Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

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Course Code MS6419



This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008. 


Course Length 5 days


Before attending this course, students should have:


  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management

  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side).

  • Working knowledge of networking technologies.

  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.

  • Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory.

  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies).

  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP.

  • Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as Powershell and WMI.


Skills and Key Topics After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008.

  • Configure AD DS user and computer accounts.

  • Create Groups and Organizational Units.

  • Manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment.

  • Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts.

  • Create and configure Group Policy Objects.

  • Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy.

  • Implement security by using Group Policy.

  • Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance.

  • Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008.

  • Configure and manage Distributed File System.

  • Configure Network Access Protection.

  • Configure availability of network resources.

  • Monitor and Maintain servers running Windows Server 2008.

  • Manage a Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore.


Instructional Method         Interactive presentation and practical application through hands-on labs and group activities



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