Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

Overview

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to
work with network infrastructure and Active Directory technologies
in Windows Server 2008.

Audience Profile

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
infrastructure.

Prerequisites

  • 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
    Windows Vista.
  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 is
    recommended.

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
    RMS).
  • Implement Software Maintenance by using Windows Server Update
    Services (WSUS).
  • Configure storage technologies in Windows Server
    2008. 
  • Configure high availability in Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure virtualization in Windows Server 2008.

Course outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server
2008

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
Services

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
Services

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
    Firewall

Module 4: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote
Access Services

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
    VPN

Module 5: Configuring Network Access
Protection

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 NAP
  • 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
Services

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
    Policies
  • Lab : Exploring New Features in Group Policy: Creating a
    Central Store; Configuring Administrative Templates; Configuring
    Preferences

Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain
Services
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
tools.

  • Managing Events
  • 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
Directory Services

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
Services

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
recovery.

  • 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
Services
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
mapping.

  • 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
Management Services

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
policies.

  • 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
    Functionality

Module 12: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server
Update Services

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
  • Managing 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
    Updates

Module 13: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows
Server 2008

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
(SAN) connectivity.

  • 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
Server 2008

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
    Resources

Module 15: Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server
2008

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
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring 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

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