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Windows Server 2008

Implementing and Administering Windows Essential Business Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6446) - 5 days - £1750 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement and administer Windows Essential business Server 2008. It is intended for the value-added provider/reseller (VAP/VAR), service provider, system integrator, technology consultant, and in-house technology staff that serve businesses in the small and medium business (SMB) space.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  2. Plan and Design a Technology Solution for Midsized Businesses
  3. Preparing an Existing Network for a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Installation
  4. Installing Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  5. Migrating to Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  6. Managing a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Environment
  7. Configure and Manage Exchange Server 2007
  8. Configure and Manage System Center Essentials 2007
  9. Configure Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  10. Configuring Remote Access to Windows Essential Business Server
  11. Essential Business Server premium Edition
  12. Backup and Restore


Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Product Overview
  • Server Hardware Requirements
  • Integrated Technologies and Architecture
Skills
  • Describe Windows Essential Business Server 2008 features and advantages.
  • Describe the ability of the EBS console to simplify management.
  • Describe EBS 2008 hardware requirements.
  • Describe network infrastructure requirements.
  • Describe the EBS 2008 admin console.
  • Describe data architectures used in EBS 2008.
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Module 2: Plan and Design a Technology Solution for Midsized Businesses
  • Conducting a Business Assessment
  • Conducting a Technical Assessment
  • Selecting Hardware for an EBS Environment
  • Lab: Perform a Needs Assessment Lab - Building a Network Solution for Tailspin Toys
Skills
  • Describe the Assessment and Deployment Solution for Midsize Businesses.
  • Describe the inventory analysis component.
  • Describe storage technologies.
  • Discuss possible network topologies.
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Module 3: Preparing an Existing Network for a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Installation
  • Performing an Inventory of the Existing Network
  • Managing Network Infrastructure Issues in the Existing Network
  • Lab: Using the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard
Skills
  • Describe EBS 2008 networking concepts, terminology, and methodologies.
  • Describe the tools available to perform an inventory of the network.
  • Describe how to perform a network inventory.
  • Identify and resolve network infrastructure issues.
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Module 4: Installing Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Installing the Management Server
  • Installing the Security Server
  • Installing the Messaging Server
  • Configuring an EBS 2008 Environment using the Guided Configuration and Migration Tasks
  • Installing the Troubleshooting Tool
  • Lab: Installing the Essential Business Server Suite
Skills
  • Describe the installation sequence of the Essential Business Server suite.
  • Describe the server setups.
  • Identify migration tasks.
  • Describe how to troubleshoot a failed installation using setup log analysis.
  • Describe FSMO role migration.
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Module 5: Migrating to Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Essential Business Server 2008
  • Migrating Network Infrastructure Services and Roles
  • Migrating Exchange Server
  • Migrating Firewall
  • Migrating Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS)
  • Decommissioning Servers
  • Lab: Configuration and Migration Task List and Verifying Configuration and Migration
Skills
  • Describe migration of an existing SBS 2003 environment to EBS 2008.
  • Migrate Microsoft Exchange Server to EBS.
  • Manage the transition to the Security Server.
  • Describe the migration of firewall rules to Forefront Thread Management Gateway.
  • Describe steps to migrate from prior versions of WSUS.
  • Decommission unneeded servers.
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Module 6: Managing a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Environment
  • Managing Servers and Computers using the Administration Console
  • Managing Security and System Health using the Administration Console
  • Administering Licensing in Essential Business Server
  • Managing Client Computers
  • Lab: Using the Essential Business Server Administration Console
Skills
  • Use the EBS administration console features and structure.
  • Describe the security and system health pages monitoring features.
  • Manage licensing in the EBS console.
  • Add a client computer to the EBS environment.
  • Install a security certificate on a remote computer.
  • Connect to a remote computer.
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Module 7: Configure and Manage Exchange Server 2007
  • Managing Mailbox Size Quotas
  • Managing External E-mail Domains
  • Design Considerations for Database and Log File Locations
  • Troubleshooting and Optimizing the Exchange Server 2007 Environment
  • Lab: Administering and Optimizing Exchange Server 2007
Skills
  • Perform administrative tasks on the Messaging Server.
  • Configure additional e-mail domains.
  • Configure messaging server databases and log files.
  • Manage and monitor mail flow.
  • Use built-in Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) to optimize the Exchange Server 2007 environment.
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Module 8: Configure and Manage System Center Essentials 2007
  • Administering System Center Essentials
  • Administer Patch Management
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Managing Applications
  • Lab: Configuring SCE to Deploy Software and Updates
Skills
  • Administer SCE through the EBS administration console.
  • Configure patch management using WSUS.
  • Describe SCE monitoring and management capabilities for WSUS.
  • Configure Triaging Alerts.
  • Configure SCE to manage applications.
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Module 9: Configure Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Managing Forefront Security for Exchange Server Services
  • Configuring Anti-malware Protection
  • Configure Attachment Filtering
  • Lab: Manage E-mail Protection with Forefront Security for Exchange
Skills
  • Describe Forefront Security for Exchange Server Services components.
  • Configure e-mail spam and malware protection.
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Module 10: Configuring Remote Access to Windows Essential Business Server
  • Configuring Certificates
  • Configuring Remote Web Workplace
  • Configuring Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • Configure Remote Desktop
  • Connecting Windows Mobile Devices to EBS
  • Lab: Configure Remote Access to the Essential Business Server Environment
Skills
  • Install certificates on client computers.
  • Administer Remote Web Workplace.
  • Add a public certificate to external weblistener.
  • Describe OWA options.
  • Configure user manageability of mobile devices.
  • Describe access control methods for remote services.
  • Connect Outlook to the EBS Exchange 2007 messaging server over the Internet.
  • Explain Autodiscover feature.
  • Connect a Windows mobile device to an Exchange server.
  • Explain how Exchange Active Sync for Windows Mobile devices works.
  • Manage security policies for mobile devices.
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Module 11: Essential Business Server premium Edition
  • Installing a Fourth Server
  • Installing SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Using the Fourth Server as a Base Server for Virtualized Machines
Skills
  • Describe the benefits of integrating a fourth server in a medium sized business.
  • Describe the additional EBS 2008 premium server license.
  • Describe the installation process for a fourth server.
  • Describe the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008.
  • Describe virtualization licensing.
  • Identify hardware recommendations for running virtualized machines.
  • Set up a virtualized network.
  • Describe virtual machine setup for Windows Server.
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Module 12: Backup and Restore
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Manage Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Bare Metal Restore Ability of EBS 2008
  • Introducing Data Protection Manager
  • Backing Up and Restoring the Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Lab: Using EBS Bare Metal Restore and Data Protection Manager
Skills
  • Identify business needs during a disaster recovery.
  • Configure backup and disaster recovery planning for high availability.
  • Explain how EBS performs a bare metal restore.
  • Describe Data Protection Manager 2007 and its capabilities.
  • Describe how to install DPM on EBS.
  • Identify how to back up and restore SharePoint data using SQL database recovery.
  • Identify how to back up and restore SharePoint data using single object restore.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • 1+ years of experience using Windows Essential Business Server, Windows Small Business Server 2003 premium and/or Exchange Server 2007; Forefront for Exchange; ISA Server 2004 or later and Windows Server 2003 or later.
  • 3+ years of experience managing and monitoring a Microsoft Windows-based network.
  • A Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003 credential or equivalent knowledge.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to assess midsized business’ technology and business needs; design a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network solution; install Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; migrate to Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; configure Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; manage users and groups in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; manage messaging in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; manage and monitor Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008; secure a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network; expand a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network.