This course provides hands on experience installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2. Students will perform full installations, switch between GUI and Server Core features, configure and tune the server and assign roles and services. Attendees will practice local and remote administration of security, network, data and hardware in hands on labs.
Attendees will configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP network, utilize PowerShell cmdlets, and implement a backup strategy. Also covered are many aspects of local security, such as group policy objects (GPO), Encrypting File System (EFS), rights and permissions. Students will learn to use enterprise tools such as Distributed File System (DFS) and File System Resource Manager (FSRM) to manage file storage and accessibility, as well as facilitate clustering and virtualization. Comprehensive labs and exercises give the students real experience deploying, managing and troubleshooting the Windows 2012 infrastructure.