Managing Windows Server Systems For Midsize Organizations


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In this session, we will explore how to configure, monitor, and resolve System Center Operations Manager alerts. Finally, we will look at reporting in the Operations Console and also explore the Service-Level Dashboard.

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Managing Windows Server Systems For Midsize Organizations

  1. 1. SRV-304 Welcome
  2. 2. Managing Windows Server® Systems for Midsize Organizations Level 300
  3. 3. What Will We Cover? Windows Essential Business Server Software Suite Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 Automating Management Tasks with the Management Server
  4. 4. Agenda Introducing Midsize Business Solutions Configuring Windows Essential Business Server Automating Software Distribution and Updates Enabling Proactive Management
  5. 5. Windows Essential Business Server Overview Designed and Priced for Midsize Business Less Complexity, More Control Integrated and Predictable Platform Standard Premium Standard Premium 25–300 Users 5–75 Users
  6. 6. Windows Essential Business Server Components Management Server Messaging Server Security Server Database Server • Windows Server 2008 • Windows Server 2008 • Windows Server 2008 • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition •Networking •Active Directory • Microsoft Exchange • Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 Standard Edition4 •Active Directory® Domain Services Server 2007 • Microsoft Exchange • Microsoft Forefront •File and Print Server 2007 Standard Threat Management • Microsoft System Edition Gateway Medium Center Essentials 2007 Business Edition 3 • Microsoft Forefront™ • Windows EBS Security for Exchange Administration Console Server 2 • Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.01 Standard Edition Premium Edition 1 Whereas Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is not shipped with Windows Essential Business Server 2008, a step as part of the setup process is provided to download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 at no additional cost. 2 One-year Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server subscription included in the product. 3 One-year Web Antimalware Subscription for Forefront Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition included in product. 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard is available as an alternative version instead of SQL Server 2008 Standard until December 31, 2009.
  7. 7. System Center Essentials 2007 Overview A unified solution with a single console for managing your servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services Unified Experience Monitoring, troubleshooting, and asset tracking to keep your IT environment secure and up to date Proactive Management Simple execution of complex management tasks, like troubleshooting end-user issues, monitoring, and server and client software deployment Increased Efficiency
  8. 8. Agenda Introducing Midsize Business Solutions Configuring Windows Essential Business Server Automating Software Distribution and Updates Enabling Proactive Management
  9. 9. Windows Essential Business Server Installation Reduced Deployment and Planning Complexity and Time Preparation and Planning Wizards Detailed help for complex tasks Intelligent Checks on Users’ Inputs to Remove Setup Errors Role-Based Configuration Management Server Security Server Messaging Server
  10. 10. Demonstration Environment SEA-EBS-02 SEA-EBS-01 SEA-EBS-03 DMZ Network Physical Machines Physical Network Firewall SEA-DC-01 SEA-WRK-001 SEA-WRK-002 Virtual Machines
  11. 11. Demo Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server Install the Preparation and Planning Tools Run the Preparation Wizard Run the Planning Wizard Run the Management Server Installation Wizard
  12. 12. Windows Essential Business Server Configuration Configure Migrate DNS to Migrate DHCP to Activate System Center Windows EBS Windows EBS Windows EBS Essentials Configure Configure site- Install Client networks Configure to-site VPN Access Licenses settings for firewall rules settings (CALs) subnets Configure DNS Configure DNS Migrate Assign Client for Remote Web for Sender ID Exchange Access Licenses Workplace validation Server 2007 Move Active Move logon Discover Configure Directory scripts and computers and updates Domain Services roaming profiles devices roles Guided Configuration and Migration Tasks
  13. 13. Demo Completing Windows Essential Business Server Configuration Configure Subnets, Site-to-Site VPN, and Firewall Rules Migrate DNS, Migrate DHCP, and Configure Management Tools Complete the Configuration and Migration Tasks
  14. 14. Agenda Introducing Midsize Business Solutions Configuring Windows Essential Business Server Automating Software Distribution and Updates Enabling Proactive Management
  15. 15. Automate Software Updates Check for and Approve Deploy Verify Test updates download updates updates deployment updates Configure Proxy Select Applications to Update Select Languages for the Updates Select Types of Updates (Critical or Security Updates) Update Select Download, Install, and Approval Preferences Configuration Wizard
  16. 16. Demo Automating Software Updates Explore Updates and Settings Deploy Windows Vista with SP1 by Using System Center Essentials 2007
  17. 17. Automate Software Deployment Create Create groups Approve Verify software Deploy software for target software deployment software packages computers package status
  18. 18. Demo Automating Software Deployment Create a 2007 Office System Setup Customization File Create the 2007 Office System Installation Software Package Deploy the 2007 Office Installation Software Package
  19. 19. Agenda Introducing Midsize Business Solutions Configuring Windows Essential Business Server Automating Software Distribution and Updates Enabling Proactive Management
  20. 20. Enable Proactive Management Management Packs Provide Expert Knowledge
  21. 21. Demo Enabling Proactive Management Explore the Windows EBS Administration Console Features Explore the Monitoring Capabilities of System Center Essentials 2007 Manage Alert Information in System Center Essentials 2007
  22. 22. Session Summary Deploying Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Using System Center Essentials 2007 Reducing IT Management Costs
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  25. 25. Become a Microsoft Certified Professional What Are MCP Certifications? Validation in performing critical IT functions Why Certify? Worldwide recognition of skills gained via experience More effective deployments with reduced costs What Certifications Are There for IT Pros? MCTS, MCITP
  26. 26. Microsoft TechNet Plus TechNet Plus is an essential, premium, Web-enabled, and live support resource that provides IT Professionals with fast and easy access to Microsoft experts, software, and technical information, enhancing IT productivity, control, and planning. Evaluate and Learn Plan and Deploy Support and Maintain Evaluate full versions of all Microsoft Two complimentary Professional Support commercial software for evaluation— Use the TechNet Library to plan for incidents for use 24/7 (20-percent without time limits; this includes all deployment using the Knowledge discount on additional incidents) client, server, and Microsoft Office Base, resource kits, and technical training system applications Access more than 100 managed Use exclusive tools, like System Center newsgroups and get next business day Try out all the latest betas before public Capacity Planner, to accurately plan for response—guaranteed release and deploy Exchange Server and System Center Operations Manager Use the TechNet Library to maintain your Keep your skills current with quarterly IT environment with security updates, training resources, including select service packs, and utilities Microsoft E-Learning courses Get all these resources and more with a TechNet Plus subscription. For more information visit: