Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008 R2

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Course Details

This course combines Windows Server 2008 training content from the NetworkInfrastructure 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 Server2008 core skills, and it incorporates material from the Official MicrosoftLearning 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

Course Prerequisites

  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area ofaccount management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security
  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows(client side)
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
  • 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

Course Agenda

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. Remote Desktop Services

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

16. 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