Monitoring, Backups, and Recovery 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

Windows Server 2008 provides the ability to restart Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) so that offline operations, such as offline defragmentation of Active Directory objects, can be performed. This decreases the time it takes to perform these types of operations and provides resource management benefits for AD DS administrators, AD DS management teams, and security update planners. The AD provides various tools that help manage and control Windows Server 2008. This course discusses the use of Network Monitor, Task Manager, Event Viewer, Windows System Resource Manager, and the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP), and demonstrates monitoring Active Directory. It also explores offline maintenance and the configuration of backup and recovery strategies including the use of Directory Services Recovery Mode (DSRM) to perform an authoritative or non-authoritative Active Directory restore. The course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration 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.


Monitoring Active Directory

  • use Active Directory tools to manage events and resources
  • use Active Directory tools to manage performance
  • perform offline defragmentation of the AD DS directory database
  • move a database file
  • create a custom view of an event filter
  • perform offline defragmentation
  • move a database file

Configure Backups and Recovery

  • perform a system state backup of data
  • perform a manual backup of data on removable media
  • perform full server recovery of a domain controller
  • perform a nonauthoritative restore of AD DS
  • perform an authoritative restore of AD DS
  • perform backups and recovery in a Windows Server 2008 environment





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