Course 537:
Windows 2008 R2 Foundations

(5 days)


Course Description

Windows Server 2008 is Microsoft’s next-generation server software. It replaces Windows 2003 and Windows 2000, and provides a robust and secure platform for server operation, web services, and virtualization. With the October 2009 launch of Windows 2008 Release 2 (R2), Microsoft takes the server operating system to the next level. System Administrators and others around the globe are ready to take advantage of it and leverage a true 64-bit operating system.

In this intense, hands-on course, you’ll learn the foundations of Windows Server 2008 from an expert instructor, and be provided with real-world lecture and materials necessary to jump-start your experience with Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. Starting with the installation of the operating system, server management, and deployment of server roles, students will experience the fundamentals of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 management and operation.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for any Information Technology (IT) professional who will be working with Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Servers. System Administrators, Server Managers, Networking Professionals, Technical Support Staff, Web Developers, Technology Managers, Windows Programmers, and others will benefit from this course.


  • Knowledge of Windows Server Administrator
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Key Features of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Versions and Licensing
  • 32-bit and 64-bit Computing
  • New Server Installation
  • Migration and Upgrade Paths
  • Managing Server Roles
  • New and Enhanced Networking Features
  • New Application Management and Deployment Technologies
  • Server Management with Graphical Tools, Command Line
  • PowerShell 2.0

Chapter 2: Windows Active Directory Configuration

  • Active Directory Planning and Deployment
  • Domain Name Services (DNS) Usage with Active Directory
  • Forests, Domains, and Sites
  • Account and Object Creation/Management
  • Active Directory Replication
  • Global Catalog, Read-Only Domain Controllers, and Operation Masters
  • Group Policy Objects (GPO) Enhancements
  • AD Lightweight Directory Services (AD-LDS) and Federated Services (AD-FS)
  • Active Directory Monitoring, Backup, and Restoration

Chapter 3: Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Windows Networking and Addressing – IPv4 and IPv6
  • DNS and DHCP Management
  • Network Access Protection and Network Authentication
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • iSCSI Connectivity and Enterprise Storage

Chapter 4: Windows File and Print Services

  • File and Print Server Roles
  • Distributed File System and DFS Replication
  • Disk/Folder/File Management: Backup/Restore/Shadow Copy/Quotas
  • Monitoring and Managing Printers and Printer Deployment
  • Windows System Update Services (WSUS) Server Role and Configuration
  • Disk Management

Chapter 5: Application Infrastructures

  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating/Deploying Windows Deployment Services Images
  • Windows Activation in the Enterprise: MAK, KMS and Volume License Data
  • High Availability Windows Solutions
  • Server Core Installations

Chapter 6: Internet Information Server 7.0

  • IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5 Deployment
  • Web Security and Authentication in IIS
  • Windows Media Server

Chapter 7: Hyper-V Server Virtualization and Terminal Services

  • Windows Server Hyper-V Virtualization
  • Enhancements to Hyper-V in Windows 2008 R2
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Terminal Services(2008)/Remote Desktop Services(2008 R2) Roles and Capabilities
  • Deploying Applications into a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
  • Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp, Gateway, and Other Advanced Capabilities

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