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MCSA: Windows Server 2008

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 certification shows that you have the minimum set of skills needed to hit the ground running, and differentiates you as better able to work with ... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
MTA Networking Fundamentals or CompTIA A+ and Network+
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Course Content

Course 6425C
MCSA: 70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active, Directory, Configuring
5 Days


Module 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services
This module provides an overview of Active Directory components and concepts and steps through the basics of installing and configuring an Active Directory domain
Lessons
Lesson 1: Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access
Lesson 2: Active Directory Components and Concepts
Lesson 3: Install Active Directory Domain Services
Lab : Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest
Perform Post-Installation Configuration Tasks
Install a New Windows Server 2008 Forest with the Windows Interface
Raise Domain and Forest Functional Levels

Module 2: Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently
This module explains how to work securely and efficiently in Active Directory using Administration Tools and some best practices as well as use of Windows PowerShell.
Lessons
Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Lab : Administer Active Directory Using Administrative Tools
Perform Administrative Tasks by Using Administrative Tools
Create a Custom Active Directory Administrative Console
Perform Administrative Tasks with Least Privilege, Run As Administrator, and User Account Control
Lab : Find Objects in Active Directory
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Saved Queries
Lab : Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Use PowerShell Commands to Administer Active Directory

Module 3: Managing Users and Service Accounts
This module explains how to create, manage and support user and Managed Service Accounts in Active Directory.
Lessons
Create and Administer User Accounts
Configure User Object Attributes
Automate User Account Creation
Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Create and Administer User Accounts
Create User Accounts
Administer User Accounts
Lab : Configure User Object Attributes
Examine User Object Attributes
Manage User Object Attributes
Create Users from a Template
Lab : Automate User Account Creation
Export and Import Users with CSVDE
Import Users with LDIFDE
Import Users by Using Windows PowerShell
Lab : Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts
Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Module 4: Managing Groups
This module explains how to create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory.
Lessons
Overview of Groups
Administer Groups
Best Practices for Group Management
Lab : Administer Groups
Implement Role-Based Management by Using Groups
(Advanced Optional) Explore Group Membership Reporting Tools
(Advanced Optional) Understand “Account Unknown” Permissions
Lab : Best Practices for Group Management
Implement Best Practices for Group Management

Module 5: Managing Computer Accounts
This module explains how to create and configure computer accounts.
Lessons
Create Computers and Join the Domain
Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Perform an Offline Domain Join
Lab : Create Computers and Join the Domain
Join a computer to the Domain with the Windows Interface
Secure Computer Joins
Manage Computer Account Creation
Lab : Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Administer Computer Objects Through Their Life Cycle
Administer and Troubleshoot Computer Accounts
Lab : Perform an Offline Domain Join
Perform an Offline Domain Join

Module 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains what Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement Group Policy in your organization.
Lessons
Understand Group Policy
Implement GPOs
Manage Group Policy Scope
Group Policy Processing
Troubleshoot Policy Application
Lab : Implement Group Policy
Create, Edit, and Link GPOs
Use Filtering and Commenting
Lab : Manage Group Policy Scope
Configure GPO Scope with Links
Configure GPO Scope with Filtering
Configure Loopback Processing
Lab : Troubleshoot Policy Application
Perform RSoP Analysis
Use the Group Policy Modeling Wizard
View Policy Events

Module 7: Managing User Desktop with Group Policy
This module explains how to manage and configure desktop environments using Administrative templates and Group Policy Preferences as well as how to deploy software using Group Policy
Lessons
Implement Administrative Templates
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Manage Software with GPSI
Lab : Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
Manage Administrative Templates
Lab : Manage Group Policy Preferences
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Verify Group Policy Preferences Application
Lab : Manage Software with GPSI
Deploy Software with GPSI
Upgrade Applications with GPSI

Module 8: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
This module explains how to use Group Policy to manage a variety of components and features of Windows. It will also explain how to audit files and folders and how to restrict access to applications using application control policies.
Lessons
Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
Manage Security Settings
Auditing
Software Restriction Policy and Applocker
Lab : Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership
Configure the Membership of Administrators by Using Restricted Group Policies
Lab : Manage Security Settings
Manage Local Security Settings
Create a Security Template
Use the security Configuration Wizard
Lab : Audit File System Access
Configure Permissions and Audit Settings
Configure Audit Policy Examine Audit Results
Lab : Configure Application Control Policies
Configure Application Control Policies

Module 9: Securing Administration
This module explains how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely.
Lessons
Delegate Administrative Permissions
Audit Active Directory Administration
Lab : Delegate Administration
Delegate Permission to Create and Support User Accounts
View Delegated Permissions
Remove and Reset Permissions
Lab : Audit Active Directory Changes
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Default Audit Policy
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Directory Service Changes Auditing

Module 10: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
This module explains the domain-side components of authentication, including the policies that specify password requirements and the auditing of authentication-related activities.
Lessons
Configure Password and Lockout Policies
Audit Authentication
Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Lab : Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
Configure the Domain’s Password and Lockout Policies
Configure a Fine-Grained Password Policy
Lab : Audit Authentication
Audit Authentication
Lab : Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Exercise 1: Install an RODC
Exercise 2: Configure Password Replication Policy
Exercise 3: Manage Credential Caching

Module 11: Configuring Domain Name System
This module explains how to implement DNS to support name resolution both within your AD DS domain and outside your domain and your intranet.
Lessons
Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration
Lab : Installing the DNS Service
Add the DNS Server Role
Configure Forward Lookup Zones and Resource Records
Lab : Advanced Configuration of DNS
Enable Scavenging of DNS Zones
Explore Domain Controller Location
Configure Name Resolution for External Domains

Module 12: Administering AD DS Domain Controllers
This module explains how to add Windows Server 2008 domain controllers to a forest or domain, how to prepare a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 forest or domain for its first Windows Server 2008 DC, how to manage the roles performed by DCs, and how to migrate the replication of SYSVOL from the File Replication Service (FRS) used in previous versions of Windows to the Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) mechanism that provides more robust and manageable replication.
Lessons
Domain Controller Installation Options
Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Manage Operations Masters
Configure Global Catalog
Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
Lab : Install Domain Controllers
Create an Additional DC with the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
Add a Domain Controller from the Command Line
Create a Domain Controller from Installation Media
Lab : Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Perform Post-Installation Configuration on Server Core
Create a Domain Controller with Server Core
Lab : Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Identify Operations Masters
Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Lab : Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching
Configure a Global Catalog
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching
Lab : Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
Observe the Replication of SYSVOL
Prepare to Migrate to DFS-R
Migrate SYSVOL Replication to DFS-R
Verify DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Module 13: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication
This module explains how to create a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links and how to configure replication amongst those servers.
Lessons
Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure Replication
Lab : Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure the Default Site
Create Additional Sites
Move Domain Controllers into Sites
Lab : Configure Replication
Create a Connection Object
Create Site Links
Designate a Preferred Bridgehead Server
Configure Intersite Replication

Module 14: Directory Service Continuity
This module explains about the technologies and tools that are available to help ensure the health and longevity of the directory service. You will explore tools that help you monitor performance in real time, and you will learn to log performance over time so that you can keep an eye on performance trends in order to spot potential problems.
Lessons
Monitor Active Directory
Manage the Active Directory Database
Active Directory Recycle Bin
Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers
Lab : Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance
Monitor AD DS with Performance Monitor Work with Data Collector Sets
Lab : Manage the Active Directory Database
Perform Database Maintenance
Work with Snapshots and Recover a Deleted User
Lab : Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin
Restore Deleted Objects with Active Directory Recycle Bin
Lab : Back Up and Restore Active Directory
Back Up Active Directory
Restore Active Directory and a Deleted OU

Module 15: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests
This module explains how to raise the domain and forest functionality levels within your environment, how to design the optimal AD DS infrastructure for your enterprise, how to migrate objects between domains and forests, and how to enable authentication and resources access across multiple domains and forests.
Lessons
Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
Move Objects between Domains and Forests
Lab : Administer Trust Relationships
Configure Name Resolution between Contoso.com and Tailspintoys.com
Create a Forest Trust

Course 6426C
MCSA: 70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active, Directory, Configuring
5 Days


Module 1: Exploring Identity and Access Solutions
This module introduces Identity and Access Management (IDA Management) solutions. You will learn the fundamental IDA components and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 IDA technologies. This module also provides an overview of Microsoft Forefront technologies that further enhance IDA solutions.
Lessons
Overview of Identity and Access Techniques
Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions Server Roles
Additional Identity and Access Management Tools and Solutions
Lab : Identifying IDA Roles to Meet Business Requirements
Exploring How Active Directory Server Roles Provide IDA Management Solutions

Module 2: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
This module explains the concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) and certification authority (CA). You will learn how to deploy a CA hierarchy and install AD CS. This module also describes how to configure AD CS and how to resolve common AD CS issues.
Lessons
Overview of Public Key Infrastructure
Overview of Certification Authorities
Deploying Certification Authorities
Configuring Certification Authorities
Troubleshooting Active Directory Certificate Services
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
Deploying an Standalone Root CA
Deploying and Configuring an Enterprise Subordinate CA

Module 3: Deploying and Configuring Certificates
This module describes the deployment of certificates by using AD CS. In addition, the module elaborates on managing enrollment to deploy certificates, certificate revocation, and configuration of certificate template and certificate recovery.
Lessons
Managing Certificate Templates
Deploying Certificates and Managing Enrollment
Managing Certificate Revocation
Configuring Certificate Recovery
Lab : Deploying Certificates and Managing Enrolment
Configuring Certificate Templates
Configuring Autoenrollment Managing Certificate Revocation
Configuring Key Recovery

Module 4: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
This module explains the concept of AD LDS. You will learn how to install AD LDS, configure AD LDS instances and partitions, and configure AD LDS replication. This module also describes how to resolve common AD LDS issues.
Lessons
Overview of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Replication
Troubleshooting Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions
Configuring AD LDS Replication
Identifying AD LDS Solution Tools and Troubleshooting Steps

Module 5: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services
This module presents the concept of AD FS 2.0 and its deployment scenarios. You will learn how to deploy AD FS 2.0 and implement AD FS claims. This module also describes how to resolve common AD FS issues.
Lessons
Overview of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
Configuring Active Directory Federation Services Partner Organizations and Claims
Troubleshooting Active Directory Federation Services
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services
Installing the PKI Infrastructure and Preparing for Federated Collaboration with ADFS 2.0
Installing and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0
Configuring AD FS 2.0 for Internal Users to Access an Internal Claim Aware Application
Configuring AD FS 2.0 for Internal Users to Access a Partner’s Claim Aware Application

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
This module explains the concept of AD RMS. You will learn how to install and configure AD RMS server components, administer AD RMS rights policy templates, and implement AD RMS trust policies. This module also describes how to resolve common AD RMS issues.
Lessons
Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services
Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
Configuring AD RMS Rights Policy Templates and Exclusion Policies
Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services Trust Policies
Troubleshooting Active Directory Rights Management Services
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
Installing and Configuring AD RMS
Configuring AD RMS Templates
Configuring AD RMS Trust Policies
Testing AD RMS Functionality
Generating AD RMS Reports

Module 7: Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions
This module explains the maintenance of AD CS, AD LDS, AD FS 2.0, and AD RMS.
Lessons
Maintaining Active Directory Certificate Services
Maintaining Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Maintaining Active Directory Federation Services
Maintaining Active Directory Rights Management Services
Lab : Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions
Configuring CA Event Auditing
Backing up Active Directory Certificate Services
Backing up and Restoring an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Instance
Configuring AD RMS Logging

Course 6421B
MCSA:70-642 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
5 Days

Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4
This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in your organization. This module explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme, determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-related problems.
Lessons
Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Planning and Configuring IPv4
Selecting an IPv4 Addressing scheme for branch offices
Implementing and Verifying IPv4 in the branch office

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module introduces you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which plays an important role in the Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. It is the primary means of distributing important network configuration information to network clients, and it provides configuration information to other network-enabled services, including Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Network Access Protection (NAP). To support and troubleshoot a Windows Server-based network infrastructure, it is important that you understand how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role.
Lessons
Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Configuring DHCP Options
Managing a DHCP Database
Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Configuring DHCP Security
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role
Selecting a Suitable DHCP Configuration
Implementing DHCP
Reconfiguring DHCP in the Head Office
Testing the Configuration
Troubleshooting DHCP Issues

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module introduces you to Domain Name System (DNS), which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008 R2. It is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.
Lessons
Installing the DNS Server Role
Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Selecting a DNS Configuration
Deploying and Configuring DNS
Troubleshooting DNS

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
This module introduces you to IPv6, a technology that will help ensure that the Internet can support a growing user base and the increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. The current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) has served as the underlying Internet protocol for almost thirty years. Its robustness, scalability, and limited feature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses, due in large part to the rapid growth of new network-aware devices.
Lessons
Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Lab : Configuring an ISATAP Router
Configuring a New IPv6 Network and Client
Configuring an ISATAP Router to Enable Communication Between an IPv4 Network and an IPv6 Network
Lab : Converting the Network to Native IPv6
Transitioning to a Native IPv6 Network

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
To support your organization’s distributed workforce, you must become familiar with technologies that enable remote users to connect to your organization’s network infrastructure. These technologies include virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess. It is important that you understand how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network policies. This module explores these remote access technologies.
Lessons
Configuring Network Access
Configuring VPN Access
Overview of Network Policies
Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Access
Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote Access Solution
Configuring a Custom Network Policy
Create and distribute a CMAK Profile
Lab : Configuring and Managing DirectAccess
Configure the AD DS Domain Controller and DNS
Configure the PKI Environment
Configure the DirectAccess Clients and Test Intranet Access
Configure the DirectAccess Server
Verify DirectAccess Functionality

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
NPS provides support for the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol, and can be configured as a RADIUS server or proxy. Additionally, NPS provides functionality that is essential for the implementation of Network Access Protection (NAP). This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot NPS.
Lessons
Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server
Installing and Configuring the Network Policy Server Role Service
Configuring a RADIUS Client
Configuring Certificate Auto-Enrollment
Configuring and Testing the VPN

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
In this module, you will learn about Network Access Protection (NAP). NAP enables you to create customized health-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication. NAP also automatically updates compliant computers to ensure on-going compliance and can limit the access of noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they become compliant.
Lessons
Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
Configuring NAP Components
Configuring Client Settings to Support NAP

Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Security is an essential consideration for networking with Windows Server 2008. In this module, you will learn how to implement various methods to increase security. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is one of the features in Windows Server 2008 that is used to increase security. You can also use Windows Server Update Services to ensure that approved security updates are applied to servers in a timely way.
Lessons
Windows Security Overview
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services
Lab : Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Deploying a Windows Firewall Rule
Implementing WSUS

Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication
Internet Protocol security (IPsec) is a framework of open standards for protecting communications over IP networks through cryptographic security services. IPsec supports network-level peer authentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. The Microsoft IPsec implementation is based on standards that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IPsec working group developed. In this module, you will learn how to implement, configure, and troubleshoot IPsec.
Lessons
Overview of IPsec
Configuring Connection Security Rules
Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
Lab : Increasing Security for Network Communication
Selecting a Network Security Configuration
Configuring IPsec to Authenticate Computers
Testing IPsec Authentication

Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
File and print services are some of the most commonly implemented network services for end users. Unlike infrastructure services like DNS, file and print services are highly visible to the end users. In this module, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot file and print services to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you will see how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of files that are located in file shares.
Lessons
Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
Many organizations maintain a large number of file resources that need to be organized and made highly available to users. These file resources are often stored on servers and provided to users who are distributed geographically in widespread locations. In this module, you will learn how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimal traffic over a WAN link.
Lessons
Branch Office Data Access
DFS Overview
Overview of DFS Namespaces
Configuring DFS Replication
Configuring BranchCache
Lab : Implementing DFS
Installing the DFS Role Service
Configuring the Required Namespace
Configuring DFS Replication
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
Configuring BranchCache Clients
Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
Monitoring BranchCache

Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Network storage for users is a finite resource that must be managed appropriately to ensure that it remains available for all users. If network storage is not monitored and managed, it can become filled with irrelevant data, such as personal music or movies. Irrelevant data increases network storage costs and in some cases can prevent useful data from placement on the network storage. In this module, you will learn how to monitor and manage network storage.
Lessons
Monitoring Network Storage
Controlling Network Storage Utilization
Managing File Types on Network Storage
Lab : Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Configuring FSRM Quotas
Configuring File Screening Configuring File Classification and File Management

Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers
This module explains how to recover network data and servers. There are a variety of scenarios where a network data or a server that provides networks services can be lost. Volume shadow copies can be used to restore previous versions of files when a file is accidentally deleted or modified on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. Windows Server Backup can be used to back up and restore data files or an entire server.
Lessons
Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup
Lab : Recovering Network Data and Servers
Configuring Shadow Copies
Configuring a Scheduled Backup

Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
When a system failure or an event that affects system performance occurs, you need to be able to repair the problem or resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. With so many variables and possibilities in the modern network environment, the ability to determine the root cause quickly often depends on having an effective performance monitoring methodology and toolset. In this module, you will learn to use performance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting. By identifying components that require additional tuning, you can improve the efficiency of your servers.
Lessons
Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Centralizing Events Logs

Course 6433A
MCSA: 70-646 Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
5 Days


Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
This module explains how to plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments and upgrades.
Lessons
Developing a Deployment Strategy
Virtualization Considerations
Selecting an Automation Strategy
Implementing an Automation Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image

Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
This module explains how to plan for server management and delegated administration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Lessons
Remote Server Management Tool
Decentralizing Systems Administration
Lab : Implementing Role-Based Systems Administration
Create an administrative-level role group
Creating an account management group
Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups

Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
This module explains how to plan for IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in your network and to plan and implement DNS and DHCP in a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Lessons
Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Transitioning to IPv6 Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
Lab : Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers
Implementing DNS
Implementing DHCP

Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
Lab : Planning for Active Directory Domain Services
Planning an Active Directory Structure
AD DS Backup and Recovery
Configuring Active Directory Recycle Bin

Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement Group Policy strategy n Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Lessons
Planning Group Policy Settings
Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
Lab : Planning and Implementing Group Policy
Planning Group Policy
Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan

Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
This module explains how to plan Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Window Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
Managing Certificate Templates
Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
Lab : Configuring Certificate Services
Planning Certificate Services Deployment
Configure Stand-alone Root and Enterprise Subordinate CA
Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
Configure Online Certificate Status Protocol Array

Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
This module explains how to plan and provision application servers in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Planning and Provisioning Web Services
Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
Lab : Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
Planning Application Deployment
Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
Installing and Configuring a Remote Desktop Gateway

Module 8: Planning File and Print Services
This module explains how to plan and implement File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Provisioning File Services
Provisioning and Managing Storage
Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
Migrating File and Print Services
Lab : Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
Planning File Services
Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office

Module 9: Planning Network Access
This module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning Network Security
Planning Virtual Private Networks
Planning Network Access Protection
Planning DirectAccess
Lab : Planning and Implementing Network Access
Planning Network Access
Implementing Network Access

Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage
This module explains how to provision data and storage in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Provisioning Storage
Lab : Planning and Implementing Data Access
Planning Data Access
Installing and Configuring DFS
Enabling and Configuring BranchCache

Module 11: Planning Update Deployment
This module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server Update Service topology and how to deploy and manage updates in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
WSUS Topologies
Update Management
Lab : Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
Configure a Replica WSUS Server
Configure WSUS for BranchCache

Module 12: Planning High Availability
This module explains how to plan and implement High Availability in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning Network Load Balancing
Planning Failover Clustering
Planning for Service Availability
Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability
Planning High Availability
Implementing High Availability

Module 13: Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
This module explains how to plan for performance and event monitoring in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
Managing Events
Lab : Planning and Implementing Event Log Management
Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
Configuring Event Subscriptions
Creating Custom Views
Creating Event Tasks

Module 14: Enterprise Backup and Recovery
This module explains how to plan for back ups and disaster recovery in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Lessons
Disaster Recovery Concepts
Planning Windows Server Backup
Planning Recovery of Data and servers
Lab : Backing Up and Restoring from VHD
Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD

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