Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to
work with network infrastructure and Active Directory technologies
in Windows Server 2008.
This course is intended for individuals who already have
experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory
technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who
wish to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.
Typical students include people who have at least one year of
experience implementing and administering a network operating
system and IT Professionals who work in medium and enterprise
organizations with the knowledge and skills to design, implement,
and manage a Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003
Experience planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and
securing Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active
Directory and Network Infrastructure server roles.
Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain
Name System (DNS).
Experience installing, configuring, and administering Windows
2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, or
MCSA on Windows Server 2003 or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 is
On completion delegates will
Install and configure Windows Server 2008.
Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
Configure networking and network services.
Configure Network Policy Server (NPS) and remote access.
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Configure Active Directory Lightweight Services (AD LDS).
Configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD
Implement Software Maintenance by using Windows Server Update
Configure storage technologies in Windows Server
Configure high availability in Windows Server 2008.
Configure virtualization in Windows Server 2008.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server
This module describes how to prepare for and perform an
installation of Windows Server 2008. This module also provides
details on how to manage the various server roles and Server Core
in Windows Server 2008.
Installing Windows Server 2008
Managing Server Roles and Features
Configuring Windows 2008 Server Core
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008:
Installing and Configuring Server Roles and Features; Configuring
Server Core and Performing Basic Management Tasks
Module 2: Configuring Windows Deployment
This module provides an overview of the Windows installation
technologies. This module also describes how to create images for
WDS. Finally, the module explains the procedures for deploying
images by using WDS.
Overview of Windows Installation Technologies
Preparing Images for WDS
Deploying Images using WDS
Lab : Configuring Windows Deployment Services: Installing and
Configuring WDS; Adding Images to WDS; Creating an Answer File for
the WDS client; Deploying an Image with WDS
Module 3: Configuring Networking and Network
This module describes how to configure IPv6 addressing and how to
migrate from IPv4 to IPv6. Additionally, the module examines the
new features in DHCP and DNS, the configuration and management of
Windows Firewall. Finally, the module covers the basic concepts for
wireless connectivity and the authentication options for wireless
networks, and then describes how to configure wireless network
settings in Group Policy.
Configuring IP v6 Addressing
Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6
Configuring DHCP and DNS
Configuring Windows Firewall
Configuring Wireless Networks
Lab : Configuring Networking and Network Services: Configuring
an ISATAP Router; Configuring DHCP and DNS; Configuring Windows
Module 4: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote
This module provides an overview of NPS as a RADIUS compliant
server and client. The module then describes how to configure NPS
and remote access.
Overview of Network Policy Server
Configuring Network Policy Server
Configuring Remote Access
Lab : Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access
Services: Deploying Network Policy Server; Configuring SSTP
Module 5: Configuring Network Access
This module provides an overview of Network Access Protection (NAP)
and the various NAP enforcement methods such as IPsec, 802.1x, VPN,
and DHCP enforcements. The module also describes how to implement
NAP using System Health Validators (SHVs), health policies,
remediation server groups, and NAP tracing. The module also
provides details on implementing IPsec enforcement for NAP.
Overview of Network Access Protection
Implementing IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Lab : Configuring Network Access Protection: Configuring NAP
for VPN Clients; Configuring NAP for IPSec Enforcement
Module 6: Configuring Active Directory Domain
This module describes the requirements and procedures for
installing domain controllers and then explains how to deploy
read-only domain controllers (RODCs). The module also describes how
to implement fine-grained password policies. Additionally, the
module covers the new features in Group Policy and provides an
overview of Group Policy preferences.
Installing Domain Controllers
Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers
Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies
New Features in Group Policy
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Lab : Configuring Active Directory Domain Services: Installing
and Configuring an RODC; Implementing Fine-Grained Password
Lab : Exploring New Features in Group Policy: Creating a
Central Store; Configuring Administrative Templates; Configuring
Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain
This module explains how to use the various tools included
in Windows Server 2008 to monitor and manage events related to AD
DS. The module then describes how to configure AD DS auditing and
to maintain AD DS by using the Windows Server 2008 built-in
Configuring AD DS Auditing
Monitoring AD DS
Maintaining AD DS
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services: Monitoring AD
DS by Using Event Viewer; Creating a Subscription; Configuring AD
DS Auditing; Reanimating Deleted Objects
Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Lightweight
This module describes how to install and configure AD LDS. The
module explains the procedures for configuring AD LDS instances, AD
LDS replication, and AD LDS integration with AD DS.
Installing and Configuring AD LDS
Configuring AD LDS Instances
Configuring AD LDS Replication
Configuring AD LDS Integration with AD DS
Lab : Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory
Services: Configuring an AD LDS Instance and an Application
Partition; Configuring the AD LDS Access Control; Configuring AD
LDS Replication; Adding AD DS Users to AD LDS Groups
Module 9: Configuring Active Directory Certificate
This module describes how to deploy and configure the Active
Directory Certificates Services in Windows Server 2008. The module
covers the procedures for managing certificate templates,
certificate enrollment, certificate revocation, and certificate
Deploying Active Directory Certificate Services
Managing Certificate Templates
Managing Certificate Enrollment
Managing Certificate Revocation
Managing Certificate Recovery
Lab : Configuring and Managing Active Directory Certificate
Services: Installing the AD CS Server Role and Configuring CAs;
Managing Certificate Revocation; Managing Certificate Recovery
Module 10: Configuring Active Directory Federation
This module provides an overview of identity federation
and federation trusts. The module covers the various features and
components of AD FS and the options, requirements, and procedure
for deploying it. Finally, the module describes the various types
of AD FS claims and the procedure for configuring AD FS claim
Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS Claims
Lab : Configuring AD FS for the Federated Web SSO Scenario:
Installing the AD FS Server Role; Configuring Certificate
Requirements; Configuring the AD FS Web Agent; Configuring the Web
Server Application on the NWTDC01 Virtual machine; Configuring the
Federation Trust Policies; Configuring the Account Partner
Federation Service; Configuring the Resource Partner Federation
Service; Testing the AD FS Implementation
Module 11: Configuring Active Directory Rights
This module provides an overview of AD RMS features and
functionality. The module then describes the requirements and
procedures for deploying AD RMS servers and clients. Additionally,
the module explains how to administer AD RMS templates and
Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services
Deploying AD RMS
Administering AD RMS Templates
Administering AD RMS Policies
Lab : Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services:
Installing the AD RMS Server Role; Managing AD RMS Rights Policy
Templates; Configuring Trust Policies; Testing AD RMS
Module 12: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server
This module provides an overview of WSUS and its features. The
module also describes the requirements and procedures for
installing, configuring, and managing WSUS.
Introduction to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1
Installing and Configuring WSUS
Lab : Maintaining Software by Using Windows Server Update
Services: Installing WSUS Prerequisites; Installing WSUS; Restoring
a WSUS Database; Creating a Computer Group and Managing
Module 13: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows
This module describes how to configure the Distributed File System
(DFS) in Windows Server 2008. The module then explains how to
manage storage by using File System Resource Manager (FSRM).
Finally, the module covers how to configure storage are network
Configuring Distributed File System
Managing Storage with File System Resource Management
Configuring Storage Area Network Connectivity
Lab : Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008:
Installing and Configuring the DFS Role Service; Installing and
Configuring the File Server Resource Manager Role Service
Module 14: Configuring High Availability in Windows
This module describes the various options available in Windows
Server 2008 that you can use to provide highly available network
services. The module covers options such as Network Load Balancing
(NLB) and Failover Clustering.
Configuring Network Load Balancing
Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
Preparing for Failover Clusters
Creating and Configuring Failover Clusters
Lab : Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008:
Creating and Validating a Cluster; Clustering the Print Services
Role by Using Failover Cluster Management; Configuring Cluster
Module 15: Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server
This module provides an overview of virtualization in Windows
Server 2008 and the features and architecture of Microsoft Hyper-V.
The module also describes the requirements and considerations for
installing Hyper-V. Finally, the module covers how to configure and
manage virtual machines in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
Overview of Hyper-V
High Availability in a Hyper-V Environment
Lab : Configuring a Hyper-V Environment: Configuring Hyper-V
Settings; Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks; Creating
Virtual Hard Disks; Creating and Managing Virtual Machines