Windows Server 2012 Overview

2 days


This course will provide a basic grounding in Windows 2008 / 2012. It will give delegates an understanding of the features and capabilities of Windows Server environment sufficient for first line support.


This course is aimed at IT technical staff responsible for evaluating or supporting Windows Server class operating systems. This includes systems and network administrators and support professionals. It is not designed for end users.

The course can be delivered for Windows Server 2008 or 2012, please specify which version you will be working with when enquiring.


General computing skill are assumed and delegates are expected to be working towards a support or development role, however, previous experience with Windows Server product is not anticipated.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Windows 2008 / 2012
  • The Windows Platforms.
  • Windows Server Versions.
  • Windows Desktop editions.
  • Preparing for Windows Server Installation.
  • Implementing DNS in Windows Server
  • Domain Name Space.
  • DNS in Windows Environment.
  • Installing the DNS Server Service.
  • Creating Active Directory Integrated Zones.
  • Creating Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones for Windows.
  • Zones Information transfer.
  • Converting to an Active Directory Integrated Zone.
  • Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates.
  • Testing the DNS Server Service.
  • Understanding Active Directory Components
  • What is Active Directory.
  • Active Directory and DNS.
  • Logical Structure.
  • Domain Modes.
  • Organisational Units
  • Trees and Forest.
  • Schema.
  • Physical Structure.
  • Domain Controllers.
  • Global Catalogue Server.
  • Master Operations.
  • Installing Active Directory.
  • Preparing to Install Active Directory.
  • Installation Options.
  • Establishing the Root Domain.
  • Post Installation.
  • Creating a Child Domain.
  • Creating a Tree in an Existing Forest.
  • Managing Active Directory Objects: User, Group, OU Accounts
  • Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects.
  • Moving Objects.
  • Managing Group.
  • Group Types.
  • Creating Groups.
  • Modifying Groups.
  • Managing Local Groups.
  • Securing Access to Windows Resources
  • Securing and Access to Active Directory Objects.
  • Active Directory Permissions.
  • Security Access: 'Rule of Thumb'.
  • Folder Access Permissions.
  • File Access Permissions.
  • Permissions Inheritance.
  • Granting Active Directory Permissions.
  • Permissions on Copied or Moved Files or Directory Object.
  • Object Attributes to the Global Catalogue.
  • Delegating Administrative Control of active Directory.
  • Creating Customized Administrative Tools.
  • Creating Task Pads.
  • Sharing Directories.
  • Interaction of Group and User Permissions.
  • Using Group Policy to Manage Desktop Environments
  • Group Policy Setting.
  • Group Policy Objects.
  • Inheritance of Group Policy in Active Directory.
  • Modifying Inheritance.
  • Refreshing Group Policy Settings.
  • Managing Group Policy Object Permissions.
  • Disabling Group Policy Objects.
  • Examining the Group Policy Interface.
  • User Group Configuration.
  • Assigning Scripts by using group policy.
  • Guidelines for Implementing Group Policy.
  • TCP/IP Services: Supporting DHCP and WINS
  • TCP/IP v4 versus v6.
  • TCP/IP Configuration parameters.
  • TCP/IP Printing.
  • DHCP Functionality.
  • Authorising a DHCP Server In Active Directory.
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes in Windows.
  • WINS Functionality.
  • Printing
  • Printing Terminology Used By Windows.
  • Network Printers.
  • Components Of Printing Within Windows Environment.
  • Creating And Connecting to A Remote Printer.
  • Managing the Printer Environment.
  • Troubleshooting Printing Problems.

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Somerset Bath2 700 £700 2019-11-25