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6421B - Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure


Learn the skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure including DNS, DHCP, IPv6, RRAS, NAP, Ipsec, and WSUS.


6419 or equivalent knowledge


This course now includes additional content for the R2 version of Windows Server 2008 which typically requires more than 5 days to complete. Please review the outline, and if you anticipate that you will want to cover all topics in the outline, please plan to take advantage of our “free retake” policy and schedule additional Mentor-led Training sessions at no additional cost. If you are planning to focus your training on specific topics, keep in mind that Mentor-led Training allows you to prioritize and customize your learning plan.


5 Days, $2995


Lesson 1 : Planning and Configuring IPv4

Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lesson 2 : Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP

Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Configuring DHCP Options
Managing a DHCP Database
Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Configuring DHCP Security

Lesson 3 : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Installing the DNS Server Role
Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lesson 4 : Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP

Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lesson 5 : Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

Configuring Network Access
Configuring VPN Access
Overview of Network Policies
Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess

Lesson 6 : Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service

Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lesson 7 : Implementing Network Access Protection

Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lesson 8 : Increasing Security for Windows Servers

Windows Security Overview
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services

Lesson 9 : Increasing Security for Network Communication

Overview of IPsec
Configuring Connection Security Rules
Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Ipsec

Lesson 10 : Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing

Lesson 11 : Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices

Branch Office Data Access
DFS Overview
Overview of DFS Namespaces
Configuring DFS Replication
Configuring BranchCache

Lesson 12 : Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

Monitoring Network Storage
Controlling Network Storage Utilization
Managing File Types on Network Storage

Lesson 13 : Recovering Network Data and Servers

Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup

Lesson 14 : Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs


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