Nov 26

MS Exam 70-410 & 70-412, 2014 Edition

MCSE Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410 & 70-412 ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2014 Edition

Also covers Windows Server 2012 R2

According to MS, a server administrator is responsible for the operations and management of an infrastructure of Windows Server 2012 servers in an enterprise environment. Exam 410 covers:
– Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
– Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
– Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
– Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
– Implementing Networking Services
– Implementing Local Storage
– Implementing File and Print Services
– Implementing Group Policy
– Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Exam 412 has coverage on:
– Implementing Advanced Network Services
– Implementing Advanced File Services
– Implementing Dynamic Access Control
– Implementing Network Load Balancing
– Implementing Failover Clustering
– Implementing Disaster Recovery
– Implementing AD CS
– Implementing AD FS

To succeed in the exams, you need to read as many reference books as possible. There is no single book that can cover everything! This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single official topic. You should therefore use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS 1
CONTENTS UPDATE 2
PAGE FORMATTING AND TYPEFACE 2
ABOUT THIS BOOK 8
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT WINDOWS SERVER 2012? 11
OVERVIEW OF SERVER & NETWORK PLANNING, TUNING AND MAINTENANCE 13
OVERVIEW 13
SERVER ROLES 14
WINDOWS SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS OVERVIEW 15
SERVER ROLES IN 2012 19
ROLE MIGRATION VIA THE MIGRATION TOOLS 24
FILE SYSTEM, PARTITIONS, DISKS, VOLUMES AND STORAGE POOLS 24
MBR VS GPT 32
SMP AND MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS 32
PROCESSORS AND LICENSING 34
64 BIT COMPUTING AND MEMORY SUPPORT 35
NIC TEAMING 36
VIRTUALIZATION AND HYPER-V 37
SLAT, CPU CORE PARKING AND NUMA 40
FEATURES ON DEMAND 41
CLOUD COMPUTING 42
HARDWARE CAPACITY PLANNING 43
STORAGE CAPACITY PLANNING AND STORAGE LAYOUT 44
SERVER PERFORMANCE MONITORING, MAINTENANCE AND TUNING 46
SERVER TROUBLESHOOTING 52
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 55
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE AND BASIC WINDOWS NETWORKING 55
OPEN SYSTEM INTERCONNECT 58
ROUTING AND SWITCHING 59
THE ROLES OF DNS AND DHCP 60
WIRELESS BASED LOCAL AREA NETWORKING 63
WAN NETWORKING 65
SECURITY PLANNING 66
DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR SERVERS 68
SERVICE PACKS AND PATCHES 72
OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS AND OTHER INTERFACES 77
THE ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS FOLDER 77
SERVER MANAGEMENT UI 78
MANAGING DOWNLEVEL SERVERS 81
MANAGING SERVICES 82
MANAGING NETWORK SHARING 84
MANAGING LOCAL USERS AND CREDENTIALS 86
GROUP POLICY AND LOCAL POLICY 88
GPO LINKS AND FILTERING 92
CENTRAL STORE, STARTER GPO AND MLGP 93
THE GROUP POLICY CMDLETS 94
SOFTWARE RESTRICTIONS 96
APPLOCKER 99
RUNNING A PROGRAM AS AN ADMINISTRATOR 102
INTERNET EXPLORER 10 104
DEVICE MANAGER AND DEVICE INSTALLATION SETTINGS 107
CONFIGURING AND EDITING VHD 110
PARENT AND CHILD VHD 115
COMMAND LINE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES 115
THE POWERSHELL AND THE COMMAND PROMPT 117
TASK SCHEDULER 119
SERVER 2012 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 125
PRE-INSTALLATION PREP WORKS 125
ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT AND DELEGATION 126
MANUAL INSTALLATION VS UNATTENDED INSTALLATION 128
DISK PARTITIONING 131
THE WINDOWS ADK 133
DISM AND OOBE 134
WINDOWS PE, WDS AND THE BCD STORE 136
INITIAL CONFIGURATION 137
REGISTRY EDITOR 140
BOOT OPTIONS 140
HIGH AVAILABILITY CONFIGURATION 142
ISCSI, FIBER CHANNEL, MPIO AND N_PORT 143
THIN PROVISIONING AND TRIM 144
TIERED STORAGE 144
NETWORK SERVICES AND SECURITY MEASURES 149
NETWORK AND INTERNET 149
NETWORK LOCATIONS AND PROFILES 150
SMB 3.0 153
NETWORK SHARING AND DISCOVERY 153
FILE RESOURCES SHARING AND ABE 159
FSRM, FILE CLASSIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND FILE ACCESS AUDIT 169
OTHER DYNAMIC ACCESS CONTROL FEATURES 174
ACCESS-DENIED REMEDIATION 178
SECURITY AUDITING, TRACKING AND STAGING 179
PRINTING, QUEUING AND POOLING 180
REMOTE MANAGEMENT 187
FOLDER REDIRECTION AND OFFLINE ACCESS 190
DIRECTACCESS 192
REMOTE ACCESS AND ROUTING 194
NPS AND NAP 200
BRANCHCACHE 203
BITLOCKER 204
CONFIGURING IIS 8 206
SITE, APPLICATION, APPLICATION POOL AND DIRECTORIES 212
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CERTIFICATE SERVICES 216
CA BACKUP 222
CRL, OCSP AND CDP 223
AUTO-ENROLLMENT AND RENEWAL 225
KEY ARCHIVAL AND RECOVERY 225
CERTIFICATE TEMPLATES 226
SETTING UP WSUS 228
SUPPORT FOR NFS 231
NAME RESOLUTION AND IP ADDRESSING 242
IP ADDRESSING 242
IPAM 247
MORE ON IPAM 249
IP SUBNETTING 250
IP V4 AND V6 251
NAME RESOLUTION METHODS 252
CONFIGURING DNS AND WINS 254
DNSSEC, DNS DEVOLUTION AND DELEGATION 264
DNS SOCKET POOL, QUERY BLOCK LIST AND CACHE LOCKING 266
DISJOINT NAMESPACE 267
ROOT HINTS 268
ISNS 269
DHCP ADDRESS AND SCOPE ASSIGNMENT 270
EXCLUSION, RESERVATION AND LEASE DURATION 273
SUPERSCOPE AND MULTICAST SCOPE 275
OTHER SCOPE RELATED PARAMETERS 276
DHCPV6 SUPPORT 279
RELAY AGENT 279
OTHER DHCP OPTIONS 280
DHCP FAULT TOLERANCE, NAME PROTECTION AND LOGGING 281
DNS LOGGING, NETMASK ORDERING AND GNZ 282
COMMAND LINE NETWORKING TOOLS 282
WINDOWS FIREWALL 291
CONFIGURING WINDOWS FIREWALL 291
CONFIGURATION OF WINDOWS FIREWALL THROUGH GROUP POLICY 297
DEALING WITH EXCEPTIONS AND IMPORT/EXPORT 298
IPSEC AND SSL 298
DISK BASED ENCRYPTION 299
FIREWALL SECURITY GUIDELINES 299
VIRUS SECURITY GUIDELINES 300
WEB SERVER SECURITY GUIDELINES 301
NAME RESOLUTION SECURITY GUIDELINES 301
SYSTEM MONITORING, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE 304
EVENT VIEWER 304
PERFMON 313
RESOURCE MONITORING 318
WSRM 319
REMOTE DESKTOP 319
POWER OPTIONS 320
VOLUME SHADOW COPY SERVICE AND SYSTEM RESTORE SNAPSHOTS 322
CLUSTERING 327
FAILOVER CLUSTER VS NLB CLUSTER 327
LOAD BALANCING 327
ALL ABOUT NLB CLUSTERING 329
CLUSTER LEVEL PARAMETERS 329
HOST LEVEL PARAMETERS 331
PORT RULES AND AFFINITY 331
QUORUM CONFIGURATION 333
CLUSTER BACKUP, UPDATE AND UPGRADE 334
CLUSTER ROLES AND FEATURES 335
HYPER-V CLUSTERING 337
CLUSTERING AND CAFS 338
GLOBAL UPDATE MANAGER 339
GUEST CLUSTERING 340
VIRTUAL HARDDISK SHARING 340
HYPER-V AND VM MANAGEMENT 347
HYPER-V MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CONFIGURATION 347
HYPER-V ROLE AND COMPATIBILITY 351
HYPER-V LICENSING 351
HYPER-V SNAPSHOT AND REPLICATION 352
VM NETWORKING AND SWITCHING 353
NETWORK VIRTUAL SWITCHING 355
CLUSTER MIGRATION, CLONING AND IMPORT/EXPORT 357
V2V VS P2V 359
GEN 1 VS GEN 2 VMS 360
USER MANAGEMENT AND BACKUP & RECOVERY 366
SHARED FOLDERS AND SHADOW COPIES 366
USERS AND GROUPS 370
WINDOWS SERVER BACKUP AND ONLINE BACKUP 373
RECOVERY OPTIONS 379
SAFE MODE 382
BARE METAL RECOVERY 384
SETTING UP AND CONFIGURING ACTIVE DIRECTORY 387
BASIC CONCEPTS OF AD AND THE VARIOUS ADMIN INTERFACES/TOOLS 387
ADMIN DELEGATION 387
GC PLACEMENT 388
INSTALLING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER AND CHANGING THE FUNCTIONAL LEVEL 389
COMPATIBILITY ISSUES 395
SRV RECORD ISSUES 396
INSTALLING INTO AN EXISTING FOREST/DOMAIN OR UPGRADING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER 397
THE IFM OPTION 397
ROLES AND OPERATION MASTERS 398
CREATING NEW FOREST, NEW CHILD DOMAIN OR NEW DOMAIN TREE 400
RODC 400
ADDING NEW UPNS 401
CREATING NEW RESOURCES, GROUPS, OUS AND SITES 401
OFFLINE DOMAIN JOIN 404
TRUSTS AND TRUST AUTHENTICATION 404
CONFIGURING SITES AND REPLICATIONS 406
SITE LINK OVER WAN 407
PROPER SITE DESIGN 408
SITES AND SUBNETS 410
SITE COVERAGE 410
TROUBLESHOOT AD REPLICATION USING REPADMIN 410
CONFIGURING APPLICATION PARTITIONS 411
ACTIVE DIRECTORY RECYCLE BIN 413
AD FS AND ADLDS 413
AD RMS 417

 

 

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