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Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers Training

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This course provides students with the core skills required to configure, manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Describe server roles and how they are categorized
  • Configure AD DS user accounts
  • Configure groups in AD DS
  • Assign permissions to shared folders
  • Configure permissions using NTFS
  • Determine effective permissions
  • Delegate administrative access to Active Directory objects
  • Configure Active Directory trusts
  • Evaluate the application of Group Policy Objects
  • Manage Group Policy Objects
  • Configure Group Policy settings
  • Deploy software by using Group Policy
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy Application
  • 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
  • Secure a server role within a windows infrastructure
  • Configure an audit policy
  • Manage updates using WSUS
  • Plan for security update management by using Windows Server Update Services
  • Implement file screening using FSRM
  • Configure shadow copies
  • Provide server and service availability
  • Plan monitoring tasks
  • Determine an appropriate server baseline
  • 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

  • IT Professionals
  • Developers


  1. Introduction to Administrative Tasks in Windows Server 2008 Environment
    • Server Roles
    • Overview of Active Directory
    • Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
    • Using Remote Desktop for Administration
    • Lab: Administering Windows Server 2008
      • Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
  2. Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
    • Managing User Accounts
    • Creating Computer Accounts
    • Automating AD DS Object Management
    • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS
    • Lab: Creating AD DS User and Computer Accounts
      • Creating and Configuring User Accounts
      • Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts
      • Automating the Management of AD DS Objects
  3. Creating Groups and Organizational Units
    • Introduction to Groups
    • Managing Groups
    • Creating Organizational Units
    • Lab: Creating an OU Infrastructure
      • Creating AD DS Groups
      • Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)
      • Creating an OU Hierarchy
  4. Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
    • Managing Access Overview
    • Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
    • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
    • Determining Effective Permission
    • Lab: Managing Access to Resources
      • Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
      • Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
      • Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation
  5. Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
    • Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
    • Configuring AD DS Trusts
    • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Delegation and Trusts
      • Delegating Control of AD DS Objects
      • Configuring AD DS Trusts
  6. Creating and Configuring 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
    • Lab: Creating and Configuring GPOs
      • Creating Group Policy Objects
      • Managing the Scope of GPO Application
      • Verifying GPO Application
      • Managing GPOs
      • Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs
  7. Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
    • Configuring Group Policy Settings
    • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using
    • Group Policy
    • Configuring Administrative Templates
    • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
    • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
    • Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings
    • Lab: Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
      • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection
      • Configuring Administrative Templates
      • Configuring Preferences
      • Verifying GPO Application
  8. Implementing Security Using Group Policy
    • Configuring Security Policies
    • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
    • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
    • Managing Security Using Security Templates
    • Lab: Implementing Security Using Group Policies
      • Configuring Domain Security Settings
      • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
      • Configuring Restricted Groups and Software Restriction Policies
      • Configuring Security Templates
      • Verifying the Security Configuration
  9. Configuring Server Security Compliance
    • Securing a Windows Infrastructure
    • Configuring an Audit Policy
    • Overview of Windows Server Update Services
    • Managing WSUS
    • Planning for Security Update Management
    • Lab: Configuring Server Security Compliance
      • Configuring Windows Software Update Services
  10. Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
    • Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
    • Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
    • Configuring Quota Management
    • Implementing File Screening
    • Managing Storage Reports
    • Troubleshooting Storage Issues
    • Lab: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
      • Installing the FSRM Role Service
      • Configuring Storage Quotas
      • Configuring File Screening
      • Generating Storage Reports
  11. Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
    • DFS Overview
    • Configuring DFS Namespaces
    • Configuring DFS Replication
    • Lab: Configuring DFS
      • Installing the Distributed File System Role Service
      • Creating a DFS Namespace
      • Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication
      • Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders
  12. Configuring Network Access Protection
    • Overview of Network Access Protection
    • How NAP Works
    • Configuring NAP
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
    • Lab: Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
      • Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients
      • Configuring NAP for VPN Clients
  13. Configuring Availability of Network Resources
    • Configuring Shadow Copies
    • Providing Server and Service Availability
    • Lab: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
      • Configuring Shadow Copying
      • Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing
  14. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
    • Planning Monitoring Tasks
    • Calculating a Server Baseline
    • Measuring Performance Objects
    • Analyzing key performance counters
    • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
    • Planning Notification Methods
    • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Maintenance Tasks
    • Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
    • Lab: Identifying Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Requirements
      • Evaluating Performance Metrics
      • Monitoring Performance Metrics
      • Configuring Data Collector Sets
      • Evaluating Trends
      • Monitoring Extension Exercise
      • Automating Maintenance Tasks
  15. Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
    • Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008
    • Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008
    • Planning a Server Restore Policy
    • Planning an EFS Restore Policy
    • Verifying Restored Data
    • Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore
      • Evaluating Backup Data
      • Planning a Restore
      • Investigating a Failed Restore
      • Restoring System State Data


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