Part 2 of 3 in the Windows Server 2012 Administering (70-411) series covers everything for the 70-411 exam on Administering in Windows Server 2012. This course covers everything for the 70-411 exam on Administering in Windows Server 2012. Topics covered throughout the course are Group Policy, Virtual Private Networks, Configuring Remote Access, Configuring DNS, and much more. It is recommended that students have a good understanding of network administration as well as Windows servers.
Ed Liberman has worked in technology for over 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. He has helped thousands of people to get started or advance their careers in the IT industry.
Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS Welcome to TrainSignal, you're watching a lesson on configuring and troubleshooting DNS. Now real quick before we get started because I will tell you that this is going to be a bit of a doozy of a lesson, when it comes to DNS, there's a lot to know. But if you happen to have watched my DNS lesson in the Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring course, okay, the 70-410 course, most of the information is pretty much the same as what we're going to go over here. I'm just going to go ahead and hopefully help solidify it and then make sure that we fully understand how to truly get in and administrate it at this point, okay? So I just wanted to kind of give you that heads up. If you're having a little deja vu moment if you watched that other course and now you're watching watch this one, yeah, it's not you. This actually is a deja vu moment. We've actually repeated a lot of this information. It appears in both the 70-410 and 411 exams, so I need to do this.
Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services Welcome to Trainsignal, you're watching a lesson on maintaining active directory domain services. Now when it comes to the maintenance of active directory, this particular lesson is, it has three specific sections that are thrown in here. And those are, we're going to start off by talking about the idea of virtualizing your active directory domain controllers. I'm also going to then kind of go through and review and make sure you are fully aware of the various administration tools that are available to you. I mean, you should already be mostly available with those tools by the time you get to this point, but just in case, we'll review those, and then the third section kind of has to do with backup and recovery of the active directory database. So to get started in the first section here, I want to talk to you about the idea of virtualized domain controllers.
Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure Welcome to TrainSignal. You are watching a lesson on Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure. Now, real quick here, let's make sure we understand this thing called group policy, right. We have things called GPOs, Group Policy Objects. The idea is being able to, as an administrator, have a little bit of centralized control over our user's environment. So, the idea of these GPOs is that they will have settings that you can implement once, I should really say set once, and then implement many times throughout your network. I will tell you that when it comes to Group Policy, I don't know that there's another topic that is quite as extensive as Group Policy. So, there's going to be a number of lessons on the different aspects of Group Policy, and I will tell you that without watching all of them certain things may not make sense. So, if you've ever watched any courses with me before, you know that's the same thing I've said in every one of my courses. I could talk to you for three or four hours on all of the various aspects of Group Policy rather than have you stuck to one lesson here where you're stuck listening for three or four hours. I want to kind of break this down for you and just kind of go step by step. So what we're going to do in this particular lesson is we're going to talk about the actual implementation of these Group Policy Objects as a whole. We're going to look at how to do it, and then the process flow of how they're looked at. We'll look at a few of the exceptions real quick just so you can understand the actual processing. And then, in another lesson, is where I'll get, really, it's more than one lesson, in a series of other lessons, I will talk about the actual settings themselves.
Configuring Account Policies Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on configuring account policies. I want to tell you before we get into anything here, that this is a component of a whole group of lessons that I'm doing here on group policy management and really technically, this one would fit into a little bit of group policy and a little bit of overall Active Directory management as well. Okay, 'cause we're going to talk about something that is not technically managed through group policy, even though it's related to these account policies. So, I just want to kinda mention right away, in case this is the very first lesson that you're watching in this course. There are a couple lessons that I would probably recommend that you watch before this. There's a lesson I have on group policy, the actual implementation of group policy infrastructure and then I also have one where I talk about group policy settings as a whole. But anyway, regardless, let's go ahead and let's talk about these account policies. Now, in order to do this, pretty much I just want to take us right over into the operating system and let's take a look at it. Okay, so here we are on a computer called NYDC1. This is the domain controller that I've been using for pretty much the entire course. This is the first domain controller I created in my globalmantics. local domain. I do want to tell you that if you want to follow along with what I'm doing here, you do not have to have an identical setup to what I have here. You pretty much need any computer with Windows Server 2012 that has the Active Directory domain services installed.
Managing Group Policy Objects Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on Managing Group Policy Objects. Now I will tell you, this title here that I have, Managing Group Policy Objects, here's what I want to tell you about this lesson. First of all, if you have been watching all the lessons in this course, you know that this is one of a series of lessons on managing group policy as a whole. Okay, so there's a number of lessons, it's like five or six lessons that I have for you on all the various aspects of working with group policy and group policy objects. Okay, so what I have for you here is, it's not the overall management. Everything that I've been showing you all along in all the other lessons have a little bit to do with the managing. I just want to go through a few leftover pieces, and I want to make sure that you understand about working with and managing group policy objects. So that said, let's go ahead and jump over to our Window Server 2012 operating environment. Let's see what this miscellaneous laundry list is that I have left.