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After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management.
- ManageÂ the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles.
- Configure secure and efficient access to file services.
- Configure and manage Distributed File Systems.
- Manage file resources by using File Server Resource Manager.
- Configure and secure Remote Access.
- Manage Active Directory Domain Services.
- Configure Active Directory object administration and Domain Trust.Â
- Create and manage Group Policy objects.
- Configure user and computer settings by using Group Policy.
- Implement security settings by using Group Policy.
- Provide efficient network access for remote offices.
- Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008.
- Manage Windows Server 2008 backup, restore, and recovery.Â Â
Candidates for this course are information technology (IT) professionals who work in medium to large organizations. The primary candidate is a Windows Server administrator who operates Windows Servers on a daily basis and who requires the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining servers installed with Windows Server 2008, including the Release 2 (R2) edition. Candidates are typically responsible for day-to-day management of the server operating system and various server roles such as DHCP, DNS, file and print services, directory services, and software distribution. This course may also be considered in combination with other exam preparation materials for candidates wishing to prepare for MCTS and MCITP certification in Windows Server 2008.
OtherÂ candidates for this course include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Module 1: Overview of the Windows Server 2008 ManagementIn this module, students learn the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management.Lessons
Lab : Managing Server Roles in a Windows Server 2008 EnvironmentAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Environment
- Lesson 2: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
- Lesson 3: Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
- Lesson 4: Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
- Describe the considerations for implementing and managing a Windows Server 2008 environment.
- Explain Windows Server 2008 server roles and features.
- Describe Windows Server 2008 administration tools.
Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure RolesIn this module, students learn about IPv6 addressing and how to install and configure the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles.Lessons
- Manage Windows Server 2008 Server Core.
Lab : Lab A: Installing and Configuring the DNS Server RoleLab : Lab B: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Server RoleAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Understanding IPv6 Addressing
- Lesson 2: Overview of the Domain Name System Server Role
- Lesson 3: Configuring DNS Zones
- Lesson 4: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
- Lesson 5: Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
- Describe IPv6 addressing.
- Describe the features and concepts related to the DNS server role.
- Configure DNS zones.
- Describe the features and concepts related to the DHCP server role.
Module 3: Module 3: Configuring Access to File ServicesIn this module, students learn how to configure secure and efficient access to file services.Lessons
- Configure DHCP Scopes and options.
Lab : Managing Access to File ServicesAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Access Control
- Lesson 2: Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
- Lesson 3: Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
- Lesson 4: Determining Effective Permissions
- Describe the concept of access control for file services.
- Manage NTFS file system and folder permissions.
- Manage permissions for shared resources.
Module 4: Configuring and Managing Distributed File SystemIn this module, students will learn how to configure and manage a Distributed File System infrastructureLessons
- Determine effective permissions.
Lab : Installing and Configuring Distributed File SystemAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Distributed File System Overview
- Lesson 2: Configuring DFS Namespaces
- Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication
- Describe the Distributed File System.
- Configure DFS Namespaces.
Module 5: Managing File Resources by Using File Server Resource ManagerIn this module, students will learn how to use File Server Resource Manager to assist in data storage capacity management.Lessons
- Configure DFS Replication.
Lab : Lab A: Installing FSRM and Implementing Quota ManagementLab : Lab B: Configuring File Screening and Storage ReportsLab : Lab C: Configuring Classification and File Management TasksAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of File Server Resource Manager
- Lesson 2: Configuring Quota Management
- Lesson 3: Implementing File Screening
- Lesson 4: Managing Storage Reports
- Lesson 5: Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
Module 6: Configuring and Securing Remote AccessIn this module, students will learn how to secure remote access using features such as a Virtual Private Networks, Network Access Protection (NAP), and DirectAccess.Lessons
- Describe File Server Resource Manager.
- Configure quota management.
- Implement file screening.
- Implement classification management and file management tasks.
Lab : Lab A: Implementing a Virtual Private NetworkLab : Lab B: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access SolutionLab : Lab C: Implementing DirectAccessAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection
- Lesson 2: Overview of Network Policies
- Lesson 3: Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs
- Lesson 4: Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP
- Lesson 5: Overview of DirectAccess
- Lesson 6: Deploying DirectAccess
- Configure a VPN connection.
- Explain network policies.
- Integrate NAP with VPNs.
- Configure and monitor NAP.
- Describe DirectAccess.
Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain ServicesIn this module, students will learn about the Active Directory infrastructure and how to manage AD DS objects.Lessons
Lab : Lab A: Creating and Managing User and Computer AccountsLab : Lab B: Managing Groups and Locating Objects in AD DSAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of the Active Directory Infrastructure
- Lesson 2: Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
- Lesson 3: Managing User Accounts
- Lesson 4: Managing Computer Accounts
- Lesson 5:Â Managing Groups
- Lesson 6:Â Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
- Explain the Active Directory infrastructure.
- Work with Active Directory Administration Tools.
- Manage user accounts.
- Manage computer accounts.
- Manage groups.
Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain TrustIn this module, students will learn how to configure and manage AD DS object permissions; and configure trust between AD DS domains.Lessons
- Use queries to locate objects in AD DS.
Lab : Lab A: Configuring Active Directory DelegationLab : Lab B: Administer Trust RelationshipsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration
- Lesson 2: Configuring Active Directory Trusts
- Configure Active Directory object administration.
Module 9: Creating and Managing Group Policy ObjectsIn this module, students will learn how to create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).Lessons
- Configure Active Directory trusts.
Lab : Lab A: Creating and Configuring GPOsLab : Lab B: Creating and Configuring GPOsLab : Lab C: Troubleshooting Group PolicyAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy
- Lesson 2: Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
- Lesson 3: Managing Group Policy Objects
- Lesson 4: Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing
- Explain Group Policy.
- Configure the scope of GPOs.
- Manage GPOs.
Module 10: Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer SettingsIn this module, students will understand the specific settings that can be managed using Group Policy.Lessons
- Evaluate and troubleshoot Group Policy processing.
Lab : Lab A: Configuring Logon Scripts and Folder Redirection with Group PolicyLab : Lab B: Configuring Administrative TemplatesLab : Lab C: Deploying Software Using (Group PolicyLab : Lab D: Deploying Group Policy PreferencesAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
- Lesson 2: Using Administrative Templates to Manage Users and Computers
- Lesson 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
- Lesson 4: Deploying Group Policy Preferences
- Use Group Policy to configure folder redirection and scripts.
- Use Administrative Templates to manage users and computers.
- Deploy software using Group Policy.
Module 11: Implementing Security Settings Using Group PolicyIn this module, students will learn how to secure network clients using Group Policy.Lessons
- Deploy Group Policy preferences.
Lab : Lab A: Implementing Security Using Group PolicyLab : Lab B: Configuring Restricted Groups and Application Control PoliciesAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Security Settings
- Lesson 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
- Lesson 3: Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
- Understand security settings.
- Implement Fine-Grained Password Policies.
Module 12: Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote OfficesIn this module, students will learn solutions that can be implemented to provide efficient remote office network access.Lessons
- Restrict group membership and access to software.
Lab : Lab A: Deploying a Read-Only Domain ControllerLab : Lab B: Deploying BranchCacheAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Remote Office Requirements
- Lesson 2: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
- Lesson 3: Implementing BranchCache
Module 13: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008In this module, students will learn how to plan for and implement performance baselines and perform server monitoring using monitoring tools.Lessons
- Explain remote office requirements.
- Implement Read-Only Domain Controllers.
Lab : Creating a Baseline of Performance MetricsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Planning Maintenance Tasks
- Lesson 2: Calculating a Server Baseline
- Lesson 3: Interpreting Performance Counters
- Lesson 4: Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
- Plan monitoring tasks.
- Calculate server baselines.
- Interpret performance counters.
Module 14: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup, Restore, and RecoveryIn this module, students will learn how to plan for and identify backup and restore strategies and to identify steps needed to recover from server startup issues.Lessons
- Select appropriate monitoring tools.
Lab : Lab A: Implementing Windows Server Backup and RecoveryLab : Lab B: Recovering Active Directory ObjectsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server 2008
- Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing File Recovery
- Lesson 3: Recovering Active Directory
- Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
- Plan and implement backup on Windows Server 2008.
- Plan and implement server restore.
- Describe Active Directory recovery methods.
- Troubleshoot Windows Server startup.
Prerequisites Before attending this course, in addition to their professional experience, students must have:
- At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security.
- Certification related to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, and Windows Server Administration Fundamentals designations, or equivalent knowledge as outlined in course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008.
- A+, Server+, hardware portion of Network+, or equivalent knowledge.
- Working knowledge of networking technologies.
- Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
- Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
- An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies).
- Basic knowledge of TCP/IP.
- Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as PowerShell and WMI.
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