Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Administration: Updating and Monitoring

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

Ensuring the client computers are up-to-date and running efficiently are two of the main task that an administrator must perform on an on-going basis. Windows Server 2012 R2 provides server roles and tools to make these tasks easier, which includes automation. Windows Server Update Services can be used to automate the task of deploying updates throughout the network. Performance Monitor, Data Collection Sets, Reliability Monitor, and Event Monitor are other tools to monitor the performance of the servers and clients. This course discusses and demonstrators how to use these features and tools in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. 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.


Using Windows Server Update Services

  • match the WSUS deployment scenarios with their correct descriptions
  • identify the system requirements for deploying WSUS on Windows Server 2012
  • identify decisions to make when configuring WSUS in Windows Server 2012
  • identify the option used to create a auto-approval rule for automatic approval of updates

Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2

  • describe the causes of bottlenecks detected through Performance Monitor in Windows Server 2012 given a scenario
  • identify the types of data collector sets typically used by server administrators in Windows Server 2012
  • describe the tasks to perform before setting up a subscription for Event Viewer in Windows Server 2012
  • implement WSUS and monitor servers in Windows Server 2012 R2





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