Windows Server 2008 Online Training Course Content

Operating System Overview

  • Benefits of upgrading to Windows Server 2008
  • Analyzing and implementing the features

Installing and Upgrading Servers

Migrating to Windows Server 2008

  • Selecting the appropriate deployment method
  • Multiple Activation Key
  • Key Management Server

Adding and configuring server roles and features

  • Keeping current with service packs and hotfixes
  • Assigning roles with the Initial Configuration Tool (ICT)

Building and Populating the Active Directory

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Architecting the infrastructure with forests, domains, sites, domain controllers and replication
  • Analyzing Flexible Single-Master Operations (FSMO)

Constructing Domain Controllers

  • Maximizing security with Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Preparing forest and domain for upgrade with ADPREP

Organizational Units, users and groups

  • Managing user account properties and profiles
  • Optimizing resource access with role-group nesting

Configuring and Managing the System

Leveraging the Windows Server Manager

  • Event Viewer
  • Device Manager
  • Windows Firewall
  • Centralizing events from multiple server event logs

Introducing PowerShell for administrative tasks

  • PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  • Creating multiple user accounts and groups

Monitoring performance and ensuring reliability

  • Remote Management (WinRM)
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Troubleshooting the OS with Windows Recovery Disk

Implementing File System Security

Managing disks, full backup and restore

  • Master Boot Record (MBR)
  • GUID Partition Table (GPT)
  • Saving the system and data with Windows Server Backup

Securing files with Access Control Lists

  • Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Inherited vs. explicit Access Control Entries

Controlling Network Components and Services

Managing network settings

  • Configuring the Network and Sharing Center
  • Integrating Ipv4 and Ipv6 protocols

Sharing resources across the network

  • Recovering with Shadow Copies and Previous Versions
  • Increasing file access responsiveness with BranchCache

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

  • Creating quotas based on prebuilt templates
  • Filtering extraneous files with screening technologies

Administering the Active Directory

Distributing and delegating administrative power

  • Leveraging the AD Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)
  • Allocating responsibilities for simplified administration

Configuring environments with Group Policies

  • Planning the policy hierarchy with OUs
  • Identifying common settings with the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Enhancing security with desktop lockdown

Extending Windows Server 2008 Features

Creating synergy with enterprise technologies

  • Consolidating multiple servers with Hyper-V
  • Maximizing security with Windows Server Core

Deploying Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    • Solving application compatibility issues
    • Publishing applications with RD RemoteApp