IT TRAINING

Microsoft 6419 – Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitoring server performance and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

This course is aimed at Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Server on a daily basis and desire to learn how to configure, manage and maintain the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • The latest feature updates for Server 2008 R2
  • Administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008
  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services (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 (GPOs)
  • 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
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to 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

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
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 Role
Lab : 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 Management
Lab : Lab B: Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
Lab : 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 Network
Lab : Lab B: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
Lab : 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 Accounts
Lab : 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 Delegation
Lab : 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 GPOs
Lab : Lab B: Creating and Configuring GPOs
Lab : 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 Policy
Lab : Lab B: Configuring Administrative Templates
Lab : Lab C: Deploying Software Using (Group Policy
Lab : 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 Policy
Lab : 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 Controller
Lab : 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 Recovery
Lab : 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.

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