Course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server® 2008
30 August 2010
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.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.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: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2This module describes the installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2.Lessons
Module 2: Implementing Deployment TechnologiesThis module describes the various deployment technologies available for use with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- 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
- 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 3: Using Windows Deployment ServicesThis module explains how to create and deploy custom system images by using Windows Deployment Services and images.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- 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
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
- Lesson 2: Implementing Deployment with WD
- Lesson 3: Maintaining Images
- Describe the important features and functionality of WDS.
- Configure WDS in Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Perform deployments with WDS.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Lesson 2: Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Lesson 3: Maintaining Images with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Describe the MDT.
- Use the MDT for low and zero-touch deployments.
- Use MDT to maintain image files.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
- Lesson 2: Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 R2
- Describe the considerations and changes resulting from the Active Directory upgrade.
- Upgrade a legacy forest.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Introducing the Windows Server Migration Tools
- Lesson 2: Migrating File and Print Servers
- Lesson 3: Migrating Web and Application Servers
- Describe the Windows Server Migration Tools.
- Upgrade file and print servers.
- Upgrade Web and application servers.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
- Lesson 2: Implementing Remote Infrastructure
- Implement read-only domain controllers (RODC) to support branch offices.
- Implement remote infrastructure features to support branch offices.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
- Lesson 2: Installing Hyper-V
- Lesson 3: Migrating workloads to Hyper-V
- 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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