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MOC 6433 - Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Windows Server 2008 training 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 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.

This course 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.

  • Learn to plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades.
  • Learn to plan server management and delegated administration strategies.
  • Learn to plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services.
  • Learn to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Learn to plan and implement Group Policy strategy.
  • Learn to plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services.
  • Learn to plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization.
  • Learn to plan and implement file and print server roles.
  • Learn to plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access.
  • Learn to plan and provision data and storage.
  • Learn to plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • Learn to plan and implement high availability.
  • Learn to plan for server performance and event monitoring.
  • Learn to plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy.
  • 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
  1. Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
    1. Developing a Deployment Strategy
    2. Virtualization Considerations
    3. Selecting an Automation Strategy
    4. Implementing an Automation Strategy
    5. Lab: Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
      1. Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
      2. Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
      3. Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
  2. Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
    1. Server Management Tools
    2. Decentralizing Systems Administration
    3. Lab: Implementing Role Based Systems Administration
      1. Create an administrative-level role group
      2. Creating an account management group
      3. Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups
  3. Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
    1. Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
    2. Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
    3. Transitioning to IPv6
    4. Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
    5. Lab: Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
      1. Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers
      2. Implementing DNS
      3. Implementing DHCP
  4. Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
    2. Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
    3. Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
    4. Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
    5. Lab: Planning and Provisioning AD DS
      1. Planning an Active Directory Structure
      2. Planning an AD DS Maintenance Strategy
      3. AD DS Backup and Recovery
  5. Planning Group Policy Strategy
    1. Planning Group Policy Settings
    2. Planning Group Policy Assignment
    3. Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
    4. Lab: Planning and Implementing Group Policy
      1. Planning Group Policy
      2. Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan
  6. Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
    1. Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
    2. Managing Certificate Templates
    3. Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
    4. Lab: Configuring Certificate Services
      1. Certificate Services Deployment Planning
      2. Standalone Root and Subordinate CA
      3. Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
  7. Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
    1. Planning and Provisioning Web Services
    2. Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
    3. Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
    4. Lab: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
      1. Planning Application Deployment
      2. Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
      3. Configuring Recovery for Application Servers
      4. Configuring WSRM Policies
  8. Planning File and Print Services
    1. Provisioning File Services
    2. Provisioning and Managing Storage
    3. Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
    4. Migrating File and Print Services
    5. Lab: Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
      1. Planning File Services
      2. Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
      3. Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office
  9. Planning Network Access
    1. Planning Network Security
    2. Planning Virtual Private Networks
    3. Planning Network Access Protection
    4. Planning DirectAccess
    5. Lab: Planning and Implementing Network Access
      1. Planning Network Access
      2. Implementing Network Access
  10. Provisioning Data and Storage
    1. Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
    2. Planning and Implementing BranchCache
    3. Provisioning Storage
    4. Lab: Planning and Implementing Data Access
      1. Planning Data Access
      2. Installing and Configuring DFS
      3. Enabling and Configuring BranchCache
  11. Planning Update Deployment
    1. WSUS Topologies
    2. Update Management
    3. Lab: Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
      1. Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
      2. Configure a Replica WSUS Server
      3. Configure WSUS for BranchCache and BITS
  12. Planning High Availability
    1. Planning Network Load Balancing
    2. Planning Failover Clustering
    3. Planning for Service Availability
    4. Lab: Planning and Implementing High Availability
      1. Planning High Availability
      2. Implementing High Availability
  13. Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
    1. Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
    2. Managing Events
    3. Lab: Event Log Forwarding
      1. Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
      2. Configuring Event Subscriptions
      3. Creating Custom Views
      4. Creating Event Tasks
  14. Enterprise Backup and Recovery
    1. Disaster Recovery Concepts
    2. Planning Windows Server Backup
    3. Planning and Administering Recovery
    4. Lab: Backup and restore from VHD
      1. Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
      2. Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
      3. Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
      4. Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD

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