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Name: 6445A: Implementing and Administering Windows Small Business Server 2008
Category: Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses
Length (Days): 5
Course Price (CAD): 2355
Description:
About this Course

This five-day hands-on workshop provides students with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement Windows Small Business Server 2008. Students gain first-hand knowledge on topics such as installing, migrating, monitoring, securing, and backing up data.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for technology consultants, system integrators, and in-house technology staff that serve small and medium-sized businesses.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Migrate to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Configure Windows Small Business Server 2008 using the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console.
Manage users and groups in Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Manage messaging and collaboration in Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Manage and monitor Windows Small Business Server 2008.
Secure a Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.
Expand a Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.
Prerequisites:
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge equivalent to the following courses:

Course 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform
Course 6424: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Course 5115: Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System
Course 5116: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications
Outline:
Course Outline

Module 1: Plan and Design a Technology Solution for a Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB)

This module discusses where Windows Small Business Server 2008 fits into the small and medium-sized business channels from a business perspective.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Two Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008 Versions—Built for Business
Lesson 2: Details of the Component Servers
Lesson 3: The Power of Windows SBS 2008 Wizards
Lesson 4: Conducting a Pre-Installation Assessment

Lab : Perform a Business and Technology Assessment
Exercise 1: Install and Configure the Business and Technology Assessment Toolkit (BTAT)
Exercise 2: Review a Technology Assessment Template and Create a Custom Technology Template
Exercise 3: Create a Three-year Technology Plan
Exercise 4: Discuss Your Findings and Recommendations as a Group

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand where Windows Small Business Server 2008 fits into the small- and medium-business channels from a business perspective.
Understand how essential it is for the IT provider to understand the business goals in order to implement the right IT solution.
Understand how the Business and Technical Assessment assists the IP provider in attaining valuable business information required to implement the right IT infrastructure.

Module 2: Installing Windows Small Business Server 2008

This module describes the Windows Small Business Server 2008 operating system installation process.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Networking Basics
Lesson 2: Preparing the Hardware for Installation
Lesson 3: Pre-installation Tasks
Lesson 4: Installing Windows Small Business Server
Lesson 5: Completing the Installation

Lab : Install Windows Small Business Server 2008
Exercise 1: Completing the Installation Worksheet
Exercise 2: Perform the Installation Using the Answer File
Exercise 3: Completing the Windows Small Business Server Setup

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, establish network connectivity, and complete initial configuration tasks.

Module 3: Managing a Windows Small Business Server Environment

This module explains how to manage user accounts using the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Managing Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Console
Lesson 2: User Account Management
Lesson 3: Modifying User Account Properties in the Windows SBS Console
Lesson 4: Managing Groups in the Windows SBS Console
Lesson 5: Managing User Roles in the Windows SBS Console

Lab : Manage Users and Groups in the Windows SBS Console
Exercise 1: Adding New User Accounts
Exercise 2: Creating User Groups
Exercise 3: Creating User Roles
Exercise 4: Modifying User Account Properties

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage user accounts using the Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008 Console.
Add, edit, disable, and remove user accounts.
Manage groups using the Windows SBS 2008 Console.
Manage user roles using the Windows SBS 2008 Console.

Module 4: Add Client Computers and Devices to the Network

This module discusses deploying and managing client computers, shared printers, and fax devices on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Deploying Client Computers
Lesson 2: Managing Client Computers
Lesson 3: Adding and Managing Shared Printers
Lesson 4: Adding and Managing a Fax Device

Lab : Deploying Clients on the Windows SBS 2008 Network
Exercise 1: Adding a Client Computer to the Windows SBS Network
Exercise 2: Configure the Fax Service
Exercise 3: Configure the Office Outlook 2007 Client
Exercise 4: Manage the Client Computer from the Windows SBS Console
Exercise 5: Configure Folder Redirection
Exercise 6: Adding a Shared Printer to the Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage the most common tasks required to connect client computers.
Configure access to printers and faxes.
Troubleshoot device connectivity issues.

Module 5: Manage and Configure Collaboration

This module discusses managing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites using the Windows Small Business Server Console and Central Administrator, and deploying a preconfigured template to match business scenarios.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Managing the Internal Web Site
Lesson 2: Creating and Configuring a New Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Site
Lesson 3: Configuring a Windows SharePoint Site
Lesson 4: Windows SharePoint Customization

Lab : Creating and Customizing a SharePoint Site
Exercise 1: Manage SharePoint Access through the Windows SBS Console
Exercise 2: Create and Configure a New SharePoint site
Exercise 3: Install Preconfigured Application Templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage WSS 3.0 sites using the Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) Console.
Create, configure, and manage WSS 3.0 sites using Central Administrator.
Deploy a preconfigured template to match business scenarios.

Module 6: Manage and Configure Messaging

This module discusses tools for troubleshooting mail flow and optimizing the e-mail experience for users.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Configuring Internet Mail Using the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console
Lesson 2: Configuring E-mail Protection
Lesson 3: Configuring Connectors and Clients
Lesson 4: Monitoring Messaging
Lesson 5: Managing Outlook Web Access (OWA) Using the Windows SBS Console

Lab : Manage and Configure Messaging
Exercise 1: Configuring the POP3 Connector
Exercise 2: Configure Exchange Server Anti-spam Filters

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure Internet mail using the Windows SBS 2008 Console.
Configure email protection.
Configure connectors and clients.
Monitor messaging.
Manage Outlook Web Access using the Windows SBS 2008 Console.

Module 7: Manage and Configure Remote Access

This module describes certificate and remote access features included with Windows Small Business Server 2008.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Managing Certificates
Lesson 2: Managing a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Lesson 3: Managing the Server Firewall
Lesson 4: Managing Remote Web Workplace

Lab : Manage and Configure Remote Access

Exercise 1: Manage and Install the Self-issued Certificate
Exercise 2: Configure a Virtual Private Network
Exercise 3: Administer the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Exercise 4: Customize Remote Web Workplace

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how certificates work.
Describe installing a self-signed certificate on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 server and client computer.
Configure a virtual private network for users to access network resources from a remote computer.
Administer the Windows Server Firewall.
Configure ports for services and applications.

Module 8: Manage and Configure Security

This module discusses security components that are installed by default in Windows Small Business Server 2008, as well as Windows Server 2008 security features available for download from TechNet, which will allow the implementation of important security elements into the IT infrastructure.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Best Practices for Securing Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008
Lesson 2: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Lesson 3: Windows Small Business Server Best Practice Analyzer 2008
Lesson 4: Creating and managing Shared Folders on the Network
Lesson 5: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab : Securing the Windows Small Business Server using Best Practices
Exercise 1: Configure Distribution of Updates and Hotfixes Using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Exercise 2: Create a Shared Folder
Exercise 3: Examine Windows SBS 2008 using the Windows Small Business Server Best Practices Analyzer (Windows SBS 2008 BPA)
Exercise 4: Create a Domain Isolation Policy
Exercise 5: Configure Windows Firewall Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan in-depth security for the Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.
Configure distribution of updates and hotfixes for servers and computers on the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.
Use group policies to define user and computer configurations for groups of users and computers and enforce these settings on and off the network.
Access and know how to use these features to manage specific aspects of the overall security design.
Manage the protection of the server using a host firewall and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) combined.

Module 9: Manage Data Folders and Backup

This module discusses moving application data (Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 data, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, users shared folders, users redirected documents, Windows Server Update Services repository data, and the client backup data) to a separate drive or partition on the Windows Small Business Server.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Moving Data Storage Locations on Windows Small Business Server 2008
Lesson 2: Disaster Recovery Planning
Lesson 3: Managing Server Backups
Lesson 4: Managing Server Recovery

Lab : Configure Backups and Administer Application Data
Exercise 1: Configure Backup Media and Schedule
Exercise 2: Design a Disaster Recovery Plan
Exercise 3: Perform a Block Level Restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage server storage by moving databases and data folders.
Manage server storage using administrative tasks in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 console.
Plan and prepare for disasters and data recovery.
Configure and administer data backups and recoveries.

Module 10: Monitoring and Maintaining System and Services Availability

This module dives deeper into monitoring and analyzing system health, stability, and performance of the CPU, memory, hard disks, and network connectivity using the Reliability and Performance Monitor.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Managing Reports
Lesson 2: Using Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
Lesson 3: Disk Management
Lesson 4: Shadow Copies of Shared Folders

Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining System Availability
Exercise 1: Configure Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) Reporting
Exercise 2: Monitor System Performance in Real Time
Exercise 3: Create a Data Collector Set
Exercise 4: Create a Mirrored Volume Using Disk Management
Exercise 5: Extend a Disk Using Disk Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Administer monitoring and reporting in Windows SBS 2008.
Describe the ability of Microsoft Windows Reliability and Performance monitor to examine how programs affect your computer’s performance.
Monitor system performance in real time and collect log data for later analysis.
Configure hard disks, volumes and partitions in Windows SBS 2008 using the disk management utility.
Create and manage point-in-time copies of files that are located in shared resources.
Describe how to recover previous versions of files.

Module 11: Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003

This module discusses installing Windows Small Business Server 2008 in migration mode as well as undertaking a migration from a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Preparing the Network for Migration
Lesson 2: Automating the Windows SBS 2008 Installation
Lesson 3: Performing the Migration

Lab : Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003
Exercise 1: Prepare the Source Server for Migration
Exercise 2: Install Windows Small Business Server 2008 in Migration Mode
Exercise 3: Configure the Network
Exercise 4: Migrate Data and Settings
Exercise 5: Demote and Remove the Source Server from the Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Prepare the network for migration of a Windows SBS 2003 server.
Automate the Windows SBS 2008 installation.
Perform the migration of a Windows SBS 2003 server.

Module 12: Deploying Additional Servers

This module discusses installing Windows Server 2008, selecting and configuring the appropriate roles, and joining the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 network.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Installing Windows Server 2008
Lesson 2: Configuring Server Roles
Lesson 3: Installing SQL Server 2008
Lesson 4: Backup and Restore SQL Server 2008
Lesson 5: Administering Terminal Services
Lesson 6: Windows Server Virtualization

Lab : Joining an Additional Server to the Network
Exercise 1: Join an Additional Server to the Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) Network and Configure the Terminal Services (TS) Server Role to Share Applications
Exercise 2: Configure Client Access to Shared Applications
Exercise 3: Promote a Second Server to a Domain Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Select and configure the appropriate server roles.
Join additional servers to the Windows SBS 2008 network.
Install and backup Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Configure Terminal Services and make a TS Web application available through Remote Web Workplace.
Create a virtualized server computing environment for testing and other purposes.

Module 13: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

This module discusses the Windows Small Business Server 2008 console (advanced mode), repairing Windows Small Business Server 2008 console components and server applications, and new native Windows tools and utilities found in Windows Server 2008.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008 Management Console (Advanced Mode)
Lesson 2: Managing Windows Small Business Server Applications
Lesson 3: Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lesson 4: Administering Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DNS in Windows Server 2008
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (TS)

Lab : Working with Windows Tools and Utilities
Exercise 1: Diagnosing the Network Using Command Line Tools
Exercise 2: Managing with the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Console (Advanced Mode)
Exercise 3: Managing Server Applications
Exercise 4: Perform System Administration Tasks Using Windows PowerShell
Exercise 5: Back Up and Restore IIS 7.0

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the key differences in the Advanced Mode Windows Small Business Server 2008 console.
Administer Windows Small Business Server 2008 using the Advance Mode SBS console.
Administer the Windows SBS 2008 Server Applications.
Administer the Windows SBS 2008 network using Windows PowerShell commands.
Perform common administrative tasks for administering IIS 7.0.
Troubleshoot DNS and Terminal Services in Windows SBS 2008.

Module 14: Manage the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Environment Using Group Policy

This module explains Group Policy and defines features and functions that can be used to manage user and computer configurations for groups of users and computers and to enforce these settings on and off the network.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Administering the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Network Using Group Policy
Lesson 2: Managing Group Policies in the GPMC
Lesson 3: Auditing Security Events
Lesson 4: Deploying Software Using Group Policy Management
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows Server 2008

Lab : Manage Group Policies
Exercise 1: Creating and Managing GPOs
Exercise 2: Tracking Security Events
Exercise 3: Modify Account Policies
Exercise 4: Deploy Software Using Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Administer Group Policies in a Windows Small Business Server 2008 environment.
Configure Group Policies using the Group Policy Management Console.
Configure object auditing using Group Policy.
Configure software applications for deployment using Group Policy.
Troubleshoot Group Policy in Windows SBS 2008.

Additional Reading
To help you prepare for this class, it is recommended that students review the following MS Press Book Training Kit resources:

MCTS 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
MCTS 70-643: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
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