70-647: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Administration


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70-647: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Administration

The 70-647: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Administration online training course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan and deploy networking technologies associated with a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 network infrastructure. This online training course also includes networking services, application deployment, Terminal Services, Virtualization, and Active Directory.


Exam Number: 70-647


Doug Bassett, MCITP, MCSE, MCT

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key components of network infrastructure design.
  • Describe how to design a secure network.
  • Design a plan for allocating IP addresses to workstations and servers.
  • Design a network topology.
  • Describe the internal considerations for network security and how they can be addressed.
  • Design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Optimize a name resolution system that incorporates DNS and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
  • Design a solution for network access.
  • Design a Network Access Protection (NAP) solution.
  • Design a solution for operating system deployment and maintenance.
  • Design the deployment of file services.
  • Design print services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Design high availability for applications and services.

Who Should Attend This Course

The primary audience for this online training course is IT professionals, including Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Administrators interested in becoming a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator who focuses on network solutions.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • Attended the Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services online training course or have equivalent knowledge and concepts.
  • Attended the Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Services online training course or have equivalent knowledge and concepts.
  • Attended the Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Platform Services online training course or have equivalent knowledge and concepts.
  • Windows Vista TS level of knowledge and experience.
  • Intermediate understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP, name resolution, and connection methods.
  • Intermediate understanding of security best practices for authentication and file permissions.
  • Intermediate understanding of server and network hardware.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Designing a Complex Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure

  • Overview of Design Models
  • Designing a Forest Structure
  • Designing an Active Directory Domain Structure
  • Overview of Forest and Domain Trust Models
  • Overview of Physical Requirements and Physical Topology
  • Overview of Site and Replication Topology
  • Choosing Server Roles

Chapter 2: Planning Naming Conventions, Networking, and Access Principles

  • Network Addressing
  • Naming Conventions for Windows Server 2008
  • Planning for Network Access

Chapter 3: Planning for Forestwide and Domainwide Upgrades with Server 2008

  • The Essence of Migration
  • Using the Active Directory Migration Tool
  • Using Caution with Migration
  • Migrating Objects
  • Options with the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)
  • Migrating User Accounts
  • Migrating Computer Accounts
  • Cross-forest Authentication
  • Planning for Upgrades in an Existing Forest

Chapter 4: Planning for Terminal Services and Application Virtualization

  • Reviewing Terminal Services’ Roles
  • Terminal Services Server Load
  • Terminal Services Licensing
  • Terminal Services Gateway
  • Terminal Services Session Broker
  • Terminal Services Web Access
  • Terminal Services Group Policy Options and Changes
  • Terminal Services Maintenance and Error Recovery
  • Application Virtualization
  • Scaling an Enterprise with Application Virtualization

Chapter 5: Designing an Effective Administration Model

  • Object Essentials
  • OU Design Requirements
  • Groups in Active Directory
  • Group Scope
  • Planning for Groups
  • Planning Delegation
  • Inheritance
  • Using the Security Configuration Wizard for Compliance Auditing

Chapter 6: Planning and Designing Group Policy

  • Understanding Group Policy Scope
  • Applying Group Policy
  • Understanding Loopback Processing
  • Understanding Group Policy Security Filtering
  • Planning Group Policy
  • Working with the Default Domain Policy and Domain Controllers
  • Delegating Group Policy Administration
  • Exploring New Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Features
  • Configuring Automatic Updates with Group Policy
  • Restricting Group Membership with Group Policy
  • Controlling User Installation of Devices
  • Searching GPOs
  • Using the Group Policy Modeling Tool

Chapter 7: Administering Security in an Enterprise-Level Infrastructure

  • Enterprise Security Concerns
  • Using Windows Server 2008 PKI Additions in a Legacy Environment
  • Designing a Certificate Authority Hierarchy
  • Modeling Your Structure
  • Following the Administrative Structure
  • Following an Independent Structure
  • Design Factors
  • X.509
  • Using Certificate-Monitoring Tools
  • Reasons for a PKI
  • Components of the Public Key Infrastructure
  • Certificate Authority Roles
  • Using the Online Certificate Status Protocol
  • OCSP Components
  • Working with Certificate Templates
  • Using Cryptography Next Generation
  • Managing External Clients
  • Enrollment Strategies
  • Types of Enrollment
  • Enrollment Agents and Restricted Enrollment Agents
  • The Network Device Enrollment Service
  • Virtual Private Networks and Security

Chapter 8: Planning for Business Continuity and Backup

  • Introducing RAID
  • Introducing the Distributed File System
  • Introducing Failover Clustering
  • Introducing Quorums
  • Introducing Network Load Balancing
  • Using Windows Server Backup Tools
  • Introducing the Encrypting File System
  • Introducing Windows BitLocker
  • Recovering Active Directory Domains Services
  • Introducing Windows Recovery Environment
  • Using Windows Recovery
  • Using Volume Shadow Copy
  • Using Server Core
  • Introducing Active Directory Rights

Chapter 9: Designing a Windows Update Strategy for the Enterprise

  • Establishing a Security Baseline
  • The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Tool
  • System and Environment Health Models
  • Planning and Implementing Windows
  • WSUS Options
  • Overview of System Center Essentials 2007
  • Overview of System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Overview of Windows Update
  • Real-World Update Practices
  • Update Compliance

Chapter 10: Using Virtualization to Increase Productivity and Facilitate Consolidation

  • Introducing Virtualization
  • The Different Types of Virtualization
  • Introducing Server Consolidation
  • Understanding Virtualized Machine Components
  • Network Setups with All Types of Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Networks
  • Multiple Network Interface Cards with Virtual Networks
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Introducing iSCSI
  • Windows Vista x64 Hyper-V Management Server Core and Virtualization
  • Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
  • Using Virtual Server 2005 R2


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