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Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers - 6419 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2008

Overview
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.

Audience Profile
Candidates for this course are information technology (IT) professionals who work in medium to large organizations. The primary candidate is a Windows Server administrator who operates Windows Servers on a daily basis and who requires the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining servers installed with Windows Server 2008, including the Release 2 (R2) edition. Candidates are typically responsible for day-to-day management of the server operating system and various server roles such as DHCP, DNS, file and print services, directory services, and software distribution. This course may also be considered in combination with other exam preparation materials for candidates wishing to prepare for MCTS and MCITP certification in Windows Server 2008.

Other candidates for this course include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

At Course Completion
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.

Prerequisites
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 Outline

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
Exercise 1: Determining Server Roles and Installation Types
Exercise 2: Installing Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
Exercise 3: Managing 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 Role
Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the DNS Server Role
Exercise 2: Configuring Primary Zones and Resource Records
Exercise 3: Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Lab B: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Server Role
Exercise 1: Installing and authorizing the DHCP Server Role
Exercise 2: Configuring 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
Exercise 1: Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
Exercise 2: Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
Exercise 3: Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation

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
Exercise 1: Installing the Distributed File System Role Service
Exercise 2: Creating a DFS Namespace
Exercise 3: Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication
Exercise 4: Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders

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 Management
Exercise 1: Installing the FSRM Role Service
Exercise 2: Configuring Storage Quotas
Lab : Lab B: Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
Exercise 1: Configuring File Screening
Exercise 2: Generating Storage Reports
Lab : Lab C: Configuring Classification and File Management Tasks
Exercise 1: Configuring Classification Management
Exercise 2: Implementing File Management Tasks

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 Network
Exercise 1: Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote
Exercise 2: Configuring a Custom Network Policy
Lab : Lab B: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
Exercise 1: Configuring NAP Components
Exercise 2: Configuring Client Settings to support NAP
Lab : Lab C: Implementing DirectAccess
Exercise 1: Reviewing the Existing Infrastructure Configuration
Exercise 2: Configuring Infrastructure Services for DirectAccess
Exercise 3: Configuring the DirectAccess Server and Verifying Connectivity

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 Accounts
Exercise 1: Creating and Configuring User Accounts
Exercise 2: Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts
Lab : Lab B: Managing Groups and Locating Objects in AD DS
Exercise 1: Implementing Role-Based Management Using Groups
Exercise 2: Finding Objects in Active Directory

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 Delegation
Exercise 1: Delegating Control of AD DS Objects
Exercise 2: Creating Managed Service Accounts in AD DS
Lab : Lab B: Administer Trust Relationships
Exercise 1: Administering a Trust Relationship

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 GPOs
Exercise 1: Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
Exercise 2: Managing the Scope of GPO Application
Lab : Lab B: Creating and Configuring GPOs
Exercise 1: Verifying GPO Application
Exercise 2: Managing GPOs
Exercise 3: Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs
Lab : Lab C: Troubleshooting Group Policy
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting incorrect policy settings Scenario 1
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting incorrect policy settings Scenario 2

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 Policy
Exercise 1 Using a Group Policy Logon Script to Map a Network Drive
Exercise 2: Using Group Policy to Redirect Folders
Lab : Lab B: Configuring Administrative Templates
Exercise 1: Configuring Administrative Templates
Lab : Lab C: Deploying Software Using (Group Policy
Exercise 1: Deploying a Software Package Using Group Policy
Lab : Lab D: Deploying Group Policy Preferences
Exercise 1: Configure 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 Policy
Exercise 1: Configuring Account and Security Policy
Exercise 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
Lab : Lab B: Configuring Restricted Groups and Application Control Policies
Exercise 1: Configuring Restricted Groups
Exercise 2: Configuring Application Control Policies

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 Controller
Exercise 1: Installing an RODC
Exercise 2: Configuring Password Replication Policy and Credential Caching
Lab : Lab B: Deploying BranchCache
Exercise 1: Configuring BranchCache in Distributed Cache Mode
Exercise 2: Configuring BranchCache in Hosted Cache Mode

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
Exercise 1: Determining Performance Metrics
Exercise 2: Configuring a Performance Baseline
Exercise 3: Viewing Performance using 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 Recovery
Exercise 1: Evaluating the Existing Backup Plan
Exercise 2: Implementing a Recovery Plan
Lab : Lab B: Recovering Active Directory Objects
Exercise 1: Enabling Active Directory Recycle Bin
Exercise 2: Restoring a Deleted Active Directory Object
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