Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network

Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
Course Number: 6431A
Length: 2 Days
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage and maintain
Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure servers. The course focuses on creating a plan for managing the server
lifecycle, developing and evaluating baselines for monitoring and managing server roles, and analyzing the
implementation and configuration of several different server roles for Windows Server 2008. The course will also
focus on analyzing and maintaining network server security.
Students should have several years of experience deploying and maintaining Microsoft Window Server 2003
networks. A good understanding of core networking services including DHCP, DNS, and Terminal Services is also
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge
equivalent to the following courses:
6420 Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform
6421 Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
6430 Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers
This course is intended for Server Administrators who are familiar with Windows Server 2008 and who are, or will
be, responsible for the overall lifecycle management of Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Server roles.
It is also intended for IT professionals who could benefit from acquiring the skills required by a Windows Server
2008 Network Infrastructure Server Administrator, such as a Server Administrator who is responsible for network
servers that will work closely with Enterprise Administrators and who want to understand the operational lifecycle
of Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Server roles.
Course Outline
Course Introduction
Module 01 - Managing a Windows Server 2008 Network Inf. Server Lifecycle
Course Introduction
Managing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Server Lifecycle
Lesson: Key Features of Windows Server 2008
Using Windows Server Core as a Management Solution
Improving Virtualization with Hyper-V
Benefits of Deploying NAP
Improvements to the DNS Server
Deployment and Backup with WDS
Improving Network Access with TSGS
Deploying Windows Server 2008 Roles
Lesson: Managing Implementation Plans
Planning Before Implementation
Demo - Server Manager
Server Lifecycle Management
Demo - Event Viewer
Validation after Deployment
Defining a Backout Plan
Lesson: SCW
SCW Features
Configuring the Role - Based Server Using the SCW
Demo - SCW
Automating Server Roles
Demo - Server SCW
Module 01 Review
Module 02 - Monitoring Windows Server® 2008 Infrastructure Roles
Monitoring Windows Server® 2008 Infrastructure Roles
Monitoring Tools in Windows Server 2008
Demo - Using the Reliability and Performance Console for Monitoring
Monitoring Server Roles on a Schedule
Creating Server Baselines
Lesson: Analysis with Performance Monitor
How to Create Data Collector Sets
Data Collector Set Contents
Demo - Data Collector
Using Performance Counter Alerts
Best Practices for Data Collector Sets
Working with Event Trace Providers
Demo - Trace Events
Lesson: Analysis with the Reliability Monitor
Reliability Monitor Reporting
Using the System Stability Index
Demo - Baseline
Module 02 Review
Module 03 - Managing Network Access Protection
Managing Network Access Protection
Lesson: Planning NAP
What to do for Client Compliance
NAP Authentication Protocols
NAP Components
Placement of NPS
Deploying SHVs
Demo - Install NAP
Lesson: Creating Solutions Using NAP
Enforcing NAP with DHCP Version 6
Enforcing NAP with VPN Enforcement
Enforcing NAP Using a Terminal Services Gateway
Demo - NPS
Demo - SHV
Lesson: Implementing NAP
NAP Enforcement: What Methods are Applicable in Your Organization?
Managing NAP
NAP Deployment Decisions
Demo - DHCP
Demo - Health Policy
Module 03 Review
Module 04 - Managing Remote Access
Managing Remote Access
Lesson: Planning Remote Access Server (RAS) Roles
Deciding on a Remote Access Protocol
Remote Access Protocol Compatibility
Using the SSTP for Remote Access
Remote Access Protocol Deployment Recommendations
Planning for the RRAS
RRAS Solutions
Demo - RRAS
Lesson: Managing RAS Roles
Planning RAS Roles
Managing Certificates for Authentication
Using Smart Cards for Authentication
Lesson: Evaluating Network Policies
Review of Network Policies
Configuring Network Policy Evaluation Order
Network Policy Conditions and Constraints
Planning Network Policies
Demo - Network Policy
Demo - VPN Configuration
Demo - Cert Issue Part 1
Demo - Cert Issue Part 2
Module 04 Review
Module 05 - Managing and Maintaining DNS and DHCP Server Roles
Module 06 - Maintaining Security for Network Servers
Managing and Maintaining DNS and DHCP Server Roles
Lesson: Managing DNS and DHCP Server Roles
Planning DHCP Server Roles
Planning DNS Server Roles
Review of DNS Server Operation Best Practices
Review of DHCP Server Operation Best Practices
Demo - Remote DNS
Authorizing DHCP Servers in Active Directory
Name Resolution Using a GlobalNames Zones
Lesson: Maintaining DNS and DHCP Server Roles
Analyzing DNS and DHCP Security
Scavenging Stale Records
Using DNSLint for Analysis
Demo - DNS Lint
Using Audit Logging for DNS and DHCP Analysis
Monitoring DNS and DHCP Servers
Demo - Maintaining DNS
Module 05 Review
Maintaining Security for Network Servers
Lesson: Network Server Role Security
Managing Security with Server Manager
Reviewing Security with the MBSA
Demo - MBSA Part 1
Demo - MBSA Part 2
Monitoring Security with Event Viewer
Review of Local Security Policy
Delegating Security Roles with GPOAccelerator
Security Best Practices
Lesson: Configuring the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Inbound Rules
Outbound Rules
Connection Security Rules
Group Policy Integration for Container Security
Demo - GPO
Module 06 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 6h 21m
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