This course will provide a basic grounding in Windows 2008 / 2012. It will give delegates an understanding of the features and capabilities of Windows Server environment sufficient for first line support.
This course is aimed at IT technical staff responsible for evaluating or supporting Windows Server class operating systems. This includes systems and network administrators and support professionals. It is not designed for end users.
The course can be delivered for Windows Server 2008 or 2012, please specify which version you will be working with when enquiring.
General computing skill are assumed and delegates are expected to be working towards a support or development role, however, previous experience with Windows Server product is not anticipated.
Introduction to Windows 2008 / 2012
The Windows Platforms.
Windows Server Versions.
Windows Desktop editions.
Preparing for Windows Server Installation.
Implementing DNS in Windows Server
Domain Name Space.
DNS in Windows Environment.
Installing the DNS Server Service.
Creating Active Directory Integrated Zones.
Creating Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones for Windows.
Zones Information transfer.
Converting to an Active Directory Integrated Zone.
Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates.
Testing the DNS Server Service.
Understanding Active Directory Components
What is Active Directory.
Active Directory and DNS.
Trees and Forest.
Global Catalogue Server.
Installing Active Directory.
Preparing to Install Active Directory.
Establishing the Root Domain.
Creating a Child Domain.
Creating a Tree in an Existing Forest.
Managing Active Directory Objects: User, Group, OU Accounts
Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects.
Managing Local Groups.
Securing Access to Windows Resources
Securing and Access to Active Directory Objects.
Active Directory Permissions.
Security Access: 'Rule of Thumb'.
Folder Access Permissions.
File Access Permissions.
Granting Active Directory Permissions.
Permissions on Copied or Moved Files or Directory Object.
Object Attributes to the Global Catalogue.
Delegating Administrative Control of active Directory.
Creating Customized Administrative Tools.
Creating Task Pads.
Interaction of Group and User Permissions.
Using Group Policy to Manage Desktop Environments
Group Policy Setting.
Group Policy Objects.
Inheritance of Group Policy in Active Directory.
Refreshing Group Policy Settings.
Managing Group Policy Object Permissions.
Disabling Group Policy Objects.
Examining the Group Policy Interface.
User Group Configuration.
Assigning Scripts by using group policy.
Guidelines for Implementing Group Policy.
TCP/IP Services: Supporting DHCP and WINS
TCP/IP v4 versus v6.
TCP/IP Configuration parameters.
Authorising a DHCP Server In Active Directory.
Configuring DHCP Scopes in Windows.
Printing Terminology Used By Windows.
Components Of Printing Within Windows Environment.
Creating And Connecting to A Remote Printer.
Managing the Printer Environment.
Troubleshooting Printing Problems.
Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well
as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.