6419-Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining MS Windows Server 2008
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- Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
- Language: English
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. 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.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate
Upon successful completion of 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.
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.
- Server Roles
- Overview of Active Directory
- Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
- Using Remote Desktop for Administration
- Install the DNS Server Role
- Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
- Describe server roles and how they are categorized.
- Describe the characteristics of Active Directory components.
- Describe common Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools.
- Describe how to use Remote Desktop for Administration
This module explains how to manage user accounts, create computer accounts and manage AD DS objects.
- Managing User Accounts
- Creating Computer Accounts
- Automating AD DS Object Management
- Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
- Creating and Configuring User Accounts
- Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts
- Automating the Management of AD DS Objects
- Configure AD DS user accounts.
- Configure AD DS computer accounts.
- Automate AD DS Object Management.
- Use queries to search AD DS.
This module introduces groups and how to manage them.
- Introduction to AD DS Groups
- Managing Group Accounts
- Creating Organizational Units
- Creating AD DS Groups
- Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)
- Creating an OU Hierarchy
- Describe the options for creating groups.
- Configure groups in AD DS.
- Configure OUs in AD DS.
The module explains how to manage access and assign and manage permissions.
- Managing Access Overview
- Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
- Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
- Determining Effective Permission
- Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
- Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
- Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation
- Describe how access management works in AD DS.
- Assign permissions to shared folders.
- Configure permissions using NTFS.
- Determine effective permissions.
This module explains how to delegate administrative access to AD DS objects and how to configure AD DS Trusts.
- Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
- Configuring AD DS Trusts
- Delegating Control of AD DS Objects
- Configuring AD DS Trusts
- Delegate administrative access to Active Directory objects.
- Configure Active Directory trusts.
This module explains how to configure and manage Group Policy Objects.
- Overview of Group Policy
- Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
- Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
- Managing Group Policy Objects
- Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
- Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
- Managing the Scope of GPO Application
- Verifying GPO Application
- Managing GPOs
- Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs
- Describe Group Policy.
- Configure the application scope for Group Policy Objects.
- Evaluate the application of Group Policy Objects.
- Manage Group Policy Objects.
- Delegate administrative control of Group Policy Objects.
This module explains how to configure user environments using group policy.
- Configuring Group Policy Settings
- Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy
- Configuring Administrative Templates
- Deploying Software Using Group Policy
- Configuring Group Policy Preferences
- Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
- Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings
- Configuring Logon Scripts and Folder Redirection
- Configure Administrative Templates
- Deploy a Software Package with Group Policy
- Verify Software Installation
- Configure Group Policy Preferences
- Verify Group Policy Preferences Application
- Troubleshoot Group Policy Scripts
- Troubleshoot GPO Labâ7B
- Troubleshoot GPO Lab-7C
- Troubleshoot GPO Lab-7D
- Configure Group Policy settings.
- Configure scripts and folder redirection by using Group Policy.
- Configure administrative templates.
- Configure Group Policy Preferences.
- Deploy software by using Group Policy.
- Troubleshoot Group Policy Application.
- Troubleshoot Group Policy Settings.
This module explains how to configure security policies, implement password policies, restrict access to software and user security templates.
- Configuring Security Policies
- Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
- Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
- Managing Security Using Security Templates
- Configuring Account and Security Policy Settings
- Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
- Configuring Restricted Groups and Software Restriction Policies
- Configuring Security Templates
- Verifying the Security Configuration
- Configure security policies.
- Implement fine-grained password policies.
- Restrict group membership and access to applications by using security policies.
- Apply security policies by using security templates.
This module explains how to secure a windows infrastructure, configure an audit policy, manage WSUS and plan for a security update.
- Securing a Windows Infrastructure
- Configuring an Audit Policy
- Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
- Managing WSUS
- Configuring Windows Software Update Services
- Configure Auditing
- Secure a server role within a windows infrastructure.
- Configure an audit policy.
- Describe the use of Windows Server Update Services.
- Manage updates using WSUS.
- Plan for security update management by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
This module explains how to manage storage using File Server Resource Manager, configure quota management, implement file screening and manage storage reports.
- Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
- Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
- Configuring Quota Management
- Implementing File Screening
- Managing Storage Reports
- Understanding Storage Area Networks
- Installing the FSRM Role Service
- Configuring Storage Quotas
- Configuring File Screening
- Generating Storage Reports
- Describe storage management solutions included in Windows Server 2008.
- Manage storage using FSRM.
- Configure quota management using FSRM.
- Implement file screening using FSRM.
- Manage storage reports.
- Troubleshoot storage issues.
This module explains how to configure DFS namespaces and replication.
- Distributed Files System (DFS) Overview
- Configuring DFS Namespaces
- Configuring DFS Replication
- Installing the Distributed File System Role Service
- Creating a DFS Namespace
- Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication
- Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders
- Describe the distributed file system.
- Manage DFS namespaces.
- Configure DFS replication.
This module explains how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
- Overview of Network Access Protection
- How NAP Works
- Configuring NAP
- Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
- Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients
- Configuring NAP for VPN Clients
- Describe the benefits and uses of NAP.
- Describe how NAP works in various access scenarios.
- Configure NAP.
- Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
This module explains how to configure shadow copies and provide server and service availability.
- Configuring Shadow Copies
- Providing Server and Service Availability
- Configuring Shadow Copying
- Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing
- Configure shadow copies.
- Provide server and service availability.
This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
- Planning Monitoring Tasks
- Calculating a Server Baseline
- Measuring Performance Objects
- Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
- Planning Notification Methods
- Overview of Windows Server 2008 Maintenance Tasks
- Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
- Evaluating Performance Metrics
- Monitoring Performance Metrics
- Configuring Data Collector Sets
- Monitoring Extension Exercise
- Automating Maintenance Tasks
- Plan monitoring tasks.
- Determine an appropriate server baseline.
- Determine objects and counters to monitor based on server role.
- Analyze key performance counters.
- Select appropriate monitoring tools.
- Identify appropriate notification methods.
- Create a server management task schedule for Windows Server 2008.
- List automated maintenance tools for Windows Server 2008.
This module explains how to back up and restore Windows Server 2008 servers.
- Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008
- Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008
- Planning a Server Restore Policy
- Planning an EFS Restore Policy
- Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Startup
- Evaluating the Existing Backup Plan
- Updating the Backup Policy
- Reviewing Backup Policy and Plans
- Implementing the Backup Policy
- Evaluating Backup Data
- Planning a Restore
- Investigating a Failed Restore
- Restoring System State Data
- Create a backup and recovery plan by using Windows Server Backup.
- Develop a backup policy for Windows Server Backup.
- Create a server restore plan.
- Create a plan for restoring Encrypting File System (EFS) files.
- Verify the restore procedure.
To ensure the successful completion of this course, we recommend completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge:
- At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security.
- A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side).
- Working knowledge of networking technologies.
- Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
- Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
- Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
- An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies).
- Basic knowledge of TCP/IP.
- Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as Powershell and WMI.
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