Patch Management and Securing and Monitoring Servers in Windows Server 2008

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


Developing an effective patch management strategy is critical in situations where there are many different operating systems with varying update requirements. This, along with monitoring the security and performance of business-critical servers, is the key to running an efficient Windows 2008 environment. This course discusses planning patch management strategies using Windows Server Update Services as well as monitoring the performance and security of servers using the Reliability and Performance Monitor tool and Windows System Resource Manager. 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.

Target Audience

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, Configuring 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Planning a WSUS Implementation in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize the most appropriate way to deploy WSUS in a given scenario
  • install WSUS
  • WSUS Client Configuration in Windows Server 2008

  • use Group Policy to configure how Automatic Updates works
  • load the Group Policy administrative template
  • Managing Updates in Windows Server 2008

    Monitoring Server Security in Windows Server 2008

  • set an audit policy on a domain
  • encrypt a folder
  • Monitoring Server Performance in Windows Server 2008

  • add a counter to Performance Monitor
  • create a Data Collector Set from a template
  • recognize ways of reducing performance monitoring overhead
  • Optimizing Server Performance in Windows Server 2008

  • install WSRM
  • differentiate between the tools used for capacity analysis and performance monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Server Performance

    Maintaining Server Security and Performance