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Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers (6419B)

Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers (6419B)

Overview

Duration: 5 Days
This five-day instructor-led course provides 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 and R2 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management.
  • Manage the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles.
  • Configure secure and efficient access to file services.
  • Configure and manage Distributed File Systems.
  • Manage file resources by using File Server Resource Manager.
  • Configure and secure Remote Access.
  • Manage Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Configure Active Directory object administration and Domain Trust. 
  • Create and manage Group Policy objects.
  • Configure user and computer settings by using Group Policy.
  • Implement security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Provide efficient network access for remote offices.
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage Windows Server 2008 backup, restore, and recovery.  
Module 1: Overview of the Windows Server 2008 Management
In this module, students learn the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management.
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Environment
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
  • Lesson 3: Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
  • Lesson 4: Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Lab : Managing Server Roles in a Windows Server 2008 Environment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the considerations for implementing and managing a Windows Server 2008 environment.
  • Explain Windows Server 2008 server roles and features.
  • Describe Windows Server 2008 administration tools.
  • Manage Windows Server 2008 Server Core.

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Roles
In this module, students learn about IPv6 addressing and how to install and configure the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles.
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Understanding IPv6 Addressing
  • Lesson 2: Overview of the Domain Name System Server Role
  • Lesson 3: Configuring DNS Zones
  • Lesson 4: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Lesson 5: Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
Lab : Lab A: Installing and Configuring the DNS Server RoleLab : Lab B: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Server Role
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe the features and concepts related to the DNS server role.
  • Configure DNS zones.
  • Describe the features and concepts related to the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP Scopes and options.

Module 3: Module 3: Configuring Access to File Services
In this module, students learn how to configure secure and efficient access to file services.
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Access Control
  • Lesson 2: Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Lesson 3: Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
  • Lesson 4: Determining Effective Permissions
Lab : Managing Access to File Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the concept of access control for file services.
  • Manage NTFS file system and folder permissions.
  • Manage permissions for shared resources.
  • Determine effective permissions.

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
In this module, students will learn how to configure and manage a Distributed File System infrastructure
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Distributed File System Overview
  • Lesson 2: Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication
Lab : Installing and Configuring Distributed File System
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Distributed File System.
  • Configure DFS Namespaces.
  • Configure DFS Replication.

Module 5: Managing File Resources by Using File Server Resource Manager
In this module, students will learn how to use File Server Resource Manager to assist in data storage capacity management.
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Overview of File Server Resource Manager
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Quota Management
  • Lesson 3: Implementing File Screening
  • Lesson 4: Managing Storage Reports
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
Lab : Lab A: Installing FSRM and Implementing Quota ManagementLab : Lab B: Configuring File Screening and Storage ReportsLab : Lab C: Configuring Classification and File Management Tasks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe File Server Resource Manager.
  • Configure quota management.
  • Implement file screening.
  • Implement classification management and file management tasks.
  • Manage storage reports.

Module 6: Configuring and Securing Remote Access
In this module, students will learn how to secure remote access using features such as a Virtual Private Networks, Network Access Protection (NAP), and DirectAccess.
Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Network Policies
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs
  • Lesson 4: Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP
  • Lesson 5: Overview of DirectAccess
  • Lesson 6: Deploying DirectAccess
Lab : Lab A: Implementing a Virtual Private NetworkLab : Lab B: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access SolutionLab : Lab C: Implementing DirectAccess
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure a VPN connection.
  • Explain network policies.
  • Integrate NAP with VPNs.
  • Configure and monitor NAP.
  • Describe DirectAccess.

    Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain Services
    In this module, students will learn about the Active Directory infrastructure and how to manage AD DS objects.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Overview of the Active Directory Infrastructure
    • Lesson 2: Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
    • Lesson 3: Managing User Accounts
    • Lesson 4: Managing Computer Accounts
    • Lesson 5: Managing Groups
    • Lesson 6: Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
    Lab : Lab A: Creating and Managing User and Computer AccountsLab : Lab B: Managing Groups and Locating Objects in AD DS
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Explain the Active Directory infrastructure.
    • Work with Active Directory Administration Tools.
    • Manage user accounts.
    • Manage computer accounts.
    • Manage groups.
    • Use queries to locate objects in AD DS.

    Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain Trust
    In this module, students will learn how to configure and manage AD DS object permissions; and configure trust between AD DS domains.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration
    • Lesson 2: Configuring Active Directory Trusts
    Lab : Lab A: Configuring Active Directory DelegationLab : Lab B: Administer Trust Relationships
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Configure Active Directory object administration.
    • Configure Active Directory trusts.

    Module 9: Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects
    In this module, students will learn how to create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy
    • Lesson 2: Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
    • Lesson 3: Managing Group Policy Objects
    • Lesson 4: Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing
    Lab : Lab A: Creating and Configuring GPOsLab : Lab B: Creating and Configuring GPOsLab : Lab C: Troubleshooting Group Policy
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Explain Group Policy.
    • Configure the scope of GPOs.
    • Manage GPOs.
    • Evaluate and troubleshoot Group Policy processing.

    Module 10: Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer Settings
    In this module, students will understand the specific settings that can be managed using Group Policy.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
    • Lesson 2: Using Administrative Templates to Manage Users and Computers
    • Lesson 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
    • Lesson 4: Deploying Group Policy Preferences
    Lab : Lab A: Configuring Logon Scripts and Folder Redirection with Group PolicyLab : Lab B: Configuring Administrative TemplatesLab : Lab C: Deploying Software Using (Group PolicyLab : Lab D: Deploying Group Policy Preferences
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Use Group Policy to configure folder redirection and scripts.
    • Use Administrative Templates to manage users and computers.
    • Deploy software using Group Policy.
    • Deploy Group Policy preferences.

    Module 11: Implementing Security Settings Using Group Policy
    In this module, students will learn how to secure network clients using Group Policy.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Overview of Security Settings
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
    • Lesson 3: Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
    Lab : Lab A: Implementing Security Using Group PolicyLab : Lab B: Configuring Restricted Groups and Application Control Policies
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Understand security settings.
    • Implement Fine-Grained Password Policies.
    • Restrict group membership and access to software.

    Module 12: Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote Offices
    In this module, students will learn solutions that can be implemented to provide efficient remote office network access.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Overview of Remote Office Requirements
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
    • Lesson 3: Implementing BranchCache
    Lab : Lab A: Deploying a Read-Only Domain ControllerLab : Lab B: Deploying BranchCache
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Explain remote office requirements.
    • Implement Read-Only Domain Controllers.
    • Implement BranchCache.

    Module 13: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008
    In this module, students will learn how to plan for and implement performance baselines and perform server monitoring using monitoring tools.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Planning Maintenance Tasks
    • Lesson 2: Calculating a Server Baseline
    • Lesson 3: Interpreting Performance Counters
    • Lesson 4: Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
    Lab : Creating a Baseline of Performance Metrics
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Plan monitoring tasks.
    • Calculate server baselines.
    • Interpret performance counters.
    • Select appropriate monitoring tools.

    Module 14: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup, Restore, and Recovery
    In this module, students will learn how to plan for and identify backup and restore strategies and to identify steps needed to recover from server startup issues.
    Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server 2008
    • Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing File Recovery
    • Lesson 3: Recovering Active Directory
    • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
    Lab : Lab A: Implementing Windows Server Backup and RecoveryLab : Lab B: Recovering Active Directory Objects
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Plan and implement backup on Windows Server 2008.
    • Plan and implement server restore.
    • Describe Active Directory recovery methods.
    • Troubleshoot Windows Server startup.
    This course is not associated with any Certification.
    Before attending this course, in addition to their professional experience, students must have:
    • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security.
    • Certification related to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, and Windows Server Administration Fundamentals designations, or equivalent knowledge as outlined in course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008.
    • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Network+, or equivalent knowledge.
    • Working knowledge of networking technologies.
    • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
    • 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 ID:
    6419B


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