Course 6418C:

Deploying Windows Server 2008

Length:3 Days
Published:August 30, 2010
Language(s):English
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Level:300
Technology:Windows Server 2008
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to install and deploy Windows Server 2008 R2. This course  also will teach you how to automate server deployment, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you to migrate existing services to Windows Server 2008 R2.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have experience with Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008, and who hold an Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credentialor Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential (or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credential or Microsoft Certified  Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential) certification and/or equivalent knowledge. They also should be responsible for deploying Windows Server 2008 R2, including the R2 features that enable enhanced functionality of Windows 7 clients, must understand how to use the latest deployment tools and solution accelerators that were updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This course is intended for IT professionals experienced on the technologies that Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 R2 include, and who have a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 MCTS or MCITP (or MSCA/MCSE) certification or equivalent knowledge. 
This course also is targeted at IT professionals who are responsible for planning and implementing the deployment of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This audience uses graphical administration tools, command-line tools, Windows PowerShell, imaging tools, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Microsoft Solution Accelerators. These IT professionals conduct most server-deployment tasks in a deployment lab, and roll out monitored pilot deployments in a controlled fashion. They use a combination of low-touch and no-touch deployment processes and tools. This audience also deploys these servers from a centralized location, and validates remote server deployments and configurations using remote management tools and scripts.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration options, and select an appropriate volume-licensing option for Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Deploy and configure a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation.
  • Implement various Windows Server deployment technologies.
  • Implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
  • Implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010).
  • Migrate earlier versions of Active Directory directory service to AD DS.
  • Migrate file and print, and Web servers to Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Migrate remote infrastructure servers to support branch offices.
  • Virtualize workloads by migrating physical servers to guests in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.
Course OutlineModule 1: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2This  module describes the installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 R2 Installations
  • Lesson 2: Performing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Following Installation
  • Lesson 4: Automating Server Activation Using Microsoft Volume Activation
Lab : Lab A: Planning to Install Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Exercise: Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)Toolkit
Lab : Lab B: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings
  • Exercise 1: Installing Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Server Core
  • Exercise 3: Enabling Remote Management
Lab : Lab C: Managing Roles and Features
  • Exercise 1: Adding the DNS and DHCP Server Roles
  • Exercise 2: Managing Server Core
Lab : Lab D: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing
  • Exercise: Planning Volume Activation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan Windows Server 2008 R2 installations.
  • Perform a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation.
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 following installation.
  • Automate server activation using Microsoft Volume Activation.
Module 2: Implementing Deployment TechnologiesThis module describes the various deployment technologies available for use with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Selecting a Deployment Strategy
  • Lesson 2: Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Lesson 3: Working with Images
  • Lesson 4: Working with Unattended Answer Files
Lab : Deploying Windows Server 2008 with an Answer File
  • Exercise 1: Verifying the Configuration of WAIK
  • Exercise 2: Creating an Answer File
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Select a suitable deployment strategy.
  • Describe the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).
  • Describe the different types of images.
  • Perform an unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 installation.
Module 3: Using Windows Deployment ServicesThis module explains how to create and deploy custom system images by using Windows Deployment Services and images.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Deployment with WD
  • Lesson 3: Maintaining Images
Lab : Using WDS to Deploy Windows Server
  • Exercise 1: Installing and configuring WDS
  • Exercise 2: Creating Operating System Images with WDS
  • Exercise 3: Using an Unattended File with WDS
  • Exercise 4: Configuring Custom Computer Naming for Large-Scale Deployments
  • Exercise 5: Deploying Images with WDS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the important features and functionality of WDS.
  • Configure WDS in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Perform deployments with WDS.
Module 4: Implementing the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThis module explains how to deploy and create custom system images for common server configurations by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Lesson 2: Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Lesson 3: Maintaining Images with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Lab : Implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Exercise 1: Installing MDT 2010
  • Exercise 2: Configuring MDT 2010
  • Exercise 3: Creating an MDT 2010 Build
  • Exercise 4: Creating Deployment Points
  • Exercise 5: Performing a Lite-Touch Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the MDT.
  • Use the MDT for low and zero-touch deployments.
  • Use MDT to maintain image files.
Module 5: Migrating Active Directory Directory ServiceThis module explains how to upgrade and migrate Active Directory directory service from Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
  • Lesson 2: Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 R2
Lab : Migrating Active Directory
  • Exercise 1: Preparing the Existing Forest
  • Exercise 2: Deploying a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC
  • Exercise 3: Removing Legacy Domain Controllers
  • Exercise 4: Enabling New Active Directory Features
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the considerations and changes resulting from the Active Directory upgrade.
  • Upgrade a legacy forest.
Module 6: Migrating File, Print, and Web ServicesThis module provides guidance for upgrading and migrating file and print servers from Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2. This module also includes guidance for upgrading and migrating application and Web servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Lesson 2: Migrating File and Print Servers
  • Lesson 3: Migrating Web and Application Servers
Lab : Lab A: Migrating Windows Server 2003 File and Print Services
  • Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the File and Print Server Roles
  • Exercise 2: Enabling Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Exercise 3: Migrating File and Print Services
  • Exercise 4: Verifying the migration of file and print services
Lab : Lab B: Lesson 3: Migrating Web and Application Servers
  • Exercise 1: Installing the Required Roles on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Exercise 2: Installing the Migration Tools
  • Exercise 3: Migrating the Application
  • Exercise 4: Verifying the Migration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows Server Migration Tools.
  • Upgrade file and print servers.
  • Upgrade Web and application servers.
Module 7: Deploying Branch Office and Remote Access ServicesThis module provides guidance for upgrading and migrating branch offices and Remote Access Services to Windows Server 2008 R2.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Remote Infrastructure
Lab : Lab A: Deploying an RODC to a Branch Office
  • Exercise 1: Enabling the Forest to Support RODC Deployment
  • Exercise 2: Deploying the RODC Role on Server Core
  • Exercise 3: Creating the Branch Office Site
  • Exercise 4: Securing the RODC
Lab : Lab B: Implementing Branch Cache
  • Exercise 1: Configuring BranchCache on a Server
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Client-Side BranchCache Settings
  • Exercise 3: Verify BranchCache Functionality
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement read-only domain controllers (RODC) to support branch offices.
  • Implement remote infrastructure features to support branch offices.
Module 8: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual MachinesThis module provides guidance for migrating existing workloads to a virtual machine environment using the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role.Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Lesson 2: Installing Hyper-V
  • Lesson 3: Migrating workloads to Hyper-V
Lab : Lab: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
  • Exercise 1: Planning to Migrate Workloads
  • Exercise 2: Deploying the Hyper-V Role
  • Exercise 3: Creating Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, and Virtual Hard Disks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Microsoft server virtualization solutions.
  • Install and configure Hyper-V.
  • Plan the migration of workloads to Microsoft virtual machines.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Able to perform server and desktop installation, upgrades, and configuration
  • A conceptual understanding of automated deployment
  • A basic understanding of the processes in Microsoft Operations Connector Framework, Microsoft Solutions Framework, and ITIL 3.0
  • Basic skills with Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Windows command line
  • Understanding of, and experience with, monitoring and management tools
  • Networking knowledge
  • Knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Knowledge of security
  • Understanding of, and experience with, performance monitoring
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity and experience with Windows PowerShell 2.0, Windows Command line, scripting of imaging and virtualization technologies, and general batch scripting.
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