Published: September 21, 2012
Languages: English, German, Japanese
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2012 R2
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE

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This exam has been updated to cover the recent technology updates in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. For more details, you may review the documents on the exam detail pages for exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.

Install and configure servers (20 – 25%)
Install servers
Plan for a server installation, plan for server roles, plan for a server upgrade, install Server Core, optimize resource utilization by using Features on Demand, migrate roles from previous versions of Windows Server
Configure servers
Configure Server Core, delegate administration, add and remove features in offline images, deploy roles on remote servers, convert Server Core to/from full GUI, configure services, configure NIC teaming, install and configure Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Configure local storage
Design storage spaces, configure basic and dynamic disks, configure Master Boot Record (MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks, manage volumes, create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs), configure storage pools and disk pools, create storage pools by using disk enclosures

Preparation resources
Installing Windows Server 2012
Configure Server Core
Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” challenge – Exam 70-410 – storage spaces

Configure server roles and features (20 – 25%)
Configure servers for remote management
Configure WinRM, configure down-level server management, configure servers for day-to-day management tasks, configure multi-server management, configure Server Core, configure Windows Firewall, manage non-domain joined servers

Preparation resources
NTFS shared folders in Windows Server 2012
Simplified printing with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Using the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager for remote and multi-server management

Configure Hyper-V (20 – 25%)
Create and configure virtual machine (VM) settings
Configure dynamic memory, configure smart paging, configure Resource Metering, configure guest integration services, create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs, configure and use enhanced session mode, configure RemoteFX
Create and configure virtual machine storage
Create VHDs and VHDX, configure differencing drives, modify VHDs, configure pass-through disks, manage checkpoints, implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter, configure storage Quality of Service
Create and configure virtual networks
Configure Hyper-V virtual switches, optimize network performance, configure MAC addresses, configure network isolation, configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters, configure NIC teaming in VMs

Preparation resources
Hyper-V Dynamic Memory overview
Configuring pass-through disks in Hyper-V
Hyper-V network virtualization overview

Install and administer Active Directory (25 – 30%)
Install domain controllers
Add or remove a domain controller from a domain, upgrade a domain controller, install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Server Core installation, install a domain controller from install from media (IFM), resolve Domain Name System (DNS) SRV record registration issues, configure a global catalog server, deploy Active Directory infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure

Preparation resources
What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services installation
Overview of Active Directory simplified administration
Using the updated Active Directory Administration Center

You have a server named DNS1 that runs Windows Server 2012 R2.
You discover that the DNS resolution is slow when users try to access the company intranet home page by using the URL http://companyhome.
You need to provide single-label name resolution for CompanyHome that is not dependent on the suffix search order.
Which three cmdlets should you run? (Each correct
Answer presents part of the solution. Choose three.)

A. Add-DnsServerPrimaryZone
B. Add-DnsServerResourceRecordCName
C. Set-DnsServerDsSetting
D. Set-DnsServerGlobalNameZone
E. Set-DnsServerEDns
F. Add-DnsServerDirectory Partition

Answer: A,B,D

Your network contains an Active Directory forest named
Users frequently access the website of an external partner company.
The URL of the website is
The partner company informs you that it will perform maintenance on its Web server and that the IP addresses of the Web server will change.
After the change is complete, the users on your internal network report that they fail to access the website.
However, some users who work from home report that they can access the website.
You need to ensure that your DNS servers can resolve to the correct IP address immediately.
What should you do?

A. Run dnscmd and specify the CacheLockingPercent parameter
B. Run Set-DnsServerGlobalQueryBlockList
C. Run ipconfig and specify the Renew parameter
D. Run Set-DnsServerCache

Answer: D

Your network contains an Active Directory forest named The forest contains an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) cluster.
A partner company has an Active Directory forest named The partner company does not have AD RMS deployed.
You need to ensure that users in can consume rights-protected content from
Which type of trust policy should you create?

A. At federated trust
B. A trusted user domain
C. A trusted publishing domain
D. Windows Live ID

Answer: A
A. In AD RMS rights can be assigned to users who have a federated trust with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). This enables an organization to share access to rights-protected content with another organization without having to establish a separate Active Directory trust or Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) infrastructure.

You are a network administrator of an Active Directory domain named
You have a server named Server1 that runs Windows Server 2012 R2. Server1 has the DHCP Server server role and the Network Policy Server role service installed.
You enable Network Access Protection (NAP) on all of the DHCP scopes on Server1.
You need to create a DHCP policy that will apply to all of the NAP non-compliant DHCP clients.
Which criteria should you specify when you create the DHCP policy?

A. The user class
B. The vendor class
C. The client identifier
D. The relay agent information

Answer: A

Your network contains an Active Directory domain named The domain contains servers named Server1 and Server2 that run Windows Server 2012 R2. Server1 has the Active Directory Federation Services server role installed.Server2 is a file server.
Your company introduces a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.
You need to ensure that users can use a personal device to access domain resources by using Single Sign-On (SSO) while they are connected to the internal network.
Which two actions should you perform? (Each correct
Answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)

A. Enable the Device Registration Service in Active Directory.
B. Publish the Device Registration Service by using a Web Application Proxy.
C. Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for the Device Registration Service.
D. Install the Work Folders role service on Server2.
E. Create and configure a sync share on Server2.

Answer: A,C
Explanation: *Prepare your Active Directory forest to support devices
This is a one-time operation that you must run to prepare your Active Directory forest to support devices.
To prepare the Active Directory forest
On your federation server, open a Windows PowerShell command window and type: Initialize-ADDeviceRegistration
*Enable Device Registration Service on a federation server farm node To enable Device Registration Service
1.On your federation server, open a Windows PowerShell command window and type: Enable-AdfsDeviceRegistration
2.Repeat this step on each federation farm node in your AD FS farm.

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