This course introduces students to a series of Windows Server 2008 technologies that are used in common business scenarios, and are often the technical underpinnings for business applications. It guides students through the installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of a Windows Server 2008 technology infrastructure for a large, comprehensive business application, assisting them with the foundational knowledge required for success in supporting such technologies. It covers technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 including Sp1.
This course also directly supports the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring exam.
This course is intended for IT Professional technical specialists who work in the complex computing environment of a medium to large company and are responsible for the underlying Microsoft technologies that support a business application infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
This course is also intended for IT professional technical specialists seeking to prepare for the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring examination.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to: Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications RDS in the Single-Server Configuration RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet IIS Web Applications IIS FTP and SMTP Services IIS Server and SSL Management Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Windows Streaming Media Services
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites: Up to one year of experience managing Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a medium-to-large networking environment of multiple physical locations. At least two years of experience configuring and managing Windows Vista or Windows 7 clients Experience managing applications and network technologies in an enterprise environment, which may include network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualization, and client computer management. Experience managing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks.
Module 1: Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 Applications
This module covers the storage options most commonly associated with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 instances today. It introduces storage architectures, mediums, and protocols, guides students through the configuration steps for connecting iSCSI storage, and introduces the concept of VHDs as storage and boot devices.
Lessons Lesson 1: Storage Concepts in Windows Server 2008 Lesson 2: Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server Lesson 3: Working with Virtual Hard Disks
Lab A: Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server 2008 Exercise 1: Configuring iSCSI Storage Connections for Windows Server Exercise 2: Configuring the MPIO DSM Exercise 3: Configuring a Redundant iSCSI Connection Using MPIO
Lab B: Managing Virtual Hard Disks Exercise 1: Creating a Virtual Hard Disk Exercise 2: Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows Server Exercise 3: Configuring Windows Server to Startup from a Virtual Hard Disk
After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand general Storage concepts in Windows Server 2008 Configure iSCSI Storage for Windows Server Work with Virtual Hard Disks in Windows Server 2008
Module 2: Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Applications
This module covers Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2's built-in platforms that facility high availability for business applications. These general-purpose platforms include Network Load Balancing and Windows Failover Clustering in both single-site and multiple-site configurations.
Lessons Lesson 1: Network Load Balancing Fundamentals Lesson 2: Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster Lesson 3: Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals Lesson 4: Preparing for Failover Clustering Lesson 5: Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster
Lab A: Installing and Managing an NLB Cluster Exercise 1: Building an NLB Cluster Exercise 2: Configuring NLB Cluster Options Exercise 3: Testing the NLB Cluster Exercise 4: Managing an NLB Cluster
Lab B: Building a Windows Failover Cluster Exercise 1: Preparing Windows Server for Hosting a Failover Cluster Exercise 2: Running the Cluster Validation Wizard Exercise 3: Building a Failover Cluster Exercise 4: Validating a Successful Failover Cluster Creation
Lab C: Managing a Windows Failover Cluster Exercise 1: Creating Cluster Resources Exercise 2: Configuring Cluster Resource Dependencies Exercise 3: Configuring Resource Policies and Owners Exercise 4: Testing Cluster Fail Over
After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand Network Load Balancing Fundamentals Implement a Network Load Balancing Cluster Understand Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals Prepare for Failover Clustering Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008
Module 3: Configuring Remote Desktop Services
This module covers the introductory steps required to bring a single Remote Desktop Services Host server online and prepare it for remote application delivery to users. Students in this module will complete all aspects of the single-server configuration while preparing the environment for adding potential future servers.
Lessons Lesson 1: Remote Desktop Services Overview Lesson 2: Configuring a Remote Desktop Services Host Server Lesson 3: Configuring the Remote Desktop User Experience Lesson 4: Deploying and Connecting to Remote App programs Lesson 5: Connecting Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC Lesson 6: Configuring Licensing for Remote Desktop Services
Lab A: Installing and Configuring an RD Session Host Server Exercise 1: Install the RD Session Host Role Service Exercise 2: Install an Application on the RD Session Host Server Exercise 3: Prepare the RD Session Host Server for Users Exercise 4: Connect to an RD Session Host with the RD Client
Lab B: Customizing the User Experience Exercise 1: Configure RD Session Host Printing Exercise 2: Configure RD Session Host Device Redirection Exercise 3: Configure the Desktop Experience Exercise 4: Configure Multimedia Redirection Exercise 5: Configure IP Virtualization
Lab C: Deploying and Connecting to Remote App programs Exercise 1: Create a RemoteApp Program Exercise 2: Deploy a RemoteApp Exercise 3: Connect to a Deployed RemoteApp Program
Lab D: Connecting Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC Exercise 1 Install and Configure RD Web Access Exercise 2: Use RD Web Access to Connect to Remote App programs Exercise 3: Configure Single Sign-On Exercise 4: Configure RADC Exercise 5: Use Group Policy to Distribute RADC Settings Exercise 6: Use RADC to Connect to RemoteApp programs
Lab E: Configuring Licensing for RDS Exercise 1 Install and Configure and RD Licensing Server Exercise 2: Configure RD Session Host Servers for Licensing Exercise 3: Review Licensing Configuration and Diagnosis
After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Configure a Remote Desktop Services Host Server Configure the Remote Desktop User Experience Deploy and Connect to Remote App programs Connect Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC Configure Licensing for Remote Desktop Services
Module 4: RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration
This module covers the extra activities and knowledge required to expand a single-RDSH server environment to one with multiple RDSH servers in a farm configuration.
Lessons Lesson 1: Building an RDS Server Farm Lesson 2: Monitoring the RDS Environment
Lab A: Building an RDS Server Farm Exercise 1: Install RDSH on NYC-RDSH2 Exercise 2: Configure an RDSH Server via Group Policy Exercise 3: Configure RDCB and NLB to create an RDS Farm Exercise 4: Configure RD Roaming Profiles Exercise 5: Test the connection to an RDS Farm
Lab B: Monitoring the RDS Environment Exercise 1: Use the RD Manager to Administer User Sessions Exercise 2: Use WSRM to Monitor RDS Resource Usage Exercise 3: Configure Fair Share CPU Scheduling
After completing this module, students will be able to: Build an RDS Server Farm Monitor and Configure the RDS Environment
Module 5: Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet
This module covers the additional activities that are necessary to build and secure a Remote Desktop Gateway server for the purposes of protecting RDS communication as it passes through untrusted networks such as the Internet
Lessons Lesson 1: Remote Desktop Gateway Fundamentals Lesson 2: Installing and Managing the RDG
Lab: Installing and Managing the RDG Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the RDG Exercise 2: Configuring RD CAPs and RD RAPs Exercise 3: Configuring SSO for User Connections Exercise 4: Testing RemoteApp Connections with the RDG
After completing this module, students will be able to: Remote Desktop Gateway Fundamentals Configure and Manage the RDG
Module 6: IIS Web Applications
This module covers the primary use of IIS as a Web application platform. Students will learn to set up and maintain a Web site and application configuration based upon business and developer requirements. Although ASP.NET Web sites are commonly maintained by developers, IT professionals are typically called upon to configure the platform and assist with maintenance. This module will cover IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0 and outline distinctions between them but will focus on IIS 7.5 as in Windows Server 2008 R2
Lessons Lesson 1: IIS Functional Overview Lesson 2: Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications Lesson 3: Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications
Lab A: Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications Exercise 1: Configuring IIS Server Settings Exercise 2: Configuring an Application Pool Exercise 3: Creating and Configuring a Web Site Exercise 4: Configuring Basic Settings for a Web Application Exercise 5: Backing Up IIS Configuration Settings Exercise 6: Configuring a Virtual Directory
Lab B: Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications Exercise 1: Configuring ASP.NET Exercise 2: Configuring ASP.NET Application Settings Exercise 3: Configuring ASP.NET Security
After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand how IIS Works and What it can do in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Create IIS Web Sites and Applications Manage IIS Web Sites and Applications
Module 7: IIS FTP and SMTP Services
This module covers IIS' other major feature areas such as file transfer and email functionality. These features are commonly used to support Web sites, and this module will discuss how to properly configure these features in accordance with best practices and based upon business requirements.
Lessons Lesson 1: Implementing and Configuring IIS FTP Sites Lesson 2: Implementing and Configuring IIS SMTP Sites
Lab: Implementing FTP and SMTP Exercise 1: Installing FTP and SMTP Exercise 2: Configuring and Testing FTP Exercise 3: Configuring and Testing SMTP
After completing this module, students will be able to: Implement and Configure IIS FTP Sites Implement and Configure IIS SMTP Sites
Module 8: IIS Server and SSL Management
This module focuses on IIS' security-related features, including SSL, logging, delegated permissions, remote administration, and other features. Students will practice a variety of scenarios that reflect common real-world business requirements.
Lessons Lesson 1: Monitoring and Logging IIS Lesson 2: Managing IIS and SSL Security Lesson 3: Managing IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration
Lab A: Managing IIS and SSL Security Exercise 1: Configuring SSL Bindings Exercise 2: Configuring IP Address Blocking Exercise 3: Configuring Logging Exercise 4: Testing and Validating the Configuration
Lab B: Configuring Remote and Delegated Administration in IIS Exercise 1: Configuring IIS Remote Administration Exercise 2: Configuring IIS Delegated Administration Exercise 3: Configuring IIS Feature Delegation
After completing this module, students will be able to: Configure and Monitor IIS and the IIS Logs Manage IIS and SSL Security Manage IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration
Module 9: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
This module covers the installation and configuration of this evolution of Windows SharePoint Services. Students will learn to set up and configure a basic document-sharing site that meets many common organizational and project requirements. It will focus on SharePoint Foundation 2010 as implemented in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Lessons Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation Lesson 2: SharePoint Foundation Integration
Lab: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation Exercise 1: Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 Exercise 2: Create an initial SharePoint site and document library Exercise 3: Delegate site permissions Exercise 4: Backup and recover the SharePoint site Exercise 5: Configure SharePoint Timer jobs Exercise 6: Configure usage and Report logging Exercise 7: Resetting the lab environment
After completing this module, students will be able to: Install and Configure SharePoint Foundation SharePoint Foundation Integration
Module 10: Windows Streaming Media Services
This module looks at the Media Services features of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform, and introduces students to key concepts such as Real-Time Streaming Protocol, authentication, authorization, and more. Students will learn to install and configure Media Services to support use of the system features.
Lessons Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring Streaming Media Services Lesson 2: Securing Streaming Media
Lab A: Installing and Configuring Media Services Exercise 1: Installing the Media Services Role Exercise 2: Configuring On-Demand Streaming and RTSP Exercise 3: Configuring Bandwidth and Connection Limits Exercise 4: Verify and Tune Media Services delivery Exercise 4: Configuring Web-based Administration of Media Services
Lab B: Configuring Media Services Content Security Exercise 1: Configuring Authentication for a Publishing Point Exercise 2: Restricting Access to Files to Specified Users Exercise 3: Allowing Anonymous Access to Files on a New Publishing Point Exercise 4: Allowing Access to Intranet Users
After completing this module, students will be able to: Install and Configure Streaming Media Services Secure Streaming Media