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  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

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  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks


This course will prepare the student for Exam 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator. Topics covered include planning for server deployment and management, application and data provisioning, business continuity and high availability, and monitoring and maintaining servers.

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Topics Covered

This course will prepare the student for Exam 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator. Topics covered include planning for server deployment and management, application and data provisioning, business continuity and high availability, and monitoring and maintaining servers.

Course Introduction - Duration: 5m

Chapter 01 - Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation - Duration: 30m

Lesson1: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment

  • Business Needs
  • Consolidation Benefits with Server 2008
  • High Availability
  • 64-bit Systems Options
  • Virtualization Options
  • Any Issues With Compatibility

Lesson: Making a Deployment Plan for Windows 2008 Server

  • Document and study the Current Network Environment
  • Designing Server Deployments
  • Maintenance and Deployment Schedules

Lesson: Planning Migration

  • Creating a Migration Plan
  • Using the Upgrade Plan
  • What Can Delay Your Windows 2008 Server Installation?
  • Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 - Configuration Change Plan - Duration: 37m

Lesson1: Developing a Change Control Process

  • How Does the Change Control Process Work?
  • Create a Communication Plan
  • Classifying Change Requests
  • Approving the Change
  • The Emergency Change

Lesson: Developing Configuration Changes

  • Overview of Developing Configuration Changes
  • Analyzing the Change
  • The Testing Process
  • Have a Backup Plan - Rollback

Lesson: Reviewing Configuration Changes

  • Testing the Success of a Change
  • Analyzing the Success of a Change
  • Documentation Update
  • Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 - Preparing for Server 2008 Migration - Duration: 1h 3m

Lesson1: Server Migration

  • Making a Windows 2008 Server Deployment Plan
  • How Virtualization Helps
  • Planning for a Rollback
  • Migrating Data And Services

Lesson: How to Plan for the Server Decommissioning Process

  • Decommissioning
  • Considerations for Decommissioning a Server
  • Licensing

Lesson: Planning an Example of Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server

  • Server Deployment Tools
  • Planning According to Policy
  • Migrating File Servers
  • Demo - Installation Part A
  • Demo - Installation Part B
  • Chapter 03 Review

Chapter 04A - Server Migration and Planning for Roles - Duration: 1h 9m

Lesson1: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware

  • How Windows Server 2008 Uses Process and Memory Resources
  • How to Choose either 32-Bit or 64-Bit Hardware
  • Guidelines for Combining Server Roles
  • Hardware Redundancy

Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core

  • Why the Server Core?
  • Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Demo - Role Consolidation
  • Demo - File Resource Manager

Lesson: Combining Windows Server 2008 Server Roles

  • What are Server Roles
  • Performance Implications of Combining Server Roles
  • Recommendations for Combining Servers
  • Options for Maintaining High Availability

Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers

  • File Storage in Windows Server 2008
  • Recommendations for File Storage
  • High-Availability File Servers
  • Clustering Options for File Servers

Chapter 04B - Server Migration and Planning for Roles - Duration: 25m

Lesson1: Understanding Application Server Role Requirements

  • What Scenarios Require the Application Server Role
  • Preparing for Installation of the Application Server Role
  • Supporting Technologies for Applications
  • Compatibility

Lesson: Overview of the Application Server Role Components

  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Windows Communication Foundation

Lesson: Supporting the .NET Framework

  • How the .NET Framework is Used
  • .NET Versions
  • Chapter 04 Review

Chapter 05 - Distributed File System - Duration: 42m

Lesson1: What's Required for DFS

  • Needed Services for DFS
  • DFS Architecture

Lesson: Planning for High Availability in DFS

  • DFS Namespaces
  • DFS Replication
  • Data Storage
  • Comparing Domain and Stand-Alone DFS

Lesson: Managing DFS

  • DFS Management Tools
  • Delegating DFS Administration
  • Demo - DFS
  • Chapter 05 Review

Chapter 06 - Windows Server 2008 High Availability - Duration: 31m

Lesson1: Network Load Balancing

  • Features of Network Load Balancing
  • Changes in Network Load Balancing for Windows Server 2008
  • Troubleshooting Network Load Balancing

Lesson: Understanding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008

  • Features of Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  • Failover Clustering Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
  • Validating a Failover Clustering Solution in Windows Server 2008
  • Tools to Manage Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008

Lesson: Creating Clusters in Windows Server 2008

  • Hardware Requirements for Failover Clustering
  • Planning Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  • Chapter 06 Review

Chapter 07 - Monitoring Windows Server - Duration: 1h 9m

Lesson1: Setting Up Monitoring

  • Why Should You Monitor
  • Monitoring Options
  • Planning for Event Monitoring

Lesson: Measuring Performance Objects

  • Server Role Metrics
  • Key Performance Counters

Lesson: Calculating a Server Baseline

  • Key Hardware Components to Monitor
  • Common Performance Metrics
  • Analyzing Performance Trends
  • Planning for Future Capacity Requirements

Lesson: Which Monitoring Tools to Use

  • Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools
  • Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • Windows Performance Monitor
  • Third-Party Monitoring Tools

Lesson: Planning Notification Methods

  • What is Good for the Business
  • How Can I Be Notified?
  • When to Escalate
  • Demo - WRPM
  • Chapter 07 Review

Chapter 08 - Windows Server Security - Duration: 1h 26m

Lesson1: Designing a Multi-Layer Defense

  • Multi-Layer Defense Strategy
  • What Defense Layers Should Be Considered?

Lesson: Network-Based Security for Windows Server 2008

  • Network Security Terms
  • Options for Network Security
  • Recommendations for Implementing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Demo - Security
  • Demo - Server Core Introduction

Lesson: Host-Based Security for Windows Server 2008

  • Assigning Administrative Permissions
  • Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration
  • Security Templates
  • Converting Security Configuration Wizard Settings to Security Templates
  • Chapter 08 Review

Chapter 09 - Windows Server Backup and Restore - Duration: 1h 30m

Lesson1: Backup Strategies with Windows Server 2008

  • Selecting Backup Software and Backup Operators
  • Planning Backup in Windows Server 2008
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Making the Data Rentention Plan
  • Backing Up Encrypted Files and Virtual Machines
  • Factors Affecting Backup Policy
  • Storage and Security Considerations
  • Process for Selecting Backup Operators
  • Demo - Backup

Lesson: Planning a Server Restore Policy

  • Server Restore
  • Challenges of a Server Restore
  • Backup Plan Options
  • Change Management Considerations

Lesson: Verifying Restored Data

  • Restore Logs
  • Accessing Data After Restore
  • Security Analysis
  • Updating Backup Policy

Lesson: Planning an EFS Restore Policy

  • Planning for Restoring EFS Data
  • Requirements for EFS Recovery
  • Chapter 09 Review

Chapter 10 - Windows Server Maintenance Plan - Duration: 51m

Lesson1: Planning for Security Update Management

  • WSUS Deployment Considerations
  • WSUS Group Policy Settings
  • Obtaining Updates
  • Server Core Security Updates
  • Demo - Management Tasks

Lesson: Basic Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks

  • Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
  • Tasks Most Servers Share
  • Frequency of Management Tasks

Lesson: Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance

  • Automation Requirements
  • Task Automation Tools
  • Tool Selection Process
  • Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 - Planning for Business Continuity - Duration: 42m

Lesson1: Planning for Business Continuity

  • Software Failure and the BIA
  • How Much of an Impact from Software Failure
  • Tracking Service Level Agreements
  • Creating Change Management Procedures
  • Typical Stages in a Troubleshooting Methodology

Lesson: Reviewing Core Operating System Components

  • Identifying Core Operating System Components
  • Identifying Additional Roles and Services
  • Server Applications

Lesson: Reviewing Log Files

  • Monitoring Log Files by Using Event Viewer
  • Monitoring Application Logs

Lesson: Evaluating Security Issues

  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Security Settings
  • Defense-in-Depth Components
  • Identifying Faults
  • Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 - Windows Server Troubleshooting - Duration: 1h 2m

Lesson1: Discovering Hardware Support Issues

  • Tools Used for Troubleshooting
  • Evaluating Hardware Devices

Lesson: Handling Device Driver Failures

  • Determining Drivers in Use
  • When to Escalate
  • Replacing Drivers

Lesson: Handling Hardware Component Failures

  • Documenting Vulnerable Hardware Components
  • Replacing Devices

Lesson: Determining the Scale of Network Issues

  • Business Impact of Network Failure
  • Scale of Failure
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Change Management Procedures
  • Interaction with Other Teams

Lesson: Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008

  • Domain Name System
  • Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution
  • Legacy Protocols

Lesson: Fixing IP Connectivity Issues

  • Which Versions of IP Are Being Used?
  • Resolving Logical Addressing Problems
  • Chapter 12 Review
  • Course Closure

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