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Windows 8 Desktop Support

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Design and Implementation

Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Administration

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3 Days


£895 per person


This course assumes delegates have knowledge of implementing a Windows desktop such as Windows 7 in a Network business environment. These skills can be obtained from our desktop support courses.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Administration

Learn how to


Windows 2008 R2 Server Overview
What is Windows Server 2008?
The Windows 2008 R2 Family
Server 2008 R2: Hardware requirements
Server 2008 R2 - Feature Comparison
Overview - PowerShell
Overview - Server Core
Overview - Hyper-V
Interoperability with Server 20003

Overview of Active Directory
What is Active Directory?
Introducing Trees and Forests
Active Directory Physical Structure
Installing Active Directory on Windows 2008 R2 Servers
Troubleshooting the Installation of Active Directory

Installation and Deployment
Pre-Installation Tasks
Installation Troubleshooting
Installing / Upgrading to Windows 2008 R2
Preparing for Installation
Installing Windows 2008 R2 Server
Identifying Setup Errors

The Server Manager
What is the Server Manager Utility?
Accessing Server Manager
Adding/Removing Roles
Adding/Removing Features

Introduction to Networking
Windows 2008 R2 Networking Architecture
The OSI 7 Layer Model
Local Area Networks
Wide Area Networks
Configuring Wireless Access

Introduction to TCP/IP
Introduction to TCP/IP
The History of TCP/IP
Protocols, Ports and Sockets
Microsoft TCP/IP Architecture
IP Addressing

Configuring IPv6 TCP/IP
Overview of IPv6
Coexistence with IPv4
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Configuring a New IPv6 Network and Client
Describe the benefits and considerations of IPv6
Troubleshoot IPv6 connectivity

Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Installing the DNS Server Role
Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring a DNS Infrastructure
Troubleshooting DNS

Dynamic Host Configuration protocol (DHCP)
The DHCP Server Role
The 4-way Handshake Process
Installing and Authorizing the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
Managing a DHCP Database
Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Securing DHCP

Creating and Managing User Accounts
Introduction to User Accounts
Guidelines for New User Accounts
Creating Local User Accounts
Creating and Configuring User Accounts
Setting Properties for Domain User Accounts
Customizing User Settings with User Profiles
Best Practices

Managing Resource Access by Using Groups
Introduction to Groups
Universal Groups and Global Groups
Domain Local Groups
Security v Distribution Groups
Implementing Groups in a Workgroup
Implementing Groups in a Domain

NTFS Security and Permissions
NTFS Permissions
Setting NTFS permissions on files and folders
Sharing Resources
Setting Share Level Security Permissions
Combining NTFS and Share Level Permissions

Managing Distributed File System (DFS)
Describe DFS
Installing the DFS Service
Creating a DFS Namespace
Configuring Folder Targets and Replication
Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders

BitLocker Volume Encryption
What is BitLocker?
Disk Partitioning for BitLocker
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
BitLocker Operational Modes
Installing and Configuring BitLocker

Disaster Protection
Introduction to Disaster Protection
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Using Disaster Recovery Tools
F8 – Boot Options
Repairing Server 2008R2

Disk Management
Disk Management Features
File systems supported
Basic V Dynamic Storage
Creating Simple Storage Volumes
Implementing Fault Tolerance
Creating Spanned, Striped, Mirrored & RAID 5 Volumes
Configuring Disk Quotas
Overview – Virtual Hard Disks

Monitoring and Optimizing Performance
Monitoring Event Logs
Using Task Manager to Monitor System Resources
Using System Monitor to Monitor System Performance
Using System Alerts
Identify counters to monitor
Optimizing Performance
Resolving Performance Bottlenecks
Performance Logging

Implementing Security Auditing
Auditing Windows Server 2008 R2
Configuring Auditing
Auditing File and Folder Access
Auditing Logon Events
Viewing/Examining Audi Logs

Remote Administration Using Remote Desktop
Introduction to Remote Administration
Remote Administration Options
Windows 2008 R2 Administrative Tools
Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop for Administration

Windows Printing
Printer Options
Printer Pooling
Opening a Print Queue
Creating a Printer Filter
Web Print Management
Printer Permissions