Designing Data Security and High Availability in Microsoft Windows Server 2008

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Enterprise administrators should understand the Windows Server 2008 features that they can implement to increase system and data availability. This course explores features that help secure systems and resources, including the ability to use Group Policy to control the use of removable USB media, and the implementation of BitLocker Drive Encryption. Administrators should also consider the use of Active Directory Rights Management Services or the implementation of Encrypting File System to protect file resources. The course describes technologies that make resources more accessible to both internal and external users through the capabilities provided by Microsoft SharePoint technologies and the Distributed File System. It addresses the built-in options for recovery and redundancy, including a look at the new Windows Server Backup utility in recovering directory services, full servers, or individual objects. It also describes how Network Load Balancing and Failover Clustering features increase service availability. This course covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator. Passing the prerequisite MCTS exams and this Professional Series exam completes the requirements for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification.

Target Audience

Windows Server administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise; 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.


As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics: • 250 to 5,000 or more users • three or more physical locations • three or more domain controllers • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams: 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Designing Data Security in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize key considerations when using BitLocker Drive Encryption and AD RMS in data security design
  • recognize key considerations when using EFS in data security design
  • Extending Data Access in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize key considerations in DFS design
  • recognize key capabilities of WSS and MOSS
  • Securing Data Access in Windows Server 2008

    Directory Services Recovery in Windows Server 2008

  • use the Windows Server Backup utility to back up the system
  • use the Windows Server Backup utility for an object level recovery
  • Redundancy Features in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize key characteristics of Network Load Balancing
  • recognize key characteristics of Failover Clustering
  • install the Failover Clustering feature
  • Performing Directory Services Recovery and Availability