Deploying Windows Server 2008 (6418)
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to install and deploy Windows Server 2008 R2. This course also will teach you how to automate server deployment, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you to migrate existing services to Windows Server 2008 R2.
Who should attend
Candidates for this course are information technology (IT) professionals who work in medium to large organizations. The primary candidate is a Windows Server administrator who operates Windows Servers on a daily basis and who requires the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining servers installed with Windows Server 2008, including the Release 2 (R2) edition. Candidates are typically responsible for day-to-day management of the server operating system and various server roles such as DHCP, DNS, file and print services, directory services, and software distribution. This course may also be considered in combination with other exam preparation materials for candidates wishing to prepare for MCTS and MCITP certification in Windows Server 2008.
Other candidates for this course include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration options, and select an appropriate volume-licensing option for Windows Server 2008 R2.
- 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
Detailed Course Outline
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
This module describes the installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Lesson 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 R2 Installations
- Lesson 2: Performing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation
- Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Following Installation
- Lesson 4: Automating Server Activation Using Microsoft Volume Activation
Lab: Planning to Install Windows Server 2008 R2
- Exercise: Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)Toolkit
Lab: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings
- Exercise 1: Installing Windows Server 2008 R2
- Exercise 2: Configuring Server Core
- Exercise 3: Enabling Remote Management
Lab: Managing Roles and Features
- Exercise 1: Adding the DNS and DHCP Server Roles
- Exercise 2: Managing Server Core
Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing
- Exercise: Planning Volume Activation
Module 2: Implementing Deployment Technologies
This module describes the various deployment technologies available for use with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
- Lesson 1: Selecting a Deployment Strategy
- Lesson 2: Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit
- Lesson 3: Working with Images
- Lesson 4: Working with Unattended Answer Files
Lab: Deploying Windows Server 2008 with an Answer File
- Exercise 1: Verifying the Configuration of WAIK
- Exercise 2: Creating an Answer File
Module 3: Using Windows Deployment Services
This module explains how to create and deploy custom system images by using Windows Deployment Services and images.
- Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
- Lesson 2: Implementing Deployment with WD
- Lesson 3: Maintaining Images
Lab: Using WDS to Deploy Windows Server
- Exercise 1: Installing and configuring WDS
- Exercise 2: Creating Operating System Images with WDS
- Exercise 3: Using an Unattended File with WDS
- Exercise 4: Configuring Custom Computer Naming for Large-Scale Deployments
- Exercise 5: Deploying Images with WDS
Module 4: 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.
- Lesson 1: Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Lesson 2: Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Lesson 3: Maintaining Images with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Lab: Implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- Exercise 1: Installing MDT 2010
- Exercise 2: Configuring MDT 2010
- Exercise 3: Creating an MDT 2010 Build
- Exercise 4: Creating Deployment Points
- Exercise 5: Performing a Lite-Touch Deployment
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.
- Lesson 1: Overview of Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
- Lesson 2: Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 R2
Lab: Migrating Active Directory
- Exercise 1: Preparing the Existing Forest
- Exercise 2: Deploying a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC
- Exercise 3: Removing Legacy Domain Controllers
- Exercise 4: Enabling New Active Directory Features
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.
- Lesson 1: Introducing the Windows Server Migration Tools
- Lesson 2: Migrating File and Print Servers
- Lesson 3: Migrating Web and Application Servers
Lab: Migrating Windows Server 2003 File and Print Services
- Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the File and Print Server Roles
- Exercise 2: Enabling Windows Server Migration Tools
- Exercise 3: Migrating File and Print Services
- Exercise 4: Verifying the migration of file and print services
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.
- Lesson 1: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
- Lesson 2: Implementing Remote Infrastructure
Lab: Deploying an RODC to a Branch Office
- Exercise 1: Enabling the Forest to Support RODC Deployment
- Exercise 2: Deploying the RODC Role on Server Core
- Exercise 3: Creating the Branch Office Site
- Exercise 4: Securing the RODC
Lab: Implementing Branch Cache
- Exercise 1: Configuring BranchCache on a Server
- Exercise 2: Configuring Client-Side BranchCache Settings
- Exercise 3: Verify BranchCache Functionality
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.
- Lesson 1: Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
- Lesson 2: Installing Hyper-V
- Lesson 3: Migrating workloads to Hyper-V
Lab: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
- Exercise 1: Planning to Migrate Workloads
- Exercise 2: Deploying the Hyper-V Role
- Exercise 3: Creating Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, and Virtual Hard Disks