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Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 by J.C. Mackin

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Chapter 1. Install and configure servers

The Install and Configure Servers content area (or “domain”) originates from the 70-410 exam. Unlike that exam, the 70-417 upgrade exam strongly emphasizes new features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2—like Features on Demand, Server Core-GUI convertibility, and Storage Spaces—that relate to the initial configuration of Windows Server or of server hardware. In fact, it’s important to know that as many as 75 percent of the questions on the 70-417 exam in general relate to new features.

The most sensible strategy for this book is therefore to focus on these new features. These topics make up the bulk of the exam, and you have already demonstrated your understanding of the remaining 25 percent ...

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