Server Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Administering Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure.

  • Application Deployment and Management
  • (IT) Asset and Inventory Management
  • Backup and Archiving
  • Batch Processing
  • Configuration and Change Management

  • Cluster Management
  • Data Management  
  • Desktop Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Enterprise System Management
  • File Transfer Management
  • Job Automation and Scheduling

  • License Management
  • Network Management
  • Performance (Load and Stress) Testing
  • Patch and Update Management
  • Print Management
  • Security Management
  • Storage Management
  • User Management
  • Web Systems Management


Domain Controller Roles


Global Catalog Servers 


Operations masters perform operations that must occur on only one domain controller in the forest:

  • Schema master
  • Domain naming master

Operations masters perform operations that must occur on only one domain controller in a domain:

  • Primary Domain Controller (PDC) emulator
  • Infrastructure master
  • Relative ID (RID) master

File Server Management System 

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is a role service in Windows Server that enables you to manage and classify data stored on file servers. File Server Resource Manager includes the following features:

  • File Classification InfrastructureFile Classification Infrastructure provides insight into your data by automating classification processes so that you can manage your data more effectively. You can classify files and apply policies based on this classification. Example policies include dynamic access control for restricting access to files, file encryption, and file expiration. Files can be classified automatically by using file classification rules or manually by modifying the properties of a selected file or folder.
  • File Management TasksFile Management Tasks enables you to apply a conditional policy or action to files based on their classification. The conditions of a file management task include the file location, the classification properties, the date the file was created, the last modified date of the file, or the last time the file was accessed. The actions that a file management task can take include the ability to expire files, encrypt files, or run a custom command.
  • Quota managementQuotas allow you to limit the space that is allowed for a volume or folder, and they can be automatically applied to new folders that are created on a volume. You can also define quota templates that can be applied to new volumes or folders.
  • File screening managementFile screens help you control the types of files that user can store on a file server. You can limit the extension that can be stored on your shared files. For example, you can create a file screen that does not allow files with an MP3 extension to be stored in personal shared folders on a file server.
  • Storage reportsStorage reports are used to help you identify trends in disk usage and how your data is classified. You can also monitor a selected group of users for attempts to save unauthorized files.

The features included with File Server Resource Manager can be configured and managed by using the File Server Resource Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) or by using Windows PowerShell.


Active Directory

  • Active Directory concepts
  • Domains, trees, forests
  • Domain controllers, sites
  • Domain Naming Service
  • Replication Operations masters


  • Managing users (create, delete, etc.)
  • Managing groups
  • Modifying group membership
  • Managing group policy links
  • Resetting passwords on user accounts