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M6446

Implementing and Administering Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Essential Business
Server 2008, Configuration M6446 70-654

Course Title: Implementing and Administering Windows

Essential Business Server 2008

Course Code: M6446
Version: A
Level: 300
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Implementing and Administering Windows Essential Business Server 2008 M6446 instructor-led training course has been designed to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Candidates gain first-hand knowledge on topics such as installing, migrating, monitoring, securing, and backing up data.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M6446 Microsoft training course are value-added providers/resellers, service providers, system integrators, technology consultants and in-house technology staff that serve businesses in the small and medium business (SMB) space. Candidates attending this course are expected to have at least three years of experience managing and monitoring a Microsoft Windows-based network.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M6446 course candidates will be able to:
  • Assess midsized business` technology and business needs
  • Design a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network solution
  • Install Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Migrate to Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Manage users and groups in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Manage messaging in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Manage and monitor Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Secure a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network
  • Expand a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M6446 Microsoft training course should in addition to their professional experience, possess a technical knowledge equivalent to courses: M6430: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers, M6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform and M5115: Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System.

Candidates are also expected to have a minimum of one year`s experience with: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007; Microsoft Forefront for Exchange; Microsoft ISA Server 2004 or later and Windows Server 2003 or later, including Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP. Alternatively candidates should have one year`s experience with: Network addressing (including IP addresses, gateways, subnets, and manual and dynamic (DHCP) address assignments), Active Directory Domain Services (including Active Directory user accounts, Group Policy, domains and forests, and a basic understanding of domain controllers), e-mail (including SMTP addresses) and e-mail antivirus and anti-spam software (including its purpose and function).

Testing and Certification

The M6446 Microsoft training course is the recommended preparation for the 70-654 TS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Windows Essential Business Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about Essential Business Server and its placement in the Windows server family. The module covers important Essential Business Server features within the server management console, when to use the console and when to use native tools. The module also covers hardware requirements, supported network topologies and the underlying architecture of EBS.


Lessons:
  • Windows EBS 2008 Product Overview
  • Windows EBS Hardware and Network Requirements
  • Integrated Technologies and Architecture
  • Windows EBS 2008 Administration and Management
Lab: There is no lab for this module

After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Understand Essential Business Server features within the server management console
  • Know when to use the console and when to use native tools
  • Define the hardware requirements, supported network topologies and the underlying architecture of EBS

Module 2: Plan and Design a Technology Solution for Midsized Businesses

In this module candidates will learn how to assess business needs and translate those needs into a technology plan. The modules also covers how to analyse an existing network, and design a new network topology based on criteria discovered during both business and technical assessments.


Lessons:
  • Conducting a Business Assessment
  • Conducting a Technical Assessment
  • Hardware for a Windows EBS Environment
Lab: Perform a Needs Assessment
  • Perform a Needs Assessment Using the Microsoft Business and Technology Assessment Toolkit (BTAT)
  • Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Assess a current business environment and select hardware for a Windows Essential Business Server deployment
  • Understand the assessment and analysis tools available and then demonstrate how Windows EBS can leverage them to meet these goals

Module 3: Preparing an Existing Network for a Windows Essential Business Server Installation

In this module candidates will about EBS networking methodology and concepts, what tools are available to inventory an existing network, which EBS tools must be used, and how to manage network infrastructure issues.


Lessons:
  • Networking Basics
  • Taking a Network Inventory
  • Building the Windows EBS 2008 Network
Lab: Using the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard
  • Installing the Preparation Wizard and the Planning Wizard
  • Using the Preparation Wizard with an existing domain
  • Using the Planning Wizard with an existing domain
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Define the networking requirements of Windows Essential Business Server 2008, and how to prepare an existing network infrastructure for the deployment of Windows Essential Business Server
  • Perform a computer and network inventory to assess the readiness of the existing network and its components for the Windows EBS 2008 installation
  • Understand the Windows tools available to manage the network on an on-going basis

Module 4: Installing Windows Essential Business Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about the actual installation of Windows Essential Business Server 2008, with lessons covering each of the three core servers. The module also discusses troubleshooting techniques for recovering from installation errors.


Lessons:
  • Starting Windows EBS Installation
  • Installing the Management Server
  • Installing the Security Server
  • Installing the Messaging Server
  • Troubleshooting Installation
Lab: Installing Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Installing the Management Server
  • Installing the Security Server
  • Installing the Messaging Server
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Understand the wizards and procedures used for the installation of each Windows EBS server
  • Know the order in which the servers must be installed
  • Understand how to troubleshoot problems with the installation process

Module 5: Migrating to Windows Essential Business Server 2008

In this module candidates will learn about using the Guided Configuration and Migration Task (GCMT) list to assist in migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows EBS 2008.


Lessons:
  • Migrate from Windows Small Business Server
  • Migrating Infrastructure Services and Roles
  • Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Migrating the Firewall
  • Migrating Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Decommissioning Servers
Lab: Configure and Verify Migration
  • Planning to Complete the Guided Configuration and Migration Tasks List
  • Completing the Guided Configuration and Migration Tasks List
  • Removing Windows Small Business Server 2003
After completing this module, candidates will be able to use the GCMT checklist to complete post-installation configuration tasks for Windows EBS 2008, such as:
  • Configure Firewall Rules and SAN Storage
  • Migrate DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory Roles
  • Activate the Servers and assign Client Access Licenses
  • Configure DNS, DHCP, Remote Web Workplace, and VPN
  • Configure Certificates, Exchange Mailboxes, and Microsoft SharePoint Services

Module 6: Managing a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Environment

In this module candidates will learn how to manage the most common administrative tasks using the Windows Essential Business Server Console, the central interface that groups related functions in order to manage the Windows EBS environment.


Lessons:
  • Managing System Health and Security
  • Managing Servers and Computers
  • User and Group Account Management
  • Native Windows EBS Administration Tools
  • Configuring Windows EBS Licensing
Lab: Using the Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console
  • Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console First Use
  • Manage Computers in a Windows Essential Business Server Environment
  • Create and Manage Users in a Windows Essential Business Server Environment
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Manage the most common administrative tasks using the Windows Essential Business Server Console, either directly on the Windows EBS Management Server or remotely
  • Manage system health and security using the Windows EBS Console
  • Perform user and group account management using the Windows EBS Console

Module 7: Configure and Manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

In this module candidates will learn how to perform specific administrative tasks such as configuring external e-mail and configuring a database on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, using the Windows EBS administration console, and standard Exchange Management Tools.


Lessons:
  • Managing Mailbox Size Quotas
  • Managing External E-mail Domains
  • Design Considerations for Database and Log File Locations
  • Troubleshooting and Optimising Exchange Server 2007
Lab: Administering and Optimising Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Assessing and Optimising Exchange Server 2007
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox size quotas
  • Manage external e-mail domains
  • Understand design considerations for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 system database and log file locations
  • Troubleshoot and optimise Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Module 8: Configure and Manage Microsoft System Centre Essentials 2007

In this module candidates will learn about the administrative tasks that can be performed using Microsoft System Centre Essentials (SCE), such as configuring SCE, handling issues discovered by SCE and managing patch management in Windows EBS using the SCE 2007 built-in Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).


Lessons:
  • Microsoft System Centre Essentials 2007 in Windows Essential Business Server
  • Patch Management with SCE 2007
  • Monitoring Performance with SCE 2007
  • Managing Applications with SCE 2007
Lab: Deploying Software and Updates Using Microsoft System Centre Essentials
  • Creating and Deploying a Software Package Using System Centre Essentials (SCE)
  • Managing and Deploying Updates Using SCE
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Perform Windows EBS administrative tasks using SCE 2007
  • Manage patches using SCE 2007
  • Monitor Windows EBS performance with SCE 2007
  • Manage applications with SCE 2007

Module 9: Configure Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange (FSE) Server

In this module candidates will learn how to configure and manage Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange (FSE) Server on the Windows EBS Messaging and Security Server.


Lessons:
  • Managing FSE Server Services
  • Configuring Malware Protection
  • Attachment Filtering Using FSE Server
Lab: Manage E-mail Protection with Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Configure Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Test Forefront Security for Exchange Server Malware Protection
  • Review and Manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server Quarantine
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Manage FSE server services
  • Configure malware protection on Windows EBS
  • Configure attachment filtering using FSE server

Module 10: Configuring Remote Access to Windows Essential Business Server

In this module candidates will learn how to administer remote connectivity and access the Windows Essential Business Server environment using Remote Web workplace, Outlook Anywhere, VPN, Outlook Web Access, and mobile devices.


Lessons:
  • Configuring VPN Connections
  • Configuring Certificates
  • Configuring Remote Web Workplace
  • Configuring Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • Configuring Microsoft Office Outlook Anywhere
  • Configuring Exchange ActiveSync Connections to Windows Essential Business Server
  • Configuring Terminal Services Gateway
Lab: Configure Remote Access to the Windows Essential Business Server Environment
  • Configure Remote Web Workplace Access to a Windows Essential Business Server Environment
  • Configure Outlook Anywhere Access to a Windows Essential Business Server Environment
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Administer remote connectivity and access for the Windows EBS environment
  • Configure VPN connections and certificates for the Window EBS environment
  • Configure remote access to the Windows EBS environment using Remote Web workplace, Outlook Anywhere, OWA, and mobile devices

Module 11: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium

In this module candidates will learn about Windows EBS Premium and when to add a fourth server to extend the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network. The module covers the installation options and procedures for the fourth server but does not have a lab for the actual installation. The fourth server is only included with the Premium Edition of Windows EBS 2008.


Lessons:
  • Installing the Fourth Server
  • Installing SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Using the Fourth Server for Virtualization
Lab: There is no lab for this module

After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Know when to add a fourth server to extend the Windows EBS 2008 network
  • Understand how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and configure associated licensing requirements
  • Configure Microsoft Hyper-V in order to create additional virtual machines on the Windows EBS 2008 network

Module 12: Backup and Restore

In this module candidates will learn how to back-up and restore a Windows EBS environment and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and how to replace a server for Windows Essential Business Server.


Lessons:
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Backing Up and Restoring Windows EBS
  • Backing Up Microsoft WSS 3.0
  • Protecting Windows EBS with DPM 2007
  • Replacing a Windows EBS Server
Lab: Using Windows Essential Business Server Bare Metal Restore
  • Back Up Windows Essential Business Server
  • Recover the Management Server Using Bare Metal Restore over the Network
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Create a backup and recovery plan for Windows EBS
  • Backup and restore a Windows EBS environment and Windows SharePoint Services
  • Replace a Windows Essential Business Server
  • Understand how to protect Windows EBS with Data Protection Manager 2007
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