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McSa Windows Server 2016 Study Guide


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Introduction xvii Assessment Test xxvii Chapter 1 Configuring TCP/IP 1 Understanding TCP/IP 2 Details of the TCP/IP Model 2 How TCP/IP Layers Communicate 3 Understanding Port Numbers 4 Understanding IP Addressing 5 The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme 5 Understanding Network Classes 6 Subnetting a Network 10 Implementing Subnetting 11 An Easier Way to Apply Subnetting 18 Applying Subnetting the Traditional Way 22 Working with Classless Inter-Domain Routing 29 Supernetting 32 Understanding IPv6 33 IPv6 History and Need 33 New and Improved IPv6 Concepts 34 IPv6 Addressing Concepts 36 IPv6 Integration/Migration 41 Summary 45 Exam Essentials 45 Review Questions 47 Chapter 2 Configuring DNS 51 Introducing DNS 52 The Form of an IP Address 53 Understanding Servers, Clients, and Resolvers 58 Understanding the DNS Process 59 Introducing DNS Database Zones 65 Understanding Primary Zones 65 Understanding Secondary Zones 66 Understanding Active Directory Integrated DNS 67 Understanding Stub Zones 69 GlobalName Zones 70 Zone Transfers and Replication 71 Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2016 74 Background Zone Loading 74 Support for IPv6 Addresses 75 Support for Read-Only Domain Controllers 75 DNS Socket Pools 75 DNS Cache Locking 76 Response Rate Limiting 76 Unknown Record Support 77 IPv6 Root Hints 77 DNS Security Extensions 77 DNS Devolution 78 Record Weighting 79 Netmask Ordering 79 DnsUpdateProxy Group 79 DNS Policies 79 Introducing DNS Record Types 80 Start of Authority (SOA) Records 81 Name Server Records 82 Host Record 83 Alias Record 83 Pointer Record 83 Mail Exchanger Record 84 Service Record 84 Configuring DNS 85 Installing DNS 86 Load Balancing with Round Robin 86 Configuring a Caching-Only Server 87 Setting Zone Properties 88 Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates 91 Delegating Zones for DNS 92 DNS Forwarding 93 Manually Creating DNS Records 94 DNS Aging and Scavenging 95 Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS 95 Monitoring DNS with the DNS Snap-In 96 Troubleshooting DNS 98 Integrating Dynamic DNS and IPv4 DHCP 107 DNS PowerShell Commands 108 Summary 111 Exam Essentials 112 Review Questions 114 Chapter 3 Configuring DHCP 117 Understanding DHCP 118 Introducing the DORA Process 119 Advantages and Disadvantages of DHCP 120 Ipconfig Lease Options 121 Understanding Scope Details 122 Installing and Authorizing DHCP 124 Installing DHCP 124 Introducing the DHCP Snap-In 125 Authorizing DHCP for Active Directory 126 Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes 128 Creating a New Scope in IPv4 129 Creating a New Scope in IPv6 136 Changing Scope Properties (IPv4 and IPv6) 139 Changing Server Properties 140 Managing Reservations and Exclusions 141 Setting Scope Options for IPv4 143 Activating and Deactivating Scopes 146 Creating a Superscope for IPv4 146 Creating IPv4 Multicast Scopes 147 Integrating Dynamic DNS and IPv4 DHCP 149 Using DHCP Failover Architecture 151 Working with the DHCP Database Files 152 Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options 153 Implement DHCPv6 154 Configure High Availability for DHCP, Including DHCP Failover and Split Scopes 155 Configure DHCP Name Protection 157 PowerShell Commands 158 Summary 160 Exam Essentials 161 Review Questions 162 Chapter 4 Implement IP Address Management 165 Understanding IPAM 166 Installing IPAM 167 Provision IPAM Manually or by Using Group Policy 170 Configure Server Discovery 176 Create and Manage IP Blocks and Ranges 177 Managing Services 178 Managing DNS 179 Managing DHCP 184 IPAM Access and Auditing 189 Migrate to IPAM 191 Delegate IPAM Administration 191 Manage IPAM Collections 195 Virtual Machine Manager and IPAM 195 Auditing IPAM 197 PowerShell Commands for IPAM 200 Summary 203 Exam Essentials 203 Video Resources 203 Review Questions 204 Chapter 5 Configuring Network Access 207 Overview of Dial-Up Networking 208 What DUN Does 209 How DUN Works 209 Overview of Virtual Private Networks 212 What VPNs Do 213 VPNs and Windows Server 2016 213 How VPNs Work 214 Configuring Your Remote Access Server 217 Configuring PPP Options 217 Understanding a VPN 224 How a VPN Works 224 Enabling RRAS as a VPN 225 Configuring a VPN 225 Configuring VPN Ports 225 Troubleshooting VPNs 226 Managing Your Remote Access Server 229 Managing Remote Users with a RADIUS Server 229 Monitoring Overall Activity 229 Controlling Remote Access Logging 229 Reviewing the Remote Access Event Log 233 Monitoring Ports and Port Activity 233 Network Address Translation 234 Configuring Routes 234 RAS Gateway 236 Configuring a VPN Client 236 The General Tab 237 The Options Tab 238 The Security Tab 239 The Networking Tab 241 The Sharing Tab 242 Configuring a Web Application Proxy 243 Publishing Applications 243 Configuring Pass-Through Authentication 244 Understanding DirectAccess 245 DirectAccess vs. VPNs 245 Understanding the DirectAccess Process 245 Knowing the DirectAccess Infrastructure Requirements 247 Contents xi Overview of Wireless Access 248 Configuring Wireless Access 249 Remote Access Security 250 User Authentication 250 Connection Security 252 Access Control 253 Configuring User Access 253 Setting Up User Profiles 254 Using Network Access Policies 256 NPS as a RADIUS Proxy Server 259 Importing and Exporting NPS Policies 261 Using Remote Access Profiles 263 Setting Up a VPN Network Access Policy 266 Configuring Security 268 Controlling Server Security 268 Configuring Network Access Protection 270 PowerShell for Remote Access 272 Summary 273 Exam Essentials 274 Video Resources 274 Review Questions 275 Chapter 6 Understanding File Services 277 Configuring File Server Resource Manager 278 FSRM Features 278 Installing the FSRM Role Service 279 Configure File and Disk Encryption 280 Using BitLocker Drive Encryption 280 Features of BitLocker 281 Windows 7 and 2008 R2 vs. Windows 10 and 2016 283 Using EFS Drive Encryption 285 Configuring Distributed File System 287 Advantages of DFS 287 Types of DFS 288 What's New in Windows Server 2016 290 Remote Differential Compression 292 Configure Advanced File Services 295 Configure the NFS Data Store 295 Configure BranchCache 296 Implementing an Audit Policy 303 Overview of Auditing 303 Implementing Auditing 304 Viewing Auditing Information 305 Using the Auditpol.exe Command 306 Windows Server 2016 Auditing Features 307 Configure and Optimize Storage 308 Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator 308 Configure Internet Storage Name Server 309 Implement Thin Provisioning and Trim 311 Manage Server Free Space Using Features on Demand 311 Configure Tiered Storage 312 Summary 312 Exam Essentials 312 Review Questions 314 Chapter 7 Configuring High Availability 317 Components of High Availability 318 Achieving High Availability 319 High Availability Foundation 320 Understanding Network Load Balancing 321 NLB Requirements 323 Installing NLB Nodes 323 Upgrading an NLB Cluster 328 Setting the Affinity 328 PowerShell Commands for a NLB Cluster 329 Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering 330 Failover Clustering Requirements 332 Workgroup and Multi-domain Clusters 334 Site-Aware, Stretched, or Geographically Dispersed Clusters (Geoclustering) 334 Cluster Quorum 335 Validating a Cluster Configuration 337 Creating a Cluster 342 Clustered Application Settings 345 Resource Properties 347 Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features 350 PowerShell Commands for Clustering 354 Implementing Storage Spaces Direct 355 The Benefits of Storage Spaces Direct 357 Deployment Options 358 Requirements to Setup Storage Spaces Direct 358 Storage Spaces Direct using Windows PowerShell 359 Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V 361 Implementing a Hyper-V Replica 361 Understanding Live Migration 369 Implementing Storage Migration 372 PowerShell Commands for Hyper-V High Availability 374 Summary 375 Exam Essentials 376 Video Resources 376 Review Questions 377 Chapter 8 Implementing Software Defined Networking 379 Understanding Software Defined Networking 380 Network Controllers 381 Internal DNS Service (iDNS) 381 Remote Direct Memory Access and Switch Embedded Teaming 384 Windows Server Containers 385 Hyper-V Components 387 Hyper-V Overview 387 What Is Virtualization? 387 Hyper-V Features 388 Hyper-V Architecture 393 Hyper-V Requirements 394 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration 396 Install the Hyper-V Role 396 Hyper-V in Server Manager 399 Using Hyper-V Manager 399 Configure Hyper-V Settings 401 Manage Virtual Switches 402 Managing Virtual Hard Disks 405 Configuring Virtual Machines 410 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines 410 Linux and FreeBSD Image Deployments 422 PowerShell Commands 426 Summary 430 Exam Essentials 430 Review Questions 431 Appendix Answers to the Review Questions 433 Chapter 1: Configuring TCP/IP 434 Chapter 2: Configuring DNS 435 Chapter 3: Configuring DHCP 436 Chapter 4: Implement IP Address Management 437 Chapter 5: Implement IP Address Management 438 Chapter 6: Understanding File Services 439 Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability 440 Chapter 8: Implementing Software Defined Networking 440 Index 443

About the Author

William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a four-time Microsoft MVP winner. He has taught at Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and presently conducts live online classes for StormWind Studios ( Will has been a consultant and trainer for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. He also creates training videos to help students prepare for various Microsoft exams.

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