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Windows Server 2008

Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
(Microsoft Training Course: 6419) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course combines five days worth of content from Windows Server 2008 courses 6420, 6421, 6424, 6425 and 6430 to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.. It is intended for Windows Server 2008 administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment
  2. Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
  3. Creating Groups and Organizational Units
  4. Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
  5. Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
  6. Creating and Configuring Group Policy
  7. Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
  8. Implementing Security Using Group Policy
  9. Configuring Server Security Compliance
  10. Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
  11. Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
  12. Configuring Network Access Protection
  13. Configuring Availability of Network Resources
  14. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
  15. Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore


Module 1: Introduction to Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment
  • Server Roles
  • Overview of Active Directory
  • Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
  • Using Remote Desktop for Administration
  • Lab: Administering Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe server roles and how they are categorized.
  • Describe the characteristics of Active Directory components.
  • Describe common Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools.
  • Describe how to use Remote Desktop for Administration.
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Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Automating AD DS Object Management
  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
  • Lab: Creating AD DS User and Computer Accounts
Skills
  • Configure AD DS user accounts.
  • Configure AD DS computer accounts.
  • Automate AD DS Object Management.
  • Use queries to search AD DS.
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Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
  • Introduction to AD DS Groups
  • Managing Group Accounts
  • Creating Organizational Units
  • Lab: Creating an OU Infrastructure
Skills
  • Describe the options for creating groups.
  • Configure groups in AD DS.
  • Configure OUs in AD DS.
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Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
  • Managing Access Overview
  • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
  • Determining Effective Permission
  • Lab: Managing Access to Resources
Skills
  • Describe how access management works in AD DS.
  • Assign permissions to shared folders.
  • Configure permissions using NTFS.
  • Determine effective permissions.
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Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
  • Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
  • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Delegation
  • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Trusts
Skills
  • Delegate administrative access to Active Directory objects.
  • Configure Active Directory trusts.
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Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
  • Lab: Creating and Configuring GPOs
  • Lab: Verifying and Managing GPOs
Skills
  • Describe Group Policy.
  • Configure the application scope for Group Policy Objects.
  • Evaluate the application of Group Policy Objects.
  • Manage Group Policy Objects.
  • Delegate administrative control of Group Policy Objects.
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Module 7: Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using
  • Group Policy
  • Configuring Administrative Templates
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings
  • Lab: Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy
  • Lab: Configuring Administrative Templates
  • Lab: Deploying Software with Group Policy
  • Lab: Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
Skills
  • Configure Group Policy settings.
  • Configure scripts and folder redirection by using Group Policy.
  • Configure administrative templates.
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences.
  • Deploy software by using Group Policy.
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy Application.
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy Settings.
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Module 8: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Security Policies
  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Managing Security Using Security Templates
  • Lab: Implementing Security Using Group Policies
  • Lab: Configuring and Verifying Security Policies
Skills
  • Configure security policies.
  • Implement fine-grained password policies.
  • Restrict group membership and access to applications by using security policies.
  • Apply security policies by using security templates.
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Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
  • Securing a Windows Infrastructure
  • Configuring an Audit Policy
  • Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Managing WSUS
  • Lab: Manage Server Security
Skills
  • Secure a server role within a windows infrastructure.
  • Configure an audit policy.
  • Describe the use of Windows Server Update Services.
  • Manage updates using WSUS.
  • Plan for security update management by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
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Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
  • Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
  • Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring Quota Management
  • Implementing File Screening
  • Managing Storage Reports
  • Understanding Storage Area Networks
  • Lab: Installing the FSRM Role Service
  • Lab: Configuring Storage Quotas
  • Lab: Configuring File Screening
  • Lab: Generating Storage Reports
Skills
  • Describe storage management solutions included in Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage storage using FSRM.
  • Configure quota management using FSRM.
  • Implement file screening using FSRM.
  • Manage storage reports.
  • Troubleshoot storage issues.
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Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
  • Distributed Files System (DFS) Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication
  • Lab: Installing the Distributed File System Role Service and Creating a DFS Namespace
  • Lab: Configuring Folder Targets and Viewing Diagnostic Reports
Skills
  • Describe the distributed file system.
  • Manage DFS namespaces.
  • Configure DFS replication.
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Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
Skills
  • Describe the benefits and uses of NAP.
  • Describe how NAP works in various access scenarios.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
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Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Providing Server and Service Availability
  • Lab: Configuring Shadow Copying
  • Lab: Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing
Skills
  • Configure shadow copies.
  • Provide server and service availability.
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Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
  • Planning Monitoring Tasks
  • Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Measuring Performance Objects
  • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
  • Planning Notification Methods
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Maintenance Tasks
  • Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
  • Lab: Identifying Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Requirements
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Monitoring
Skills
  • Plan monitoring tasks.
  • Determine an appropriate server baseline.
  • Determine objects and counters to monitor based on server role.
  • Analyze key performance counters.
  • Select appropriate monitoring tools.
  • Identify appropriate notification methods.
  • Create a server management task schedule for Windows Server 2008.
  • List automated maintenance tools for Windows Server 2008.
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Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
  • Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008
  • Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008
  • Planning a Server Restore Policy
  • Planning an EFS Restore Policy
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Startup
  • Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Backup Policy
  • Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore
Skills
  • Create a backup and recovery plan by using Windows Server Backup.
  • Develop a backup policy for Windows Server Backup.
  • Create a server restore plan.
  • Create a plan for restoring Encrypting File System (EFS) files.
  • Verify the restore procedure.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers.
  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side).
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies.
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Basic knowledge of scripting tools.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008; configure AD DS user and computer accounts; create Groups and Organizational Units; manage access to shared resources; configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts; create and configure Group Policy Objects; configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy; configure and analyze server security and security update compliance; configure and manage storage technologies; 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.