Course 6418: Deploying Windows Server® 2008

Type:Course
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server
Level:300
This Revision:C
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:3 days
Language(s):English

First published:

August 30, 2010
Overview
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 details
Course OutlineModule 1: Windows Server 2008 Installation and ConfigurationThis module focuses on installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008, including deploying Windows Server Core. This module also covers using Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Keys (MAK) to implement a volume license strategy.Lessons
  • Windows Server 2008 Setup Improvements and Requirements
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation
  • Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK
Lab : Install Windows Server 2008
  • Install Windows Server 2008
  • Install Windows Server Core 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe Windows Server 2008 setup improvements.
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation option.
  • Automate server activation using Microsoft Volume Activation.
Module 2: Windows Server Core 2008 ConfigurationThis module focuses on Windows Server Core 2008 configuration. Basic Server Core configuration including setting the Administrator password and server TCP/IP configuration are covered in this module.Lessons
  • Server Core Basic Configuration
  • Configuring Server Core Roles
Lab : Configure Windows Server Core 2008
  • Configure Windows Server Core
  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles
  • Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core
  • Manage Windows Server Core
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Configure Server Core.
  • Describe how to add roles to Server Core.
Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Unattended InstallationThis module describes using Unattend.xml files to install Windows Server 2008. This module also covers creating a network deployment infrastructure for unattended installation and unattended domain controller installation.Lessons
  • Unattended Windows Server 2008 Installation
  • Unattended Domain Controller Installation
Lab : Deploy an RODC in a Remote Infrastructure Using an Unattend File
  • Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo.
  • Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation.
  • Deploy an RODC using an answer file.
Lab : Install Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend File
  • Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo.
  • Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation.
  • Deploy an RODC using an answer file.
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Perform an unattended Windows Server 2008 installation.
  • Perform an unattended domain controller installation.
Module 4: Using Windows Deployment ServicesThis module focuses on using Windows Deployment Services and the new WIM image format to create and deploy custom system images.Lessons
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Working with the WIM Format
Lab : Working with Windows Deployment Services
  • Install and configure Windows Deployment Services.
  • Create operating system images in WDS.
  • Add components like language packs to an image.
  • Use an Unattend file with WDS.
  • Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments.
  • Deploy images with WDS.
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Configure and use Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage operating system images in the WIM image format.
Module 5: Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThis module introduces the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit as a tool for low-touch operating system deployment. This module also covers creating custom system images for common server configurations.Lessons
  • Introduction to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Lab : Installing, Configuring, and Using MDT
  • Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Configure Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Create an MDT build
  • Create MDT deployment points
  • Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
Module 6: Upgrading and Migrating Active DirectoryThis module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating active directory from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also covers upgrading specific Active Directory-related services including DNS, Certificate Services, IPSec configuration, and GPO objects. This module provides best-practices for Active Directory upgrades.Lessons
  • Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Overview
  • Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008
  • Active Directory Upgrade Sequence
Lab : Preparing the Active Directory Environment for Windows Server 2008
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface.
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line.
Lab : Installing an Additional Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface.
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line.
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 upgrade process.
  • Describe how to upgrade Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers.
  • Describe the Active Directory upgrade sequence.
Module 7: Upgrading File and Print, Web, and Remote Infrastructure ServersThis module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating file and print servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also includes guidance for upgrading and migrating application and Web servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also provides guidance for upgrading and migrating remote  servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.Lessons
  • Ugrading File and Print Servers
  • Upgrading Web and Application Servers
  • Upgrading Remote Infrastructure Servers
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server
  • Install and configure the file and print server roles
  • Create and replicate a DFS namespace
  • Schedule a backup
  • Migrate a printer
  • Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
  • Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
  • Configure admin role separation on a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
Lab : Prepare a Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation for use as a Remote Infrastructure Server
  • Install and configure the file and print server roles
  • Create and replicate a DFS namespace
  • Schedule a backup
  • Migrate a printer
  • Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
  • Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
  • Configure admin role separation on a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0
  • Install and configure the file and print server roles
  • Create and replicate a DFS namespace
  • Schedule a backup
  • Migrate a printer
  • Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
  • Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
  • Configure admin role separation on a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe considerations for upgrading file and print servers.
  • Describe considerations for upgrading Web and application servers.
  • Describe considerations for upgrading remote infrastructure servers.
Module 8: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual MachinesThis module provides guidance for migrating existing workloads to a virtual machine environment using either Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or the Windows Server virtualization role of Windows Server 2008.Lessons
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization
  • Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
Lab : Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT
  • Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine.
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe Microsoft server virtualization solutions
  • Migrate workloads to Microsoft virtual machines
Module 9: Configuring Windows Server 2008 for PerformanceThis module describes considerations for hardware selection, and workload-specific tuning considerations.Lessons
  • Hardware Considerations
  • Workload Considerations
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Describe hardware considerations for Windows Server 2008 performance.
  • Describe workload-specific tuning considerations.
Prerequisites
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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