M6421: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6421

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


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Installing and Configuring Servers (3 topics)

  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Server Roles and Features
  • Overview of the Server Core Installation Option

Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS (5 topics)

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring and Managing WINS (4 topics)

  • Installing the Windows Internet Name Service
  • Managing the WINS Server
  • Configuring WINS Replication
  • Migrating from WINS to DNS

Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP (5 topics)

  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Securing DHCP

Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP (5 topics)

  • Overview of IPv6
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Tunneling Technologies
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Troubleshooting IPv6

Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access (5 topics)

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service (4 topics)

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Configuring Network Access Protection (4 topics)

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Configuring IPsec (3 topics)

  • Overview of IPsec
  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement

Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec (2 topics)

  • Monitoring IPsec Activity
  • Troubleshooting IPsec

Configuring and Managing Distributed File System (3 topics)

  • DFS Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication

Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies (5 topics)

  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Storage Management
  • Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring Quota Management
  • Implementing File Screening
  • Managing Storage Reports

Configuring Availability of Network Resources and Content (3 topics)

  • Backing Up Data
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Providing Server and Service Availability

Configuring Server Security Compliance (5 topics)

  • Securing a Windows Infrastructure
  • Using Security Templates to Secure Servers
  • Configuring an Audit Policy
  • Overview of Windows Sever Update Services
  • Managing WSUS


Before attending this course, students must have: - Working experience with Windows Server 2003. - Basic knowledge of Active Directory. - An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies). - Basic knowledge of DHCP. - Basic knowledge of IPsec.

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