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Windows Server 2008

Deploying Windows Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6418) - 3 days - £1250 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and deploy Windows Server 2008 R2. It is intended for IT professionals who are experienced with Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA or have equivalent knowledge.
> Course outline
  1. Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  2. Implementing Deployment Technologies
  3. Implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  4. Using Windows Deployment Services
  5. Migrating Active Directory Directory Service
  6. Migrating File, Print, and Web Services
  7. Deploying Branch Office and Remote Access Services
  8. Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines

Supplementary InformationThis is an early release version of the course and runs on the Beta 3 version of the software.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • This module describes the installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Planning Windows Server 2008 R2 Installations
  • Performing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation
  • Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Following Installation
  • Automating Server Activation Using Microsoft Volume Activation
  • Lab: Planning to Install Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Lab: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings
  • Lab: Managing Roles and Features
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing
Skills
  • Plan Windows Server 2008 R2 installations.
  • Perform a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation.
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 following installation.
  • Automate server activation using Microsoft Volume Activation.
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Module 2: Implementing Deployment Technologies
  • This module describes the various deployment technologies available for use with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
  • Selecting a Deployment Strategy
  • Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Working with Images
  • Working with Unattended Answer Files
  • Lab: Deploying Windows Server 2008 with an Answer File
Skills
  • Select a suitable deployment strategy.
  • Describe the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).
  • Describe the different types of images.
  • Perform an unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 installation.
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Module 3: Implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • This module explains how to deploy and create custom system images for common server configurations by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Maintaining Images with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Lab: Implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Skills
  • Describe the MDT.
  • Use the MDT for low and zero-touch deployments.
  • Use MDT to maintain image files.
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Module 4: Using Windows Deployment Services
  • This module focuses on using the new WIM image format and Widows Deployment Services to create and deploy custom system images.
  • Working with the WIM format
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab: Working with Windows Deployment Services
Skills
  • Create system images using the WIM format.
  • Configure WDS.
  • Create custom system images using WDS.
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Module 5: Migrating Active Directory Directory Service
  • This module explains how to upgrade and migrate Active Directory directory service from Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Overview of Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
  • Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Lab: Migrating Active Directory
Skills
  • Describe the considerations and changes resulting from the Active Directory upgrade.
  • Upgrade a legacy forest.
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Module 6: Migrating File, Print, and Web Services
  • This module provides guidance for upgrading and migrating file and print servers from Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2. This module also includes guidance for upgrading and migrating application and Web servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Introducing the Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Migrating File and Print Servers
  • Migrating Web and Application Servers
  • Lab: Migrating Windows Server 2003 File and Print Services
  • Lab: Migrating Web and Application Servers
Skills
  • Describe the Windows Server Migration Tools.
  • Upgrade file and print servers.
  • Upgrade Web and application servers.
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Module 7: Deploying Branch Office and Remote Access Services
  • This module provides guidance for upgrading and migrating branch offices and Remote Access Services to Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Remote Infrastructure
  • Lab: Deploying an RODC to a Branch Office
  • Lab: Implementing Branch Cache
Skills
  • Implement read-only domain controllers (RODC) to support branch offices.
  • Implement remote infrastructure features to support branch offices.
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Module 8: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
  • This module provides guidance for migrating existing workloads to a virtual machine environment using the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role.
  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Migrating workloads to Hyper-V
  • Lab: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
Skills
  • Describe Microsoft server virtualization solutions.
  • Install and configure Hyper-V.
  • Plan the migration of workloads to Microsoft virtual machines.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Be able to perform server and desktop installation, upgrades, and configuration.
  • A conceptual understanding of automated deployment.
  • A basic understanding of the processes in Microsoft Operations Connector Framework, Microsoft Solutions Framework, and ITIL 3.0.
  • Familiarity and experience with Windows PowerShell 2.0, Windows Command line, scripting of imaging and virtualization technologies, and general batch scripting.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration options; deploy and configure a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation; implement various Windows Server deployment technologies; implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Windows Deployment Services (WDS); implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010); migrate earlier versions of Active Directory directory service to AD DS; migrate file and print, and Web servers to Windows Server 2008 R2; migrate remote infrastructure servers to support branch offices; virtualize workloads by migrating physical servers to guests in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.
> Supplementary Information
This is an early release version of the course and runs on the Beta 3 version of the software.