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Managing Branch Office Resources Using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

This two-day instructor-led course provides the students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage branch office servers and data by using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Students will learn how to address the unique requirements for branch offices and how to efficiently deploy and manage servers in branch offices. Students will also learn how to deploy the Windows Server 2003 features, such as Distributed File System (DFS), branch office printing, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.

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Praha2 12 150 CZK included in course price 20
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Bratislava2 260,00 EUR 153,00 EUR 20

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Who is the course for

The target audience for this course is primarily the enterprise-level IT specialist or the mid-market IT generalist. Attendees should have at least two to three years experience using Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 SP1.

What we teach you

After completing this course, students will gain the skills to:
  • Describe how the new features in Windows Server 2003 R2 can be used to manage branch offices.
  • Deploy and manage branch office servers.
  • Replicate data between branches by using DFS.
  • Manage printing in branch offices by using print management.
  • Enable collaboration for branch offices by using Windows SharePoint Services.

    Required skills

    Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2003.
  • Experience working in a distributed server environment.
  • Experience implementing and managing network security.
  • Working knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Working knowledge of Internet Information Services (IIS).

    Teaching methods

    Instructor-led classroom training with self-paced practical exercises in virtual environment

    Teaching materials

    The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

    Course Outline

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Branch Office Infrastructure Solutions

    This module introduces the concept of streamlining branch office infrastructure. The module describes what makes a branch office infrastructure unique from organizations with larger locations and the considerations for streamlining branch office infrastructure. This module also introduces the features in Windows Server 2003 R2 that enhance branch office infrastructure.

    Lessons

  • Branch Office Overview
  • Branch Office Design Considerations
  • Placing Branch Office Services
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Branch Office Technologies Overview
  • Lab: Branch Office Infrastructure Solutions
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of streamlining branch office infrastructure.
  • Describe the options for designing a branch office infrastructure solution.
  • Describe the considerations for placing branch office services.
  • Describe the new features in Windows Server 2003 R2 that support branch offices.

    Module 2: Deploying and Managing Branch Office Servers

    This module describes the challenges involved in deploying and managing branch office servers. In this module, you will learn how to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot branch office servers.

    Lessons

  • Installing Branch Office Servers
  • Enabling Hardware Management
  • Troubleshooting Performance in Branch Office Deployments
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Interoperating with UNIX
  • Lab: Deploy and Manage Branch Office Servers

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to install branch office servers.
  • Enable Hardware Management.
  • Troubleshoot performance issues in branch office servers.
  • Describe the options for backing up and restoring branch office data.
  • Describe how Windows Server 2003 R2 can interoperate with UNIX.

    Module 3: Replicating Branch Office Data

    This module describes the enhancements to DFS in Windows Server 2003 R2 that make DFS more suitable for branch office deployments. In this module, you will learn when to use DFS and how to create and manage namespaces and replication.

    Lessons

  • Distributed File System Overview
  • Overview of DFS Namespaces
  • Deploying and Managing DFS Namespaces
  • Overview of DFS Replication
  • Deploying and Managing DFS Replication
  • Lab: Replicating Branch Office Data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Distributed File System (DFS) and when to use it.
  • Describe DFS Namespaces.
  • Deploy and manage DFS Namespaces.
  • Describe DFS Replication.
  • Deploy and manage DFS Replication.

    Module 4: Implementing Branch Office Printing

    This module describes the Print Management feature included in Windows Server 2003 R2 that simplifies the management of printers on multiple servers. This means that a central administrator can monitor and manage print servers and printers for an entire organization, including branch offices. In this module, you will enable and configure Print Management and then use Print Management to manage printers on multiple servers.

    Lessons

  • Installing Print Management
  • Configuring Print Management
  • Managing Printers
  • Lab: Implementing Branch Office Printing

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to install Print Management.
  • Configure Print Management.
  • Manage printers with Print Management.

    Module 5: Branch Office Collaboration Using Windows SharePoint Services

    This module describes how to use Windows SharePoint Services as a collaboration solution that can be accessed by using Microsoft Office 2003 applications or a Web browser. In this module, you will learn what Windows SharePoint Services

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