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Windows Server 2008
6421 B: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure
5 Days
Course OverviewThis five-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 Network Infrastructures. It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access. It also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologiesObjectivesAfter completing this course, students will be able to: • Plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure. • Implement DHCP within their organization. • Configure and troubleshoot DNS. • Configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6. • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access. • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service. • Implement Network Access Protection. • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications. • Configure and troubleshot file and print services. • Enable and configure services to optimize branch office data access. • Control and monitor network storage. • Recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. • Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services. AudienceThis course will be of interest and benefit to attendees with different back grounds and career aspirations. It will be of interest to Network Administrators who currently are, or will be, working with Windows Server 2008 servers. It will also be of interest and benefit to Active Directory technology specialists who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators. Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure and Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course. This course also maps directly to the 70-642:TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring exam objective domain and is part of the MCTS prerequisites for the MCITP: Server Administrator credential. As such people looking to take the 70-642 exam or obtain the MCITP: Server Administrator credential would also benefit from attending this course. PrerequisitesBefore attending this course, students must have: • You must have an intermediate understanding of Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7. Client operating system knowledge equivalent to the below certifications would be of benefit. Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuration or Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring • You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN]). • You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth. The minimum level of knowledge required in the above three bullet points, excluding the client experience, can be covered by having knowledge equivalent to the MOC course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 • Basic knowledge of Active Directory would also be of benefit.

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Module 1: Planning and ConfiguringIPv4
This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in yourorganization. This module explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme,determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-relatedproblems.

  • Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module introduces you to DynamicHost Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which plays an important role in theWindows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. It is the primary means of distributingimportant network configuration information to network clients, and it providesconfiguration information to other network-enabled services, including WindowsDeployment Services (WDS) and Network Access Protection (NAP). To support andtroubleshoot a Windows Server-based network infrastructure, it is importantthat you understand how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the DHCP ServerRole.
  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Configuring DHCP Options
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Configuring DHCP Security
Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module introduces you to DomainName System (DNS), which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008R2. It is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, andtroubleshoot this critical service.
  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
This module introduces you to IPv6, atechnology that will help ensure that the Internet can support a growing userbase and the increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. The currentInternet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) has served as the underlying Internetprotocol for almost thirty years. Its robustness, scalability, and limitedfeature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses, due inlarge part to the rapid growth of new network-aware devices.
  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing andRemote Access
To support your organization’sdistributed workforce, you must become familiar with technologies that enableremote users to connect to your organization’s network infrastructure. Thesetechnologies include virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess. It isimportant that you understand how to configure and secure your remote accessclients by using network policies. This module explores these remote accesstechnologies.
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess
Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshootingthe Network Policy Server Role Service NPSprovides support for the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)protocol, and can be configured as a RADIUS server or proxy. Additionally, NPSprovides functionality that is essential for the implementation of NetworkAccess Protection (NAP). This module explains how to install, configure, andtroubleshoot NPS.
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
In this module, you will learn aboutNetwork Access Protection (NAP). NAP enables you to create customizedhealth-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing accessor communication. NAP also automatically updates compliant computers to ensureon-going compliance and can limit the access of noncompliant computers to arestricted network until they become compliant.
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Security is an essential considerationfor networking with Windows Server 2008. In this module, you will learn how toimplement various methods to increase security. Windows Firewall with AdvancedSecurity is one of the features in Windows Server 2008 that is used to increasesecurity. You can also use Windows Server Update Services to ensure thatapproved security updates are applied to servers in a timely way.
  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services
Module 9: Increasing Security for NetworkCommunication
Internet Protocol security (IPsec) is aframework of open standards for protecting communications over IP networksthrough cryptographic security services. IPsec supports network-level peerauthentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, dataconfidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. The Microsoft IPsecimplementation is based on standards that the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF) IPsec working group developed. In this module, you will learn how toimplement, configure, and troubleshoot IPsec. Lessons:
  • Overview of IPsec
  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting NetworkFile and Print Services
File and print services are some of themost commonly implemented network services for end users. Unlike infrastructureservices like DNS, file and print services are highly visible to the end users.In this module, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot file and printservices to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you willsee how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of filesthat are located in file shares.
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing
Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
Many organizations maintain a largenumber of file resources that need to be organized and made highly available tousers. These file resources are often stored on servers and provided to userswho are distributed geographically in widespread locations. In this module, youwill learn how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimaltraffic over a WAN link. Lessons:
  • Branch Office Data Access
  • DFS Overview
  • Overview of DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication
  • Configuring BranchCache
Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Network storage for users is a finiteresource that must be managed appropriately to ensure that it remains availablefor all users. If network storage is not monitored and managed, it can becomefilled with irrelevant data, such as personal music or movies. Irrelevant dataincreases network storage costs and in some cases can prevent useful data fromplacement on the network storage. In this module, you will learn how to monitorand manage network storage. Lessons:
  • Monitoring Network Storage
  • Controlling Network Storage Utilization
  • Managing File Types on Network Storage
Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers
This module explains how to recovernetwork data and servers. There are a variety of scenarios where a network dataor a server that provides networks services can be lost. Volume shadow copiescan be used to restore previous versions of files when a file is accidentallydeleted or modified on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. WindowsServer Backup can be used to back up and restore data files or an entireserver.
  • Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
  • Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup
Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 NetworkInfrastructure Servers
When a system failure or an event thataffects system performance occurs, you need to be able to repair the problem orresolve the issue quickly and efficiently. With so many variables andpossibilities in the modern network environment, the ability to determine theroot cause quickly often depends on having an effective performance monitoringmethodology and toolset. In this module, you will learn to useperformance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additionaltuning and troubleshooting. By identifying components that require additionaltuning, you can improve the efficiency of your servers.
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs