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This 3-day, instructor-led course provides students with an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008, including installation, configuration, and upgrading.


 
Course Outline

Introduction
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 Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator.

 Audience
This 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.


Course Outline
Module 1: 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.

Lessons

• Improvements in setup from Windows 2003 to Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2008 installation requirements

• Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation

• Implement a volume license strategy using KMS and MAK
 

Lab 1: Install Windows Server 2008

• Install Windows Server 2008

• Install Windows Server Core 2008
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Install Windows Server 2008

• Install Windows Server Core 2008

• List improvements in Windows Server 2008 setup

• Plan a volume license strategy
 

Module 2: 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.

Lessons

• Basic Server Core command-line configuration tasks

• Configuring the roles available on Server Core
 

Lab 1: Configure Windows Server Core 2008

• Perform command-line configuration tasks

• Configure Server Core roles
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• List commands used to configure Server Core

• Configure Server Core roles

• Deploy common Server Core configurations
 

Module 3: 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.

Lessons

• Unattended 2008 Install

• Unattended deployment infrastructure

• Unattended domain controller installation
 

Lab 1: Deploying Windows Server 2008 Using an Unattend File

• Deploying Windows Server 2008 using an Unattend file
 

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

• Install Active Directory on Server Core using an Unattend file
 

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

• Deploy an RODC in a branch office using an Unattend File

• Configuring BitLocker on a branch office server
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Configure Unattend.xml files for Windows Server 2008 unattended installation.

• Configure an RODC using Unattend files
 

Module 4: 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.

Lessons

• Working with the WIM format

• Windows Deployment Services
 

Lab 1: Working with Windows Deployment Services

• Configure WDS

• Create images with WDS

• Associate a language pack with an image

• Deploy an image with WDS

• Using Unattend file with WDS to deploy images

• Custom computer naming
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create system images using the WIM format

• Configure WDS

• Create custom system images using WDS
 

Module 5: 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.

Lessons

• Introduction to WSD Solution Accelerator

• Creating Custom Windows Server 2008 builds

• Guidance for Zero-Touch deployment using WSD
 

Lab 1: Working with WSD

• WSD Overview

• Configuring WSD for deployment

• Creating and customizing a Windows Server 2008 build

• Creating and sharing deploy points

• Modifying the CustomSettings.ini file

• Use the Deployment Workbench to build and capture the reference computer

• Deploying Windows Server 2008 using WSD 2007 (includes procedures for custom computer naming)
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create custom system images using WSD

• Use WSD to deploy Windows Server 2008
 

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 group policy objects (GPO). This module provides best-practices for Active Directory upgrades.

Lessons

• Windows Server 2008 upgrade overview

• Upgrading Windows Server 2003 domain controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers

• Active Directory upgrade best practices
 

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

• Upgrading Windows Server 2003 domain controllers to Windows Server 2008 domain controllers
 

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

• Using WSD to deploy an RODC to a branch office
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• List best practices for an Active Directory upgrade

• Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 domain controller to Windows Server 2008

• Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory forest

• Use WSD to deploy an RODC to a branch office
 

Module 7: 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.

Lessons

• Upgrading file and print servers

• Best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 file and print server to Windows Server 2008
 

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

• Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server to Windows Server 2008
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 print server to Windows Server 2008

• Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 file server to Windows Server 2008

• List best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 file and print server
 

Module 8: 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.

Lessons

• Upgrading application and Web servers

• Best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 application and Web server to Windows Server 2008
 

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

• 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 a Windows Server 2003 terminal server to Windows Server 2008
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 application and Web server to Windows Server 2008

• List best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 application and Web server
 

Module 9: 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.

Lessons

• Migrating or upgrading a Windows Server 2003 branch office server to Windows Server 2008

• Low-touch branch office server deployment
 

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

• Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 branch office server to Windows Server 2008
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Upgrade branch office servers to Windows Server 2008

• List best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 branch office server
 

Module 10: 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

• Microsoft Server Virtualization

• Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
 

Lab 1: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT

• Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine
 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe Microsoft server virtualization solutions

• Migrate workloads to Microsoft virtual machines

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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 Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 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 Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows Vista.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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