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Change Log for 20410C:

Installing and
Configuring Windows
Server 2012

Change Log for 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Contents

Purpose of this document............................................................................................................................. 2


What you can expect in this document .................................................................................................... 2
For More Information ............................................................................................................................... 2
Full Revision: Change from 20410A to 20410B Jan 2013........................................................................... 3
1)

Design Changes ................................................................................................................................. 3

2)

Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK) .......................................................... 4

3)

Changes to Virtual Environment ....................................................................................................... 7

4)

Changes to the Learning Product Specification ................................................................................ 7

Incremental Update: Changes to 20410B Mar 2013 ................................................................................. 8


1)

Design Changes ................................................................................................................................. 8

2)

Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK) .......................................................... 8

3)

Changes to Virtual Environment ..................................................................................................... 20

4)

Changes to the Learning Product Specification .............................................................................. 20

Full Revision: Change from 20410B to 20410C Jan 2014 ......................................................................... 21


1)

Design Changes ............................................................................................................................... 21

2)

Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK) ........................................................ 21

3)

Changes to Virtual Environment ..................................................................................................... 24

4)

Changes to the Learning Product Specification .............................................................................. 24

Change Log for 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Purpose of this document


The purpose of this document is to detail any changes that have been made to the course during its
lifetime.
It is intended that this information be used by any party who has an interest or need to understand the
changes that have been made to the course.
This is not an Error Log or a supplement to the Course Materials. This is purely meant to provide
additional detaisl and context for changes made to a course over its lifetime.

What you can expect in this document


There are two types of course changes that you will encounter in this document. You may see one, both
or multiple iterations of both depending on the particular course.
1) Full Revision: Where the letter associated with a course changes, typically from A to B to C
i.e. 20410A becomes 20410B . This type of change can result in completely new course
structure, new virtual machines, new Labs, new classroom setup requirements and new
content. It could also involve significant design changes.
2) Incremental Update: This is a limited update and involves changes only to content. i.e. Trainer
and Student manuals, PPTs. This type of change does not involve changes to design, virtual
machines, setup or any labs. There will merely be updated editions of trainer and student
manuals and PPT decks but the names of those files will not change in any way.
The changes will be listed in sequence from the first changes made in a course lifetime at the start of the
document to the most recent and latest changes in a course at the end of the document.
This change log captures course changes in the following four main areas; some will be applicable only
to one update type:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Design (Outline)
Lecture and Lab Content (Handbook, PPT, Lab Answer keys (LAK))
Labs (VMs)
Change Description for Learning Product Spec Changes

The descriptions are intended to be provided at a high-level and not at a detailed level, so that they give
you an overall understanding of the topics that have changed and the reasoning behind the change.

For More Information


To view the current Change Log for this product, visit the MCT Download Center, and then browse to
the appropriate product folder, and then product name.
For any queries please write to support@mscourseware.com.

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Full Revision: Change from 20410A to 20410B Jan 2013


When did this change take place? Jan 2013.
What was the purpose of this change? The primary purpose was to update the virtual machines and
content to Windows Server 2012 RTM, as 20410A had been based on pre-release versions of Windows
Server 2012.

1) Design Changes
The overall design of this course has not changed significantly in this revision. Two new topics were
added and other topics were rearranged as follows:
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Lesson 2: Managing Group Accounts


o Topic: Default Groups and Special Identities
This topic was split into two topics Default Groups, and Special Identities.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

Lesson 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4


o Topic: Using Windows PowerShell cmdlets to Troubleshoot IPv4
Added this topic.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

Lesson 2: IPv6 Addressing


o Topic: IPv6 Prefixes
This topic was removed and the content added to new topics on specific IPv6 address
types.
o Topic: Unicast IPv6 Address Types
This topic was removed and the content added to new topics on specific IPv6 address
types.
o Topic: IPv6 Address Structure
Added this topic
o Topic: Global Unicast Addresses
Added this topic
The information in this topic had been the first part of the Unicast IPv6 Address Types
topic.
o Topic: Unique Local Unicast Addresses
Added this topic

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o

The information in this topic had been the second part of the Unicast IPv6 Address Types
topic.
Topic: Zone IDs
Deleted this topic
Topic: Link-Local Unicast Addresses
Added this topic
In the AMOC version of this course most of this information had been in the topic called
Zone IDs. This new topic also includes the content about link-local unicast addresses
from the previous larger unicast addresses topic.

2) Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK)


In this version of this course, we updated the instructions to include both the Windows PowerShell
based instructions and the GUI based instructions when both were applicable. In the previous version
both types of instructions were not included in all instances.
Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Lesson 1: Windows Server 2012 Overview


o Topic: Options for Windows Server 2012
Renamed to Windows Server 2012 Editions.
Lesson 2: Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
o Topic: Administrative Tools
Renamed to Administrative Tools and Remote Server Administration Tools.
Included more information about the remote server administration tools.
Lesson 5: Introduction to Windows PowerShell
o Demonstration: Using Windows PowerShell
Moved before the demonstration Using Windows PowerShell ISE.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory

Lesson 1: Overview of AD DS
o Topic: What Is an AD Forest?
Updated the content about replication boundaries and security boundaries.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Lesson 2: Managing Group Accounts


o Topic: Default Groups and Special Identities
This topic has been split into two topics Default Groups, and Special Identities.
o Demonstration: Managing Groups
Added a Task called Modify the groups Managed By property.

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Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

No changes were made to this module.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

Lesson 1: Overview of TCP/IP


o Topic: TCP/IP Applications
Added the Internet Message Application Protocol (IMAP) to the table of common
application layer protocols.
Lesson 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
o Topic: Using Windows PowerShell cmdlets to Troubleshoot IPv4
Added this topic.

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Lesson 1: Installing a DHCP Server Role


o Demonstration: Adding the DHCP Server Role
Added a Task called Authorize the DHCP Server. This task was moved from the
Demonstration at the end of lesson 2.
Lesson 2: Configuring DHCP Scopes
o Topic: What Is a DHCP Reservation?
Deleted the instructions for configuring a DHCP reservation.

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System

Lesson 3: Managing DNS Zones


o Demonstration: Creating an Active DirectoryIntegrated Zone
Added a Task called Promote LON-SVR1 as an additional domain controller.
Lab: Implementing Domain Name System
o Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring Domain Name System
Added Task number 2, Create and configure nwtraders.msft zone on LON-DC1.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

Lesson 1: Overview of IPv6


o Topic: IPv6 Address Space
Renamed to IPv6 Address Format.
Lesson 2: IPv6 Addressing
o Topic: IPv6 Prefixes
This topic was removed and the content added to new topics on specific IPv6 address
types.
o Topic: Unicast IPv6 Address Types

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This topic was removed and the content added to new topics on specific IPv6 address
types.
o Topic: IPv6 Address Structure
Added this topic.
o Topic: Global Unicast Addresses
Added this topic
The information in this topic had been the first part of the Unicast IPv6 Address Types
topic.
o Topic: Unique Local Unicast Addresses
Added this topic
The information in this topic had been the second part of the Unicast IPv6 Address
Types topic.
o Topic: Zone IDs
Deleted this topic.
o Topic: Link-Local Unicast Addresses
Added this topic.
In the AMOC version of this course most of this information had been in the topic called
Zone IDs. This new topic also includes the content about link-local unicast addresses
from the previous larger unicast addresses topic.
Lesson 4: IPv6 Transition Technologies
o Topic: What Is 6to4?
Topic content simplified
o Topic: What Is Teredo?
Topic content expanded
o Topic: What Is PortProxy?
Topic content expanded
Lab: Implementing IPv6
o Explanations have been added to the detailed and high level steps to clarify what
students are accomplishing by performing the steps.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

Lesson 2: Managing Disks and Volumes


o Demonstration: Creating Mount Points and Links
Updated this demonstration to create a directory junction and a hard link for a file.
Lab: Implementing Local Storage
o Exercise 3: Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Added a task for how to remove a broken disk.

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

No changes were made to this module.

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Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

Lesson 1: Managing Disks and Volumes


o Topic: What Are Offline Files?
Added information about Windows BranchCache and the Windows PowerShell Enable
BranchCache cmdlet.
Removed the detailed instructions for how to enable the Always Offline mode.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

No changes were made to this module.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Lesson 1: Overview of Virtualization Technologies


o Topic: Desktop Virtualization
Information about MED-V was removed.
o Topic: Application Virtualization
Added information about User Experience Virtualization.
Lesson 3: Managing Virtual Machine Storage
o Topic: Creating Virtual Disk Types
The term pass-through disk was changed to direct-attached storage.

3) Changes to Virtual Environment


All of the base images, and middle tier drives have been changed. The previous virtual machines were
based on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and Windows 8 Release Preview. The current virtual
machines use the RTM versions of both operating systems.

4) Changes to the Learning Product Specification


No changes were made to the Learning Product Specifications.

For any queries please write to support@mscourseware.com.

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Incremental Update: Changes to 20410B Mar 2013


When did this change take place? Mar 2013
What was the purpose of this change? The primary purpose was to address minor content issues that
were identified within the course handbook and PPTs.

1) Design Changes
This was an Incremental update and no changes to the course design were made:

2) Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK)


There were no changes made to the LAKs. Only changes to the Handbook and PPTs were carried out.
Where a module is not listed no changes were made to that module.

Module

Lesson

Topic

Change/Changes

1: Deploying and
Managing
Windows Server
2012

1: Windows
Server 2012
Overview

What is
Server Core

2: Overview of
Windows
Server 2012
Management

Administrati
ve Toolsand
Remote
Server
Administrati
on Tools

The following changes were


made:
Changed 1st paragragh
content to remove any
confusion in Server Core
teminology,
Added additional tool
ScregEdit.wsf to table,
Added more detail to
installation bullet points.
Changed details on remote
management options for
Windows server 2012,
Replaced last two paragraghs
and netsh command with
details on remote
management options.
Added Windows PowerShell
to 4th bullet in slide
Changed term Start menu to
Start screen

Files
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3: Installing
Windows
Server

Configuring
Windows
Remote
Managemen
t
Installation
Types

Hardware
Requirement
s for
Windows
Server 2012

4: PostInstallation
Configuration
of Windows
Server 2012

Overview of
PostInstallation
Configuratio
n

Configure
Server
network
Settings

Removed switch from WinRM


command i.e. changed from
WinRM qc to WinRM qc

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The following changes were


made:
Removed references to
upgrade paths from x64
versions of Windows Server
2003 and Windows server
2003 R2.
Added x64 reference when
discussing migration.
Changed from Boot to vhd
to Boot from vhd and added
term Native Boot to
provide clarity.
The following changes were
made:
Changed Processor
Architecture from x86-64 to
x64 in content
Updates slide to match
content i.e. changed
Processor Architecture from
x86-64 to x64
The following chnages were
made:
Modified 1st paragragh to
provide more clarity and
remove extraneous text.
Updated slide graphic to RTM
version.
The following changes were
made:
Added references and more
details on Windows
PowerShell in CommandLine Ipv4 Address
Confirutation section.
Removed Netsh cmd line
examples and replaced them
with Windows PowerShell
examples
Updated slide graphic to RTM
version

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3:Managing
Active Directory
Domain Services
Objects

Configure a
Server Core
Installation

The following changes were


made:
Changed screenshot, updated
to Windows Server 2012 RTM
version
Edited content bullets to
match updated screenshot
options

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Windows
PowerShell
Cmdlet
Syntax

The following changes were


made:
Changed commands in
content from Get-Help to
Get-Command in command
examples.
Changed commanded in slide
to match content i.e. from
Get-Help to Get-Command

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The following changes were


made:
Added Creator Owner to
list of special identities
outlined in the topic content.
Added additional bullet to
the bottom of the slide, for
Creator Owner to match
updated content.
Changed sentence in 2nd
paragragh of the Delegating
Permissions section to This
permission, which is assigned to
the group to which you are
delegating administration, allows
group members to create
computer objects in a specified
OU to correct innaccuracy in
previous sentence.
The Following changes were
made:
Changed second paragragh to
now read ....When you
remove the computer from
the domain, the computer
account in AD DS is disabled.
When you rejoin the
computer to the domain, the

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2: Managing
Special
Group Accounts Identies

3: Managing
Computer
Accounts

10

Controlling
Permissions
to Create
Computer
Accounts

Resetting
the Secure
Channel

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4: Automating
Active Directory
Domain Services
Administration

1: Using
Command-line
Tools for AD DS
Administration

What is
CSVDE

What is
Ldifde
What are DS
Commands

2: Using
Windows
PowerShell for
AD DS
Administration

Using
Windows
PowerShell
Cmdlets to
Manage
User
Accounts
Using
Windows
PowerShell
Cmdlets to
Manage
Groups
Using
Windows
PowerShell

same computer account is


reused and activated. Do not
rename the computer when
you join it to the domain. To
correct inaccuracy in
paragragh.
Modified opening words in
3rd paragragh to read You
can also.. and some other
minor gramatical errors in
this paragragh.
Added missing switch to the
example command at the end
of the topic TestComputerSecureChannel
Repair
Added switches to command line
examples

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Added switches to command line


examples
The following changes were
made:
Added switches to command
line examples
Added to slide Instructor
Notes details on including
demonstrating using the
dsquery command
Added switches to command line
examples

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3: Performing
Bulk
Operations
with Windows
PowerShell

Cmdlets to
Manage
Computer
Accounts
Using
Windows
PowerShell
Cmdlets to
Manage
OUs
Querying
Objects with
Windows
PowerShell

Modifying
Objects with
Windows
PowerShell

6:Implementing
Dynamic Host
Configuration
Protocol

1: Installing a
DHCP Server
Role

How DHCP
Lease
Renewal
Works

3: Managing a What is a
DHCP Database DHCP
Database
Backing Up
and
Restoring a
DHCP
Database
4: Securing and Restricting
Monitoring
Unauthorize
DHCP
d,
Non-Microso
ft DHCP
Servers from
Leasing IP
Addresses

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made
Added switches to command
line examples in content
Added switches to slide, in
the second build slide only
The following changes were
made:
Added switches to command
line examples
Removed extraneous space
from cmdlets and added
switches were missing
Modified 1st sentence in 4th
paragragh to include network
change scenario i.e. Client
computers also attempt renewal
during the startup process or
when the computer detects a
network change
Removed extraneous text from
above the registry display box

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Removed extraneous text from


above the 1st export command
example in Using Netsh section

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Added new sentence at the end


of last paragragh to clarify details
around the DHCP Locator utility.
i.e. The DHCP Server Locator
utility can be obtained from the
Windows Server 2003 Resource
Kit Tools, from the Windows XP
Support Tools, or from the
TechNet Gallery.

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Delegating
DHCP
Administrati
on

7: Implementing
Domain Name
System

1: Name
Resolution for
Windows
Clilents and
Servers

How
Internet DNS
Names Are
Resolved

How a Client
Resolves a
Name

Troubleshoo
ting Name
Resolution

2: Installing
and Managing
a DNS Server

WhatAre
Root Hints

Modified second paragragh to


provide clarity i.e.changed to say
Therefore, the DHCP
Administrators group is created in
AD DS when the DHCP server role
is installed on a domain
controller, or created on the local
computer when the DHCP server
role is installed on domain
members or standalone servers.
Changed Caching bullet text to
read After a local DNS server
resolves a DNS name, it caches
the results for the period of time
defined by the time to live value
in the SOA record for the DNS
zone. The default time to life is
one hour. to correct inaccuracy.
The following changes were
made:
Added new step, 4, to
Host Name Resolution
Process section for LLMNR
resolution and updated the
numbering for remaining
steps accordingly.
Added new step, 4, to slide
and updated remaining step
numbers accordingly to
match updated content.
The following changes were
made:
In Tools and Commands
section under the DNSLint
bullet added details on where
to get DNSLint cmd line utility
and added URL location
Added additional Windows
PowerShell cmdlet TestDNSServer to list of
commonly used cmdlets
Changed 3rd paragragh to read
To configure a server to use only
recursive queries to a forwarder,
configure the forwarder on the
DNS server properties. If you want
to disable all iterative queries,

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8:Implementing
IPv6

9:Implementing
Local Storage

1: IPv6
Addressing

Unique Local
Unicast
Addresses

3: Coexistence
with IPv4

Lesson
Objectives
List

1: Overview of
Storage

2: Managing
Disk Volumes

What is a
SAN

Selecting a
Disk Type

Selecting a
File System

clear the check box to Use root


hints if no forwarders are
available on the Forwarders tab.
If you configure the server to use
only a forwarder and you disable
root hints,.... to clarify
information
The following changes were
amde:
Modified some text in 4th
paragragh to clarify. The
second and third sentences
now read All unique local
addresses have the address
prefix of FC00::/7. The Local
(L) flag (the 8th bit) is set 1 to
indicate a local address.
Updated slide to reflect
change in content and the
correct binary equivalent for
FD00::/8 i.e. changed 8 bit
details from 11111110 to
11111101
Changed 4th bullet in Lesson
Objectives list to now read
Explaining IPv6 over IPv4
tunneling to correct bullet point
text inaccuracy in content.
Text from content was
overlapping slide in workbook.
Text formatting in content has
been modified to display content
and slide correctly. No changes to
PPT were required to address.
In Required Disk Volumes
section under Boot volumes
bullet, inserted missing backslash
into text i.e. it now reads ...and
%Systemroot%\System32
folder...
The following changes were
made:
Modified text in NTFS
section to clarify that NTFS
file system was standard
since WinNT 3.1 i.e. changed
1st sentence to NTFS is the

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What are
Mount
Points and
Links?
Demonstrati
on: Creating
Mount
Points and
Links
Extending
and
Shrinking
Volumes

3:Implementing What is the


Storage Spaces Storage
Spaces
Feature?
Virtual Disk
Configuratio
n Options

standard file system for all


Windows operating systems
beginning with Windows NT
Server 3.1.
In NTFS section 3rd and
final paragragh, changed 1st
sentence to read ReFS was
introduced with Windows
Server 2012 to enhance the
capabilities of NTFS
Removed confusing 2nd
paragragh from Resient File
System(ReFS) section. There
were three paragraghs here
there are now two.
Changed final sentence in topic to
provide clarity i.e. it now says
You can create links by using the
mklink command in the
Command Prompt application.
Changed instances of the term
Windows Explorer to File
Explorer.
The following changes were
made:
Changed references to
Windows Server 2003 to
Windows Server 2008 in 1st
paragragh in content.
Updated Slide to match
content and changed
reference to Windows Server
2003 to Windows Server
2008
Removed iSCSI from final bullet
in Physical Disk section.
Changed to ....including SAS,
SATA, SCSI, and USB.
The following changes were
made:
Changed Drive Allocation
section from three bullets to
two bullets.
Renamed 1st bullet from
Data Store to Automatic

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Lab:
Implementing
Local Storage

10:Implementing 1:Securing Files


File and Print
and Folders
Services

Exercise 1:
Installing
and
Configuring
a New Disk
Exercise 2:
Resizing
Volumes
Exercise 3:
Configuring
a Redundant
Storage
Space
What Are
Shared
Folders

Module Review
and Takeaways
11:
Implementing
Group Policy

1: Overview of
Group Policy

Components
of Group
Policy

and removed second bullet


and its associated paragragh
which was Manual. Bullets
now read Automatic and
Hot Spare
Updated slide to reflect
change in content i.e. Drive
Allocation section now reads
Automatic and Hot Spare
Changed all instances of term
Windows Explorer to File
Explorer

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Windows Explorer to File
Explorer
Changed all instances of term
Windows Explorer to File
Explorer

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The following changes were


made:
Changed Sharing a Folder on
a Network section, second
last bullet from Use the Net
use command... to Use the
Net share command...
Changed the Administrative
Shares and Hidden Shares
sections to address an
innaccuracy. The changes
made were too large to
include specific details here.
Changed slide text from
(administrative share) to
(hidden share) to match
updated content to address
innacuracy.
Changed second item in table
under Name of tool column
from Net use to Net share
The following changes were
amde:
Changed final sentence in 1st

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What Are
Multiple
Local GPOs?

Storage Of
Domain
GPOs
Delegating
Managemen
t of GPOs

12: Securing
Windows
Servers Using
Group Policy
Objects

2: Group Policy
Processing

Group Policy
Processing
Order

Lab:
Implementing
Group Policy

Exercise 1:
Configure a
Central
Store
Configuring
Account
Policy
Settings

2: Configuring
Security
Settings

paragragh to clarify i.e. it now


reads You can group
together Group Policy
settings to make GPOs, which
you can then apply to users or
computers.
Changed second sentence in
second paragragh to clarifyh
i.e. it now reads GPO
templates are stored in
SYSVOL, while GPO container
objects are stored in AD DS.
The following changes were
made:
Changed listed ...layers of local
GPOs: second bullet to read
Administrators and
Non-Administrators Local Group
Policy
Changed slide to match updates
content i.e. changed NonAdministrator to NonAdministrators
Modified second and third
paragraghs to clarify and remove
some confusion. Actual changes
to text are to large to include
specifics here.
Modified 1st bullet in Group
Policy tasks that can be delegated
independantly section. 1st bullet
now reads CreatingGPOs,
including creating Starter GPOs
Chaned PPT slide text Local
Group to Local Group Policy
Object to matcjh workbook
content
Changed all instances of term
Windows Explorer to File
Explorer
Made changes to 1st item in
Password Policy Table
i.e. Password must meet
complexity requirements
Changed 1st bullet under

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Desktop
Virtualizatio
n

Function column and added


additional text to Best Practice
column
Changed Default Configuration
paragragh text to provide more
detail and clarity. Changes too
large to include specifics here.
The following changes were
made:
Changed opening sentence to
clarify i.e. it now reads
Windows Firewall is a hostbased firewall that is included
in Windows Server 2012.
Changed section name
header from Additional
Configuration Options to
Additional Enhancements
The following changes were
made:
Changed some text in Profiles
tables.
Changed final sentence in
Private Profile Description to
now read Networks marked
as Home or Work in Windows
Vista, Windows 7, and
Windows 8 are added to the
Private profile.
Changed final sentence in
Domain Profile Description
to now read The Domain
profile is assigned to these
networks, and this setting
cannot be changed. No other
networks can be placed in this
category.
Changed instances of term
Virtual PC to correct product
name Windows Virtual PC

What is
Microsoft
Application
Virtualizatio
n?

Changed 3rd paragragh,


Application Isolation
significantly to provide more
clarity. After opening sentence it
now reads App-V also isolates

3: Restricting
Software

Applocker
Rules

4: Configuring
Windows
Firewall with
Advanced
Security

What is
Windows
Firewall with
Advanced
Security?

Firewall
Profiles

13:
Implementing
Server
Virtuallization
with Hyper-V

1: Overview of
Virtualization
Technologies

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2:
Implementing
Hyper-V

What is
Hyper-V

Virtual
Machine
Hardware

Configuring
Dynamic
Memory

applications from other


applications running on the same
computer. This means that you
can run applications that may be
incompatible when run together
on the same computer. For
example, you can use App-V to
deploy and run different versions
of Microsoft Office Word
simultaneously.
The following changes were
made:
Modified 1st paragragh.
Changed and added text to
clarify . New text now reads
...hypervisor layer that has
direct access the host server's
hardware. The host operating
system and all virtual
machines running on the host
access the hardware through
the hypervisor layer.
Modified PPT slide to reflect
changes in content. Second
bullet on slide now reads
Provides a hypervisor layer
with direct access to the
host's hardware
The following changes were
made:
Changed Memory bullet
allocation value to 1 TB
Changed Processor bullet
allocation value to 64 virtual
processors
The following changes were
made:
Changed sentence in Smart
Paging section to correct
statement, it now reads
Smart Paging uses disk
paging to assign additional
temporary memory to a
virtual machine while it is
restarting.
Removed extraneous text in
second Note section.

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3: Managing
Virtual
Machine
Storage

What is a
VHD

Creating
Virtual Disk
Types

Lab:
Implementing
Server
Virtualization
with Hyper-V

Exercise 3:
Creating and
Configuring
a Virtual
Machine

The following changes were


made:
Changed instances of term
from Boot to vhd to Boot
from vhd
Changed opening sentence in
SMB Share Support
paragragh to clarify, it now
reads Windows Server 2012
now supports storing all
virtual machine files,
including VHDs, on SMB 3.0
file shares.
Changed text in last sentence of
second paragragh of
Dynamically Expanding VHDs
section to use correct term. It
now reads You can only shrink a
dynamically expanding VHD file
by performing a compact
operation.
Changed all instances of term
Windows Explorer to File
Explorer

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NOTE: The changes outlined here have also been made in the One Note Trainer Pack (OTP) for
consistency and to assist in technical accuracy in MCT readiness.
You should also consult the course course error log, which is available from the MCT Download
Center, to view a list of items that may still exist in the course but were not addressed as part of this
March 2013 Incremental Update.

3) Changes to Virtual Environment


No changes were made to the virtual environment

4) Changes to the Learning Product Specification


No changes were made to the Learning Product Specifications.
Any queries please write to support@mscourseware.com.

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Full Revision: Change from 20410B to 20410C Jan 2014


When did this change take place? Jan 2014.
What was the purpose of this change? The primary purpose was to update the virtual machines and
content to Windows Server 2012 R2, as 20410B was released on Windows Server 2012.

1) Design Changes
The overall design of this course has not changed significantly in this revision. The module titles and
order has not changed. The biggest change to the course is that all of the content has been updated for
Windows Server 2012 R2.

2) Lecture and Lab Content Changes (Handbook, PPT and LAK)


Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
The lesson titles and several topic titles have been changed from Windows Server 2012 to Windows
Server 2012 R2. The content has been changed to reflect new features in Windows Server 2012 R2
where applicable.

Lessons 3 and 4 from the B version have been moved up to be Lessons 2 and 3 in the C version.
Lesson 2 from the B version, has been moved to Lesson 4.
o Lesson 2 now covers installing Windows Server 2012 R2, and Lesson 3 covers the Post
installation configuration. Lesson 4 now provides the overview of the Windows Server
2012 R2 management tasks.
Lesson 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview
o The topics On-Premises Servers and What Is Cloud Computing? have been removed.
Lesson 2: Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
o New topic: Choosing Whether to Upgrade Or Migrate has been added as the third topic
in the lesson.
o New topic: Migrating Server Roles, has been added as the last topic in the lesson.
Lesson 3: Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2
o New demonstration: Using DISM to Add Windows Features, has been added at the end
of the lesson.
Lesson 4: Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Management
o New demonstration: Performing Remote Management, has been added at the end of
the lesson.

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Lesson 5: Introduction to Windows PowerShell


o Demonstration: Using Windows PowerShell
Moved before the topic What is Windows PowerShell ISE?
o New topic: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory

Lesson 1: Overview of AD DS
o New topic: What Is New for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory?
This topic covers some of the new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory.
Lesson 2: Overview of Domain Controllers
o The topic, The AD DS Logon Process has been renamed to The AD DS Sign-in Process
Lesson 3: Installing a Domain Controller
o Two new topics: What Is Windows Azure Active Directory? and Deploying Domain
Controllers in Windows Azure.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Lesson 1: Managing User Accounts.


o New demonstration: Using Templates to Manage User Accounts.
Lesson 2: Managing Group Accounts has been renamed to Managing Groups
Lesson 3: Managing Computer Accounts
o New topic: Performing an Offline Domain Join
o New topic: Bring Your Own Device
Lesson 4: Delegating Administration
o New topic: Considerations for Using Organizational Units
o Demonstration: Delegating Administrative Control has been renamed to Delegating
Administrative Permissions

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

No lesson or topic level changes were made to this module. Some of the content was updated.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

Lesson 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4


o The topic Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets to Troubleshoot IPv4 was moved from the
fourth topic to the third topic in the lesson. The topic IPv4 Troubleshooting Tools was
moved from the third topic to the fourth topic.
o The topic What is Network Monitor? and the demonstration How to Capture and
Analyze Network Traffic by Using Network Monitor, have been replaced by the topic
What is Microsoft Message Analyzer? and the demonstration How to Capture and
Analyze Network Traffic by Using Microsoft Message Analyzer

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Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Lesson 1: Installing a DHCP Server Role


o New Topic: How DHCP Interacts with DNS

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System

Lesson 1: Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers


o The topic What Are Computer Names? has been renamed to What Are the Computer
Names Assigned to Computers?
o New topic: What is Split DNS?
o New demonstration: Troubleshooting Name Resolution
Lesson 2: Installing and Managing a DNS Server has been renamed to Installing a DNS Server.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

No lesson or topic level changes were made to this module. Some of the content was updated.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

Lesson 1: Overview of Storage


o New topic: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Feature
Lesson 2: Managing Disks and Volumes
o New topic: Managing Virtual Hard Disks
o New demonstration: Managing Virtual Hard Disks
Lesson 3: Implementing Storage Spaces
o New topic: Comparing Storage Spaces with Other Storage Solutions

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

A new lesson Configuring Work Folders has been added as the third lesson in the module. The
lesson Configuring Network Printing has been moved from the third to the fourth lesson.
Lesson 3: Configuring Work Folders includes the following new topics and demonstration.
o Topic: What is the Work Folders Role Service?
o Topic: Benefits and Limitations of Work Folders
o Topic: Work Folder Components
o Topic: Configuring Work Folders
o Demonstration: How to Configure Work Folders
Lab: Implementing File and Print Services
o New exercise: Enabling and Configuring Work Folders.

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Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

No lesson or topic level changes were made to this module. Some of the content was updated.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Lesson 2: Configuring Security Settings


o New topic: What is Security Compliance Manager?
Lesson 4: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
o New demonstration: Implementing secured network traffic with Windows Firewall

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Lesson 2: Implementing Hyper-V


o Topic: Configuring Dynamic Memory has been renamed to What is Dynamic Memory?
o New topic: Whats New with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2
Lesson 3: Managing Virtual Machine Storage
o In several topics the abbreviation VHD has been replaced with Virtual Hard Disk
o New topic: What is SMB 3.0
o The topic Using Snapshots has been renamed to Using Checkpoints
Lesson 4: Managing Virtual Networks
o New topic: What are Virtual Local Area Networks
o New topic: Virtual Switch Extensions
o New topic: Network Adapter Advanced Features
o New topic: What is NIC teaming?
o Removed topic: Hyper-V Network Virtualization

3) Changes to Virtual Environment


All of the base images, and middle tier drives have been changed. The previous virtual machines were
based on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The current virtual machines use the Windows Server
2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

4) Changes to the Learning Product Specification


No changes were made to the Learning Product Specifications.

For any queries please write to support@mscourseware.com.

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