70-646 R3: Windows Server 2008 Administration

Course Length: 4 Day
Course Overview
This course will prepare the student for Exam 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server
Administrator. Topics covered include planning for server deployment and management,
application and data provisioning, business continuity and high availability, and monitoring and
maintaining servers.
Course Outline
Course Introduction
Course Introduction
Chapter 01 – Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation
Lesson: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment
Business Needs
Consolidation Benefits with Server 2008
High Availability
64-bit Systems Options
Virtualization Options
Any Issues With Compatibility
Lesson: Making a Deployment Plan for Windows 2008 Server
Document and study the Current Network Environment
Designing Server Deployments
Maintenance and Deployment Schedules
Lesson: Planning Migration
Creating a Migration Plan
Using the Upgrade Plan
What Can Delay Your Windows 2008 Server Installation?
Chapter 01 Review
Chapter 02 – Configuration Change Plan
Lesson: Developing a Change Control Process
How Does the Change Control Process Work?
Create a Communication Plan
Classifying Change Requests
Approving the Change
The Emergency Change
Lesson: Developing Configuration Changes
Overview of Developing Configuration Changes
Analyzing the Change
The Testing Process
Have a Backup Plan – Rollback
Lesson: Reviewing Configuration Changes
Testing the Success of a Change
Analyzing the Success of a Change
Documentation Update
Chapter 02 Review
Chapter 03 – Preparing for Server 2008 Migration
Lesson: Server Migration
1h 3m
Making a Windows 2008 Server Deployment Plan
How Virtualization Helps
Planning for a Rollback
Migrating Data And Services
Lesson: How to Plan for the Server Decommissioning Process
Considerations for Decommissioning a Server
Lesson: Planning an Example of Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server
Server Deployment Tools
Planning According to Policy
Migrating File Servers
Demo – Installation Part A
Demo – Installation Part B
Chapter 03 Review
Chapter 04A – Server Migration and Planning for Roles
Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware
1 h 9m
How Windows Server 2008 Uses Process and Memory Resources
How to Choose either 32-Bit or 64-Bit Hardware
Guidelines for Combining Server Roles
Hardware Redundancy
Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core
Why the Server Core?
Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Demo – Role Consolidation
Demo – File Resource Manager
Lesson: Combining Windows Server 2008 Server Roles
What are Server Roles
Performance Implications of Combining Server Roles
Recommendations for Combining Servers
Options for Maintaining High Availability
Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers
File Storage in Windows Server 2008
Recommendations for File Storage
High-Availability File Servers
Clustering Options for File Servers
Chapter 04B – Server Migration and Planning for Roles
Lesson: Understanding Application Server Role Requirements
What Scenarios Require the Application Server Role
Preparing for Installation of the Application Server Role
Supporting Technologies for Applications
Lesson: Overview of the Application Server Role Components
Windows Workflow Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Communication Foundation
Lesson: Supporting the .NET Framework
How the .NET Framework is Used
.NET Versions
Chapter 04 Review
Chapter 05 – Distributed File System
Lesson: What’s Required for DFS
Needed Services for DFS
DFS Architecture
Lesson: Planning for High Availability in DFS
DFS Namespaces
DFS Replication
Data Storage
Comparing Domain and Stand-Alone DFS
Lesson: Managing DFS
DFS Management Tools
Delegating DFS Administration
Demo – DFS
Chapter 05 Review
Chapter 06 – Windows Server 2008 High Availability
Lesson: Network Load Balancing
Features of Network Load Balancing
Changes in Network Load Balancing for Windows Server 2008
Troubleshooting Network Load Balancing
Lesson: Understanding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
Features of Clustering in Windows Server 2008
Failover Clustering Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
Validating a Failover Clustering Solution in Windows Server 2008
Tools to Manage Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
Lesson: Creating Clusters in Windows Server 2008
Hardware Requirements for Failover Clustering
Planning Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008
Managing Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
Chapter 06 Review
Chapter 07 – Monitoring Windows Server
Lesson: Setting Up Monitoring
1h 9m
Why Should You Monitor
Monitoring Options
Planning for Event Monitoring
Lesson: Measuring Performance Objects
Server Role Metrics
Key Performance Counters
Lesson: Calculating a Server Baseline
Key Hardware Components to Monitor
Common Performance Metrics
Analyzing Performance Trends
Planning for Future Capacity Requirements
Lesson: Which Monitoring Tools to Use
Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools
Reliability and Performance Monitor
Windows Performance Monitor
Third-Party Monitoring Tools
Lesson: Planning Notification Methods
What is Good for the Business
How Can I Be Notified?
When to Escalate
Demo – WRPM
Chapter 07 Review
Chapter 08 – Windows Server Security
Lesson: Designing a Multi-Layer Defense
1h 26m
Multi-Layer Defense Strategy
What Defense Layers Should Be Considered?
Lesson: Network-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
Network Security Terms
Options for Network Security
Recommendations for Implementing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Demo – Security
Demo – Server Core Introduction
Lesson: Host-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
Assigning Administrative Permissions
Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration
Security Templates
Converting Security Configuration Wizard Settings to Security Templates
Chapter 08 Review
Chapter 09 – Windows Server Backup and Restore
Lesson: Backup Strategies with Windows Server 2008
1h 30m
Selecting Backup Software and Backup Operators
Planning Backup in Windows Server 2008
Backup Scheduling
Making the Data Rentention Plan
Backing Up Encrypted Files and Virtual Machines
Factors Affecting Backup Policy
Storage and Security Considerations
Process for Selecting Backup Operators
Demo – Backup
Lesson: Planning a Server Restore Policy
Server Restore
Challenges of a Server Restore
Backup Plan Options
Change Management Considerations
Lesson: Verifying Restored Data
Restore Logs
Accessing Data After Restore
Security Analysis
Updating Backup Policy
Lesson: Planning an EFS Restore Policy
Planning for Restoring EFS Data
Requirements for EFS Recovery
Chapter 09 Review
Chapter 10 – Windows Server Maintenance Plan
Lesson: Planning for Security Update Management
WSUS Deployment Considerations
WSUS Group Policy Settings
Obtaining Updates
Server Core Security Updates
Demo – Management Tasks
Lesson: Basic Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
Tasks Most Servers Share
Frequency of Management Tasks
Lesson: Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
Automation Requirements
Task Automation Tools
Tool Selection Process
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 11 – Planning for Business Continuity
Lesson: Planning for Business Continuity
Software Failure and the BIA
How Much of an Impact from Software Failure
Tracking Service Level Agreements
Creating Change Management Procedures
Typical Stages in a Troubleshooting Methodology
Lesson: Reviewing Core Operating System Components
Identifying Core Operating System Components
Identifying Additional Roles and Services
Server Applications
Lesson: Reviewing Log Files
Monitoring Log Files by Using Event Viewer
Monitoring Application Logs
Lesson: Evaluating Security Issues
Troubleshooting Group Policy Security Settings
Defense-in-Depth Components
Identifying Faults
Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 12 – Windows Server Troubleshooting
Lesson: Discovering Hardware Support Issues
1h 2m
Tools Used for Troubleshooting
Evaluating Hardware Devices
Lesson: Handling Device Driver Failures
Determining Drivers in Use
When to Escalate
Replacing Drivers
Lesson: Handling Hardware Component Failures
Documenting Vulnerable Hardware Components
Replacing Devices
Lesson: Determining the Scale of Network Issues
Business Impact of Network Failure
Scale of Failure
Service Level Agreements
Change Management Procedures
Interaction with Other Teams
Lesson: Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008
Domain Name System
Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution
Legacy Protocols
Lesson: Fixing IP Connectivity Issues
Which Versions of IP Are Being Used?
Resolving Logical Addressing Problems
Chapter 12 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 11hrs 43m

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