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This course provides 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 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.


 
Course Outline
This 3-day instructor-led 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 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.

Audience Profile This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced with Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
    * Install Windows Server 2008.
    * Install Windows Server 2008 Server Core.
    * Configure Windows Server Core.
    * Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.
    * Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core.
    * Manage Windows Server Core.
    * Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo.
    * Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation.
    * Deploy a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) using an answer file.
    * Install and configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
    * Create operating system images in WDS.
    * Add components like language packs to an image.
    * Use an Unattend file with WDS.
    * Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments.
    * Deploy images with WDS.
    * Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).
    * Configure MDT.
    * Create an MDT build.
    * Create MDT deployment points.
    * Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT.
    * Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
    * Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
    * Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface.
    * Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line.
    * Describe considerations for upgrading file and print servers.
    * Describe considerations for upgrading Web and application servers.
    * Describe considerations for upgrading remote infrastructure servers.
    * Install and configure the file and print server roles.
    * Create and replicate a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace.
    * Schedule a backup.
    * Migrate a printer.
    * Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server.
    * Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
    * Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
    * Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall.
    * Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool.
    * Configure admin role separation on an RODC.
    * Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R).
    * Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine.

Course Outline Module 1: Windows Server 2008 Installation and Configuration This module focuses on installation options and requirements for Windows Server 2008, including deploying Windows Server Core. This module also covers using Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Keys (MAK) to implement a volume license strategy.
Lessons
          o Windows Server 2008 Setup Improvements and Requirements
          o Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation
          o Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK
Lab : Install Windows Server 2008
          o Install Windows Server 2008
          o Install Windows Server Core 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe Windows Server 2008 setup improvements.
          o Describe the Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation option.
          o Automate server activation using Microsoft Volume Activation.

Module 2: Windows Server Core 2008 Configuration This module focuses on Windows Server Core 2008 configuration. Basic Server Core configuration including setting the Administrator password and server TCP/IP configuration are covered in this module.
Lessons
          o Server Core Basic Configuration
          o Configuring Server Core Roles
Lab : Configure Windows Server Core 2008
          o Configure Windows Server Core
          o Add and configure Windows Server Core roles
          o Add the Backup feature to Windows Server Core
          o Manage Windows Server Core
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Configure Server Core.
          o Describe how to add roles to Server Core.

Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Unattended Installation This module describes using Unattend.xml files to install Windows Server 2008. This module also covers creating a network deployment infrastructure for unattended installation and unattended domain controller installation.
Lessons
          o Unattended Windows Server 2008 Installation
          o Unattended Domain Controller Installation
Lab : Install Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend File
          o Create an answer file for use with Dcpromo.
Lab : Deploy an RODC in a Remote Infrastructure Using an Unattend File
          o Create an Unattend file to automate RODC installation.
          o Deploy an RODC using an answer file.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Perform an unattended Windows Server 2008 installation.
          o Perform an unattended domain controller installation.

Module 4: Using Windows Deployment Services This module focuses on using Windows Deployment Services and the new WIM image format to create and deploy custom system images.
Lessons
          o Windows Deployment Services
          o Working with the WIM Format
Lab : Working with Windows Deployment Services
          o Install and configure Windows Deployment Services.
          o Create operating system images in WDS.
          o Add components like language packs to an image.
          o Use an Unattend file with WDS.
          o Configure custom computer naming for large scale WDS deployments.
          o Deploy images with WDS.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Configure and use Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008.
          o Manage operating system images in the WIM image format.

Module 5: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit This module introduces the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit as a tool for low-touch operating system deployment. This module also covers creating custom system images for common server configurations.
Lessons
          o Introduction to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
          o Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Lab : Installing, Configuring, and Using MDT
          o Install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
          o Configure Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
          o Create an MDT build
          o Create MDT deployment points
          o Perform a Lite Touch installation using MDT
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
          o Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  Module 6: 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 GPO objects. This module provides best-practices for Active Directory upgrades.
Lessons
          o Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Overview
          o Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008
          o Active Directory Upgrade Sequence
Lab : Preparing the Active Directory Environment for Windows Server 2008
          o Prepare a Windows Server 2003 forest for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
          o Prepare a Windows Server 2003 domain for upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Lab : Installing an Additional Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller
          o Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Windows interface.
          o Install a domain controller in an existing domain using the Command Line.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe the Windows Server 2008 upgrade process.
          o Describe how to upgrade Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers.
          o Describe the Active Directory upgrade sequence.

Module 7: Upgrading File and Print, Web, and Remote Infrastructure 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 includes guidance for upgrading and migrating application and Web servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. This module also provides guidance for upgrading and migrating remote  servers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.
Lessons
          o Ugrading File and Print Servers
          o Upgrading Web and Application Servers
          o Upgrading Remote Infrastructure Servers
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server
          o Install and configure the file and print server roles
          o Create and replicate a DFS namespace
          o Schedule a backup
          o Migrate a printer
Lab : Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0
          o Export an application and configuration from an IIS 6.0 server
          o Configure IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
          o Import a configuration onto Windows Server 2008
Lab : Prepare a Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installation for use as a Remote Infrastructure Server
          o Enable Remote Desktop and remote administration of Windows Firewall
          o Install and configure BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) and BDE Remote Admin Tool
          o Configure admin role separation on a Read-Only Domain Controller
          o Configure Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe considerations for upgrading file and print servers.
          o Describe considerations for upgrading Web and application servers.
          o Describe considerations for upgrading remote infrastructure servers.

Module 8: 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.
Lessons
          o Microsoft Server Virtualization
          o Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
Lab : Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT
          o Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe Microsoft server virtualization solutions
          o Migrate workloads to Microsoft virtual machines

Module 9: Configuring Windows Server 2008 for Performance This module describes considerations for hardware selection, and workload-specific tuning considerations.
Lessons
          o Hardware Considerations
          o Workload Considerations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
          o Describe hardware considerations for Windows Server 2008 performance.
          o Describe workload-specific tuning considerations
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have one or more of the following: + On-the-job experience in planning, implementing, managing, or supporting Microsoft Windows Server NT 4.0, 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. + Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). + Experience with a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. + Experience with implementing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network. + Experience installing , configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows 2003, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Vista.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012
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