Existing Infrastructures and Branch Deployments in Microsoft Windows Server 2008
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Many design projects facing an enterprise administrator involve an existing server and network services infrastructure, which need to be evaluated to determine the best options for upgrade or migration. Another common design challenge is the addition of fully functional branch offices, which should be planned carefully to ensure proper Active Directory and network services, while maintaining the necessary level of security. This course explores the considerations and tasks administrators must grasp before embarking on an Active Directory restructure, whether it involves an in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2008 server and functional level, or the addition of new Windows Server 2008 servers and the migration of Active Directory objects using the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT). When administrators restructure an enterprise, they must also consider servers, client operating systems, non-Windows services, and applications that may no longer function properly in a Windows Server 2008 environment. The course outlines these concepts, and also delves into information about branch offices including domain controller or Read-only Domain Controller configuration, protecting the physical security of your server, and recommendations for optimizing name resolution services for clients. This course covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator. Passing the prerequisite MCTS exams and this Professional Series exam completes the requirements for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification.
Windows Server administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise; Windows Server administrators who manage infrastructure, web, and IT application servers for an enterprise organization; individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.
As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:
• 250 to 5,000 or more users
• three or more physical locations
• three or more domain controllers
• network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
• connectivity requirements, such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet
As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams:
70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring