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Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6433) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is intended for experienced IT Professionals looking to gain deeper insight and decision making knowledge for a variety of planning and implementation tasks typically carried out by Server Administrators.
> Course outline
  1. Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
  2. Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
  3. Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
  4. Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
  5. Planning Group Policy Strategy
  6. Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
  7. Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
  8. Planning File and Print Services
  9. Planning Network Access
  10. Provisioning Data and Storage
  11. Planning Update Deployment
  12. Planning High Availability
  13. Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
  14. Enterprise Backup and Recovery


Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
  • This module explains how to plan Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 deployments and upgrades.
  • Developing a Deployment Strategy
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Selecting an Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automation Strategy
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
  • Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
  • Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
  • Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
Skills
  • Develop a deployment strategy.
  • Select a strategy for deployment automation.
  • Implement the selected automation strategy.
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Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
  • This module explains how to plan for server management and delegated administration on Windows Server 2008 and R2 environments
  • Server Management Tools
  • Decentralizing Systems Administration
  • Lab: Implementing Role Based Systems Administration
  • Create an administrative-level role group
  • Creating an account management group
  • Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups
Skills
  • Plan for the implementation and use of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2007 R2 remote management tools.
  • Plan and Implement decentralized systems administration.
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Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
  • This module explains how to plan for IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in your network and to plan and implement DNS and DHCP in a Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 environment
  • Provisioning IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
  • Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers and implementing DNS and DHCP
Skills
  • Provision an IPv4 addressing scheme within your organization.
  • Provision an IPv6 addressing scheme within your organization.
  • Plan the transition to IPv6.
  • Plan and implement DNS name resolution services within your organization’s network.
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Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
  • Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
  • Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
  • Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
  • Lab: Planning and Provisioning AD DS
  • Planning an Active Directory Structure
  • Planning an AD DS Maintenance Strategy
  • AD DS Backup and Recovery
Skills
  • Identify considerations for deploying domain controllers in multi-site organizations.
  • Plan administrative and management structures for AD DS
  • Plan a maintenance strategy for AD DS
  • Plan a backup and recovery strategy for AD DS.
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Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy
  • Planning Group Policy Settings
  • Planning Group Policy Assignment
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Group Policy
  • Planning Group Policy
  • Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan
Skills
  • Plan GPO settings.
  • Plan the assignment of group policy objects to AD DS containers.
  • Plan how to manage GPOs within your organization.
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Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
  • Lab: Configuring Certificate Services
  • Certificate Services Deployment Planning
  • Standalone Root and Subordinate CA
  • Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
Skills
  • Describe which roles and configurations require the deployment of Active Directory Certificate Services as part of a network’s infrastructure services.
  • Know when to deploy an enterprise or standalone Certification Authority
  • Determine when to deploy an offline root Certification Authority
  • Understand when to deploy a subordinate or issuing Certification Authority
  • Plan deployment of key archiving & recovery
  • Develop an appropriate Certification Authority management strategy
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Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
  • Planning and Provisioning Web Services
  • Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
  • Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
  • Lab: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
  • Planning Application Deployment
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
  • Configuring Recovery for Application Servers
  • Configuring WSRM Policies
Skills
  • Plan and provision web application servers.
  • Plan and provision remote desktop services application servers and application virtualization servers.
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Module 8: Planning File and Print Services
  • This module explains how to plan and implement File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
  • Provisioning File Services and Managing Storage
  • Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
  • Migrating File and Print Services
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
  • Planning File Services
  • Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
  • Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office
Skills
  • Plan and implement the file service role.
  • Plan and manage storage and shared printers.
  • Plan the migration of file and print services to Windows Server 2008 R2
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Module 9: Planning Network Access
  • This module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 environment.
  • Planning Network Security and DirectAccess
  • Planning Virtual Private Networks
  • Planning Network Access Protection
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Network Access
  • Planning and implementing Network Access
Skills
  • Plan network infrastructure components to improve network security
  • Plan and implement VPNs, NAP and DirectAccess
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Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage
  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System, and BranchCache
  • Provisioning Storage
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Data Access
  • Planning Data Access
  • Installing and Configuring DFS
  • Enabling and Configuring BranchCache
Skills
  • Plan and implement the Distributed File System.
  • Plan and implement BranchCache.
  • Provision an appropriate storage solution.
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Module 11: Planning Update Deployment
  • This module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server Update Service topology and how to deploy and manage updates in your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 environment.
  • WSUS Topologies
  • Update Management
  • Lab: Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
  • Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
  • Configure a Replica WSUS Server
  • Configure WSUS for BranchCache and BITS
Skills
  • Plan an appropriate Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) topology
  • Deploy and manage updates
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Module 12: Planning High Availability
  • This module explains how to plan and implement High Availability in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
  • Planning Network Load Balancing
  • Planning Failover Clustering
  • Planning for Service Availability
  • Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability
  • Planning High Availability
  • Implementing High Availability
Skills
  • Plan and deploy network load balancing.
  • Plan and deploy failover clustering.
  • Plan for high service availability.
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Module 13: Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
  • This module explains how to plan for performance and event monitoring in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
  • Managing Events
  • Lab: Event Log Forwarding
  • Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
  • Configuring Event Subscriptions
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Event Tasks
Skills
  • Monitor and analyze server performance.
  • Manage events.
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Module 14: Enterprise Backup and Recovery
  • This module explains how to plan for back ups and disaster recovery in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Planning Windows Server Backup
  • Planning and Administering Recovery
  • Lab: Backup and restore from VHD
  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
  • Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
  • Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD
Skills
  • Understand Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Plan Windows Server Backup
  • Plan recovery of data and servers
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Attended Courses 6418, 6421, 6425 and 6426, or have the equivalent skills and experience.
  • At least 1 year experience implementing or contributing to server and client planning and carrying out network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to plan Windows Server 2008 and R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades; plan server management and delegated administration strategies; plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services; plan and provision AD Domain Services and Application servers including Web services and presentation and application virtualization; plan and implement Group Policy strategy and AD Certificate Services; plan and implement file and print server roles, and secure network access policies such as VPNs, NAP and Direct Access; plan and provision data and storage; plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS); plan and implement high availability; plan for server performance and event monitoring; plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy.