MS6419A Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
About this Course
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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.
At Course Completion
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.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Module 1: Introduction to Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment
- 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.
The module explains server roles, Active Directory, the Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools and Remote Desktop.
Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
- Server Roles
- Overview of Active Directory
- Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
- Using Remote Desktop for Administration
This module explains how to manage user accounts, create computer accounts and manage AD DS objects.
Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
- Managing User Accounts
- Creating Computer Accounts
- Automating AD DS Object Management
- Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
This module introduces groups and how to manage them.
Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
- Introduction to AD DS Groups
- Managing Group Accounts
- Creating Organizational Units
The module explains how to manage access and assign and manage permissions.
Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
- Managing Access Overview
- Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
- Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
- Determining Effective Permission
This module explains how to delegate administrative access to AD DS objects and how to configure AD DS Trusts.
Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
- Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
- Configuring AD DS Trusts
This module explains how to configure and manage Group Policy Objects.
Module 7: Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
- 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
This module explains how to configure user environments using group policy.
Module 8: Implementing Security 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
This module explains how to configure security policies, implement password policies, restrict access
to software and user security templates.
Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
- Configuring Security Policies
- Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
- Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
- Managing Security Using Security Templates
This module explains how to secure a windows infrastructure, configure an audit policy, manage WSUS
and plan for a security update.
Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
- Securing a Windows Infrastructure
- Configuring an Audit Policy
- Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
- Managing WSUS
This module explains how to manage storage using File Server Resource Manager, configure quota management,
implement file screening and manage storage reports.
Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
- 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
This module explains how to configure DFS namespaces and replication.
Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
- Distributed Files System (DFS) Overview
- Configuring DFS Namespaces
- Configuring DFS Replication
This module explains how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
- Overview of Network Access Protection
- How NAP Works
- Configuring NAP
- Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
This module explains how to configure shadow copies and provide server and service availability.
Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
- Configuring Shadow Copies
- Providing Server and Service Availability
This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
- 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
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
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