Category Archives: 70-412

Certs: 2.3 Configure & Optimize Storage (70-412)

In this post I will cover the final group of topics in the “Configure File and Storage Solutions” objective domain, Configure and Optimise Storage. The topics are iSCSI, configuring both the target server and initiator, iSNS, what it is and how its used, Features on Demand, Data Deduplication, and finally Storage Tiers which are new to Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Certs: 2.2 – Implementing Dynamic Access Control DAC (70-412)

This post covers Dynamic Access Control, one of my favourite topics in the  70-412 Microsoft certification. I have to admit it took me a number of hours studying and experimenting in the lab to fully understand and commit all the parts to memory, however I think it’s one of the most powerful tools available in Windows Server 2012 and which the sysadmin can deploy, so lets get started  Continue reading

Certs: 2.1 Configure Advanced File Services (70-412)

In this, the first of three articles which cover the 2nd objective domain (Configure File & Storage Solutions) of the 70-412 Microsoft exam we take a look at “Configuring Advanced Files Services”. In this post we will cover BranchCache, FSRM (File Server Resource Manager), and File Access Auditing. Lets get started with the first of the threes subjects – BranchCache… Continue reading