This course is designed for IT professionals who have System Administration experience, who can implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2) infrastructure at the enterprise level, and who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services within the Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

This course is also for students who are seeking the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) certification and who want to prepare for Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working in a Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2 enterprise environment, including the implementation, management, and configuration of Active Directory and networking infrastructures.

You should also know how to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2012 R2. To gain this prerequisite knowledge, you can take the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: Administration (Exam 70-411)


Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and two for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Processor -1.4 GHz 64-bit processor capable of running Hyper-V for hosting 64-bit VMs
  • Hard Disk - 500 GB or above
  • RAM - 8 GB or above
  • Network Adapter - compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter Edition or Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter EditionThis course was developed using Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter edition and the activities and content are updated to reflect Windows Server 2012 R2 release and certification objectives. For this course, for each system, you need six Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition licenses for the physical system and five virtual machines. Because Standard Edition allows only two VMs by default, you need to procure separate VM licenses for running the additional three virtual machines. As the Standard edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 contains only two VM licenses, you need to procure three more VM licenses to run the five VMs on the main system for this course. Also, you need to procure six Standard edition licenses for setting up the course environment. For the instructor for the second physical system, you need procure an additional physical system required for an activity in Lesson 10.

  • Brief Description of Course Setup

    Base Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition

    On this system, the Hyper-V role needs to be installed and configured.

  • Virtual Systems

    5 x Hyper-V Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Network Arrangement

    To prevent the systems from conflicting with the existing network, each student system will be in an isolated network with virtual connections. The physical system of the individual students and instructor will not be connected to any other network. Therefore, you can use the same system name for each student. You need not prefix the Student Number before each system name.

  • Installation of Virtual Machines

    For Windows Server 2012 R2, the virtual machines have to be installed with basic options. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on the physical system. Rename the system as Server100.

  • For Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary Server VM)

    Create a Hyper-V VM with 2 GB RAM and 60 GB disk space. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 using the install wizard. After the server is installed, change the server name to “Server100.”

  • For Windows Server 2012 R2 (Secondary Server VM)

    Create a Hyper-V VM with 2 GB RAM and 60 GB disk space. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 using the install wizard. After the server is installed, change the server name to “Server2.”

  • For Windows Server 2012 R2 (4 Secondary Server VMs)

    Create a Hyper-V VM with 1 GB RAM and 60 GB disk space. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 using the install wizard. After the server is installed, change the server name to “Server1.” You need to repeat these steps to create three more new VMs, and name them as "Server3," "Server4," and "Server5."

    A maximum of two VMs can run simultaneously.

    While it is fine to have multiple VM instances running at any given point of time, it is preferable to keep the number of active VMs running at any given point of time to three.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Configuring Advanced DNS Services

Topic A: Configure DNSSEC

Topic B: Configure Socket Pool and Cache Locking

Topic C: Implement Advanced DNS Settings

Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced DHCP Services

Topic A: Configure DHCP Scopes

Topic B: Set Up DHCP Name Protection

Topic C: Configure DHCP Failover

Topic D: Assign Policy-Based Leases

Topic E: Implement DHCPv6

Lesson 3: Configuring IPAM

Topic A: Set Up IPAM

Topic B: Configure IPAM Settings

Lesson 4: Configuring iSCSI and iSNS

Topic A: Configure iSCSI

Topic B: Configure iSNS

Lesson 5: Managing DAC

Topic A: Set Up DAC

Topic B: Implement DAC

Lesson 6: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services

Topic A: Configure Forest and Domain

Topic B: Manage Sites

Topic C: Configure Trusts

Topic D: Manage Replication

Lesson 7: Managing Active Directory Certificate Services

Topic A: Install AD CS

Topic B: Administer AD CS

Topic C: Manage AD CS Certificates

Lesson 8: Configuring AD RMS

Topic A: Install AD RMS

Topic B: Manage AD RMS

Lesson 9: Managing Active Directory Federation Services

Topic A: Configure AD FS

Topic B: Manage AD FS

Lesson 10: Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Topic A: Create VM Replicas in Hyper-V

Topic B: Migrate VMs

Lesson 11: Managing NLB

Topic A: Install NLB

Topic B: Configure NLB

Lesson 12: Configuring Failover Clusters

Topic A: Configure Cluster Networking

Topic B: Configure FOC

Topic C: Configure Applications and Services in a FOC

Lesson 13: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Topic A: Configure Windows Server Backup

Topic B: Restore Windows Servers

Lesson 14: Configuring Additional Services

Topic A: Configure BranchCache

Topic B: Configure Advanced File Services

Topic C: Configure ReFS and Storage Spaces

Topic D: Set Up BitLocker

Appendix A: Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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