Updating Your Administration Skills to Windows Server 2012

Check for and install updates to your Windows Administration knowledge

This fast paced course takes you through Server 2012 Administration, and its differences from previous operating systems. Find out how these differences impact on day-to day support and administration housekeeping  This course is hands-on to give  you the real life skills that you need to move over to the latest Server side OS.

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Purpose of this course

This course will bring your Windows Server administration skills bang up to date and ensure you have the ability to get the most out of the product.

Who is this course for

This course is aimed at current System Administrators who want to bring their Systems Administration knowledge up to the latest Windows Server 2012 standard.  Knowledge of managing Windows desktop operating systems is assumed during this course.

You will learn how to
  • Easily transition your knowledge from 2003 or 2008 to the 2012 OS
  • Support and administer the new 2012 OS environment
  • Incorporate the new 2012 features into your existing knowledge
Benefits for your organisation

Windows Server 2012 is the latest in Microsoft server systems, and offers many new functionalities in server virtualisation, and great benefits for standard licenses that could save your business time, money, reduce downtime and increase availability.  This course will update your Systems Administrators to the very latest and highest standard in Server Administration.

Benefits for you as an individual

If you are familiar with server administration, don’t waste time learning the hard way. Investing time in training will save time and introduce you to new technologies. You will receive hands on skills and experience administering the system that will extend and update your knowledge.  After attending the course and practicing your skills in the workplace you will be a long way towards preparing a certified Microsoft qualification.

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Overview of Windows Server 2012
Installing and Deploying Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration
Managing and Configuring Servers
Installing Roles and Features
Server Migration Tools

Command line Administration

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

Introduction to Hyper-V 

Introduction to Hyper-V 
Creating Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Networks
Virtual Machine Storage

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Overview of Active Directory
Installing Domain Controllers
Migrating or Upgrading Active Directory
Automating AD Tasks with Command line tools
The Active Directory Administrative Centre
Undeleting objects in AD
Introducing Dynamic Access Control

Managing Storage

Managing data Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Storage Pools
File Systems
Storage Optimization and Deduplication

Securing Files and Folders 

File Permissions and NTFS Security 
File Server Resource Management
Introducing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
Sharing Resources
Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication

Group Policy

Group Policy Overview 
Local Policies 
Group Policy Processing 
Managing Group Policy 
Trouble Shooting Group Policy Application

Network Printing 

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

Backup, Restore and Boot Options

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

Monitoring Server Performance

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


Delegates should have knowledge of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008; from attending Windows Server 2003 Administration Or Windows Server 2008 Administration OR have equivalent knowledge.

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.