Exam 70-980 Recertification for MCSE: Server Infrastructure
Published: September 12, 2014
Languages: English, Japanese
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2012
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSE
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Plan and deploy a server infrastructure
Plan and deploy Virtual Machine Manager services
Design Virtual Machine Manager service templates, define operating system profiles, configure hardware and capability profiles, manage services, configure image and template libraries, manage logical networks
Plan and implement file and storage services
Planning considerations, including iSCSI SANs, Fibre Channel SANs, Virtual Fibre Channel, storage spaces, storage pools, and data deduplication; configure the iSCSI Target server; configure the Internet Storage Name server (iSNS); configure Network File System (NFS); install Device Specific Modules (DSMs)
Design and implement network infrastructure services
Design a name resolution solution strategy
Design considerations, including secure name resolution, DNSSEC, DNS Socket Pool, cache locking, disjoint namespaces, DNS interoperability, migration to application partitions, IPv6, Single-Label DNS Name Resolution, zone hierarchy, and zone delegation
Design and manage an IP address management solution
Design considerations, including IP address management technologies, such as IPAM, Group Policy based, and manual provisioning, and distributed versus centralized placement; configure role-based access control; configure IPAM auditing; migrate IPs; manage and monitor multiple DHCP and DNS servers; configure data collection for IPAM
Design and implement network access services
Design a VPN solution
Design considerations, including certificate deployment, firewall configuration, client/site to site, bandwidth, protocol implications, and VPN deployment configurations using Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)
Design a DirectAccess solution
Design considerations, including topology, migration from Forefront UAG, DirectAccess deployment, and enterprise certificates
Design a Web Application Proxy solution
Design considerations, including planning for applications, authentication, and authorization, Workplace Join, devices, multifactor authentication, multifactor access control, single sign-on (SSO), certificates, and planning access for internal and external clients
Implement a scalable remote access solution
Configure site-to-site VPN, configure packet filters, implement packet tracing, implement multi-site Remote Access, configure Remote Access clustered with Network Load Balancing (NLB), configure DirectAccess
Design and implement a network protection solution
Design considerations, including Network Access Protection (NAP) enforcement methods for DHCP, IPSec, VPN, and 802.1x, capacity, placement of servers, firewall, Network Policy Server (NPS), and remediation network, configure NAP enforcement for IPsec and 802.1x, monitor for compliance
Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical)
Design a Group Policy strategy
Design considerations, including inheritance blocking, enforced policies, loopback processing, security, and WMI filtering, site-linked Group Policy Objects (GPOs), slow-link processing, group strategies, organizational unit (OU) hierarchy, and Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical)
Design a domain controller strategy
Design considerations, including global catalog, operations master roles, Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs), partial attribute set, and domain controller cloning
Design and implement a branch office infrastructure
Design considerations, including RODC, Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC), global catalog, DNS, DHCP, and BranchCache; implement confidential attributes; delegate administration; modify filtered attributes set; configure password replication policy; configure hash publication
Manage and maintain a server infrastructure
Design a monitoring strategy
Design considerations, including monitoring servers using Audit Collection Services (ACS), performance monitoring, centralized monitoring, and centralized reporting; implement and optimize System Center 2012 – Operations Manager management packs; plan for monitoring Active Directory
Implement automated remediation
Create an Update Baseline in Virtual Machine Manager; implement a Desired Configuration Management (DCM) Baseline; implement Virtual Machine Manager integration with Operations Manager; configure Virtual Machine Manager to move a virtual machine (VM) dynamically, based on policy; integrate System Center 2012 for automatic remediation into your existing enterprise infrastructure
Plan and implement failover clustering
Plan and implement failover clustering
Plan for multi-node and multi-site clustering; design considerations, including redundant networks, network priority settings, resource failover and failback, heartbeat and DNS settings, Quorum configuration, and storage placement and replication
Plan and implement highly available network services
Plan for and configure NLB; design considerations, including fault-tolerant networking, multicast versus unicast configuration, state management, and automated deployment of NLB using Virtual Machine Manager service templates
Plan and implement highly available storage solutions
Plan for and configure storage spaces and storage pools; design highly available, multi-replica DFS namespaces; plan for and configure multi-path I/O, including Server Core; configure highly available iSCSI Target and iSNS Server
Plan and implement highly available roles
Plan for a highly available Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server, Hyper-V clustering, Continuously Available File Shares, and a DFS Namespace Server; plan for and implement highly available applications, services, and scripts using Generic Application, Generic Script, and Generic Service clustering roles
Plan and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery solution
Plan a backup and recovery strategy; planning considerations, including Active Directory domain and forest recovery, Hyper-V replica, domain controller restore and cloning, and Active Directory object and container restore using authoritative restore and Recycle Bin
Plan and implement a server virtualization infrastructure
Plan and implement virtualization hosts
Plan for and implement delegation of virtualization environment (hosts, services, and VMs), including self-service capabilities; plan and implement multi-host libraries, including equivalent objects; plan for and implement host resource optimization; integrate third-party virtualization platforms
Plan and implement virtual machines
Plan for and implement highly available VMs; plan for and implement guest resource optimization, including shared VHDx; configure placement rules; create Virtual Machine Manager templates
Plan and implement virtualization networking
Plan for and configure Virtual Machine Manager logical networks, including virtual switch extensions and logical switches; plan for and configure IP address and MAC address settings across multiple Hyper-V hosts, including network virtualization; plan for and configure virtual network optimization; plan and implement Windows Server Gateway; plan and implement VLANs and pVLANs; plan and implement virtual machine networks; plan and implement converged networks
Plan and implement virtualization storage
Plan for and configure Hyper-V host clustered storage; plan for and configure Hyper-V virtual machine storage, including virtual Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and shared VHDx; plan for storage optimization; plan and implement storage using SMB 3.0 file shares
Plan and implement virtual machine movement
Plan for and configure live and storage migration between Hyper-V hosts; plan for and manage P2V and V2V; plan and implement virtual machine migration between clouds
Manage and maintain a server virtualization infrastructure
Manage dynamic optimization and resource optimization, integrate Operations Manager with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Service Manager, update virtual machine images in libraries, plan for and implement backup and recovery of virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Design and implement identity and access solutions
Design and implement a federated identity solution
Plan for and implement claims-based authentication, including planning and implementing Relying Party Trusts; plan for and configure Claims Provider and Relying Party Trust claim rules; plan for and configure attribute stores, including Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS); plan for and manage Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) certificates; plan for and implement Identity Integration with cloud services; integrate Web Application Proxy with AD FS
Design and implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
Plan for highly available AD RMS deployment, plan for AD RMS client deployment, manage Trusted User Domains, manage Trusted Publishing Domains, manage Federated Identity support, upgrade or migrate AD RMS, decommission AD RMS
You implement and authorize the new DHCP servers. You import the server configurations and the scope configurations from PA1 and AM1.
You need to ensure that clients can obtain DHCP address assignments after you shut down PA1 and AM1. The solution must meet the technical requirements.
What should you do?
A. Run the Get-DhcpServerv4Lease cmdlet and the Remove-DhcpServerv4Lease cmdlet. Run the Windows Server Migration Tools.
B. Run the Get-DhcpServerv4Lease cmdlet and the Add-DhcpServerv4Lease cmdlet. Activate the scopes.
C. Run the Get-DhcpServerv4FreeIPAddress cmdlet and the Invoke-DhcpServerv4FailoverReplication cmdlet. Run the Windows Server Migration Tools.
D. Run the Get-DhcpServerv4FreeIPAddress cmdlet and the Invoke-DhcpServerv4FailoverReplication cmdlet Activate the scopes.
You need to recommend a management solution for the GPOs. The solution must meet the technical requirements. What should you include in the recommendation?
A. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
B. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
C. Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager
D. Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM)
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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
Windows Vista Enterprise helps global organizations and enterprises with complex IT infrastructures lower IT costs, reduce risk, and stay connected. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance further extends this value by reducing application deployment costs, enabling delivery of applications as services, and allowing for better management and control of enterprise desktop environments. Together these technologies deliver a highly cost-effective and flexible Windows desktop management solution.
What is the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack?
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance is an add-on subscription license available to Software Assurance customers. It uses innovative technologies to help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the Windows desktop by accelerating operating system and application management and enhancing IT responsiveness and end-user uptime. It will enable you to better control the desktop, accelerate and simplify desktop deployments and management, and create a dynamic infrastructure by turning software into centrally managed services.
MDOP facilitates accelerated deployment and manageability of Windows through these innovative technologies— available only to Windows Software Assurance customers. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc507880.aspx
You are planning the decommissioning of research.contoso.com.
You need to ensure that an administrator named Admin5 in the research department can manage the user accounts that are migrated to contoso.com. The solution must minimize the number of permissions assigned to Admin5.
What should you do before you migrate the user accounts?
A. Run the New-Object cmdlet, and then run the Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembershipcmdlet.
B. Create a new organizational unit (OU), and then add Admin5 to the Account Operators group.
C. Create a new organizational unit (OU), and then run the Delegation of Control Wizard.
D. Run the New-Object cmdlet, and then run the Add-ADCentralAccessPolicyMembercmdlet.
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You need to recommend changes to the DNS environment that support the implementation of the sales.contoso.com domain. The solution must ensure that the users in all of the
domains can resolve both Internet names and the names of the servers in all of the internal domains.
What should you recommend?
A. On the DNS servers in contoso.com, configure a reverse lookup zone. On the DNS servers in sales.contoso.com, configure a conditional forwarder to contoso.com.
B. On the DNS servers in contoso.com, add a conditional forwarder to the sales.contoso.com zone. On the DNS servers in sales.contoso.com, add a forwarder to the DNS servers of the company’s ISP.
C. On the DNS servers in contoso.com, create a zone delegation in the contoso.com zone. On the DNS servers in sales.contoso.com, add a forwarder to the contoso.com DNS servers.
D. On the DNS servers in contoso.com, configure a conditional forwarder to sales.contoso.com. On the DNS servers in sales.contoso.com, configure a reverse zone.
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You are evaluating the implementation of data deduplication on the planned Windows Server 2012 file servers.
The planned servers will have the identical disk configurations as the current servers.
You need to identify which volumes can be enabled for data deduplication.
Which volumes should you identify? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose all that apply.)
D. The CSV
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