The goal of this course is to teach you how to do all the necessary administration tasks involved in Windows Server 2008 from installation and planning roles to disaster recovery and troubleshooting. It begins with the basics of the installation of Windows Server 2008 and how you or your company can be best prepared.
We will also discuss ways in which you can convert your existing servers to Windows Server 2008 through a server migration. Then we will talk about what it takes to get those settings from previous installations and move them into the 2008 edition.
Next, you’ll learn about what it means to make changes to the configuration plan. We’ll also talk about server roles, specifically the Application Server Role which is a great role for developers or programmers within your company.
After this, we will look at some security issues and talk about some improvements and the tools available in the Windows Server Security. We’ll learn about the File Server Role and the distributed file system and its improved ability to make networks shares available to people without mapping numerous network drives.
We’ll talk about plans to improve performance by having high availability in your 2008 server and show some examples of this. We will also learn about maintenance, the ongoing things you should be checking to maintain the performance monitoring of your systems and some new tools available to help you.
Then we will go over disaster recovery preparation, specifically Microsoft’s backup and restore tool. We'll also talk about business continuity which allows business’ the ability to plan for how they will get out of small outages.
Finally we will look at common troubleshooting issues, both on the Windows server and on network platforms you are connected to.
As a certified Microsoft Instructor, I’ve focused my career on various security aspects of computer and network technology since the early ’80s. I’ve worked on a wide variety of IT training and high-level consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Through the course of my extensive career, I have taught a full line of Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and other high level IT Security curricula.