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Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

  • Price £1,495.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 to provide 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 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008.


At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security.
A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side).
Working knowledge of networking technologies.
Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
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.


Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008.
Configure AD DS user and computer accounts.
Create Groups and Organizational Units.
Manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment.
Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts.
Create and configure Group Policy Objects.
Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy.
Implement security by using Group Policy.
Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance.
Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008.
Configure and manage Distributed File System.
Configure Network Access Protection.
Configure availability of network resources.
Monitor and Maintain servers running Windows Server 2008.
Manage a Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Administrative Tasks in Windows Server 2008 Environment
The module explains server roles, Active Directory, the Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools and Remote Desktop.

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)

Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
This module explains how to manage user accounts, create computer accounts and manage AD DS 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)

Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
This module introduces groups and how to manage them.

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)

Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
The module explains how to manage access and assign and manage permissions.

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)

Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
This module explains how to delegate administrative access to AD DS objects and how to configure AD DS 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)

Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
This module explains how to configure and manage Group Policy Objects.

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)

Module 7: Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure 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)

Module 8: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure security policies, implement password policies, restrict access to software and user security templates.

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)

Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
This module explains how to secure a windows infrastructure, configure an audit policy, manage WSUS and plan for a security update.

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)

Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
This module explains how to manage storage using File Server Resource Manager, configure quota management, implement file screening and manage storage reports.

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)

Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
This module explains how to configure DFS namespaces and replication.

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)

Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

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)

Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
This module explains how to configure shadow copies and provide server and service availability.

Configuring Shadow Copies
Providing Server and Service Availability
Lab : Configuring Availability of Network Resources (Configuring Shadow Copying; Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing)

Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
This module explains how to monitor and maintain 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)

Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
This module explains how to back up and restore Windows Server 2008 servers.

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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