70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 – Introduction
In this series, we will cover the following topics:
- Active Directory
- Managing domain controllers
- Account policies
- Group policy objects
- Virtual private networks
- Network address translation
- Network access protection
- File Services resource manager
- Distributed file system
- Encrypting file system
- Windows Server Update Services
This series is designed for IT professionals who want to learn how to administer Windows Server 2012. It will cover a wide range of topics, from deployment to security.
The series will start with an overview of deployment. We will discuss the different methods of deploying Windows Server 2012, such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and image-based deployment.
Next, we will cover Active Directory. Active Directory is the foundation of Windows Server 2012, and it is essential for managing users, computers, and resources. We will discuss the different components of Active Directory, such as domain controllers, forests, and domains.
We will then cover managing domain controllers. This includes tasks such as configuring universal group membership caching and assigning FSMO roles.
Account policies control the password requirements for users in your organization. We will discuss the different types of account policies, such as password policies and account lockout policies.
Group policy objects (GPOs) are used to configure settings on user and computer objects. We will discuss how to create and link GPOs, as well as the different settings that can be configured using GPOs.
Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow users to connect to your network securely from remote locations. We will discuss the different types of VPNs, such as site-to-site VPNs and remote access VPNs.
Network address translation (NAT) is used to conceal the IP addresses of computers on your network. We will discuss the different types of NAT, such as static NAT and dynamic NAT.
RADIUS is a protocol used to authenticate users and devices. We will discuss how to configure RADIUS for your network.
Network access protection (NAP) is a security feature that helps to protect your network from unauthorized devices. We will discuss how to configure NAP for your network.
File Services resource manager is a tool that can be used to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports. We will discuss how to use File Services resource manager to manage your file system.
The distributed file system (DFS) is a way to share files across multiple servers. We will discuss how to configure DFS for your network.
The encrypting file system (EFS) can be used to encrypt files and folders. We will discuss how to use EFS to protect your data.
BitLocker is a feature of Windows that can be used to encrypt entire hard drives. We will discuss how to use BitLocker to protect your data.
Monitoring is an important part of any IT infrastructure. We will discuss how to monitor your Windows Server 2012 environment using data collector sets, alerts, and performance monitoring.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a tool that can be used to manage Windows updates for your network. We will discuss how to configure WSUS for your network.
We hope you enjoy this series!