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MS-6419 - Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers

This five-day instructor-led course provides 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 and R2 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, in addition to their professional experience, students must have:
  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security.
  • Certification related to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, and Windows Server Administration Fundamentals designations, or equivalent knowledge as outlined in course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008.
  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Network+, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies.
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
  • 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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Overview of the Windows Server 2008 Management


Lesson 1: Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Environment
Lesson 2: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
Lesson 3: Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
Lesson 4: Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Roles


Lesson 1: Understanding IPv6 Addressing
Lesson 2: Overview of the Domain Name System Server Role
Lesson 3: Configuring DNS Zones
Lesson 4: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Lesson 5: Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options

Module 3: Module 3: Configuring Access to File Services


Lesson 1: Overview of Access Control
Lesson 2: Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
Lesson 3: Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
Lesson 4: Determining Effective Permissions

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System


Lesson 1: Distributed File System Overview
Lesson 2: Configuring DFS Namespaces
Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication

Module 5: Managing File Resources by Using File Server Resource Manager


Lesson 1: Overview of File Server Resource Manager
Lesson 2: Configuring Quota Management
Lesson 3: Implementing File Screening
Lesson 4: Managing Storage Reports
Lesson 5: Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks

Module 6: Configuring and Securing Remote Access


Lesson 1: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection
Lesson 2: Overview of Network Policies
Lesson 3: Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs
Lesson 4: Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP
Lesson 5: Overview of DirectAccess
Lesson 6: Deploying DirectAccess

Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain Services


Lesson 1: Overview of the Active Directory Infrastructure
Lesson 2: Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
Lesson 3: Managing User Accounts
Lesson 4: Managing Computer Accounts
Lesson 5: Managing Groups
Lesson 6: Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain Trust


Lesson 1: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration
Lesson 2: Configuring Active Directory Trusts

Module 9: Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects


Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy
Lesson 2: Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
Lesson 3: Managing Group Policy Objects
Lesson 4: Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing

Module 10: Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer Settings


Lesson 1: Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
Lesson 2: Using Administrative Templates to Manage Users and Computers
Lesson 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
Lesson 4: Deploying Group Policy Preferences

Module 11: Implementing Security Settings Using Group Policy


Lesson 1: Overview of Security Settings
Lesson 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
Lesson 3: Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software

Module 12: Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote Offices


Lesson 1: Overview of Remote Office Requirements
Lesson 2: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
Lesson 3: Implementing BranchCache

Module 13: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008


Lesson 1: Planning Maintenance Tasks
Lesson 2: Calculating a Server Baseline
Lesson 3: Interpreting Performance Counters
Lesson 4: Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools

Module 14: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup, Restore, and Recovery


Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server 2008
Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing File Recovery
Lesson 3: Recovering Active Directory
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup