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Windows Server 2008R2: Installation, Administration and Management

Duration 3 days

This hands-on course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform post-installation and day-to-day administration tasks in a Windows Server 2008 domain environment. This includes managing accounts and resources, maintaining server resources, monitoring server performance, and safeguarding data. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers

Who Should Attend

  • This course is primarily intended for information technology (IT) professionals who need to administer and support Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2.
  • Support personnel currently working with Windows 2003 Server and who wish to up skill to Server2008R2.
  • Personnel who wish to exploit the new features of Windows 2008R2

The course will also appeal to:

Support & Help Desk personnel who need a real understanding of Windows Server 2008, its configuration and integration into Windows networks.

PC Managers who need a more than cursory understanding of Windows Server 2008

This is a hands-on course and lab exercises include:

  • Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
  • Creating a Domain controller
  • Creating user and computer accounts in Active Directory
  • Installing Remote Server Administration tools
  • Creating an OU infrastructure
  • Delegating control of an OU
  • Managing shared folder permission
  • Managing NTFS permissions
  • Creating Group Policies
  • Create Quotas using File Server Resource Manager
  • Forward events logs from servers
  • Perform System Diagnostics
  • Backup and restore critical data and Active Directory


Participants are assumed to be familiar with Windows clients including Windows XP and Windows 7 and are expected to be working in networked environments.


  • Windows Server products
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
  • Workgroups and Domains
  • Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
  • What’s changed since Server 2003

Installing the Server software

  • Hardware requirements
  • Installation methods
  • Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Managing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

Configuring Access to File Services

  • Overview of Access Control
  • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
  • Determining Effective Permissions

Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing

Configuring User and Computer Settings with Group Policy

  • Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Using Administrative Templates to manage users and computers
  • Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
  • Deploying Group Policy Preferences

Managing the file system

  • Creating NTFS partitions
  • File system and security
  • Setting directory permissions
  • Auditing files and directories
  • Ownership of files and directories
  • Using compression and encryption

Managing storage

  • Windows Server disk types
  • Partitions and Volumes
  • Dynamic disks
  • Using Quotas

Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008

  • Planning Maintenance Tasks
  • Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Interpreting Performance Counters
  • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools

Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup, Restore, and Recovery

  • Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server
  • Planning and Implementing File Recovery
  • Recovering Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup