Duration: 5 Days
Technology: Windows Server
Delivery Method: Instructor-led (in-class & virtual)
Software Assurance Value:
This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008.
• Configure 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.
• 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
This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008.
Module 1: Introduction to Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment
The module explains server roles, Active Directory, the Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools and Remote Desktop.
Lab : Administering Windows Server 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
This module explains how to manage user accounts, create computer accounts and manage AD DS objects.
Lab : Creating AD DS User and Computer Accounts
Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
This module introduces groups and how to manage them.
Lab : Creating an OU Infrastructure
Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
The module explains how to manage access and assign and manage permissions.
Lab : Managing Access to Resources
Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
This module explains how to delegate administrative access to AD DS objects and how to configure AD DS Trusts.
Lab : Configuring Active Directory Delegation
Lab : Configuring Active Directory Trusts
Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
This module explains how to configure and manage Group Policy Objects.
Lab : Creating and Configuring GPOs
Lab : Verifying and Managing GPOs
Module 7: Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure user environments using group policy.
Lab : Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy
Lab : Configuring Administrative Templates
Lab : Deploying Software with Group Policy
Lab : Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
Module 8: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure security policies, implement password policies, and restrict access to software and user security templates.
Lab : Implementing Security Using Group Policies
Lab : Configuring and Verifying Security Policies
Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
This module explains how to secure a windows infrastructure, configure an audit policy, manage WSUS and plan for a security update.
Lab : Manage Server Security
Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
This module explains how to manage storage using File Server Resource Manager, configure quota management, implement file screening and manage storage reports.
Lab : Installing the FSRM Role Service
Lab : Configuring Storage Quotas
Lab : Configuring File Screening
Lab : Generating Storage Reports
Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
This module explains how to configure DFS namespaces and replication.
Lab : Installing the Distributed File System Role Service and Creating a DFS Namespace
Lab : Configuring Folder Targets and Viewing Diagnostic Reports
Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
Lab : Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
This module explains how to configure shadow copies and provide server and service availability.
Lab : Configuring Shadow Copying
Lab : Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing
Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Requirements
Lab : Configuring Windows Server 2008 Monitoring
Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
This module explains how to back up and restore Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Backup Policy
Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore
Before attending this course, students must have: