M6433: Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6433

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This five day course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise.  The course covers Windows server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1.

The course is intended to build on the student’s existing skills in the areas of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008, therefore it is not suitable for new or inexperienced server administrators.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades
  • Plan server management and delegated administration strategies
  • Plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services
  • Plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services
  • Plan and implement Group Policy strategy
  • Plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization
  • Plan and implement file and print server roles
  • Plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access
  • Plan and provision data and storage
  • Plan and implementan update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Plan and implement high availability
  • Plan for server performance and event monitoring
  • Plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy

Target Audience

This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals looking to gain deeper insight and decision making knowledge for a variety of planning and implementation tasks typically carried out by Server Administrators. Also, this course is relevant for you if you have been working as a Server Administrator on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update your skills to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 environment.

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Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade (8 topics)

  • Developing a Deployment Strategy
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Selecting an Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automation Strategy
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
  • Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
  • Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
  • Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image

Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration (6 topics)

  • Server Management Tools
  • Decentralizing Systems Administration
  • Lab: Implementing Role Based Systems Administration
  • Create an administrative-level role group
  • Creating an account management group
  • Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups

Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution (8 topics)

  • Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
  • Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers
  • Implementing DNS
  • Implementing DHCP

Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services (8 topics)

  • Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
  • Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
  • Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
  • Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
  • Lab: Planning and Provisioning AD DS
  • Planning an Active Directory Structure
  • Planning an AD DS Maintenance Strategy
  • AD DS Backup and Recovery

Planning Group Policy Strategy (6 topics)

  • Planning Group Policy Settings
  • Planning Group Policy Assignment
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Group Policy
  • Planning Group Policy
  • Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan

Planning Active Directory Certificate Services (7 topics)

  • Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
  • Lab: Configuring Certificate Services
  • Certificate Services Deployment Planning
  • Standalone Root and Subordinate CA
  • Configure Key Archiving and Recovery

Planning and Provisioning Application Servers (8 topics)

  • Planning and Provisioning Web Services
  • Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
  • Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
  • Lab: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
  • Planning Application Deployment
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
  • Configuring Recovery for Application Servers
  • Configuring WSRM Policies

Planning File and Print Services (8 topics)

  • Provisioning File Services
  • Provisioning and Managing Storage
  • Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
  • Migrating File and Print Services
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
  • Planning File Services
  • Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
  • Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office

Planning Network Access (7 topics)

  • Planning Network Security
  • Planning Virtual Private Networks
  • Planning Network Access Protection
  • Planning DirectAccess
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Network Access
  • Planning Network Access
  • Implementing Network Access

Provisioning Data and Storage (7 topics)

  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Provisioning Storage
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Data Access
  • Planning Data Access
  • Installing and Configuring DFS
  • Enabling and Configuring BranchCache

Planning Update Deployment (6 topics)

  • WSUS Topologies
  • Update Management
  • Lab: Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
  • Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
  • Configure a Replica WSUS Server
  • Configure WSUS for BranchCache and BITS

Planning High Availability (6 topics)

  • Planning Network Load Balancing
  • Planning Failover Clustering
  • Planning for Service Availability
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing High Availability
  • Planning High Availability
  • Implementing High Availability

Planning Performance and Event Monitoring (7 topics)

  • Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
  • Managing Events
  • Lab: Event Log Forwarding
  • Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
  • Configuring Event Subscriptions
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Event Tasks

Enterprise Backup and Recovery (8 topics)

  • Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Planning Windows Server Backup
  • Planning and Administering Recovery
  • Lab: Backup and restore from VHD
  • Creating aDisaster Recovery Plan
  • Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
  • Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
  • Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD


Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:

  • At least one year experience in implementing or contributing to server and client planning.
  • At least one year experience carrying out day to day network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks.
  • Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008.

Also, the following prerequisite certifications would support your preparation for attending this course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (70-646):

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Equivalent course(s): 6425C and 6426C.
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration Equivalent course(s): 6421B.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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