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Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

This video training course with James Conrad covers Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, including an exploration of each topic that is an objective in the 70-412 R2 exam. The 70-412 test covers the following general topic areas: Advanced Network Services; Advanced File Services; Dynamic Access Control; Network Load Balancing; Failover Clustering; Disaster Recovery; Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and more....
This video training course with James Conrad covers Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, including an exploration of each topic that is an objective in the 70-412 R2 exam. The 70-412 test covers the following general topic areas: Advanced Network Services; Advanced File Services; Dynamic Access Control; Network Load Balancing; Failover Clustering; Disaster Recovery; Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and more.

Microsoft exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, counts as credit toward the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Recommended Experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2012 R2
Recommended Equipment
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Related Certifications
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure Retiring March 31,2017)
  • MCSE: Private Cloud Retiring March 31,2017)
  • MCSE: Messaging Retiring March 31,2017)
  • MCSE: SharePoint Retiring March 31,2017)
  • MCSE: Communication Retiring March 31,2017)
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (replacing MCSE Server Infrastructure and MCSE Private Cloud)
  • MCSE: Productivity (replacing MCSE Messaging, MCSE SharePoint, and MCSE Communication)
Related Job Functions
  • IT professionals
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • System Engineer
  • Network Engineer
James Conrad has been a CBT Nuggets trainer since 2003 and holds a variety of certifications including CompTIA A+ and Server+, Certified Ethical Hacker, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, and MCTS.
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1. Course Introduction (4 min)
2. Network Load Balancing Overview (9 min)
3. Network Load Balancing Demo: Configuring the Cluster (10 min)
4. Network Load Balancing Demo: Modifying the Cluster (10 min)
5. Configuring Cluster Storage and Networking (21 min)
6. Configuring a Cluster (33 min)
7. Advanced Clustering and PowerShell (35 min)
8. Virtual Machine Movement: Clusterless (22 min)
9. Virtual Machine Movement: Clustered (28 min)
10. Configure and Optimize Storage (36 min)
11. BranchCache and NFS (28 min)
12. Dynamic Access Control Overview (6 min)
13. Dynamic Access Control Demo (25 min)
14. Configure Advanced File Services (38 min)
15. Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance: Replicas (29 min)
16. Configuring Site-Level Fault Tolerance: Clusters (23 min)
17. Configure and Manage Backups: Windows Backup (22 min)
18. Configure and Manage Backups: Azure and VSS (22 min)
19. Recover Servers (22 min)
20. Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Overview (12 min)
21. Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Demo (33 min)
22. Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Workplace Join (9 min)
23. DHCP Overview (12 min)
24. DHCP Reservations, Policies, and Filters (9 min)
25. DHCP: IPv6, Multicast Scopes, Superscopes (15 min)
26. DHCP High Availability: Split Scopes (9 min)
27. DHCP High Availability: DHCP Failover (8 min)
28. DHCP: DNS Registration and DHCP Name Protection (12 min)
29. IP Address Management (IPAM) Overview and Server Configuration (27 min)
30. IP Address Management (IPAM) Implementation (22 min)
31. DNSSec Overview, Keys, and Resource Records (9 min)
32. DNSSec Demo (25 min)
33. DNS Socket Pool and DNS Cache Locking (10 min)
34. DNS Logging, Analyze Zone Level Statistics, Configure Delegated Administration (7 min)
35. DNS: Configure Recursion, Netmask Ordering, and GlobalNames (11 min)
36. Active Directory Certificate Services: Overview (6 min)
37. Active Directory Certificate Services: Hierarchy, Standalone vs Enterprise, Install an Enterprise Cert... (17 min)
38. Active Directory Certificate Services: Manual Enrollment and Revocation (13 min)
39. Active Directory Certificate Services: CRL Distribution Point and Online Responder (13 min)
40. Active Directory Certificate Services: Issue Web Server Certs (11 min)
41. Active Directory Certificate Services: Autoenrollment (9 min)
42. Active Directory Certificate Services: Configure and Manage Key Archival and Recovery (21 min)
43. Active Directory Certificate Services: CA Role Separation and Certificate Renewal (11 min)
44. Active Directory: Multi-Domain and Multi-Forest Environments (15 min)
45. Active Directory: Interoperability with Previous Versions, Upgrading Domains and Forests, Functional l... (14 min)
46. Active Directory Trusts (21 min)
47. Active Directory: SID Filtering, Name Suffix Routing, UPN (10 min)
48. Active Directory Sites: Overview (8 min)
49. Active Directory Sites: Demo (17 min)
50. Active Directory: RODC Replication (14 min)
51. Active Directory: Sysvol and Replication (13 min)
52. Active Directory Rights Management Services Overview (19 min)
53. Active Directory Rights Management Services Demo (19 min)

Course Introduction

00:00:00

Hello, my name's James Conrad. It's my pleasure to be here with you for this series that we're looking at here, the 70-412/R2, which is configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 services. Here we're going to be taking a look a number of different topics, such as Network Load Balancing, which is a very important way to make sure that you get fair distribution of traffic across your servers.

00:00:22

We'll take a look at clustering, as well-- simply essential kind of failover that we have nowadays for critical environments. We take a look at virtual machine movement, and making sure that they can adequately move from one machine to the next, without any interruption in service.

00:00:37

And then we also take a look at storage, which has made great strides here in recent versions of Windows, particularly 2012. We're going to see that we can use things such as tiered storage, lots of different new methods for working with your storage, for a little bit more of a kind of a storage fabric.

00:00:53

We also have BranchCache-- there's supposed to be an "e" there-- BranchCache, which is a great way to make sure that your branch offices can cache files that they might need to use. And then there's the network file system for clients that are not Windows servers.

00:01:10

And then as we continue on here, we look at things like Dynamic Access Control. This is where we're going to be able to identify the kind of document that's being worked on, and then do something specific with it based on that type of document. We do similar things here with Advanced File Services, as well as a backup recovery.

00:01:26

This is going to be critical to any environment. You've got to make sure that you can adequately back up all of your data, and more importantly-- or just as importantly-- that you can recover it. After all, a backup without a recovery plan isn't much use.

00:01:37

We take a look at IPAM, which is a great way to manage DHCP, so to speak, and to manage all of the addresses that you have. That's IP Address Management in particular, is what that means. Then we'll take a look at Active Directory Federation Services.

00:01:50

This is kind of a weird way of working with cooperation, without creating full domain trust, or full forest trusts, even. And mostly it's web-based There's also DHCP, and we'll take a look at how to set up and configure DHCP. Then finishing out here, we'll take a look at DNS.

00:02:07

Now that's been around for a long time, but we're going to use some new things here in Windows Server 2012, like DNSSEC. Not that Microsoft invented that, but they're using it now. And we'll take a look at how to work with it-- cache locking, logging, delegated administration-- all those sorts of things.

00:02:22

We'll also take a look here at Certificate Services. This again is a critical service to be able to maintain. And in most environments nowadays, you're going to have to eventually learn how to work with certificates, including setting up the revocation, the online responders, separating your administrative roles-- all those sorts of things.

00:02:40

And then we'll take a look finally here at several topics within Active Directory. And with that we're going to look at things such as how to configure forests, and domains, trusts, sites, SYSVOL replication-- all different kinds of Active Directory replication.

00:02:54

So we've got a lot ahead of us. Now one thing I want to point out before we close out these white boards and move into our first topic is that as you go through the series, you're going to see different lengths of video. And I want to explain that a little bit.

00:03:07

When I started this series, I was recording it simultaneously with my 70-417/R2 series. And the reason why I bring that up is because a lot of the topics are the same. So I would just kind of kill two birds with one stone and record both of the series at the same time, or in the same day.

00:03:24

And then part way through, CBT Nuggets came up with a great idea, which I really like, and I think you will, as well. And that's to make a lot of our videos shorter. So whereas most of them might have been 30, 40, or sometimes-- with me I'm kind of long-winded-- some of them might have been even longer than that.

00:03:39

Now we're trying to keep them within 10, 15 minutes. Some of my videos are only seven or eight minutes now. So those are all interspersed, because they're not recorded chronologically in the order that you've seen them here. They're interspersed for different lengths of video as you go.

00:03:54

I just wanted to explain that, make sure that you're aware of it. Also if any of the longer ones get to be too long, when you go back to the player here on the website, it'll pick up right where you left off. So you're always welcome to give yourself a break and get going.

00:04:07

All right. With that being said, let's go ahead and dive into our first Nugget.

Network Load Balancing Overview

Network Load Balancing Demo: Configuring the Cluster

Network Load Balancing Demo: Modifying the Cluster

Configuring Cluster Storage and Networking

Configuring a Cluster

Advanced Clustering and PowerShell

Virtual Machine Movement: Clusterless

Virtual Machine Movement: Clustered

Configure and Optimize Storage

BranchCache and NFS

Dynamic Access Control Overview

Dynamic Access Control Demo

Configure Advanced File Services

Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance: Replicas

Configuring Site-Level Fault Tolerance: Clusters

Configure and Manage Backups: Windows Backup

Configure and Manage Backups: Azure and VSS

Recover Servers

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Overview

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Demo

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Workplace Join

DHCP Overview

DHCP Reservations, Policies, and Filters

DHCP: IPv6, Multicast Scopes, Superscopes

DHCP High Availability: Split Scopes

DHCP High Availability: DHCP Failover

DHCP: DNS Registration and DHCP Name Protection

IP Address Management (IPAM) Overview and Server Configuration

IP Address Management (IPAM) Implementation

DNSSec Overview, Keys, and Resource Records

DNSSec Demo

DNS Socket Pool and DNS Cache Locking

DNS Logging, Analyze Zone Level Statistics, Configure Delegated Administration

DNS: Configure Recursion, Netmask Ordering, and GlobalNames

Active Directory Certificate Services: Overview

Active Directory Certificate Services: Hierarchy, Standalone vs Enterprise, Install an Enterprise Cert...

Active Directory Certificate Services: Manual Enrollment and Revocation

Active Directory Certificate Services: CRL Distribution Point and Online Responder

Active Directory Certificate Services: Issue Web Server Certs

Active Directory Certificate Services: Autoenrollment

Active Directory Certificate Services: Configure and Manage Key Archival and Recovery

Active Directory Certificate Services: CA Role Separation and Certificate Renewal

Active Directory: Multi-Domain and Multi-Forest Environments

Active Directory: Interoperability with Previous Versions, Upgrading Domains and Forests, Functional l...

Active Directory Trusts

Active Directory: SID Filtering, Name Suffix Routing, UPN

Active Directory Sites: Overview

Active Directory Sites: Demo

Active Directory: RODC Replication

Active Directory: Sysvol and Replication

Active Directory Rights Management Services Overview

Active Directory Rights Management Services Demo

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James Conrad
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