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Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Perform exclusive, hands-on lab exercises in our Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V virtual machine environment.

GK# 6121 Vendor# M6419

Course Overview

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This course combines Windows Server 2008 training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses into five days.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Manage accounts and resources
  • Maintain server resources
  • Monitor server performance
  • Safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.

This course covers Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) key topics and Windows Server 2008 core skills, and it incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6419: Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008.

This course can also assist you in your preparation for the following exams:

  • 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • 70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

What You'll Learn

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  • The latest feature updates for Server 2008 R2
  • Administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008
  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) user and computer accounts
  • Create Groups and Organizational Units
  • Manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment
  • Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts
  • Create and configure Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy
  • Implement security by using Group Policy
  • Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance
  • Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008
  • Configure and manage Distributed File System
  • Configure Network Access Protection
  • Configure availability of network resources
  • Monitor and maintain servers running Windows Server 2008
  • Manage a Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore

Outline

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Classroom Live Outline

0. Exclusive - Introduction to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Functionality of Windows Server 2008
  • Network Operating Systems: Product History
  • Windows Server 2008 Editions
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Server Core Overview
  • New Features in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • New Features of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

1. Windows Server 2008 Management Environment

  • Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Environment
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
  • Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
  • Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core

2. Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Roles

  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Domain Name System Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options

3. Configuring Access to File Services

  • Access Control
  • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
  • Determining Effective Permissions

4. Configuring and Managing Distributed File System

  • Distributed File System (DFS) Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication

5. Managing File Resources by Using File Server Resource Manager

  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring Quota Management
  • Implementing File Screening
  • Managing Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks

6. Configuring and Securing Remote Access

  • Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection
  • Network Policies
  • Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs
  • Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP
  • Basics of DirectAccess
  • Deploying DirectAccess

7. Managing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

8. Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain Trust

  • Configuring Active Directory Object Administration
  • Configuring Active Directory Trusts

9. Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects

  • Group Policy
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing

10. Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer Settings

  • Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Using Administrative Templates to Manage Users and Computers
  • Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
  • Deploying Group Policy Preferences

11. Implementing Security Settings Using Group Policy

  • Security Settings
  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software

12. Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote Offices

  • Remote Office Requirements
  • Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Implementing BranchCache

13. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008

  • Planning Maintenance Tasks
  • Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Interpreting Performance Counters
  • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools

14. Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Recovery

  • Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server 2008
  • Planning and Implementing File Recovery
  • Recovering Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup

15. Exclusive - Remote Desktop Services

  • Remote Desktop Services Overview
  • Remote Management
  • New Features of Remote Desktop Services

16. Exclusive - Internet Information Services 7.x

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Features
  • New Features in IIS 7.5
  • Installing IIS 7.0
  • .NET on Server Core
  • Managing IIS 7.0
  • Configuring FTP Sites

Labs

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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 0: Exclusive - Introduction to Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2

  • Examine Hardware Components
  • Explore and Configure the Host Operating System

Lab 1: Exclusive - Managing Windows Server 2008

  • Install Windows Server 2008
  • Explore Windows Server 2008
  • Upgrade to Windows Server 2008
  • Use the New Server Manager Console
  • Enable Remote Management Features
  • Use the Computer

Lab 2: Exclusive - Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Roles

  • Configure and Manage DHCP
  • Install and Configure DNS

Lab 3: Exclusive - Configuring Access to File Services

  • Manage NTFS Permissions
  • Manage Share Permissions
  • Calculate Effective Permissions
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Display Permissions

Lab 4: Exclusive - Configuring and Managing Distributed File System

  • Prepare for DFS
  • Install DFS
  • Create the DFS Namespace
  • Implement DFS Replication

Lab 5: Exclusive - Managing File Resources Using File Server Resource Manager

  • Manage Disk Resources
  • Use the File Server Resource Manager
  • Implement Printing

Lab 6: Exclusive - Configuring and Securing Remote Access

  • Configure a VPN Server on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Create a VPN Connection with Windows 7
  • Install and Configure Network Access Protection

Lab 7: Exclusive - Managing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Create Local Users and Groups
  • Create Domain User and Computer Accounts
  • Install a New Active Directory Domain Controller (DC)
  • Use Server Core as a DC
  • Remove a DC from the Domain
  • Examine Users, Groups, and OUs
  • Manage Accounts with Windows PowerShell
  • Use the Restartable Directory Services Feature

Lab 8: Exclusive - Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain Trust

  • Delegate Access to Active Directory Objects
  • Configure Trusts
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Navigate Active Directory

Lab 9: Exclusive - Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects

  • Explore the Group Policy Management Tools
  • Group Policy Backup and Restore
  • Working with Starter GPOs
  • Delegating Control for Policy Management
  • Create a Group Policy

Lab 10: Exclusive - Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer Settings

  • Preparing the GPO Environment
  • Deploying Software with a GPO
  • Implementing Login Scripts
  • Implementing Folder Redirection
  • Implementing Group Policy Preferences

Lab 11: Exclusive - Implementing Security Settings Using Group Policy

  • Configure Standard Password Policies
  • Configure Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Configure Restricted Groups
  • Configure Software Restriction Policies
  • Configuring Auditing
  • Creating a Windows Firewall Policy
  • Force a Secure Connection with the Windows Firewall
  • Use Security Templates

Lab 12: Exclusive - Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote Offices

  • Configure a BranchCache Environment
  • Implement an RODC

Lab 13: Exclusive - Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008

  • Performance Monitoring
  • Use the Task Manager
  • Use the Resource Monitor
  • Use the Event Viewer

Lab 14: Exclusive - Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore

  • Manage Volume Shadow Copy
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Use the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Use the Repair Your Computer Boot Option
  • Build WinRE on a UFD
  • Implement NLB
  • Deploy a Failover Cluster with iSCSI

Lab 15: Exclusive - Remote Desktop Services

  • Implement Remote Desktop
  • Enable the Remote Desktop Services Role
  • Manage and Test the RD Gateway
  • Remote Desktop RemoteApp
  • Remote Desktop Web Access

Lab 16: Exclusive - IIS-7.0

  • Install IIS 7.0
  • Manage IIS 7.0
  • Manage FTP 7.0
  • Manage IIS with Windows PowerShell

Who Should Attend

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Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008

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Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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Attend live, online training sessions for a total of 24 hours spread over four weeks.

Duration: 5 day

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