Certificate Services, SANs, and High Availability in Windows Server 2008

Windows Server administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in an enterprise organization; Windows Server administrators who manage infrastructure, web, and IT application servers for an enterprise organization; individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

Any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams: 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration
120 minutes

Active Directory Certificate Services is a built-in Certificate Authority that is included with Windows Server 2008. Certificate Authorities are responsible for issuing certificates that validate the identity of users and can be used to secure e-mail correspondence and for web-based authentication. This course discusses planning considerations for CA deployment as well as considerations for deploying storage area networks. High availability is another key consideration when implementing Windows Server 2008. This course covers planning for availability and scalability through the use of technologies such as Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administration. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCITPro: Server Administrator certification.


Configuring Certificate Services and SANs

  • set CA administrator and certificate manager security permissions for a Certificate Authority
  • recognize the different types of Certificate Authorities
  • configure automatic certificate enrollment on a template
  • configure an autoenrollment policy for a domain
  • use Group Policy to enable credential roaming for a domain
  • recognize the requirements for creating a LUN
  • recognize how a LUN works in Fiber Channel and iSCSI environments
  • set CA administrator and certificate manager security permissions for a Certificate Authority
  • enable credential roaming and configure certificate enrollment

High Availability Strategies

  • recognize considerations for failover clusters and NLB clusters
  • create a failover cluster
  • recognize the appropriate failover cluster quorum model to deploy
  • create an NLB cluster
  • recognize which port rules filtering mode to use, given a requirement
  • create a failover cluster and an NLB cluster





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