Dec 04

MCSA Exam 70-410, 70-411 & 70-412, 2014 Edition

MCSA Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410, 70-411 & 70-412 ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2014 Edition
Also covers Windows Server 2012 R2

* we updated this book in Feb 2015 *

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 70-411 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

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. This 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 9
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT WINDOWS SERVER 2012? 12
OVERVIEW OF SERVER & NETWORK PLANNING, TUNING AND MAINTENANCE 14
OVERVIEW 14
SERVER ROLES 15
WINDOWS SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS OVERVIEW 16
SERVER ROLES IN 2012 20
ROLE MIGRATION VIA THE MIGRATION TOOLS 25
FILE SYSTEM, PARTITIONS, DISKS, VOLUMES AND STORAGE POOLS 25
MBR VS GPT 33
SMP AND MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS 33
PROCESSORS AND LICENSING 35
64 BIT COMPUTING AND MEMORY SUPPORT 36
NIC TEAMING 37
VIRTUALIZATION AND HYPER-V 38
SLAT, CPU CORE PARKING AND NUMA 41
FEATURES ON DEMAND 42
CLOUD COMPUTING 43
HARDWARE CAPACITY PLANNING 44
STORAGE CAPACITY PLANNING AND STORAGE LAYOUT 45
SERVER PERFORMANCE MONITORING, MAINTENANCE AND TUNING 47
SERVER TROUBLESHOOTING 53
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 56
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE AND BASIC WINDOWS NETWORKING 56
OPEN SYSTEM INTERCONNECT 59
ROUTING AND SWITCHING 60
THE ROLES OF DNS AND DHCP 61
WIRELESS BASED LOCAL AREA NETWORKING 64
WAN NETWORKING 66
SECURITY PLANNING 67
DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR SERVERS 69
SERVICE PACKS AND PATCHES 73
OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS AND OTHER INTERFACES 78
THE ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS FOLDER 78
SERVER MANAGEMENT UI 79
MANAGING DOWNLEVEL SERVERS 82
MANAGING SERVICES 83
MANAGING NETWORK SHARING 85
MANAGING LOCAL USERS AND CREDENTIALS 87
GROUP POLICY AND LOCAL POLICY 89
GPO LINKS AND FILTERING 93
CENTRAL STORE, STARTER GPO AND MLGP 94
THE GROUP POLICY CMDLETS 95
SOFTWARE RESTRICTIONS 97
APPLOCKER 100
RUNNING A PROGRAM AS AN ADMINISTRATOR 103
INTERNET EXPLORER 10 105
DEVICE MANAGER AND DEVICE INSTALLATION SETTINGS 108
CONFIGURING AND EDITING VHD 111
PARENT AND CHILD VHD 116
COMMAND LINE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES 116
THE POWERSHELL AND THE COMMAND PROMPT 118
TASK SCHEDULER 120
SERVER 2012 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 126
PRE-INSTALLATION PREP WORKS 126
ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT AND DELEGATION 127
MANUAL INSTALLATION VS UNATTENDED INSTALLATION 129
DISK PARTITIONING 132
THE WINDOWS ADK 134
DISM AND OOBE 135
WINDOWS PE, WDS AND THE BCD STORE 137
INITIAL CONFIGURATION 138
REGISTRY EDITOR 141
BOOT OPTIONS 141
HIGH AVAILABILITY CONFIGURATION 143
ISCSI, FIBER CHANNEL, MPIO AND N_PORT 144
THIN PROVISIONING AND TRIM 145
TIERED STORAGE 145
NETWORK SERVICES AND SECURITY MEASURES 150
NETWORK AND INTERNET 150
NETWORK LOCATIONS AND PROFILES 151
SMB 3.0 154
NETWORK SHARING AND DISCOVERY 154
FILE RESOURCES SHARING AND ABE 160
FSRM, FILE CLASSIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND FILE ACCESS AUDIT 170
MORE ON FSRM 175
OTHER DYNAMIC ACCESS CONTROL FEATURES 176
ACCESS-DENIED REMEDIATION 181
SECURITY AUDITING, TRACKING AND STAGING 181
DFS NAMESPACE, REPLICATION AND STAGING 183
PRINTING, QUEUING AND POOLING 185
REMOTE MANAGEMENT 191
FOLDER REDIRECTION AND OFFLINE ACCESS 194
DIRECTACCESS 196
REMOTE ACCESS AND ROUTING 199
NPS AND NAP 205
NPS SERVER GROUP, CLIENTS, POLICIES AND ACCOUNTING 208
NAP HEALTH VALIDATOR AND ENFORCEMENT 210
BRANCHCACHE 212
BITLOCKER IN-DEPTH 213
EFS IN-DEPTH 216
AUDIT POLICY AND AUDITPOL 217
CONFIGURING IIS 8 219
SITE, APPLICATION, APPLICATION POOL AND DIRECTORIES 225
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CERTIFICATE SERVICES 229
CA BACKUP 235
CRL, OCSP AND CDP 236
AUTO-ENROLLMENT AND RENEWAL 238
KEY ARCHIVAL AND RECOVERY 238
CERTIFICATE TEMPLATES 239
SETTING UP WSUS 241
SUPPORT FOR NFS 245
NAME RESOLUTION AND IP ADDRESSING 259
IP ADDRESSING 259
IPAM 264
MORE ON IPAM 266
IP SUBNETTING 267
IP V4 AND V6 268
NAME RESOLUTION METHODS 269
CONFIGURING DNS AND WINS 271
DNSSEC, DNS DEVOLUTION AND DELEGATION 281
DNS SOCKET POOL, QUERY BLOCK LIST AND CACHE LOCKING 283
DISJOINT NAMESPACE 284
ROOT HINTS 285
ISNS 286
DHCP ADDRESS AND SCOPE ASSIGNMENT 287
EXCLUSION, RESERVATION AND LEASE DURATION 290
SUPERSCOPE AND MULTICAST SCOPE 292
OTHER SCOPE RELATED PARAMETERS 293
DHCPV6 SUPPORT 296
RELAY AGENT 296
OTHER DHCP OPTIONS 297
DHCP FAULT TOLERANCE, NAME PROTECTION AND LOGGING 298
DNS LOGGING, NETMASK ORDERING AND GNZ 299
COMMAND LINE NETWORKING TOOLS 299
WINDOWS FIREWALL 308
CONFIGURING WINDOWS FIREWALL 308
CONFIGURATION OF WINDOWS FIREWALL THROUGH GROUP POLICY 314
DEALING WITH EXCEPTIONS AND IMPORT/EXPORT 315
IPSEC AND SSL 315
DISK BASED ENCRYPTION 316
FIREWALL SECURITY GUIDELINES 316
VIRUS SECURITY GUIDELINES 317
WEB SERVER SECURITY GUIDELINES 318
NAME RESOLUTION SECURITY GUIDELINES 318
SYSTEM MONITORING, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE 321
EVENT VIEWER 321
PERFMON 330
RESOURCE MONITORING 335
WSRM 336
REMOTE DESKTOP 336
POWER OPTIONS 337
VOLUME SHADOW COPY SERVICE AND SYSTEM RESTORE SNAPSHOTS 339
CLUSTERING 344
FAILOVER CLUSTER VS NLB CLUSTER 344
LOAD BALANCING 344
ALL ABOUT NLB CLUSTERING 346
CLUSTER LEVEL PARAMETERS 346
HOST LEVEL PARAMETERS 348
PORT RULES AND AFFINITY 348
QUORUM CONFIGURATION 350
CLUSTER BACKUP, UPDATE AND UPGRADE 351
CLUSTER ROLES AND FEATURES 352
HYPER-V CLUSTERING 354
CLUSTERING AND CAFS 355
GLOBAL UPDATE MANAGER 356
GUEST CLUSTERING 357
VIRTUAL HARDDISK SHARING 357
HYPER-V AND VM MANAGEMENT 364
HYPER-V MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CONFIGURATION 364
HYPER-V ROLE AND COMPATIBILITY 368
HYPER-V LICENSING 368
HYPER-V SNAPSHOT AND REPLICATION 369
VM NETWORKING AND SWITCHING 370
NETWORK VIRTUAL SWITCHING 372
CLUSTER MIGRATION, CLONING AND IMPORT/EXPORT 374
V2V VS P2V 376
GEN 1 VS GEN 2 VMS 377
USER MANAGEMENT AND BACKUP & RECOVERY 383
SHARED FOLDERS AND SHADOW COPIES 383
USERS AND GROUPS 387
WINDOWS SERVER BACKUP AND ONLINE BACKUP 390
RECOVERY OPTIONS 396
SAFE MODE 399
BARE METAL RECOVERY 401
SETTING UP AND CONFIGURING ACTIVE DIRECTORY 404
BASIC CONCEPTS OF AD AND THE VARIOUS ADMIN INTERFACES/TOOLS 404
ADMIN DELEGATION 404
KERBEROS DELEGATION 405
SERVICE ACCOUNT, MSA AND GMSA 405
GC PLACEMENT 406
INSTALLING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER AND CHANGING THE FUNCTIONAL LEVEL 408
COMPATIBILITY ISSUES 414
SRV RECORD ISSUES 415
INSTALLING INTO AN EXISTING FOREST/DOMAIN OR UPGRADING A DOMAIN CONTROLLER 416
SERVICE PRINCIPAL NAMES 416
THE IFM OPTION 417
ROLES AND OPERATION MASTERS 418
SEIZING THE OPERATION MASTER ROLE 420
CREATING NEW FOREST, NEW CHILD DOMAIN OR NEW DOMAIN TREE 420
RODC 421
ADDING NEW UPNS 421
CREATING NEW RESOURCES, GROUPS, OUS AND SITES 422
OFFLINE DOMAIN JOIN 424
USER PASSWORD POLICIES 424
BACKUP, OPTIMIZE AND CLEANUP AD 426
AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE VS NON-AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE 427
SNAPSHOT VS BACKUP 429
TRUSTS AND TRUST AUTHENTICATION 429
CONFIGURING SITES AND REPLICATIONS 431
SITE LINK OVER WAN 432
PROPER SITE DESIGN 433
SITES AND SUBNETS 435
SITE COVERAGE 435
TROUBLESHOOT AD REPLICATION USING REPADMIN 435
CONFIGURING APPLICATION PARTITIONS 436
ACTIVE DIRECTORY RECYCLE BIN 438
AD FS AND ADLDS 438
AD RMS 442
GROUP POLICY IN-DEPTH 455
GROUP POLICY PROCESSING ORDER, EXCEPTIONS AND OPTIONS 455
MANAGING POLICY OBJECTS 457
POLICY TEMPLATES 458
POLICY PREFERENCES 459

 

 

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