Network Access in Microsoft Windows Server 2008

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, Configuring70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration
120 minutes

When planning the enterprise infrastructure, it is important to consider the needs of external users and clients to access the corporate domain, resources, and services. This course outlines the key technologies to consider when designing the external network access strategy. Included is a look at the remote access abilities provided by Windows Server 2008’s Network Policy and Access Services role, which consist of the Routing and Remote Access, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection role services. The course discusses recommendations for Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, such as authentication protocols, tunnel types, and authorization mechanisms. The course also outlines considerations for server or domain isolation and the design of a perimeter network, including the role of the ISA Server in providing secure access to Web server resources and internal network services, such as e-mail and domain name resolution. 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.


Designing External Network Access

  • install and configure the Routing and Remote Access service using Server Manager
  • recognize Windows Server 2008’s VPN support
  • configure IPv6 routing
  • choose the appropriate VPN tunneling protocol for a given scenario
  • install and enable the RRAS server role when configuring Windows Server 2008 as an SSL VPN server
  • recognize key aspects of perimeter network design
  • set up remote access in Windows Server 2008
  • recognize how to design a perimeter network

Designing the Network Access Policy

  • recognize key characteristics of NAP
  • install NPAS with NPS server role services and configure NPS for remote VPN connections
  • recognize the advantages of an isolated network
  • recognize how to implement server isolation
  • configure NPS for remote VPN connections





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