MOD 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


This self-study class will provide hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this five-day MOC (Microsoft Official Course). This course serves and the third and final part that provides the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. There are some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, the focus of this course is on the advanced configuration of the services needed to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join.

This course is directly mapped to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

The intention of this course is to train IT Professionals with hands-on experience implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment who want to gain the skills and knowledge needed to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment.

It Professionals who are typically interested in this course are:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
    IT Professionals who are looking to take the exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.
    IT Professionals wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Datacenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration, and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the MCSA exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012.
Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache, and FSRM.
Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.
Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.
Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations.
Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.
Implement an AD RMS deployment.
Implement an AD FS deployment.
Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).
Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB.
Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service.
Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.


Before attending this course, students must have:

• Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 servers day to day in an Enterprise environment.

The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, courses 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 and 20411C: Administering Windows Server 2012 as this course will build upon the knowledge and skills covered in those courses.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services

Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
Lab: Implementing Advanced Network Services

Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
Configuring IPAM

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services

Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring BranchCache
Optimizing Storage Usage
Lab: Implementing Advanced File Services

Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
Lab: Implementing BranchCache

Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
Monitoring BranchCache

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Overview of DAC
Implementing DAC Components
Implementing DAC for Access Control
Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
Implementing and Managing Work Folders
Lab: Implementing Secure Data Access

Preparing for DAC deployment
Implementing DAC
Validating and Remediating DAC
Implementing Work Folders

Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
Configuring AD DS Trusts
Lab: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
Implementing Forest Trusts

Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

AD DS Replication Overview
Configuring AD DS Sites
Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Lab: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Modifying the Default Site
Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
Configuring AD DS Replication
Monitoring and Troubleshooting AD DS Replication

Module 6: Implementing AD CS

Using Certificates in a Business Environment
PKI Overview
Deploying CAs
Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Managing Certificate Recovery
Lab: Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy

Deploying a Stand-Alone Root CA
Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA
Lab: Deploying and Managing Certificates

Configuring Certificate Templates
Configuring Certificate Enrollment
Configuring Certificate Revocation
Configuring Key Recovery

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

AD RMS Overview
Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
Configuring External Access to AD RMS
Lab: Implementing AD RMS

Installing and Configuring AD RMS
Configuring AD RMS Templates
Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
Verifying AD RMS on a Client

Module 8: Implementing and Administering AD FS

Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
Extending AD FS to External Clients
Lab: Implementing AD FS

Installing and Configuring AD FS
Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS
Lab: Implementing AD FS for External Partners and Users

Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner
Configuring Web Application Proxy

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing

Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB Cluster
Planning an NLB Implementation
Lab: Implementing NLB

Implementing an NLB Cluster
Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster

Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering

Overview of Failover Clustering
Implementing a Failover Cluster
Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
Maintaining a Failover Cluster
Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering

Configuring a Failover Cluster
Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
Configuring CAU on the Failover Cluster

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Data Protection Overview
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab: Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore

Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server
Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup