Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Management

Course:  WS8MGT
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 5-day course focuses on managing a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Participants will learn to manage secure network access to Windows Server 2008 servers and will gain an understanding of the networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

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Topics Covered In This Course


Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 Servers

  • Installation Tasks
  • Server Roles and Features
  • Server Core Installation Option
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 Servers

Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring and Managing WINS

  • Overview of WINS
  • Configuring and Managing WINS
  • Migrating from WINS to DNS
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing WINS

Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP

  • Overview of DHCP
  • Configuring DHCP Scope and Options
  • Managing A DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Securing DHCP
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role

Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Tunneling
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Troubleshooting IPv6
  • Lab: Configuring and ISATAP Router
  • Lab: Converting the Network

Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Network Policies
  • Overview of Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Routing and Remote Access

Installing and Managing the Network Policy Server Role Service

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing a Network Policy Server

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Security

  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Security
  • Configuring Audit Policy
  • Managing Windows Server Update Services
  • Security Updates
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Security

Configuring Network Access Protection

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Configuring Network Access Protection
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Access Protection
  • Lab: Configuring Network Access Protection for DHCP and VPN

Configuring IPsec

  • Overview of IPsec
  • Connection Security Rules
  • IPsec NAP Enforcement
  • Lab: Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement

Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec

  • Monitoring IPsec
  • Troubleshooting IPsec
  • Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec

Configuring and Managing a Distributed File System

  • Overview of Distributed File System
  • Distributed File System Namespaces
  • Distributed File System Replication
  • Lab: Configuring Distributed File System

Availability of Network Resources and Content

  • Backing up Data
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Providing Server and Service Availability
  • Lab: Configuring Network Resource Availability

Configuring Server Security

  • Windows Infrastructure Security
  • Using Security Templates
  • Audit Policies
  • Windows Server Update Services
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Security

Configuring Storage Technology

  • Planning Backups
  • Establishing a Server Restore Policy
  • Establishing an EFS Restore Policy
  • Verifying Restored Data
  • Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Server Restores

Class Wrap-up and Summary

What You Can Expect
  • Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
  • Configure and Manage WINS
  • Configure and Troubleshoot DHCP
  • Configure and Troubleshot IPv6
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access
  • Configure and Understand the Network Policy Server Role Service
  • Configure Network Access Protection
  • Configure and Manage IPsec
  • Configure and Manage Distributed File System
  • Configure and Manage Storage Technologies
  • Configure Availability of Resources
  • Configure Server Security
Who Should Take This Course

Technology professionals interested in learning to manage a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure.

Training Style

Instructor-led participative lecture with extensive hands-on labs.

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