In this instructor-led course, students will gain an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008, including installing, configuring, and upgrading.
- Course Outline
Learn best practices for upgrading Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.
In this instructor-led course, students will gain an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008, including installing, configuring, and upgrading. Special emphasis is given to upgrading common server configurations and using the Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator.
The course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6418: Deploying Windows Server 2008.
What You'll Learn
- Install Windows Server 2008
- Perform initial configuration tasks for Windows Server 2008
- Configure Windows Server Core 2008
- Use Windows Deployment Services to deploy Windows Server 2008
- Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 from Windows Server 2003
- Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2008
- Upgrade Windows Server 2003 file and print servers to Windows Server 2008
- Upgrade Windows Server 2003 application and web servers to Windows Server 2008
- Upgrade Windows Server 2003 branch office servers to Windows Server 2008
IT professionals who are experienced with Windows 2000 Server and/or Windows Server 2003 and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification or have equivalent knowledge.
1. Windows Server 2008 Installation & Configuration
- 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
- Basic Server Core command-line configuration tasks
- Configuring the roles available on Server Core
- Unattended 2008 Install
- Unattended deployment infrastructure
- Unattended domain controller installation
- Working with the WIM format
- Windows Deployment Services
- Introduction to WSD Solution Accelerator
- Creating Custom Windows Server 2008 builds
- Guidance for Zero-Touch deployment using WSD
- Windows Server 2008 upgrade overview
- Upgrading Windows Server 2003 domain controllers to Windows Server 2008 domain controllers
- Active Directory upgrade best practices
- Upgrading file and print servers
- Best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 file and print server to Windows Server 2008
- Upgrading application and web servers
- Best practices for upgrading a Windows Server 2003 application and web server to Windows Server 2008
- Migrating or upgrading a Windows Server 2003 branch office server to Windows Server 2008
- Low-touch branch office server deployment
- Microsoft Server Virtualization
- Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Machines
Lab 1: Installing Windows Server 2008
- Install Windows Server 2008
- Install Windows Server Core 2008
- Perform command-line configuration tasks
- Configure Server Core roles
Lab 3B: Installing Active Directory on Server Core Using an Unattend file
Lab 3C: Deploying an RODC in a Branch Office Using an Unattend File
- Configuring BitLocker on a branch office server
- 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
- 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)
Lab 6B: Using WSD to deploy an RODC to a branch office
Lab 7: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 File and Print Server to Windows Server 2008
Lab 8A: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Web Server to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0
Lab 8B: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server to Windows Server 2008
Lab 9: Upgrading a Windows Server 2003 Branch Office Server to Windows Server 2008
Lab 10: Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Virtual Server Using VSMT
- Migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server to a virtual machine
- Prerequisites & Certificates
- On-the-job experience 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 implementing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network - Experience installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
Certificate of Completion
- Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.
Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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