M6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6419

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Introduction to Administrative Tasks in Windows Server 2008 Environment (4 topics)

  • Server Roles
  • Overview of Active Directory
  • Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
  • Using Remote Desktop for Administration

Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects (4 topics)

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Automating AD DS Object Management
  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

Creating Groups and Organizational Units (3 topics)

  • Introduction to Groups
  • Managing Groups
  • Creating Organizational Units

Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services (4 topics)

  • Managing Access Overview
  • Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
  • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Determining Effective Permission

Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts (2 topics)

  • Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Creating and Configuring Group Policy (5 topics)

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy

Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy (8 topics)

  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings

Implementing Security Using Group Policy (4 topics)

  • Configuring Security Policies
  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Managing Security Using Security Templates

Configuring Server Security Compliance (5 topics)

  • Securing a Windows Infrastructure
  • Configuring an Audit Policy
  • Overview of Windows Server Update Services
  • Managing WSUS
  • Planning for Security Update Management

Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies (6 topics)

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

Configuring and Managing Distributed File System (3 topics)

  • DFS Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication

Configuring Network Access Protection (4 topics)

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

Configuring Availability of Network Resources (2 topics)

  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Providing Server and Service Availability

Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers (8 topics)

  • Planning Monitoring Tasks
  • Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Measuring Performance Objects
  • Analyzing key performance counters
  • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools
  • Planning Notification Methods
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Maintenance Tasks
  • Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance

Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore (5 topics)

  • Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008
  • Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008
  • Planning a Server Restore Policy
  • Planning an EFS Restore Policy
  • Verifying Restored Data


Before attending this course, students must have: * At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security. * A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side). * Working knowledge of networking technologies. * Intermediate understanding of network operating systems. * Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. * Basic knowledge of Active Directory. * An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies). * Basic knowledge of TCP/IP. * Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as Powershell and WMI.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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