70-11 Resources

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Hello Everyone,

I didn’t see any sticky topic regarding 70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012 so I figured I would create a thread to collect all the information needed to pass this test. Please feel free to post anything of interest and I will add it to the list below.

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers (15%-20%)

Deploy and Manage Server Images
Windows Deployment Services Overview (TechNet)
What's New for Windows Deployment Services (TechNet)
Windows Deployment Services Getting Started Guide for Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)
Deploying Windows Server 2012: From Bare Metal, Server Core, Minimal Server Interface, and More (TechEd)

Implement Patch Management
Windows Server Update Services Overview (TechNet)
Migrate Windows Server Update Services to Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)
Deploy Windows Server Update Services in Your Organization (TechNet)
Update Management in Windows Server 2012: Revealing Cluster-Aware Updating and the New Generation of WSUS (TechEd)

Monitor Servers
How to configure VM Monitoring in Windows Server 2012 (Blog)
Create a Data Collector Set from Performance Monitor (TechNet)
Create a Data Collector Set from a Template (TechNet)
Create a Data Collector Set to Monitor Performance Counters (TechNet)
View Reports in Windows Performance Monitor (TechNet)
Monitoring Windows Server 8 / 2012 BETA with SCOM 2012 Part 2 (Blog )

Configure File and Print Services (15%-20%)

Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication Overview (TechNet)
DFS Replication Improvements in Windows Server 2012 (Blog)
DFS Management (TechNet)
Online Help from Windows Server 2008 R2.

Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
File Server Resource Manager Overview (TechNet)
What's New in File Server Resource Manager (TechNet)

Configure File and Disk Encryption
What's New in BitLocker (TechNet)
BitLocker Overview (TechNet)
BitLocker: How to enable network unlock (TechNet)
BitLocker Group Policy settings (TechNet)
BitLocker: How to deploy on Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)
Encrypting File System (TechNet)
Applies to Windows Server 2008 but is still relevant.
The Cryptography Chronicles: Explaining the Unexplained, Part 2 (TechEd)

Configure Advanced Audit Policies
What's New in Security Auditing (TechNet)
Using Windows 8 Advanced Security Auditing Options to Monitor Dynamic Access Control Objects (TechNet)
Advanced Security Audit Policy Settings (TechNet)

Configure Network Services and Access (15-20%)

Configure DNS Zones
How the Domain Name System (DNS) works (YouTube)
DNS Overview (TechNet)
What's New in DNS (TechNet)
DNS Server Operations Guide (TechNet)
Configure a DNS Server to Use Forwarders (TechNet)

Configure DNS Records
How the Domain Name System (DNS) works (YouTube)
DNS Protocol (applies to Windows Server 2008 but is still relevant) (TechNet)
Understanding DNS (TechNet)

Configure VPN and Routing
Remote Access Overview (TechNet)
Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs (Test Lab Guide)
Install and Configure Basic Remote Access (TechNet)
Install the RRAS Role Service (TechNet)
Overview of Routing and Remote Access (TechNet)

Configure DirectAccess
DirectAccess Design, Deployment, and Troubleshooting Guides (Microsoft Download Center)
Migrate from Forefront UAG SP1 DirectAccess to Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)
Remote Access (DirectAccess, Routing and Remote Access) Overview (TechNet)
Plan the Remote Access Deployment (TechNet)
Configure the Remote Access Infrastructure (TechNet)
Design Packet Filtering for DirectAccess (TechNet)
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate a DirectAccess Multisite Deployment (Test Lab Guide)
Microsoft Virtual Academy: DirectAccess Client Experience | TechNet Video (Virtual Academy)
Direct Access in Windows Server 2012 demo and interview (Channel 9)
Introduction to DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 (Virtual Lab)
Migrate from Forefront UAG SP1 DirectAccess to Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)

Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure (10-15%)

Configure Network Policy Server
Network Policy and Access Services Overview (TechNet)
Migrating Network Policy Server to Windows Server 2012 (TechNet)
Network Policy Server Operations Guide (TechNet)

Configure NPS policies
Policies in NPS (TechNet)
NPS Templates (TechNet)

Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
Network Access Protection in NPS (TechNet)
The Ultimate Guide to Building Wireless Network Security (TechEd)

Configure and Manage Active Directory (15-20%)

Configure Service Authentication
Managed Service Accounts (TechNet)
Creating Service Accounts (TechNet)
Group Managed Service Accounts Overview (TechNet)
The Most Confusing Dialog Box in Active Directory (Windows IT Pro Magazine)
Kerberos Authentication problems – Service Principal Name (SPN) issues - Part 1 (Blog)

Configure Domain Controllers
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching in Active Directory (TechNet)
Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller (Microsoft Support)
Guide: Migrating Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to Server 2012 (Blog)
Install a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) (Level 200) (TechNet)
Virtualization-safe Technology and Domain Controller Cloning (TechNet)
Step-by-step: Safely Cloning an Active Directory Domain Controller with Windows Server 2012 (Blog)
Administering Domain Controllers (TechNet)
Applies to Windows Server 2008 but still relevant.

Maintain Active Directory
Administering Active Directory Backup and Recovery (TechNet)
Applies to Windows Server 2008 but still relevant.
Active Directory Domain Services Database Mounting Tool (Snapshot Viewer or Snapshot Browser) Step-by-Step Guide (TechNet)
Applies to Windows Server 2008 but still relevant.
Read-Only Domain Controller Branch Office Guide (TechNet)

Account Policies
AD DS Fine-Grained Password and Account Lockout Policy Step-by-Step Guide (TechNet)
Applies to Windows Server 2008 but still relevant.
Configuring Password Policies with Windows Server 2012 (infotechGuyz)
Creating fine grained password policies through GUI Windows server 2012 “Server 8 beta” (Blog)

Configure and Manage Group Policy (15-20%)

Configure Group Policy Processing
Block Inheritance (TechNet)
Work with WMI Filters (TechNet)
Filter Using Security Groups (TechNet)
Enforce a Group Policy Object Link (TechNet)
Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started (TechNet)

Configure Group Policy Settings
Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 (TechNet)
Security Policy Settings Overview (TechNet)
Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall via Active Directory Group Policy (Whitepaper)
Same as in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Use Administrative Templates
Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

Manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
Back Up, Restore, Import, and Copy Group Policy Objects (TechNet)
Getting the Most Out of the Power of Group Policy Planning and Deploying Group Policy (TechEd)
Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Overview (Blog)

Configure Group Policy Preferences
Deploying and Managing OS and Application Settings with Group Policy Preferences (Whitepaper)
Same as in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started (TechNet)

Windows Server 2012 R2
As of January 2014, questions on this exam will also cover Windows Server 2012 R2.
Changes to the Exam (PDF)
What's New In Windows Server 2012 R2 (TechNet)


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