Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring: Storage and Printing

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


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the latest version of Windows Server, providing much of the functionality of its predecessor, Windows Server 2008 R2, while adding a number of new features. This course examines File and Storage Services, iSCI, and SMB 3.0, along with Server Manager remote management and multiserver management. This course also examines print and document services in Windows Server 2012, looking at branch office direct printing, printer sharing, configuring printer pooling, priorities, and permissions and finally how to migrate print services to Windows Server 2012. It is one of a series designed to prepare the learner for exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

Target Audience

Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this learning path.


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

iSCSI, File and Storage Services, and SMB 3.0

  • recognize some of the main features of the iSCSI Target Server role
  • describe the features and benefits of unified remote management of file and storage services
  • describe the new or enhanced features of SMB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012
  • Server Manager Remote Management

  • recognize the requirements for Server 2012 to manage remote servers running Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2
  • describe the Windows Remote Management tool (WinRM)
  • Multi-Server Management and Remote Management

  • describe multi-server remote management in Windows Server 2012
  • list the basic inbound rules that should be set to allow in Windows Firewall when you enable remote management and Remote Desktop in Server 2012
  • Print and Document Services

  • describe the roles that can be installed along with Print and Document Services in Windows Server 2012
  • identify the commands to install Print and Document Services using PowerShell
  • recognize the requirements that Windows Server 2012 needs to create a shared print queue
  • Branch Office Direct Printing and Printer Sharing

  • describe the features of Branch Office Direct Printing in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize when drivers will be isolated in Windows Server 2012
  • describe the major changes to the print sharing architecture in Windows Server 2012
  • Migrating Print Service to Windows Server 2012

  • identify the items migrated by the Printer Migration Wizard
  • Configuring Printer Pooling, Priorities, & Permissions

  • describe the features of the Easy Print Printer driver in Windows Server 2012
  • match the configuration method to the correct Printer Service