About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Code QANW2K8R2
Duration 4 Days

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with network infrastructure technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This course is based fully on standard Microsoft course material. This course is intended for individuals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who wish to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008 R2.

Target Audience

Typical delegates include people who have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system and IT Professionals who work in medium and enterprise organizations with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and manage a Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 infrastructure.


  • Experience planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Windows Server 2000 or 2003, Network Infrastructure server roles.
  • Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Vista.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008 (R2).
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
  • Configure networking and network services.
  • Configure Network Policy Server (NPS) and remote access.
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Configure the various roles for Remote Desktop Services
  • Configure storage technologies in Windows Server 2008 (R2).
  • Configure high availability in Windows Server 2008 (R2).
  • Configure virtualization in Windows Server 2008 (R2).
  • Configure branch office technologies including BranchCache


Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to plan and prepare the environment and servers for installation, upgrade, and migration to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems from Windows Server 2003.

  • Overview of Windows Server
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Server Roles and Features
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Deploying Windows Server 2008

Lab: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2, Configuring Server Core, Enabling Remote Management, Adding the Domain Name System and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server Roles

Lab: Deploying Windows Server 2008, Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services, Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services, Using an Unattended File with Windows Deployment Services, Completing Windows Deployment Services Configuration

Module 2: Server Management in Windows Server 2008

This module explains new technologies and options available to manage the operating system environment. The module discusses and allows students practice storage configuration, boot configuration, scheduled tasks and services, event logs, and performance monitoring.

  • Managing Windows Server with Server Manager
  • Managing Server Updates by using WSUS
  • Managing Backup and Restore by Using Windows Server Backup
  • Managing Event Logs and Auditing
  • Performance and Resource Management

Lab: Managing Windows Server 2008

  • Configuring a Replica WSUS Server, Managing Windows Server Backup, Configuring Event Logging.

Module 3: Configuring Networking and Network Services

This module describes how to configure and troubleshoot the new networking technologies and settings on Windows Server 2008.

  • Configuring IPv6 Addressing
  • Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6
  • DHCP and DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Routing and Networking with Windows Server 2008

Lab: Configuring Networking and Network Services, Configuring an ISATAP Router, Configuring DHCP and DNS, Configuring Windows Firewall

Module 4: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access services

This module explains how to configure Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services in Windows Server 2008. It outlines how to secure your remote access clients by using network policies and, where appropriate, Network Access Protection (NAP) as well as covering technologies such as VPN and also explaining DirectAccess, a feature available with Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Overview of Network Policy Server
  • Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring Remote Access
  • Managing DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP

Lab: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services

  • Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote Access Solution, Configuring a Custom Network Policy, Create and Distribute a CMAK Profile

Lab: Configuring NAP with VPN Enforcement

  • Configuring NAP Components, Configuring Client Settings to Support NAP

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services

This module provides an overview of RDS and related role services, and the procedures for connecting to an RD Session host. The module describes RemoteApp programs and the methods for accessing them. The module also explains how to use RD Gateway to access RDS infrastructure securely from an external network.

  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Implementing RemoteApp Infrastructure
  • Implementing Remote Desktop Gateway

Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop Services

  • Preparing the RDS Environment, Publishing RemoteApp programs, Accessing Published RemoteApp Programs

Module 6: Managing Remote Desktop Services

It is very important to manage client connections for Remote Desktop to provide a stable and secure environment. In this module, you will learn about Remote Desktop Session Host and Connection Broker, Remote Desktop Licensing, and Remote Desktop client connections management.

  • Managing RD Session Host and Connection Broker
  • Configuring and Managing Remote Desktop Licensing
  • Managing Remote Desktop Client Connections

Lab: Managing Remote Desktop Services

  • Installing the RDS Role Services and Reviewing the RDL Manager Tool, Using WSRM to apply an equal per user resource management policy, Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services Connection Broker

Module 7: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008

This module defines basic storage terminology, types of available configurations, and information about storage area networks (SANs).

  • Configuring Distributed File System
  • Managing Storage with File System Resource Management
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Configuring Storage in Windows Server 2008

Lab: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008

  • Installing the Distributed File System Role Service, Creating a DFS Namespace, Configuring Folder Targets, Configuring DFS Folder Replication, Installing the FSRM Role Service and Configuring Quotas, Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Module 8: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008

This module explains the functionality of Network Load Balancing and how it has changed from previous versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2008 to understand and implement a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster. This module covers the management and configuration aspects of both Network Load Balancing and failover clustering.

  • Configuring Network Load Balancing
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
  • Preparing for Failover Clustering
  • Creating and Configuring Failover Clusters

Lab: Configuring High Availability in Windows server 2008

  • Creating and Validating a Cluster, Clustering the Print Services Role by Using Failover Cluster Management, Configuring Cluster Resources

Module 9: Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

This module explains the features, requirements, and usage of the Hyper-V role of Windows Server 2008, as well as implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

  • Hyper-V Overview
  • Installing and Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines
  • Overview of Virtualization Management
  • High Availability in a Hyper-V Environment
  • Implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Lab: Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings, Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks, Creating Virtual Hard Disks, Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Module 10: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Features for Branch Offices

This module explains how to configure Windows Server 2008 R2 features for branch offices of a business enterprise. The module discusses the features for optimizing branch office network access. It also explains how to configure the branch office security features.

  • Features for Optimizing Branch Office Network Access
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Configuring Branch Office Security Features

Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Features for Branch Offices

  • Configuring BranchCache in Distributed Cache Mode
  • Configuring BranchCache in Hosted Cache Mode
  • Configuring Read-Only DFS Replica
Performance Plus

4 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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