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Windows Server 2008

Implementing and Administering Windows Small Business Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6445) - 5 days - £1550 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and manage Windows Small Business Server 2008. It is intended for technology consultants, system integrators, and in-house technology staff that serve small and medium- sized businesses.
> Course outline
  1. Plan and Design a Technology Solution for a Small Business
  2. Installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  3. Managing a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Environment
  4. Manage and Configure Messaging
  5. Manage and Configure Collaboration
  6. Add Client Computers and Devices to the Network
  7. Manage and Configure Remote Access
  8. Manage and Configure Security
  9. Manage Data Folders and Backup
  10. Monitoring and Maintaining System and Services Availability
  11. Migrating from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
  12. Managing Comprehensive Line-of-Business Products
  13. Deploying Additional Servers
  14. Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting
  15. Manage the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Environment using Group Policy


Module 1: Plan and Design a Technology Solution for a Small Business
  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Conducting a Business Assessment
  • Conducting a Technical Assessment
  • Lab: Perform a Business and Technology Assessment
Skills
  • Describe small business technology challenges.
  • Install the Microsoft Business and Technology Assessment Toolkit (BTAT).
  • Configure options and updates for the BTAT.
  • Describe the technology assessment, desktop deployment, and mobile readiness templates contained in the Microsoft BTAT.
  • Create a custom BTAT technology template.
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Module 2: Installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Networking Basics
  • Preparing the Hardware for Installation
  • Installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Completing the Installation
  • Lab: Install Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
Skills
  • Establish the background information needed to understand basic networking concepts.
  • Provide groundwork for the SBS 2008 installation.
  • Describe the key tasks required to prepare the server hardware for the SBS 2008 operating system installation.
  • Administer initial administrative tasks in the SBS 2008 console and connect the server to the Internet.
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Module 3: Managing a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Environment
  • Managing with the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Console
  • Managing a User Account
  • Managing User Roles in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console
  • Managing Groups in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console
  • Lab: Manage Users and Groups in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console
Skills
  • Describe the Windows SBS Console.
  • Administer SBS 2008.
  • Create and manage user accounts in SBS 2008.
  • Configure access permissions and disk quota management.
  • Create and manage groups in SBS 2008.
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Module 4: Manage and Configure Messaging
  • Configuring Internet Mail
  • Configuring E-mail Protection
  • Configuring Connectors and Clients
  • Monitoring Messaging
  • Managing OWA
  • Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Messaging
Skills
  • Configure e-mail protocols.
  • Configure DNS routing records.
  • Configure e-mail forwarding.
  • Configure e-mail protection.
  • Configure mobile devices.
  • Describe troubleshooting messaging issues.
  • Configure OWA in SBS 2008.
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Module 5: Manage and Configure Collaboration
  • Managing the Internal Web Site
  • Creating and Configuring a New SharePoint Site
  • Administering a Windows SharePoint
  • Windows SharePoint Customization
  • Lab: Creating and Customizing a SharePoint Site
Skills
  • Manage the preconfigured intranet site.
  • Describe Windows SharePoint Services groups, user roles and permissions.
  • Create a new SharePoint site using the central administration site.
  • Configure and manage access to the SharePoint site.
  • Customize the Windows SharePoint site.
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Module 6: Add Client Computers and Devices to the Network
  • Deploying Client Computers
  • Managing Client Computers
  • Adding and Managing Shared Printers
  • Adding and Managing a Fax Device
  • Lab: Deploying Clients on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Network
Skills
  • Join a client computer to the Windows SBS 2008 network.
  • Administer access to a client PC.
  • Install a shared printer on the network.
  • Configure a shared printer on the network.
  • Install a fax device on the network.
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Module 7: Manage and Configure Remote Access
  • Managing Certificates
  • Managing a Virtual Private Network
  • Managing the Server Firewall
  • Managing Remote Web Workplace
  • Lab: Configuring the Server for Remote Access
Skills
  • Describe how certificates work.
  • Install a self-signed certificate on the SBS 2008 server, client computer and mobile device.
  • Configure a virtual private network for users to access resources from a remote computer.
  • Administer the Windows Server Firewall.
  • Configure ports for services and applications.
  • Administer Remote Web Workplace.
  • Configure user access to network resources using a Web browser.
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Module 8: Manage and Configure Security
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer (SBS 2008 BPA)
  • Creating and Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Lab: Securing the Windows Small Business Server
Skills
  • Plan in-depth security for the SBS 2008 network.
  • Configure distribution of updates and hotfixes for servers and computers on the network.
  • Configure a shared folder controlling user access permissions.
  • Configure blocking unwanted content in the shared folder.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security settings and rules for network security.
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Module 9: Manage Data Folders and Backup
  • Moving Data Folders on the Network
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Managing Server Backups
  • Protecting Individual Server Applications
  • Managing Server Recovery
  • Lab: Configure Backups and Administer Application Data
Skills
  • Manage server storage.
  • Create a disaster recovery plan.
  • Implement Disaster Recovery strategies.
  • Configure protection of the operating system and application data using the SBS 2008 backup wizard.
  • Configure backup media and schedule.
  • Recover a failed SBS 2008 server.
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Module 10: Monitoring and Maintaining System and Services Availability
  • Managing Reports
  • Using Microsoft Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • Configure Disk Management
  • Manage Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
  • Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining System Availability
Skills
  • Administer monitoring and reporting in SBS.
  • Configure hard disks, volumes and partitions in SBS 2008 using the disk management utility.
  • Perform most disk-related tasks without restarting the system.
  • Create and manage point-in-time copies of files that are located in shared resources.
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Module 11: Migrating from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Preparing the Network for Migration
  • Performing the Installation
  • Performing the Migration
  • Lab: Migrating from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
Skills
  • Prepare and back up the source server.
  • Verify network connection.
  • Evaluate server health.
  • Apply the Migration Preparation Tool.
  • Review the File Migration Wizard.
  • Install Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 in migration mode.
  • Demote the source server.
  • Troubleshoot migration issues.
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Module 12: Managing Comprehensive Line-of-Business Products
  • Implementing Security with Microsoft Forefront
  • Real-time Protection with Windows Live OneCare
  • Integrating with Office Live for Small Business
Skills
  • Describe Forefront comprehensive security portfolio.
  • Describe Intelligent Application Gateway.
  • Describe Windows Live One Care for Server.
  • Describe Office Live Workspaces.
  • Describe Office Live public facing Web site.
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Module 13: Deploying Additional Servers
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring Server Roles
  • Installing a premium Application
  • Administering Terminal Services
  • Introduction to Windows Server Virtualization
  • Lab: Joining an Additional Server to the Network
Skills
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008 on the SBS 2008 network.
  • Identify supported server roles in SBS 2008.
  • Install SQL Server on a second server in the SBS 2008 network.
  • Configure Terminal Services for remote access.
  • Configure a Web access point.
  • Configure a virtualized server environment.
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Module 14: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Management Console (Advanced Mode)
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Administering IIS 7.0
  • Troubleshooting DNS in Windows Server 2008
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
  • Lab: Working with Windows Tools and Utilities
Skills
  • Use the Advanced Mode SBS console.
  • Administer SBS 2008 Server Applications.
  • Administer the SBS 2008 network using Windows PowerShell commands.
  • Perform common administrative tasks for administering IIS 7.0.
  • Troubleshooting DNS.
  • Troubleshooting TS Gateway.
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Module 15: Manage the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Environment using Group Policy
  • Administering the SBS 2008 Network using Group Policy
  • Managing Group Policies in the GPMC
  • Auditing Security Events
  • Deploying Software using Group Policy Management
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Lab: Manage Group Policies
Skills
  • Administer Group Policies in a SBS 2008 environment.
  • Configure Group Policies using the GPMC.
  • Configure object auditing using Group Policy.
  • Troubleshooting GPOs.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Attended Course 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Sever 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure.
  • Attended Course 6424: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.
  • Attended Course 5115: Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System.
  • Attended Course 5116: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to install Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008; migrate to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008; configure Windows Small Business Server 2008 using the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console; manage users and groups in Windows Small Business Server 2008; manage messaging and collaboration in Windows Small Business Server 2008; manage and monitor Windows Small Business Server 2008; secure a Windows Small Business Server 2008 network; expand a Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.