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Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course


Windows 2008 R2 System Administration

Duration: 5 Days | Price: $2595 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

Class Dates:

Students Will Learn:

  • Windows Server and Windows 7 Installation
  • Powershell Administration
  • Terminal Services and Remote Desktop
  • User and Group Configuration
  • Permissions and Security
  • Active Directory Architecture and Installation
  • Clustering and Server Virtualization
  • System Backup and Update Management
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Network Addressing

Course Description: This course provides hands on experience installing and configuring Windows Server 2008. Students will perform full and core CD-based standard installation, configure and tune the server and assign roles and services. Attendees will practice local and remote administration of security, network and data in hands on labs. After installing an Active Directory domain controller, students will create and assign users, groups, permissions, rights and policies.

Attendees will configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP network, create custom consoles and Powershell scripts, and implement a backup strategy. Also covered are many aspects of local security, such as group policy objects (GPO), rights and permissions and Network Level Authentication. Students will learn to use enterprise tools such as Distributed File System (DFS) and File System Resource Manager (FSRM) and to facilitate clustering and virtualization. Comprehensive labs and exercises give the students real experience deploying, managing and troubleshooting the Windows 2008 infrastructure.

Course Prerequisites: Understanding of Windows Vista or Windows 7, Aero interface and control panel applets.

Follow-up Course:Windows Server 2008 Active Directory and Security Design

Windows 2008 R2 System Administration Course Overview:

Overview of Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Architecture
  • Windows Server 2008 Editions
  • Server Roles
  • Disk Management
  • Powershell
  • Terminal Services
  • Virtualization
  • Patch and Update Management
  • Tuning System Performance
  • Remote Assistance
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Licensing and Activation
  • System Center
  • Active Directory
Installing Windows
  • Hardware Requirements
  • DVD Installation
  • Windows 2008 Core Installation
  • Upgrading Existing Operating Systems
Configuring Windows
  • Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT)
  • Command Line Server Core Configuration
  • Configuring the Network
  • Selecting and Installing Device Drivers
  • Configuring Printers
Windows Management
  • Server Manager
  • Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT)
  • Event Viewer
  • Event Subscription
  • Performance Monitor
  • Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Tuning System Performance
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
  • Shutdown Event Tracker
Administering Users and Groups
  • Creating Local Users and Groups
  • Creating Domain Users and Groups
  • Local and Domain Groups
  • Setting User Rights
  • User Profiles
  • Setting the Accounts Policy
  • Upgraded Security Accounts Manager (SAM) Database
  • User Account Control (UAC)
  • Administrator Approval Mode (AAM)
  • TCP/IP version 4 (IPv4)
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • TCP/IP version 6 (IPv6)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Understanding Workgroups and Domains
  • TCP/IP Diagnostic Tools
  • Windows Firewall
  • Network Troubleshooting
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DHCP Lease Process
  • Troubleshooting DHCP Clients
  • Authorizing a DHCP Server in Active Directory
  • Scopes
  • Reservations
  • DHCP Options
Security Features
  • Multiple Local GPOs (MLGPOs)
  • NTFS Permissions
  • User Rights
Active Directory Domain Services
  • ADDS Architecture
  • Domains, Trees and Forests
  • Organizational Units (OU)
  • Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)
  • Flexible Single Master of Operation (FSMO) Roles
  • Global Catalog
  • Schema
  • Domain Controller Installation
  • DNS Requirements
  • Configuring Active Directory
  • Delegating Authority
  • Ad Replication
Group Policy
  • Implementing Security
  • Distributing Applications
  • Domain and Local Policies
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
Microsoft Management Console 3.0
  • Snap-Ins
  • Standard Consoles
  • Customizing Consoles
  • Task Pads
  • Cmdlets
  • Scripting
  • Creating Users, Groups and OUs
  • Manipulating Objects
  • Planning and Design
  • Hyper-V
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Virtual Server
  • Consolidating Resources
  • Isolating Services
  • Licensing Requirements
  • High Availability
  • Cluster Models
  • Planning
  • Failover Clustering
  • Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Permission Inheritance
  • Effective Permissions
  • Shared Folder Permissions
  • Administrative Shares
Distributed File System (DFS)
  • DFS Replication
  • Domain-based DFS
  • Namespace Root
  • Access-based Enumeration
  • Diagnostic Reports
  • Replication Groups
File Server Resource Manger (FSRM)
  • Configuring Quotas
  • File Screening
  • Reporting
System Recovery and Restoration
  • Server Backup and Restore
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service
  • System State Data
Terminal Services
  • Terminal Services Architecture
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Applications
  • TS Web Access
  • Mapping Local Resources
  • Terminal Server Licensing
  • TS Gateway Server
  • TS Session Broker
  • Remote Desktop Client
  • Network Level Authentication
Remote Assistance
  • Requesting Remote Assistance
  • Enabling Remote Assistance Offer
  • Sending an Invitation File
  • Responding to an Assistance Request

Student Testimonials

"Great class. I learned a lot of valuable admin tools to run my network more efficiently and effectively."
– E.S., City of Lowell

"Very good class. The instructor was excellent … his knowledge really shown through with his real life examples."
– N.H., GSI

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