M6418: Deploying Windows Server 2008

3 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6418

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Overview

This 3-day, instructor-led course provides students with an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008, including installation, configuration, and upgrading. Special emphasis is given to upgrading common server configurations and using the Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator.

Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Install Windows Server 2008
  • Install Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Configure Windows Server Core
  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles
  • Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core
  • Manage Windows Server Core
  • Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo
  • Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation
  • Deploy a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) using an answer file
  • Install and configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Create operating system images in WDS
  • Add components like language packs to an image
  • Use an Unattend file with WDS
  • Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments
  • Deploy images with WDS
  • Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Configure MDT
  • Create an MDT build
  • Create MDT deployment points
  • Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface
  • Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line
  • Describe considerations for upgrading file and print servers
  • Describe considerations for upgrading Web and application servers
  • Describe considerations for upgrading remote infrastructure servers
  • Install and configure the file and print server roles
  • Create and replicate a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace
  • Schedule a backup
  • Migrate a printer
  • Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
  • Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  • Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
  • Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
  • Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
  • Configure admin role separation on an RODC
  • Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
  • Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine

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Modules

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Windows Server 2008 Installation and Configuration (3 topics)

  • Windows Server 2008 Setup Improvements and Requirements
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation
  • Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK

Windows Server Core 2008 Configuration (2 topics)

  • Server Core Basic Configuration
  • Configuring Server Core Roles

Windows Server 2008 Unattended Installation (2 topics)

  • Unattended Windows Server 2008 Installation
  • Unattended Domain Controller Installation

Using Windows Deployment Services (2 topics)

  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Working with the WIM Format

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (2 topics)

  • Introduction to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Upgrading and Migrating Active Directory (3 topics)

  • Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Overview
  • Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008
  • Active Directory Upgrade Sequence

Upgrading File and Print, Web, and Remote Infrastructure Servers (3 topics)

  • Upgrading File and Print Servers
  • Upgrading Web and Application Servers
  • Upgrading Remote Infrastructure Servers

Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines (2 topics)

  • Microsoft Server Virtualization
  • Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines

Configuring Windows Server 2008 for Performance (2 topics)

  • Hardware Considerations
  • Workload Considerations

Labs (12 topics)

  • Lab 1: Install Windows Server 2008
  • Lab 2: Configure Windows Server Core 2008
  • Lab 3: Install Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend File
  • Lab 4: Deploy an RODC in a Remote Infrastructure Using an Unattend File
  • Lab 5: Working with Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab 6: Installing, Configuring, and Using MDT
  • Lab 7: Preparing the Active Directory Environment for Windows Server 2008
  • Lab 8: Installing an Additional Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller
  • Lab 9: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server
  • Lab 10: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0
  • Lab 11: Prepare a Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation for use as a Remote Infrastructure Server
  • Lab 12: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT

Prerequisites

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced with Windows 2000 Server and/or Windows Server 2003, who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification, or have equivalent knowledge. Before attending this course, students must have one or more of the following: • On-the-job experience in planning, implementing, managing, or supporting Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. • Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). • Experience with a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. • Experience with implementing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network. • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows Vista

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