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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

As of January 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows Server 2012 R2.

 

Install and configure servers (1520%)

         Install servers

         Plan for a server installation, plan for server roles, plan for a server upgrade, install Server Core, optimize resource utilization by using Features on Demand, migrate roles from previous versions of Windows Server

         Configure servers

         Configure Server Core, delegate administration, add and remove features in offline images, deploy roles on remote servers, convert Server Core to/from full GUI, configure services, configure NIC teaming, install and configure Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

         Configure local storage

         Design storage spaces, configure basic and dynamic disks, configure master boot record (MBR) and GUID partition table (GPT) disks, manage volumes, create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs), configure storage pools and disk pools, create storage pools by using disk enclosures

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         Configure file and share access

         Create and configure shares, configure share permissions, configure offline files, configure NTFS permissions, configure access-based enumeration (ABE), configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), configure NTFS quotas, create and configure Work Folders

         Configure print and document services

         Configure the Easy Print print driver, configure Enterprise Print Management, configure drivers, configure printer pooling, configure print priorities, configure printer permissions

         Configure servers for remote management

         Configure WinRM, configure down-level server management, configure servers for day-to-day management tasks, configure multi-server management, configure Server Core, configure Windows Firewall, manage non-domain joined servers

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         Create and configure virtual machine settings

         Configure dynamic memory, configure smart paging, configure Resource Metering, configure guest integration services, create and configure Generation 1 and 2 virtual machines, configure and use enhanced session mode, configure RemoteFX

         Create and configure virtual machine storage

         Create VHDs and VHDX, configure differencing drives, modify VHDs, configure pass-through disks, manage checkpoints, implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter, configure storage Quality of Service

         Create and configure virtual networks

         Configure Hyper-V virtual switches, optimize network performance, configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation, configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters, configure NIC teaming in virtual machines

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         Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

         Configure IP address options, configure IPv4 or IPv6 subnetting, configure supernetting, configure interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6, configure Intra-site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP), configure Teredo

         Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service

         Create and configure scopes, configure a DHCP reservation, configure DHCP options, configure client and server for PXE boot, configure DHCP relay agent, authorize DHCP server

         Deploy and configure DNS service

         Configure Active Directory integration of primary zones, configure forwarders, configure Root Hints, manage DNS cache, create A and PTR resource records

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         Install domain controllers

         Add or remove a domain controller from a domain, upgrade a domain controller, install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Server Core installation, install a domain controller from Install from Media (IFM), resolve DNS SRV record registration issues, configure a global catalog server, deploy Active Directory infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure

         Create and manage Active Directory users and computers

         Automate the creation of Active Directory accounts; create, copy, configure, and delete users and computers; configure templates; perform bulk Active Directory operations; configure user rights; offline domain join; manage inactive and disabled accounts

         Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

         Configure group nesting; convert groups, including security, distribution, universal, domain local, and domain global; manage group membership using Group Policy; enumerate group membership; delegate the creation and management of Active Directory objects; manage default Active Directory containers; create, copy, configure, and delete groups and OUs

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         Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)

         Configure a Central Store, manage starter GPOs, configure GPO links, configure multiple local Group Policies

         Configure security policies

         Configure User Rights Assignment, configure Security Options settings. configure Security templates, configure Audit Policy, configure Local Users and Groups, configure User Account Control (UAC)

         Configure application restriction policies

         Configure rule enforcement, configure AppLocker rules, configure Software Restriction Policies

         Configure Windows Firewall

         Configure rules for multiple profiles using Group Policy; configure connection security rules; configure Windows Firewall to allow or deny applications, scopes, ports, and users; configure authenticated firewall exceptions; import and export settings

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