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Windows 2008 Server Administration

Overview

Organizations are facing a multitude of administrative challenges to their infrastructure. Windows Server 2008 provides administrators with powerful and flexible tools to overcome these challenges and manage complex server environments. This course is designed to give you the practical experience to administer, troubleshoot and secure a Windows Server 2008 environment.

This course provides comprehensive and practical knowledge of Windows 2008 components and capabilities. Through detailed coverage of the entire system, reinforced by extensive hands-on exercises, you will develop the skills you need to implement and configure Windows 2008 for your environment.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and secure Windows Server 2008
  • Implement key security components to protect your server
  • Develop and deploy a patch management strategy
  • Leverage built-in components to create a highly available infrastructure
  • Optimize and tune system performance for greater responsiveness
  • Recover from system failures with troubleshooting tools and techniques

and much more..

  • Windows Server 2008 Administration
  • Developing an effective administrative strategy
  • Tools, techniques and best practices
  • Analyzing available server roles
  • Remotely configuring features to maximize functionality
  • Controlling resources with Server Manager
  • Performing common administrative tasks with PowerShell
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Securing Windows Server 2008
  • Hardening your server
  • Implementing Group Policies for security
  • Generating custom templates with Security Configuration Wizard (SCW)
  • Building security templates with the Security Configuration and Analysis tool
  • Tracking internal access
  • Achieving your security goals with selective auditing
  • Centralizing the audit management process
  • Reducing vulnerabilities with Server Core
  • Managing Server Core from the command line
  • Minimizing exploitable components
  • Patch Management Implementation
  • Developing a strategy for patch management
  • Addressing the challenges of managing patches
  • Taking inventory and documenting the existing environment
  • Deploying service packs and hot fixes
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Managing the WSUS catalog
  • Building fault-tolerant servers
  • Maximizing resource utilization with Hyper-V
  • Enabling failover clustering to ensure business continuity
  • Analyzing cluster models for optimal architectures
  • Replicating with the Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Transferring data with the DFS Replication (DFSR) service
  • Optimizing and troubleshooting replication
  • Virtualizing servers to extend uptime
  • Disaster recovery methods and tools
  • Repairing the server with imaging technologies
  • Full server backup with scripts and scheduled tasks
  • BCDEDIT
  • Coping with driver failures
  • Solving boot configuration problems

During this course you will learn how to Managing remotely with PowerShell and Server Manager. Create baselines with MBSA. Reduce the attack surface with Server Core. Automate deployment of patches through WSUS. Create a fault-tolerant environment with clusters, DFS and Hyper-V. Troubleshooting a slow system. Recover from driver failures. Solve boot configuration problems.

Systems administrators and existing Windows 2000 and 2003 server administrators and those developing an administrative strategy within a Windows Server 2008 environment.
4 Days

 

Course Testimonials

“I found this course to be very good. The instructor was very knowledgable and professional and had a very good teaching manner. She was also patient and supportive.”