This Windows Server video training course with Chris Ward covers the latest version of Microsoft's popular server, including designing a server deployment infrastructure, implementing a scalable remote access solution, and more.
- Familiarity with previous versions of Windows Server
- Understanding of Windows operating systems
- Basic networking skills
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- MCSE: Server Infrastructure
Related job functions:
- IT professionals
Covering the major topics and concepts you'll need to succeed, this course with trainer Chris Ward addresses all of the major objective points on the Microsoft 70-413 exam. You'll learn the valuable background concepts and decision points that will enable you to make the right design and implementation decisions for any situation. Combined with some hands-on practice and experience, this course will put you on the path to becoming a Server Infrastructure expert!
Total Videos : 31 Course Duration: 09:26:15
1. Course Overview (00:16:09)
Whether you are looking to pass the 70-413 exam or just learn some more skills for designing and implementing your server infrastructure, this Nugget will set the stage for the rest of the course. We look at what's new in R2 and what to expect during the rest of the Nuggets.
2. Lab Setup (00:19:30)
It's always good to practice what you're going to work on in a lab environment. It's almost NEVER a good idea to practice in a production environment. Check out how Chris will use some virtual machines and a remote connection to accomplish the majority of the demos in this series of Nuggets.
3. Upgrading or Migrating your Environment (00:17:58)
It's always a question to ask yourself and your team: Do we upgrade or migrate? In this Nugget, we look at some considerations and requirements for both to help you start your plan in developing a server infrastructure!
4. The Deployment Plan (00:16:39)
Before you introduce Windows Server 2012 R2 into your organization, you need to develop a deployment plan. Planning helps to ensure that when you upgrade, migrate or install new servers, the process runs smoothly and without service interruption for your users. As we say in project management: "Plan, plan, and plan some more!"
5. Server Deployment and WDS (00:18:13)
To get your servers up without having to do it one by one is part of the Windows Deployment Server's role. In this Nugget, we give you an overview of WDS and also Zero-Touch Installs with SCCM 2012.
6. Setting Up WDS (00:15:50)
In order to get the servers implemented, you need to get them deployed! One of the ways we do this is Windows Deployment Services. This Nugget gives you the inside look at how to get your WDS servers up and running.
7. Virtual Machine Manager Overview (00:18:16)
System Center VMM is a powerful tool for managing your virtualized environments. While some of you are familiar with VMM, this Nugget gives a nice overview of what's needed and the capabilities of this product.
8. VMM Basics and Installation (00:12:31)
Very testable and very usable, System Center Virtual Machine Manager is an amazing product for those of you who have to manage hundreds of hosts and thousands of virtual machines. We look at something new for SCVMM 2012 R2, and show you what you need to get this application installed.
9. VMM - Service Templates and Logical Networks (00:20:53)
One of the cool new features of Virtual Machine Manager (and testable) is a Service Template. Think of it as a hardware template on steroids! You can add applications, operating systems, compatibility profiles, and even set up quotas for your self-service users! We also take a brief look at the logical networking capabilities of VMM in creating your virtual networks.
10. DHCP - Design (00:15:20)
Everyone needs their IP addresses to work on the network. DHCP is what typically assigns those addresses. So where do you put your servers in your infrastructure? What happens if a DHCP server fails in your environment? We'll take a look at some design considerations in this Nugget.
11. DHCP - Advanced (00:17:59)
When making design considerations, you might need to dig a little deeper into areas such as DHCPv6, Mac address or Link-layer filtering, and DHCP database management. Check out this Nugget to get some more advanced features under your belt.
12. IPAM - Design (00:17:52)
IP Address Management was a new feature introduced with Windows Server 2012. Now with R2 you get a few more bells and whistles. We'll take a look at some design considerations and gotchas when deploying this centralized management system.
13. IPAM - Setup and Configuration (00:17:49)
IP Address Management is a great tool to have running in your server infrastructure. You can use it for DHCP, DNS, and even your Domain Controllers and NPS servers. We show the basic configs and setup you need for OTJ and exam purposes in this Nugget.
14. DNS - Securing Zones (00:22:25)
Most of us know what DNS (Domain Naming System) does, but how do we make sure no one gives us bad DNS information? How do we protect our environment from hackers who want to point you to their websites to gather information? Using DNSSEC, DNS Socket Pools, and Cache Locking, we can keep out the bad guys, but still allow the good guys!
15. DNS - Namespace Considerations (00:18:05)
When designing and setting up your namespace in DNS, there are a few things we need to be aware of. Improper NS design can cause quite a bit of headaches! Check out this Nugget to see some things to have in mind as you prepare for any migrations or new implementations.
16. Deploying Storage Spaces (00:22:23)
With the expense and configuration needs of Storage Area Networks (SANs), Microsoft's solution of Storage Spaces introduced in Windows Server 2012 was a great addition to the OS. We take a look in this Nugget at deploying Storage Spaces, and a quick look at integration with iSCSI.
17. Storage Spaces - Provisioning (00:15:29)
Storage Spaces give IT admins the ability to provision for more space than is physically available, but you do need to consider what type of provisioning you use, as well as the type of resiliency you place on your spaces. This Nugget dives a bit deeper into the design of your Storage Spaces and how to add more physical drives to your already configured Storage Space!
18. File & Storage - iSCSI and FibreChannel (00:15:53)
When connecting to the Storage Area Networks, you need to utilize a protocol that allows you to traverse the network. iSCSI and FibreChannel are two very popular ways Windows Server 2012 R2 can do so. With the introduction of Virtual FibreChannel, it has made it even easier for administrators seeking to take advantage of this network-based storage environment!
19. iSCSI Configuration (00:15:55)
If you're setting up your Storage Spaces for your network, you'll need to have an iSCSI Target configured and know how to have the iSCSI Initiator connect. Watch this Nugget to learn the basics and just how easy it is to get connected!
20. Designing your Active Directory Environment (00:19:49)
What's a forest? What's a tree? What's a child domain? What the heck is a trust relationship? Find out the basics behind Active Directory structure design and why you need this in place in this Nugget!
21. Configuring Multi-Forest Environments (00:19:15)
What happens if you have a brand new organization in your company and you need to keep a security wall between the two, yet, still allow users to access resources in either one? It's time to create a multi-forest environment. This Nugget is pure demo as we set up a new forest and a forest trust relationship.
22. Secure Connections - VPNs (00:17:40)
With large amount of our workforces being mobile in the 21st century, there is a need for secure remote connections to the internal network of your companies. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have been around since the days of dial-up, and they are still a great way to connect securely to your company resources over a WAN or the Internet.
23. Secure Connections - DirectAccess (00:21:29)
Back in Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft introduced a way to bypass the need for VPN-only mobile connectivity. In Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, it gets kicked up a notch! Learn about multi-site awareness, One-Time Password authentication, simplified deployment, and RRAS/DA co-existence!
24. UAG to DirectAccess Migration (00:12:08)
If you've been holding off moving from Forefront Unified Access Gateway because of needing the IPv6 translation, your wait is over! Take a look at this step-by-step migration plan to help insure maximum up time for your mobile workforce.
25. Implementing DirectAccess (00:22:37)
We set up a simple site to site connection using Demand Dialing, as well as show you the basic rundown of setting up DirectAccess in your environment. Make sure to check out the link in the Nugget for setting up your own lab and DirectAccess plan.
26. Designing Active Directory Sites (00:15:44)
Your physical location can determine how you log in to the domain, how domain controllers replicate, and how information flows. In this Nugget we look at how to set up site-links and understand the flow of replication in our Windows Active Directory environment.
27. Active Directory Permissions and Delegation (00:17:26)
There can be millions of objects in Active Directory, and each one of those objects has security permissions. Do you want to be the admin who handles all of that? Of course not! So one of the big things Microsoft pushes is "Delegation of Control" to allow other IT admins and even users to handle certain aspects of their environments. Learn how in this cool Nugget.
28. Active Directory Quotas (00:12:03)
Everyone has heard of Denial of Service attacks on the network using such things as POD's (Pings of Death) and other sordid attacks. However, you can also do a denial of service attack on your Active Directory by filling the NTDS.dit file to the brim and crashing the hard drives of your domain controllers. Not fun at all! So we show you how to set up quotas for different partitions in this OTJ (On the Job)-focused Nugget.
29. Network Access Protection (00:26:44)
Even though Microsoft has not emphasized NAP as much recently, it is still something that helps protect your network from "unhealthy" client computers. You really don't want Joe or Sally User coming in with their company-issued laptop that hasn't been updated with the latest security patches. Learn a few design requirements and suggestions in this high-level Nugget.
30. Branch Office Considerations (00:29:20)
Not every site in your IT environment will be fully fiber with awesome connectivity and extra IT guys/gals available to help out users. Especially if they are in a remote location with hardly any connectivity or expertise. Enter the world of the RODC along with other capabilities that Server 2012 R2 gives you to maintain happy users, even in Antarctica!
31. Exam Cram (00:16:51)
This Nugget is all about how to prepare for the exam. The 70-413 exam is no picnic, but with good study materials and using the practice exams, you'll be on the road to success!
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