Dec 04

MCSE Exam 70-410 & 70-411, 2014 Edition

MCSE Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410 & 70-411 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

On the other hand, Exam 411 covers:
– Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
– Managing User and Service Accounts
– Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
– Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
– Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
– Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role
– Optimizing File Services
– Increasing File System Security
– Implementing Update Management

We give you knowledge information relevant to the exam specifications. To be able to succeed in the real exam, you’ll need to apply your earned knowledge to the question scenarios. Also, 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 7
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT WINDOWS SERVER 2012? 10
OVERVIEW OF SERVER & NETWORK PLANNING, TUNING AND MAINTENANCE 12
OVERVIEW 12
SERVER ROLES 13
WINDOWS SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS OVERVIEW 14
SERVER ROLES IN 2012 18
ROLE MIGRATION VIA THE MIGRATION TOOLS 23
FILE SYSTEM, PARTITIONS, DISKS, VOLUMES AND STORAGE POOLS 23
MBR VS GPT 31
SMP AND MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS 31
PROCESSORS AND LICENSING 33
64 BIT COMPUTING AND MEMORY SUPPORT 34
NIC TEAMING 35
VIRTUALIZATION AND HYPER-V 36
HYPER-V MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CONFIGURATION 39
HYPER-V NETWORKING 42
HYPER-V ROLE AND COMPATIBILITY 44
HYPER-V LICENSING 44
HYPER-V SNAPSHOT AND REPLICATION 45
VM NETWORKING AND SWITCHING 46
GEN 1 VS GEN 2 VMS 49
FEATURES ON DEMAND 49
CLOUD COMPUTING 50
HARDWARE CAPACITY PLANNING 50
STORAGE CAPACITY PLANNING AND STORAGE LAYOUT 51
LOAD BALANCING 53
ALL ABOUT NLB CLUSTERING 54
CLUSTER LEVEL PARAMETERS 55
HOST LEVEL PARAMETERS 55
PORT RULES AND AFFINITY 56
SERVER PERFORMANCE MONITORING, MAINTENANCE AND TUNING 56
SERVER TROUBLESHOOTING 63
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 66
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE AND BASIC WINDOWS NETWORKING 66
OPEN SYSTEM INTERCONNECT 69
ROUTING AND SWITCHING 70
THE ROLES OF DNS AND DHCP 71
WIRELESS BASED LOCAL AREA NETWORKING 74
WAN NETWORKING 76
SECURITY PLANNING 77
DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR SERVERS 79
SERVICE PACKS AND PATCHES 83
OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS AND OTHER INTERFACES 92
THE ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS FOLDER 92
SERVER MANAGEMENT UI 93
MANAGING DOWNLEVEL SERVERS 96
MANAGING SERVICES 97
MANAGING NETWORK SHARING 99
MANAGING LOCAL USERS AND CREDENTIALS 101
GROUP POLICY AND LOCAL POLICY 103
GPO LINKS AND FILTERING 107
CENTRAL STORE, STARTER GPO AND MLGP 108
THE GROUP POLICY CMDLETS 109
SOFTWARE RESTRICTIONS 111
APPLOCKER 114
RUNNING A PROGRAM AS AN ADMINISTRATOR 117
INTERNET EXPLORER 10 119
DEVICE MANAGER AND DEVICE INSTALLATION SETTINGS 122
CONFIGURING AND EDITING VHD 125
PARENT AND CHILD VHD 130
COMMAND LINE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES 130
THE POWERSHELL AND THE COMMAND PROMPT 132
TASK SCHEDULER 134
SERVER 2012 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 141
PRE-INSTALLATION PREP WORKS 141
ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT AND DELEGATION 142
MANUAL INSTALLATION VS UNATTENDED INSTALLATION 144
DISK PARTITIONING 147
THE WINDOWS ADK 149
DISM AND OOBE 150
WINDOWS PE AND WDS 152
INITIAL CONFIGURATION 153
REGISTRY EDITOR 155
BOOT OPTIONS 156
NETWORK SERVICES AND SECURITY MEASURES 160
NETWORK AND INTERNET 160
NETWORK LOCATIONS AND PROFILES 161
NETWORK SHARING AND DISCOVERY 164
FILE RESOURCES SHARING AND REPLICATION 169
DFS NAMESPACE, REPLICATION AND STAGING 178
FRS 180
ABE 181
PRINTING, QUEUING AND POOLING 182
REMOTE MANAGEMENT 188
FOLDER REDIRECTION AND OFFLINE ACCESS 191
DIRECTACCESS 193
REMOTE ACCESS AND ROUTING 196
NPS AND NAP 202
NPS SERVER GROUP, CLIENTS, POLICIES AND ACCOUNTING 205
NAP HEALTH VALIDATOR AND ENFORCEMENT 207
BRANCHCACHE 209
BITLOCKER IN-DEPTH 210
EFS IN-DEPTH 213
AUDIT POLICY AND AUDITPOL 214
CONFIGURING IIS 8 216
SITE, APPLICATION, APPLICATION POOL AND DIRECTORIES 224
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CERTIFICATE SERVICES 228
CA BACKUP 234
CRL, OCSP AND CDP 235
AUTO-ENROLLMENT AND RENEWAL 237
KEY ARCHIVAL AND RECOVERY 237
SETTING UP DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT 238
SETTING UP WSUS 240
NAME RESOLUTION AND IP ADDRESSING 256
IP ADDRESSING 256
IPAM 261
IP SUBNETTING 263
IP V4 AND V6 263
NAME RESOLUTION METHODS 264
CONFIGURING DNS AND WINS 266
CACHING, ROOT HINTS AND TRANSFER 277
DHCP ADDRESS AND SCOPE ASSIGNMENT 278
DHCP OPTIONS 286
COMMAND LINE NETWORKING TOOLS 287
WINDOWS FIREWALL 295
CONFIGURING WINDOWS FIREWALL 295
CONFIGURATION OF WINDOWS FIREWALL THROUGH GROUP POLICY 301
DEALING WITH EXCEPTIONS AND IMPORT/EXPORT 302
IPSEC, SSL AND EFS 302
DISK BASED ENCRYPTION 303
FIREWALL SECURITY GUIDELINES 303
VIRUS SECURITY GUIDELINES 304
WEB SERVER SECURITY GUIDELINES 305
NAME RESOLUTION SECURITY GUIDELINES 305
SYSTEM MONITORING, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE 308
EVENT VIEWER 308
PERFMON 318
RESOURCE MONITORING 323
WSRM 324
REMOTE DESKTOP 324
POWER OPTIONS 325
VOLUME SHADOW COPY SERVICE 327
USER MANAGEMENT AND BACKUP & RECOVERY 330
SHARED FOLDERS AND SHADOW COPIES 330
USERS AND GROUPS 334
WINDOWS SERVER BACKUP 337
RECOVERY OPTIONS 342
SAFE MODE 346
CONFIGURING ACTIVE DIRECTORY 350
BASIC CONCEPTS OF AD AND THE ADMIN INTERFACES 350
ADMIN DELEGATION 350
KERBEROS DELEGATION 351
SERVICE ACCOUNT, MSA AND GMSA 351
GC PLACEMENT 352
INSTALLING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER AND CHANGING THE FUNCTIONAL LEVEL 353
COMPATIBILITY ISSUES 360
SRV RECORD ISSUES 360
INSTALLING INTO AN EXISTING FOREST/DOMAIN OR UPGRADING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER 361
SERVICE PRINCIPAL NAMES 361
THE IFM OPTION 362
ROLES AND OPERATION MASTERS 363
SEIZING THE OPERATION MASTER ROLE 365
CREATING NEW FOREST, NEW CHILD DOMAIN OR NEW DOMAIN TREE 365
CREATING NEW RESOURCES, GROUPS, OUS AND SITES 366
OFFLINE DOMAIN JOIN 368
USER PASSWORD POLICIES 368
BACKUP, OPTIMIZE AND CLEANUP AD 370
AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE VS NON-AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE 371
SNAPSHOT VS BACKUP 373
TRUSTS 373
CONFIGURING SITES AND REPLICATIONS 374
TROUBLESHOOT AD REPLICATION USING REPADMIN 377
GROUP POLICY IN-DEPTH 386
GROUP POLICY PROCESSING ORDER, EXCEPTIONS AND OPTIONS 386
MANAGING POLICY OBJECTS 388
POLICY TEMPLATES 389
POLICY PREFERENCES 390

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