Administering, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server, Networks and Active Directory

Getting you up and running in Windows server admin, installation and configuration

You will learn the day-to-day management of a Windows 2012 based Active Directory network in a practical hands-on way. You will learn how to configure, manage, and maintaining Windows Server 2012 R2 servers in an organisation’s network.


Course Code
5 Days
Delivery Style
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
Available as Nutshell

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Purpose of this course

This course is the beginning of the Windows Server 2012 learning experience. It teaches how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 in a practical and useful manner as well as preparing you for the Windows exam on Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. In addition the course provides an introduction to Windows Server 2012 administration, covering the key concepts and principles upon which further learning can be based.



Who is this course for

Any IT professional that wants to learn how to successfully install and configure Windows Server 2012 and gain a Windows Server qualification, whilst also receiving a solid knowledge base in administering a Windows Server.




You will learn how to
  • Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012
  • Use Virtualisation Technologies
  • Use Command-line tools for Administration
  • Utilise Active Directory Directory Services
  • Implementing, configuring and trouble shooting domain name systems
  • Use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Manage data storage
  • Understand group policy
  • Manage network printing
  • Back up and restore data
  • Use Windows Server Update Services
  • Effectively use monitoring tools
Benefits for your organisation

Windows Server 2012 is the latest in Microsoft Server systems, and offers much new functionality in server virtualisation, networking and security, and directory services. Having a trained administrator can make sure that you are getting the most out of this new functionality and ensure that you are using Windows Server 2012 effectively.

Benefits for you as an individual

You gain the knowledge, practical understanding and confidence to use Windows server 2012. You will receive hands on network administration skills and experience and an introduction to essential active directory skills. The course gives you the option o study towards an official Microsoft exam and provides you with key skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Overview of Windows Server 2012
Installing and Deploying Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Network Configuration
Managing and Configuring Servers
Installing Roles and Features
The Windows Firewall

Overview of Virtualization Technologies

Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks

Using Command-line Tools for Administration

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Remote Server Administration
Introduction to Server 2012  Server Core

Introducing Active Directory Services

Overview of Active Directory
Installing Domain Controllers
Joining Active Directory
Organizational Units
User and Computer Accounts
Managing Group Accounts
User Account Control
Automating AD Tasks with Command line tools

Implementing Configuring and Trouble Shooting Domain Name System

DNS and Name Resolution Methods
DNS on the Internet
Internal DNS and Active Directory
Installing DNS
Domain Name System Records
DNS Zone Types
Multiple DNS Servers

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

What is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol?
Implementing DHCP
Managing a DHCP Server
Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Data Storage

Managing Disks and Volumes
File Permissions and NTFS Security
User Account Control and Data Management
Sharing Resources

Overview of Group Policy

Local Policies
Group Policy Processing
Order of Inheritance
Managing Group Policy
Preferences and Targeting
Troubleshooting Policy Application

Network Printing

Windows Printing
Print Management
Installing and Configuring Printers
Deploying Printers with Group Policy

Backup, Restore and Boot Options

Protecting Data Using Shadow Copies
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Restoring Data
Windows Boot Process
Advanced Boot Options
Windows Recovery Environment

Introducing Windows Server Update Services

Overview of WSUS
Installing WSUS
Managing WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS

Monitoring Tools

Monitoring Performance
Resource Monitor
Performance Monitor
Logging Performance
Understanding Performance Counters
Monitoring Event Logs
Monitoring Using Server Manager
Scheduled tasks













Delegates should have good familiarity with Windows Desktop in a network environment. Some experience of server operating systems is useful but not essential.


About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.