Microsoft Course 6418 - Deploying Windows Server 2008 — A 3 day course

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Synopsis

The Microsoft M6418 course provides students with an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008, including installation, configuration, and upgrading. Special emphasis is given to upgrading common server configurations and using the Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator.

Objectives

On completion of the Microsoft M6418 course, delegates should be able to:

Suitable For

The Microsoft MS6418 course is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced with Windows 2000 Server and/or Windows Server 2003, who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification, or have equivalent knowledge.

Prerequisites

Delegates wishing to attend the Microsoft 6418 course should have the following:-

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Contents

Windows Server 2008 Installation & Configuration

This module focuses on installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008, including deploying Windows Server Core. This module also covers using KMS and MAK to implement a volume license strategy.

Lab 1: Install Windows Server 2008

Windows Server Core 2008 Configuration

This module focuses on Windows Server Core 2008 configuration. Basic server configuration including setting the Administrator password and server TCP/IP configuration are covered in this module.

Lab 1: Configure Windows Server Core 2008

Windows Server 2008 Unattended Installation

This module describes using Unattend files to install Windows Server 2008. This module also covers creating a network deployment infrastructure for unattended installation, and unattended domain controller installation.

Lab 1: Deploying Windows Server 2008 Using an Unattend File

Lab 2: Install Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend file

Lab 3: Deploy an RODC in a Branch Office Using an Unatted File

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.

Lab 1: Working with Windows Deployment Services

Windows Server Deployment (WSD) Solution Accelerator

This module introduces the WSD Solution Accelerator as a tool for low-touch operating system deployment. This module also covers creating custom system images for common server configurations.

Lab 1: Working with WSD

Upgrading and Migrating Active Directory

This module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating active directory from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also covers upgrading specific Active Directory-related services including DNS, Certificate Services, IPSec configuration, and group policy objects (GPO). This module provides best-practices for Active Directory upgrades.

Lab 1: Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers

Lab 2: Using WSD to deploy an RODC to a branch office

Upgrading File and Print Servers

This module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating file and print servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also covers upgrading specific file and print-related services including DFS-R, scheduled backup jobs, and clustered servers. This module provides best-practices for file and print server upgrades.

Lab 1: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server to Windows Server 2008

Upgrading Application and Web Servers

This module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating application and Web servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also covers upgrading specific application and Web-related services including WebDAV, .NET frameworks and applications, Terminal Server, Windows SharePoint Services, application migration and migration for Server Core. This module provides best-practices for application and Web server upgrades.

Lab 1: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0

Lab 2: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server to Windows Server 2008

Upgrading Branch Office Servers

This module provides prescriptive guidance for upgrading and migrating branch office servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also covers implementing common branch office roles including RODC and BitLocker. This module provides best-practices for branch office server upgrades.

Lab 1: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Branch Office Server to Windows Server 2008

Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines

This module provides guidance for migrating existing workloads to a virtual machine environment using either Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or the Windows Server virtualization role of Windows Server 2008.

Lab 1: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT


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