Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Windows Server 2008
Course # 6419
Course Starts On: February 10, 2014 - March 24, 2014 - May 19, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 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. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Course Objectives:

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 in an AD DS environment.
Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts.
Create and configure Group Policy Objects.
Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy.
Implement security by using Group Policy.
Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance.
Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008.
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.

Course Audience:

This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008.

Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:
At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account 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 Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Administrative Tasks in Windows Server 2008 Environment
The module explains server roles, Active Directory, the Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools and Remote Desktop.

Server Roles
Overview of Active Directory
Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
Using Remote Desktop for Administration

Lab : Administering Windows Server 2008
Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration

Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
This module explains how to manage user accounts, create computer accounts and manage AD DS 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
Creating and Configuring User Accounts
Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts
Automating the Management of AD DS Objects

Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
This module introduces groups and how to manage them.

Introduction to Groups
Managing Groups
Creating Organizational Units

Lab : Creating an OU Infrastructure
Creating AD DS Groups
Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)
Creating an OU Hierarchy

Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
The module explains how to manage access and assign and manage permissions.

Managing Access Overview
Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
Determining Effective Permission

Lab : Managing Access to Resources
Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation

Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
This module explains how to delegate administrative access to AD DS objects and how to configure AD DS Trusts.

Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
Configuring AD DS Trusts

Lab : Configuring Active Directory Delegation and Trusts
Delegating Control of AD DS Objects
Configuring AD DS Trusts

Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
This module explains how to configure and manage Group Policy Objects.

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
Creating Group Policy Objects
Managing the Scope of GPO Application
Verifying GPO Application
Managing GPOs
Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs

Module 7: Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure user environments using group policy.

Configuring Group Policy Settings
Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using
Group Policy
Configuring Administrative Templates
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Deploying Software Using Group Policy
Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings

Lab : Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection
Configuring Administrative Templates
Configuring Preferences
Verifying GPO Application

Module 8: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure security policies, implement password policies, restrict access to software and user security templates.

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
Configuring Domain Security Settings
Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
Configuring Restricted Groups and Software Restriction Policies
Configuring Security Templates
Verifying the Security Configuration

Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
This module explains how to secure a windows infrastructure, configure an audit policy, manage WSUS and plan for a security update.

Securing a Windows Infrastructure
Configuring an Audit Policy
Overview of Windows Server Update Services
Managing WSUS
Planning for Security Update Management

Lab : Configuring Server Security Compliance
Configuring Windows Software Update Services

Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
This module explains how to manage storage using File Server Resource Manager, configure quota management, implement file screening and manage storage reports.

Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
Configuring Quota Management
Implementing File Screening
Managing Storage Reports
Troubleshooting Storage Issues

Lab : Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
Installing the FSRM Role Service
Configuring Storage Quotas
Configuring File Screening
Generating Storage Reports

Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
This module explains how to configure DFS namespaces and replication.

DFS Overview
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring DFS Replication

Lab : Configuring DFS
Installing the Distributed File System Role Service
Creating a DFS Namespace
Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication
Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders

Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients
Configuring NAP for VPN Clients

Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
This module explains how to configure shadow copies and provide server and service availability.

Configuring Shadow Copies
Providing Server and Service Availability

Lab : Configuring Availability of Network Resources
Configuring Shadow Copying
Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing

Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.

Planning Monitoring Tasks
Calculating a Server Baseline
Measuring Performance Objects
Analyzing key performance counters
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
Evaluating Performance Metrics
Monitoring Performance Metrics
Configuring Data Collector Sets
Evaluating Trends
Monitoring Extension Exercise
Automating Maintenance Tasks

Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
This module explains how to back up and restore Windows Server 2008 servers.

Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008
Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008
Planning a Server Restore Policy
Planning an EFS Restore Policy
Verifying Restored Data

Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore
Evaluating Backup Data
Planning a Restore
Investigating a Failed Restore