M6418: Deploying Windows Server 2008

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6418

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows 2008 Training Courses.

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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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