Monitor Network Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008

The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes 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

Expected Duration
120 minutes

With the wide array of server roles and services provided in Windows Server 2008, it is more important than ever to adequately fine-tune and monitor the server’s configuration and performance. Windows Server 2003 administrators will be familiar with many of the tools included in Windows Server 2008 but will find some key improvements. This course provides a look at the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) function that has been updated to interoperate with Windows Server 2008, allowing it to act as an update server for network clients. The course also describes the new Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor tool, and the role of data collector sets and reports in monitoring your server. Also covered is the improved Event Viewer, which offers a great new interface, new Applications and Services Logs, and the ability to create custom views based on other event logs. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring certification, and counts as credit towards the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.


Configuring Windows Server Update Services

  • install Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • manage software updates
  • configure WSUS client settings
  • approve WSUS updates
  • import WSUS updates in a disconnected network
  • configure WSUS settings
  • configure WSUS updates

Monitoring Network Infrastructure

  • use the Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • use Event Viewer to create a custom event view
  • use Network Monitor
  • use Network monitor to capture network packets





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