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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

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.

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.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Install Windows Server 2008.

• Perform initial configuration tasks for Windows Server 2008.

• Conduct an unattended install of Windows Server 2008.

• Configure Windows Server Core 2008.

• Use Windows Deployment Services to deploy Windows Server 2008.

• Utilize Windows Server Deployment.

• 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.

• Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK.

Course Outline
Module 1: Server Roles and Initial Configuration Tasks
This module introduces Application Server Roles, describing Application Server features in Windows Server and demonstrating initial configuration and Unix interoperability.

•Application Server Roles
•Application Server Features
•Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK

Lab : Server Roles and Configuration Tasks
•Perform Initial Configuration Tasks
•Add Windows Features
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Identify and install application server roles that are integrated with Windows Server 2008.
•Identify and install Windows application server features available with Windows Server 2008.
•Implement Windows Activation 2.0.

Module 2: Overview of IIS 7.0 Application Server
This module introduces IIS 7.0 modular architecture, in which more than 40 features can be independently installed. It also demonstrates new scripting interface features and distributed configuration files.

  • Review of IIS 6.0
  • Review SMTP in Windows Server 2008
  • Key Improvements in IIS 7.0
  • IIS 7.0 Configuration System
  • Adding the SMTP Feature

Lab : Introducing IIS 7.0
  • Adding the Web Server Role and Additional Services
  • Reviewing the IIS 7.0 Administration Interface
  • Add an ASP.NET Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Review key IIS 6.0 design elements.
  • Install and configure the SMTP feature.
  • Identify key improvements in IIS 7.0.
  • Describe the new IIS 7.0 configuration system.

Module 3: Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0
This module covers several aspects of server management in IIS 7.0. IIS can be configured using the IIS Manager graphical user interface or using several configuration files. It also explores the appcmd.exe command line utility as it is used for server administration.

  • Managing IIS 7.0
  • Using Hierarchical Configuration Settings
  • Delegating Configuration to Non-Administrator Users

Lab : Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0
  • Using IIS 7.0 Configuration Files to Control Delegation
  • Extending the User Interface with Custom Features
  • Controlling Delegation Using Locking
  • Using IIS 7.0 to Configure SSL
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain management approaches for IIS 7.0.
  • Use the IIS 7.0 configuration system.
  • Grant non-administrative users access to IIS 7.0 configuration settings.

Module 4: Troubleshooting Web Servers
This module describes and demonstrates IIS 7.0 features for troubleshooting, including Runtime Control and Status API, Automatic Failed Request Tracing, and Trace Events.

  • Troubleshooting IIS 7.0
  • Using the Runtime Control and Status API
  • Using Automatic Failed Request Tracing
  • Adding Trace Events to Managed Modules

Lab : Troubleshooting Web Servers
  • Tracing Failed Requests
  • Using RSCA to View Executing Requests
  • Using Managed APIs to Access RSCA Data
  • Using Trace Events in ASPX Pages
  • Adding Trace Events to Managed Modules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use IIS 7.0 troubleshooting features to gather troubleshooting information.
  • Use the Runtime Control and Status API.
  • Use Automatic Failed Request Tracing.
  • Add trace events to managed modules.

Module 5: Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform
This module describes and demonstrates Windows SharePoint Service 3.0, including planning for implementation and performing a new installation.

  • Overview of Windows SharePoint Services
  • Collaborative Technologies with WSS
  • Planning the WSS 3.0 Environment
  • Installing and Configuring WSS 3.0
Lab : Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform

  • Installing and Configuring the Central Administration Site
  • Creating a Site Connection
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • Describe document collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • Plan all components of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Deployment.
  • Install and Configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
This module describes and demonstrates how to configure and manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, including creating and configuring sites and managing sites and servers.

  • Creating and Configuring Sites2
  • Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Lab : Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Starting the Windows SharePoint Services Search Service
  • Configuring Alternate Access Mappings
  • Managing Site Settings
  • Troubleshooting WSS 3.0 Server Performance Issues
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and configure WSS 3.0 sites.
  • Manage WSS 3.0 sites.

Module 7: Configuring Terminal Services
Terminal Services has been updated with Windows Server 2008, including changes to Terminal Services core. This module covers the new Terminal Services core functionality as well as Terminal Services Web Access and Terminal Services Licensing.

  • Terminal Services Overview
  • Terminal Services Core Functionality
  • Terminal Services Web Access
  • Terminal Services Licensing

Lab : Exploring Terminal Services
  • Installing Terminal Services
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Configure TS Web Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how the components of Terminal Services work together.
  • Identify new Terminal Services core features.
  • Use Terminal Services Web Access.
  • Describe Terminal Services Licensing.

Module 8: Managing Terminal Services
With Windows Server 2008 Remote Programs are accessed remotely through Terminal Services. Terminal Services Gateway can be used to help secure access to Remote Programs. This module describes and demonstrates using Terminal Services management consoles and Event Viewer as well as using Terminal Services with Windows System Resource Manager to optimize performance.

  • Terminal Services RemoteApp Programs
  • Terminal Services Gateway
  • Managing Terminal Services

Lab : Managing Terminal Services
  • Using Terminal Services RemoteApp Programs
  • Configuring Terminal Services Gateway
  • Managing TS Remote Programs
  • Managing Terminal Server
  • Optimizing Terminal Services Performance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use and manage Terminal Services RemoteApp programs.
  • Use and manage Terminal Services Gateway.
  • Optimize and monitor Terminal Services.

Module 9: Configuring Storage
One of the tasks that you perform when administering a server is managing disks. You will need to understand the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 tools that are available to set up and manage disks and disk drives. This understanding also allows users to employ advanced features, such as creating a mounted drive and importing a foreign disk.

This module covers these tasks and describes how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.
  • Preparing Disks
  • Managing Disk Properties
  • Managing Mounted Drives
  • Converting Disks
  • Creating Volumes
  • Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes
Lab : Configuring Storage
  • Configure partitions and file systems
  • Configure Volumes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Initialize and partition a disk.
  • View and update disk properties.
  • Manage mounted drives.
  • Convert a disk from basic to dynamic and from dynamic to basic.
  • Create volumes on a disk.
  • Create fault-tolerant volumes.

Prerequisites & Certificates

•On-the-job experience in planning, implementing, managing, or supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. •Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). •Designed a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. •Designed Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network. •Installed, Configured, and Administered Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Vista.

Certificates offered

MS Certification

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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