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Deploying Windows Server 2008

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Authorised Microsoft Training Course

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

This 3-day instructor-led course provides students with an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008 including installation, configuration, and upgrading. Special emphasis is given to upgrading common server configurations and using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced with Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Server 2008 Installation and Configuration
• Windows Server 2008 Setup Improvements and Requirements  • Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation  • Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK 
Lab : Install Windows Server 2008
• Install Windows Server 2008  • Install Windows Server Core 2008 
Module 2: Windows Server Core 2008 Configuration
• Server Core Basic Configuration  • Configuring Server Core Roles 
Lab : Configure Windows Server Core 2008
• Configure Windows Server Core  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles  • Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core  • Manage Windows Server Core 
Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Unattended Installation
• Unattended Windows Server 2008 Installation  • Unattended Domain Controller Installation 
Lab : Install Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend File
• Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo. 
Lab : Deploy an RODC in a Remote Infrastructure Using an Unattend File
• Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation.  • Deploy an RODC using an answer file. 
Module 4: Using Windows Deployment Services
• Windows Deployment Services  • Working with the WIM Format 
Lab : Working with Windows Deployment Services
• Install and configure Windows Deployment Services.  • Create operating system images in WDS.  • Add components like language packs to an image.  • Use an Unattend file with WDS.  • Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments.  • Deploy images with WDS. 
Module 5: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
• Introduction to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 
Lab : Installing, Configuring, and Using MDT
• Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit  • Configure Microsoft Deployment Toolkit  • Create an MDT build  • Create MDT deployment points  • Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT 
Module 6: Upgrading and Migrating Active Directory
• Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Overview  • Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008  • Active Directory Upgrade Sequence 
Lab : Preparing the Active Directory Environment for Windows Server 2008
• Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008. 
Lab : Installing an Additional Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller
• Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface.  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line. 
Module 7: Upgrading File and Print, Web, and Remote Infrastructure Servers
• Ugrading File and Print Servers  • Upgrading Web and Application Servers  • Upgrading Remote Infrastructure Servers 
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server
• Install and configure the file and print server roles  • Create and replicate a DFS namespace  • Schedule a backup  • Migrate a printer 
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0
• Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008 
Lab : Prepare a Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation for use as a Remote Infrastructure Server
• Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool  • Configure admin role separation on a Read-Only Domain Controller  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) 
Module 8: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
• Microsoft Server Virtualization  • Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines 
Lab : Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT
• Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine. 
Module 9: Configuring Windows Server 2008 for Performance
• Hardware Considerations  • Workload Considerations 

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Install Windows Server 2008
  • Install Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles
  • Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core
  • Manage Windows Server Core
  • Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo
  • Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation
  • Deploy a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) using an answer file
  • Install and configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Create operating system images in WDS
  • Add components like language packs to an image
  • Use an Unattend file with WDS
  • Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments
  • Deploy images with WDS
  • Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Configure MDT, create an MDT build and create MDT deployment points
  • Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line
  • Describe considerations for upgrading file and print servers, Web and application servers and remote infrastructure servers
  • Install and configure the file and print server roles
  • Create and replicate a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace
  • Schedule a backup
  • Migrate a printer
  • Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
  • Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
  • Configure admin role separation on an RODC
  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
  • Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine
  • Certification

    Microsoft Course 6418B

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