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70-646: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

Video Description

The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration course enhances the knowledge and skills of IT professionals and enables them to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation. The course covers the most important job tasks for Server and System Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in their organizations. This certification preparatory course prepares the students for Exam 70-646. The topics covered include planning for server deployment and management, application and data provisioning, business continuity and high availability, and monitoring and maintaining servers.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction
    1. Course Introduction 00:03:53
    2. Instructor Introduction 00:01:12
  2. Chapter 01 - Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation
    1. Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation 00:00:27
    2. Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment 00:00:55
    3. Business Needs 00:04:51
    4. Consolidation Benefits with Server 2008 00:01:55
    5. High Availability 00:02:12
    6. 64-bit Systems Options 00:01:39
    7. Virtualization Options 00:01:24
    8. Any Issues With Compatibility 00:00:41
    9. Lesson 2: Making a Deployment Plan for Windows 2008 Server 00:00:19
    10. Document and study the Current Network Environment 00:03:27
    11. Designing Server Deployments 00:02:27
    12. Maintenance and Deployment Schedules 00:01:27
    13. Lesson 3: Planning Migration 00:00:29
    14. Creating a Migration Plan 00:01:59
    15. Using the Upgrade Plan 00:02:20
    16. What Can Delay Your Windows 2008 Server Installation? 00:02:43
    17. Chapter 01 Review 00:00:44
  3. Chapter 02 - Configuration Change Plan
    1. Configuration Change Plan 00:00:29
    2. Lesson 1: Developing a Change Control Process 00:00:50
    3. How Does the Change Control Process Work? 00:04:02
    4. Create a Communication Plan 00:03:27
    5. Classifying Change Requests 00:03:43
    6. Approving the Change 00:01:34
    7. The Emergency Change 00:02:38
    8. Lesson 2: Developing Configuration Changes 00:00:40
    9. Overview of Developing Configuration Changes 00:03:38
    10. Analyzing the Change 00:04:18
    11. The Testing Process 00:02:41
    12. Have a Backup Plan - Rollback 00:01:32
    13. Lesson 3: Reviewing Configuration Changes 00:00:25
    14. Testing the Success of a Change 00:02:40
    15. Analyzing the Success of a Change 00:01:34
    16. Documentation Update 00:02:03
    17. Chapter 02 Review 00:00:45
  4. Chapter 03 - Preparing for Server 2008 Migration
    1. Lesson 1: Server Migration 00:00:41
    2. Making a Windows 2008 Server Deployment Plan 00:02:20
    3. How Virtualization Helps 00:03:39
    4. Planning for a Rollback 00:04:12
    5. Migrating Data And Services 00:05:26
    6. Lesson 2: How to Plan for the Server Decommissioning Process 00:00:37
    7. Decommissioning 00:08:39
    8. Considerations for Decommissioning a Server 00:03:41
    9. Licensing 00:01:25
    10. Lesson 3: Planning an Example of Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server 00:00:37
    11. Server Deployment Tools 00:02:31
    12. Planning According to Policy 00:03:11
    13. Migrating File Servers 00:04:32
    14. Demo - Installation Part A 00:12:11
    15. Demo - Installation Part B 00:08:08
    16. Chapter 03 Review 00:00:32
  5. Chapter 04 A - Server Migration and Planning for Roles
    1. Server Migration and Planning for Roles 00:00:59
    2. Lesson 1: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware 00:00:43
    3. How Windows Server 2008 Uses Process and Memory Resources 00:05:26
    4. How to Choose either 32-Bit or 64-Bit Hardware 00:01:26
    5. Guidelines for Combining Server Roles 00:02:59
    6. Hardware Redundancy 00:03:38
    7. Lesson 2: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core 00:00:25
    8. Why the Server Core? 00:02:09
    9. Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Server Core 00:01:07
    10. Demo - Role Consolidation 00:10:24
    11. Demo - File Resource Manager 00:04:39
    12. Lesson 3: Combining Windows Server 2008 Server Roles 00:01:13
    13. What are Server Roles 00:05:42
    14. Performance Implications of Combining Server Roles 00:04:30
    15. Recommendations for Combining Servers 00:02:15
    16. Options for Maintaining High Availability 00:06:02
    17. Lesson 4: Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers 00:01:02
    18. File Storage in Windows Server 2008 00:02:48
    19. Recommendations for File Storage 00:07:01
    20. High-Availability File Servers 00:02:32
    21. Clustering Options for File Servers 00:02:20
  6. Chapter 04B - Server Migration and Planning for Roles
    1. Lesson 5: Understanding Application Server Role Requirements 00:00:22
    2. What Scenarios Require the Application Server Role 00:02:27
    3. Preparing for Installation of the Application Server Role 00:01:14
    4. Supporting Technologies for Applications 00:06:09
    5. Compatibility 00:00:54
    6. Lesson 6: Overview of the Application Server Role Components 00:00:18
    7. Windows Workflow Foundation 00:01:33
    8. Windows Presentation Foundation 00:02:12
    9. Windows Communication Foundation 00:01:36
    10. Lesson 7: Supporting the .NET Framework 00:00:16
    11. How the .NET Framework is Used 00:04:46
    12. .NET Versions 00:01:39
    13. Chapter 04 Review 00:01:14
  7. Chapter 05 - Distributed File System
    1. Distributed File System 00:00:42
    2. Lesson 1: What's Required for DFS 00:00:37
    3. Needed Services for DFS 00:02:38
    4. DFS Architecture 00:03:58
    5. Lesson 2: Planning for High Availability in DFS 00:00:59
    6. DFS Namespaces 00:03:14
    7. DFS Replication 00:04:55
    8. Data Storage 00:01:40
    9. Comparing Domain and Stand-Alone DFS 00:02:33
    10. Lesson 3: Managing DFS 00:00:22
    11. DFS Management Tools 00:03:18
    12. Delegating DFS Administration 00:05:31
    13. Demo - DFS 00:10:34
    14. Chapter 05 Review 00:00:55
  8. Chapter 06 - Windows Server 2008 High Availability
    1. Windows Server 2008 High Availability 00:00:29
    2. Lesson 1: Network Load Balancing 00:00:36
    3. Features of Network Load Balancing 00:06:56
    4. Changes in Network Load Balancing for Windows Server 2008 00:02:49
    5. Troubleshooting Network Load Balancing 00:02:36
    6. Lesson 2: Understanding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 00:00:48
    7. Features of Clustering in Windows Server 2008 00:02:42
    8. Failover Clustering Enhancements in Windows Server 2008 00:02:45
    9. Validating a Failover Clustering Solution in Windows Server 2008 00:02:12
    10. Tools to Manage Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 00:02:20
    11. Lesson 3: Creating Clusters in Windows Server 2008 00:00:42
    12. Hardware Requirements for Failover Clustering 00:02:04
    13. Planning Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008 00:01:14
    14. Managing Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 00:01:20
    15. Chapter 06 Review 00:01:06
  9. Chapter 07 - Monitoring Windows Server
    1. Monitoring Windows Server 00:00:44
    2. Lesson 1: Setting Up Monitoring 00:00:41
    3. Why Should You Monitor 00:07:47
    4. Monitoring Options 00:07:12
    5. Planning for Event Monitoring 00:01:31
    6. Lesson 2: Measuring Performance Objects 00:00:16
    7. Server Role Metrics 00:02:30
    8. Key Performance Counters 00:01:27
    9. Lesson 3: Calculating a Server Baseline 00:01:36
    10. Key Hardware Components to Monitor 00:04:50
    11. Common Performance Metrics 00:01:56
    12. Analyzing Performance Trends 00:01:29
    13. Planning for Future Capacity Requirements 00:02:09
    14. Lesson 4: Which Monitoring Tools to Use 00:00:20
    15. Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools 00:02:18
    16. Reliability and Performance Monitor 00:02:27
    17. Windows Performance Monitor 00:01:04
    18. Third-Party Monitoring Tools 00:01:14
    19. Lesson 5: Planning Notification Methods 00:01:48
    20. What is Good for the Business 00:01:09
    21. How Can I Be Notified? 00:01:55
    22. When to Escalate 00:03:47
    23. Demo - WRPM 00:16:53
    24. Chapter 07 Review 00:01:21
  10. Chapter 08 - Windows Server Security
    1. Windows Server Security 00:00:32
    2. Lesson 1: Designing a Multi-Layer Defense 00:00:47
    3. Multi-Layer Defense Strategy 00:09:37
    4. What Defense Layers Should Be Considered? 00:11:28
    5. Lesson 2: Network-Based Security for Windows Server 2008 00:00:31
    6. Network Security Terms 00:04:27
    7. Options for Network Security 00:07:18
    8. Recommendations for Implementing Windows Server 2008 Server Core 00:01:59
    9. Demo - Security 00:07:35
    10. Demo - Server Core Introduction 00:20:04
    11. Lesson 3: Host-Based Security for Windows Server 2008 00:00:42
    12. Assigning Administrative Permissions 00:08:17
    13. Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration 00:08:11
    14. Security Templates 00:01:53
    15. Converting Security Configuration Wizard Settings to Security Templates 00:01:06
    16. Chapter 08 Review 00:01:19
  11. Chapter 09 - Windows Server Backup and Restore
    1. Windows Server Backup and Restore 00:00:52
    2. Lesson 1: Backup Strategies with Windows Server 2008 00:01:49
    3. Selecting Backup Software and Backup Operators 00:02:46
    4. Planning Backup in Windows Server 2008 00:08:06
    5. Backup Scheduling 00:04:16
    6. Making the Data Rentention Plan 00:04:00
    7. Backing Up Encrypted Files and Virtual Machines 00:02:34
    8. Factors Affecting Backup Policy 00:07:11
    9. Storage and Security Considerations 00:06:49
    10. Process for Selecting Backup Operators 00:01:53
    11. Demo - Backup 00:08:09
    12. Lesson 2: Planning a Server Restore Policy 00:00:53
    13. Server Restore 00:07:59
    14. Challenges of a Server Restore 00:03:30
    15. Backup Plan Options 00:01:48
    16. Change Management Considerations 00:02:27
    17. Lesson 3: Verifying Restored Data 00:00:48
    18. Restore Logs 00:02:56
    19. Accessing Data After Restore 00:03:20
    20. Security Analysis 00:04:06
    21. Updating Backup Policy 00:05:20
    22. Lesson 4: Planning an EFS Restore Policy 00:00:51
    23. Planning for Restoring EFS Data 00:03:47
    24. Requirements for EFS Recovery 00:02:42
    25. Chapter 09 Review 00:01:22
  12. Chapter 10 - Windows Server Maintenance Plan
    1. Windows Server Maintenance Plan 00:00:33
    2. Lesson 1: Planning for Security Update Management 00:00:54
    3. WSUS Deployment Considerations 00:05:03
    4. WSUS Group Policy Settings 00:02:45
    5. Obtaining Updates 00:01:48
    6. Server Core Security Updates 00:01:21
    7. Demo - Management Tasks 00:09:58
    8. Lesson 2: Basic Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks 00:00:51
    9. Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks 00:05:17
    10. Tasks Most Servers Share 00:08:05
    11. Frequency of Management Tasks 00:05:16
    12. Lesson 3: Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance 00:00:47
    13. Automation Requirements 00:01:52
    14. Task Automation Tools 00:02:47
    15. Tool Selection Process 00:02:24
    16. Chapter 10 Review 00:00:48
  13. Chapter 11 - Planning for Business Continuity
    1. Planning for Business Continuity 00:01:03
    2. Lesson 1: Planning for Business Continuity 00:00:18
    3. Software Failure and the BIA 00:06:49
    4. How Much of an Impact from Software Failure 00:02:55
    5. Impact from Software Failure (Cont.) 00:02:08
    6. Tracking Service Level Agreements 00:00:46
    7. Creating Change Management Procedures 00:01:07
    8. Typical Stages in a Troubleshooting Methodology 00:05:12
    9. Lesson 2: Reviewing Core Operating System Components 00:00:31
    10. Identifying Core Operating System Components 00:00:58
    11. Identifying Additional Roles and Services 00:03:00
    12. Server Applications 00:02:18
    13. Lesson 3: Reviewing Log Files 00:00:16
    14. Monitoring Log Files by Using Event Viewer 00:01:23
    15. Monitoring Application Logs 00:02:02
    16. Lesson 4: Evaluating Security Issues 00:00:40
    17. Troubleshooting Group Policy Security Settings 00:04:53
    18. Defense -in -Depth Components 00:02:22
    19. Identifying Faults 00:01:48
    20. Chapter 11 Review 00:01:23
  14. Chapter 12 - Windows Server Troubleshooting
    1. Windows Server Troubleshooting 00:01:06
    2. Lesson 1: Discovering Hardware Support Issues 00:00:13
    3. Tools Used for Troubleshooting 00:04:25
    4. Evaluating Hardware Devices 00:05:28
    5. Lesson 2: Handling Device Driver Failures 00:00:15
    6. Determining Drivers in Use 00:03:59
    7. When to Escalate 00:01:21
    8. Replacing Drivers 00:01:14
    9. Lesson 3: Handling Hardware Component Failures 00:00:10
    10. Documenting Vulnerable Hardware Components 00:02:23
    11. Replacing Devices 00:02:37
    12. Lesson 4: Determining the Scale of Network Issues 00:01:11
    13. Business Impact of Network Failure 00:01:48
    14. Scale of Failure 00:05:32
    15. Service Level Agreements 00:01:41
    16. Change Management Procedures 00:01:10
    17. Interaction with Other Teams 00:01:43
    18. Lesson 5: Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008 00:00:27
    19. Domain Name System 00:04:26
    20. Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution 00:02:42
    21. Legacy Protocols 00:04:11
    22. Lesson 6: Fixing IP Connectivity Issues 00:01:13
    23. Which Versions of IP Are Being Used? 00:05:49
    24. Resolving Logical Addressing Problems 00:01:55
    25. Chapter 12 Review 00:01:03
    26. Course Closure 00:03:56