Course 6433A:

Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008

Length:5 Days
Published:September 07, 2011
Language(s):English
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Level:300
Technology:Windows Server 2008
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This five day course 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 is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). 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.
Audience Profile
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. Also, this course is relevant for you if you have been working as a Server Administrator on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update your skills to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 environment.

The course is intended to build on the student's existing skills in the areas of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008, therefore it is not suitable for new or inexperienced server administrators.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008  R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades
  • Plan server management and delegated administration strategies
  • Plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services
  • Plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services
  • Plan and implement Group Policy strategy
  • Plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization
  • Plan and implement file and print server roles
  • Plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access
  • Plan and provision data and storage
  • Plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Plan and implement high availability
  • Plan for server performance and event monitoring
  • Plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy
Course OutlineModule 1: Planning Server Deployment and UpgradeThis module explains how to plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments and upgrades.Lessons
  • Developing a Deployment Strategy
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Selecting an Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automation Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
  • Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
  • Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
  • Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Develop a deployment strategy.
  • Determine factors that affect the implementation of virtualization within your organization.
  • Select a strategy for deployment automation.
  • Implement the selected automation strategy.
Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated AdministrationThis module explains how to plan for server management and delegated administration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environmentsLessons
  • Remote Server Management Tools
  • Decentralizing Systems Administration
Lab : Implementing Role-Based Systems Administration
  • Create an administrative-level role group
  • Creating an account management group
  • Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for the implementation and use of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 remote management tools.
  • Plan and Implement decentralized systems administration.
Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name ResolutionThis module explains how to plan for IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in your network and to plan and implement DNS and DHCP in a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environmentLessons
  • Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
Lab : Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
  • Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers
  • Implementing DNS
  • Implementing DHCP
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Provision an IPv4 addressing scheme within your organization.
  • Provision an IPv6 addressing scheme within your organization.
  • Plan the transition to IPv6.
  • Plan and implement DNS name resolution services within your organization’s network.
Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module explains how to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.Lessons
  • Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
  • Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
  • Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
  • Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
Lab : Planning for Active Directory Domain Services
  • Planning an Active Directory Structure
  • AD DS Backup and Recovery
  • Configuring Active Directory Recycle Bin
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify considerations for deploying domain controllers in multi-site organizations.
  • Plan administrative and management structures for AD DS
  • Plan a maintenance strategy for AD DS
  • Plan a backup and recovery strategy for AD DS.
Module 5: Planning Group Policy StrategyThis module explains how to plan and implement Group Policy strategy n Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environmentsLessons
  • Planning Group Policy Settings
  • Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
Lab : Planning and Implementing Group Policy
  • Planning Group Policy
  • Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan GPO settings.
  • Plan the assignment of group policy objects to AD DS containers.
  • Plan how to manage GPOs within your organization.
Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate ServicesThis module explains how to plan Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Window Server 2008 R2 environments.Lessons
  • Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
Lab : Configuring Certificate Services
  • Planning Certificate Services Deployment
  • Configure Stand-alone Root and Enterprise Subordinate CA
  • Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
  • Configure Online Certificate Status Protocol Array
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan enterprise PKI deployment and administration
  • Manage Certificate templates
  • Plan certificate enrollment and revocation
Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application ServersThis module explains how to plan and provision application servers in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.Lessons
  • Planning and Provisioning Web Services
  • Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
  • Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
Lab : Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
  • Planning Application Deployment
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
  • Installing and Configuring a Remote Desktop Gateway
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and provision web application servers.
  • Plan and provision remote desktop services
  • Plan and provision application virtualization servers.
Module 8: Planning File and Print ServicesThis module explains how to plan and implement File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • Provisioning File Services
  • Provisioning and Managing Storage
  • Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
  • Migrating File and Print Services
Lab : Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
  • Planning File Services
  • Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
  • Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement the file service role.
  • Plan and manage storage.
  • Plan and manage shared printers.
  • Plan the migration of file and print services to Windows Server 2008 R2
 
Module 9: Planning Network AccessThis module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • Planning Network Security
  • Planning Virtual Private Networks
  • Planning Network Access Protection
  • Planning DirectAccess
Lab : Planning and Implementing Network Access
  • Planning Network Access
  • Implementing Network Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan network infrastructure components to improve network security
  • Plan and implement VPNs
  • Plan and implement NAP
  • Plan DirectAccess
Module 10: Provisioning Data and StorageThis module explains how to provision data and storage in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Provisioning Storage
Lab : Planning and Implementing Data Access
  • Planning Data Access
  • Installing and Configuring DFS
  • Enabling and Configuring BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement the Distributed File System.
  • Plan and implement BranchCache.
  • Provision an appropriate storage solution.
Module 11: Planning Update DeploymentThis module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server Update Service topology and how to deploy and manage updates in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • WSUS Topologies
  • Update Management
Lab : Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
  • Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
  • Configure a Replica WSUS Server
  • Configure WSUS for BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan an appropriate Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) topology
  • Deploy and manage updates
Module 12: Planning High AvailabilityThis module explains how to plan and implement High Availability in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • Planning Network Load Balancing
  • Planning Failover Clustering
  • Planning for Service Availability
Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability
  • Planning High Availability
  • Implementing High Availability
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and deploy network load balancing.
  • Plan and deploy failover clustering.
  • Plan for high service availability.
Module 13: Planning Performance and Event MonitoringThis module explains how to plan for performance and event monitoring in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.Lessons
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
  • Managing Events
Lab : Planning and Implementing Event Log Management
  • Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
  • Configuring Event Subscriptions
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Event Tasks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Monitor and analyze server performance.
  • Manage events.
Module 14: Enterprise Backup and RecoveryThis module explains how to plan for back ups and disaster recovery in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environmentLessons
  • Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Planning Windows Server Backup
  • Planning Recovery of Data and servers
Lab : Backing Up and Restoring from VHD
  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
  • Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
  • Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Plan Windows Server Backup
  • Plan recovery of data and servers
Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:
  • 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
  • Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008
Also, the following prerequisite certifications would support your preparation for attending this course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (70-646):
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
    • Equivalent course(s): 6425C and 6426C
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
    • Equivalent course(s): 6421B
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