Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Administering: DNS

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 builds upon features found in previous versions of Windows Server, as well as providing several new features. This course examines DNS configurations in Windows Server 2012, including Zone transfers, stub zones, AD integrated zones, zone replication, zone delegation, zone transfers, and zone forwarders. This course also looks at DNS record types, update types, aging and scavenging, round robin, and DNSSEC. The course also looks at NAT, remote access, remote access in the Enterprise, VPN settings, remote dial-in, deploying remote access in the cloud, and DirectAcess configurations. Anyone preparing for the 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 exam would benefit from taking this course.

Target Audience

This curriculum targets IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 networks of small to enterprise class. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012 exam.


To benefit fully from this course, students should have the following prerequisite courses/skills and knowledge: • Six months to one year of IT experience • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or later operating systems • Strong understanding of Active Directory infrastructure • Strong understanding of network infrastructure

Expected Duration

210 min.

Course Objectives

DNS Zone Types in Windows Server 2012

  • match the DNS Zone types with their correct descriptions
  • describe some of the uses of stub zones
  • Active Directory-Integrated Zones in Server 2012

  • recognize the advantages AD integrated zones offer over standard zones
  • describe the options available when you integrate DNS with Active Directory Domain Services
  • DNS Zones and Zone Delegation in Server 2012

  • recognize how creating additional zones can be helpful in increasing efficiency within your DNS Server
  • describe how improvements can be made by delegating zones
  • describe the characteristics of DNS Zone Transfer
  • DNS Forwarders in Windows Server 2012

  • describe the characteristics and features of DNS Forwarders
  • describe the characteristics and features of DNS Conditional Forwarders
  • DNS Records in Windows Server 2012

  • differentiate between DNS record types
  • describe the SOA record property value uses
  • Dynamic Updates and Aging & Scavenging in Server 2012

  • recognize situations when client records are dynamically updated
  • describe the features of DNS that can be used to manage the life span of resource records
  • Configuring DNS in Windows Server 2012

  • match the tasks for configuring the DNS Server with their correct descriptions
  • Network Perimeter Devices & NAT in Windows Server 2012

  • describe network perimeter devices and roles
  • describe what NAT is and how it is used
  • Remote Access and NAT Implementation in Server 2012

  • describe the services provided by the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)
  • describe the steps involved in configuring Routing and Remote Access role service
  • recognize the steps involved in enabling NAT on an interface
  • Remote Access and VPN Configuration in Server 2012

  • describe the scenarios where you would deploy remote access in an enterprise
  • recognize the settings that remote access policies need to confirm before authorizing a remote connection
  • DirectAccess & Connection Manager in Server 2012

  • recognize DirectAccess considerations when deploying in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize the benefits of using the Connection Manager
  • Install and Configure DirectAccess in Server 2012