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About This Course: The enterprise computing landscape is constantly changing and posing new challenges in server administration. Windows Server 2012 provides a strong foundation that addresses existing and new administrative challenges. In this course, you gain the practical experience needed to administer, secure and troubleshoot the Windows Server 2012 OS in an enterprise environment.

Employing Administration Tools:

Managing the server

Installing roles with Server Manager
Configuring functionality with PowerShell

Enabling remote administration

Identifying barriers to remote management
Employing Group Policies to overcome issues
Implementing Windows Remote Management
Tuning the Windows Firewall
Making use of Server Manager groups

Administering with PowerShell

Managing Local and Remote Servers
Leveraging the scripting capabilities of PowerShell

Deploying Server Core

Reviewing the features and benefits of Server Core
Preparing for a production environment
Administering the core remotely
Determining the most effective scenario for deployment

Securing Windows Server 2012 R2

Defining security components

Analyzing role-based security
Testing Dynamic Access Control
Safeguarding the server with the Windows Firewall

Building security policies

Documenting server security
Composing optimal Group Policies

Auditing the server

Diagnosing security issues
Creating an audit trail
Filtering the security log

Optimizing Server Performance

Assessing workloads

Balancing applications and server roles
Evaluating hardware and software components
Reconfiguring the operating system

Monitoring server performance

Analyzing system behavior with Resource Monitor
Establishing baselines with Performance Monitor
Designing Data Collector Sets

Detecting and resolving performance concerns

Identifying Performance Monitor counters
Solving the challenge of memory leaks
Exploring the effect of services on server performance

Troubleshooting Windows Server 2012 R2

Recovering from boot process failures

Breaking down the pre-Windows boot process
Appraising the Windows load sequence

Selecting the appropriate recovery environments

Booting to the recovery console
Leveraging WinRE to correct the problem

Repairing key Windows components

Maintaining a stable registry
Managing service accounts and privileges
Identifying faulty drivers
Solving network issues

Extracting information from the Event Viewer

Collecting events from remote servers
Attaching subscriptions to selected events

Implementing a High-Availability Environment

Windows in the cloud

Preparing Windows features for the cloud
Producing a disaster recovery plan
Scheduling Windows backups

Clustering Windows servers

Meeting failover clustering requirements
Recognizing the role of Quorums

Virtualizing servers

Increasing scalability potential with Hyper-V
Speeding up recovery with replicas
Maintaining high availability with live migration