M6416: Updating Your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Skills to Windows Server 2008

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6416

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This 5 day instructor-led course provides students with an understanding of Active Directory technology in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended to allow individuals who already have experience with Active Directory to upgrade their skills for Windows Server 2008. This course is based on an interim build of Windows Server 2008.


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

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008
  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.
  • Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service
  • Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008
  • Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure
  • Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services.
  • Use Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Identify new features in AD DS auditing
  • Implement AD DS auditing
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing.

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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 (3 topics)

  • Server Manager Roles
  • Windows Server 2008 Features
  • Active Directory Improvements

Configuring Windows Server 2008 (2 topics)

  • Introducing Windows Deployment Services
  • WDS Components

Windows Deployment Services (2 topics)

  • Server Core Introduction
  • Configuring and Managing Server Core

Windows Backup (3 topics)

  • Backup Infrastructure
  • Optical Media
  • Restore Utilities

Windows Server 2008 Updates to Networking (5 topics)

  • Networking with Windows Server 2008
  • New Networking Features
  • DNS with Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring Wireless Settings in Server 2008

Network Policies and Access Protection (4 topics)

  • Network Policies Access Protection
  • Enforcement Options
  • Network Access Protection Scenarios
  • Routing and Remote Access

Active Directory Domain Services (2 topics)

  • What's New in AD DS
  • Manageability and Reliability

Hyper-V (2 topics)

  • Introducing Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V

Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services (2 topics)

  • Planning for AD DS Deployment
  • Upgrade Considerations

Identity and Access Services in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (3 topics)

  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services

Read-Only Domain Controllers (2 topics)

  • Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Read-Only Domain Controller Operation

Auditing Active Directory Domain Services Changes (2 topics)

  • What's New in AD DS Auditing
  • Implementing AD DS Change Auditing

High Availability Features (2 topics)

  • Failover Clustering
  • Network Load Balancing

Performance Monitoring and Optimization (3 topics)

  • Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager
  • Monitoring Events

Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services (3 topics)

  • Introduction to Windows Server Update Services
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
  • Managing Windows Server Update Services


Before attending this course, students must have one or more of the following: - On-the-job experience in planning, implementing, managing, or supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure - Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS) - Designed a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure - Designed Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network - Installed, Configured, and Administered Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Vista

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