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MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide: Exam 70-412

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide: Exam 70-412

William Panek

ISBN: 978-1-118-91689-6

Jan 2015

372 pages



The bestselling MCSA study guide, with expert instruction and hands-on practice

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide provides focused preparation for exam 70-412 and is fully updated to align with the latest Windows Server 2012 R2 objectives. This comprehensive guide covers 100 percent of all exam objective domains, and includes hundreds of practice questions and answers. You get access to video demonstrations, electronic flashcards, and practice exams, and hands-on exercises based on real-world scenarios allow you to apply your skills to everyday tasks. Organized by objective, each chapter includes review questions and a list of Exam Essentials that help you judge your level of preparedness every step of the way.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services is the third and final exam in the MCSA certification series, and was recently updated to cover Server R2. Additions include enhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory, so it's crucial that your study guide be up to date as well. This book covers the entire exam, including the new information, with expert instruction and easy-to-follow explanation that helps you to:

  • Configure network services, high availability, information protection, and more
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery solutions
  • Get hands-on practice in real-world scenarios

Pass this one last exam and you become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – someone with trusted, demonstrated expertise in the server software with over 83 percent market share. Businesses rely on Windows Server, and the people who understand them are in demand. Thorough preparation is the key to exam success, and MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide provides all the information you need to know.

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Introduction xxi

Assessment Test xxxiii

Chapter 1 Configure and Manage High Availability 1

Components of High Availability 3

Achieving High Availability 4

High Availability Foundation 4

Configure Network Load Balancing 6

Install NLB Nodes 7

Upgrading an NLB Cluster 12

Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering 12

Failover Clustering Requirements 13

Cluster Quorum 15

Validating a Cluster Configuration 16

Creating a Cluster 21

Clustered Application Settings 26

Resource Properties 29

Windows Server 2012 R2 Clustering Features 32

Summary 35

Exam Essentials 36

Review Questions 37

Chapter 2 Configure File and Storage Solutions 39

Configure Advanced File Services 40

Configure the NFS Data Store 40

Configure Branch Cache 44

Configure File Classification Infrastructure

Using File Server Resource Manager 50

Configure File Access Auditing 52

Implement Dynamic Access Control 57

Configure User and Device Claim Types 57

Create and Configure Resource Properties and Lists 61

Create and Configure Central Access Rules and Policies 63

Configure File Classification 66

Implement Policy Changes and Staging 67

Perform Access-Denied Remediation 69

Configure and Optimize Storage 72

Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator 72

Configure Internet Storage Name Server 74

Implement Thin Provisioning and Trim 77

Manage Server Free Space Using Features on Demand 78

Configure Tiered Storage 78

Summary 79

Exam Essentials 79

Review Questions 80

Chapter 3 Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 83

Protecting the System 84

Backup and Recovery of Active Directory 85

Overview of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Utility 86

Setting Up an Active Directory Backup 91

Restoring Active Directory 95

Active Directory Recycle Bin 96

Restartable Active Directory 97

Offline Maintenance 97

Monitoring Replication 99

Using the ADSI Editor 99

Wbadmin Command-Line Utility 100

Configure Windows Azure Backups 101

Understanding Shadow Copies 103

VssAdmin Command 105

Using Advanced Boot Options 107

Starting in Safe Mode 107

Enabling Boot Logging 108

Using Other Advanced Boot Options Menu Modes 110

Windows Recovery Environment 111

Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance 111

Using the Startup Repair Tool 114

Summary 115

Exam Essentials 115

Review Questions 116

Chapter 4 Configure Advanced Network Services 119

Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options 121

Create and Configure Superscopes 121

Create and Configure Multicast Scopes 122

Implement DHCPv6 125

Configure High Availability for DHCP Including DHCP Failover and Split Scopes 128

Configure DHCP Name Protection 132

Configure DNS Registration 134

The Ins and Outs of DNS 135

DNS Security 135

Configure DNS Logging 138

Configure Delegated Administration 141

Configure Recursion 141

Configure Netmask Ordering 142

Configure a GlobalNames Zone 143

Analyze Zone-Level Statistics 144

IPAM Administration 101 145

Provision IPAM Manually or by Using Group Policy 146

Configure Server Discovery 149

Create and Manage IP Blocks and Ranges 150

Monitor Utilization of IP Address Space 152

Migrate to IPAM 153

Delegate IPAM Administration 153

Manage IPAM Collections 154

Configure IPAM Database Storage 154

Summary 155

Exam Essentials 155

Review Questions 156

Chapter 5 Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure 159

Overview of Network Planning 161

The Three Types of Networks 162

Exploring Network Constraints 162

Overview of Active Directory

Replication and Sites 163

Replicating Active Directory 163

Understanding Active Directory Site Concepts 164

Understanding Distributed File System Replication 168

Implementing Sites and Subnets 169

Creating Sites 170

Creating Subnets 173

Configuring Sites 175

Configuring Replication 176

Intrasite Replication 177

Intersite Replication 177

RODCs and Replication 184

Configuring Server Topology 185

Using Universal Group Membership Caching 188

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication 189

About System Monitor 189

Troubleshooting Replication 189

Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains 192

Reasons for Using Multiple Domains 192

Drawbacks of Multiple Domains 194

Creating Domain Trees and Forests 195

Planning Trees and Forests 195

The Promotion Process 199

Creating a Domain Tree 199

Joining a New Domain Tree to a Forest 205

Adding Additional Domain Controllers 206

Demoting a Domain Controller 206

Managing Multiple Domains 208

Managing Single-Master Operations 208

Forest Operations Masters 208

Domain Operations Masters 209

Assigning Single-Master Roles 210

Managing Trusts 211

Managing UPN Suffixes 215

Name Suffix Routing 216

Managing Global Catalog Servers 216

Managing Universal Group Membership Caching 217

Upgrading Existing Domains and Forests 218

Summary 219

Exam Essentials 220

Review Questions 223

Chapter 6 Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions 227

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory Certificate Services? 229

Active Directory Certificate Services Roles 230

Planning the Certificate Authority Hierarchy 231

Installing AD CS 237

Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services 241

Implement Active Directory Federation Services 252

What Is a Claim? 252

What’s New for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2? 256

Active Directory Federation Services Installation 258

Workplace Join 271

Device Registration Service 272

Workplace Join Your Device 272

Active Directory Rights Management Services 273

Considerations and Requirements for AD RMS 273

Installing AD RMS 276

Managing AD RMS: AD RMS Service Connection Point 279

Summary 286

Exam Essentials 287

Review Questions 288

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 291

Chapter 1: Configure and Manage High Availability 292

Chapter 2: Configure File and Storage Solutions 292

Chapter 3: Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 293

Chapter 4: Configure Advanced Network Services 294

Chapter 5: Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure 296

Chapter 6: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions 297

Appendix B About the Additional Study Tools 299

Additional Study Tools 300

Sybex Test Engine 300

Electronic Flashcards 300

PDF of Glossary of Terms 300

Adobe Reader 301

System Requirements 301

Using the Study Tools 301

Troubleshooting 301

Customer Care 302

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xxvi Videos
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MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417 (978-1-118-85991-9)
MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation and Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-410 (978-1-118-87020-4)
MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration Study Guide: Exam 70-411 (978-1-118-87018-1)

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Note: Remember that only one superscope can exist per server and that a superscope requires at least two preconfigured scopes.