Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008

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Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008-6433A

Course Duration :  5 Days

Course Overview

This five day course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise.

The course covers Windows server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:

  • At least one year experience in implementing or contributing to server and client planning
  • At least one year experience carrying out day to day network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks
  • Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008

Also, the following prerequisite certifications would support your preparation for attending this course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (70-646):

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Equivalent course(s): 6425C and 6426C
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Equivalent course(s): 6421B

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade

This module explains how to plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments and upgrades.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Develop a deployment strategy.
  • Determine factors that affect the implementation of virtualization within your organization.
  • Select a strategy for deployment automation.
  • Implement the selected automation strategy.

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 Windows Server 2008 R2 environments

Lessons

  • Remote 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the implementation and use of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 remote management tools.
  • Plan and Implement decentralized systems administration.

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 Windows Server 2008 R2 environment

Lessons

  • Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Provisioning 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
  • Implementing DNS
  • Implementing DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.

Lessons

  • 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 for Active Directory Domain Services

  • Planning an Active Directory Structure
  • AD DS Backup and Recovery
  • Configuring Active Directory Recycle Bin

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy

This module explains how to plan and implement Group Policy strategy n Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments

Lessons

  • Planning Group Policy Settings
  • Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects

Lab: Planning and Implementing Group Policy

  • Planning Group Policy
  • Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan GPO settings.
  • Plan the assignment of group policy objects to AD DS containers.
  • Plan how to manage GPOs within your organization.

Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services

This module explains how to plan Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Window Server 2008 R2 environments

Lessons

  • Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

Lab: Configuring Certificate Services

  • Planning Certificate Services Deployment
  • Configure Stand-alone Root and Enterprise Subordinate CA
  • Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
  • Configure Online Certificate Status Protocol Array

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan enterprise PKI deployment and administration
  • Manage Certificate templates
  • Plan certificate enrollment and revocation

Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers

This module explains how to plan and provision application servers in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.

Lessons

  • 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
  • Installing and Configuring a Remote Desktop Gateway

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and provision web application servers.
  • Plan and provision remote desktop services
  • Plan and provision application virtualization servers.

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.

Lessons

  • Provisioning File Services
  • Provisioning 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement the file service role.
  • Plan and manage storage.
  • Plan and manage shared printers.
  • Plan the migration of file and print services to Windows Server 2008 R2

Module 9: Planning Network Access

This module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.

Lessons

  • Planning Network Security
  • Planning Virtual Private Networks
  • Planning Network Access Protection
  • Planning DirectAccess 

Lab: Planning and Implementing Network Access

  • Planning Network Access
  • Implementing Network Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan network infrastructure components to improve network security
  • Plan and implement VPNs
  • Plan and implement NAP
  • Plan DirectAccess

Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage

This module explains how to provision data and storage in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Provisioning Storage

Lab: Planning and Implementing Data Access

  • Planning Data Access
  • Installing and Configuring DFS
  • Enabling and Configuring BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement the Distributed File System.
  • Plan and implement BranchCache.
  • Provision an appropriate storage solution.

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 Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.

Lessons

  • WSUS Topologies
  • Update Management

Lab: Multi-Site WSUS Deployment

  • Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
  • Configure a Replica WSUS Server
  • Configure WSUS for BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an appropriate Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) topology
  • Deploy and manage updates

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.

Lessons

  • Planning Network Load Balancing
  • Planning Failover Clustering
  • Planning for Service Availability

Lab: Planning and Implementing High Availability

  • Planning High Availability
  • Implementing High Availability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and deploy network load balancing.
  • Plan and deploy failover clustering.
  • Plan for high service availability.

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.

Lessons

  • Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
  • Managing Events

Lab: Planning and Implementing Event Log Management

  • Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
  • Configuring Event Subscriptions
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Event Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Monitor and analyze server performance.
  • Manage events.

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

Lessons

  • Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Planning Windows Server Backup
  • Planning Recovery of Data and servers

Lab: Backing Up and Restoring 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Plan Windows Server Backup
  • Plan recovery of data and servers