Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Administration: Service Accounts and Policies

Senior Server administrators responsible for maintaining a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure environment, as well as user and group management, network access, and data security.


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Managing service accounts and account policies are key tasks that an administrator must perform in order to ensure a functional, secure and accessible environment. This course discusses and demonstrates how to configure and manage service accounts and account policies.
This course is one in a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2. Passing this exam will earn the learner credit towards the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification and MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.


Configuring Service Authentication

  • identify the characteristics of different service accounts in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • identify characteristics of service principal names in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • recognize configuration characteristics for Kerberos Delegation in Windows Server 2012 R2

Configuring Account Policies

  • recognize password complexity requirements for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • describe how local group policies are applied in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • recognize considerations related to working with Password Setting Objects in Windows Server 2012
  • configure service authentication and Account Policies in Windows Server 2012 R2





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