Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory, Network Infrastructure and Exchange Server 2007

Course ADEXCH08: 5 Days: Instructor-led

Introduction

This five-day instructor-led course is comprised of two parts, based on Microsoft Learning Product courses:

6416 Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 (5 Day)
&
3938 Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 (3 Day)

Students receive each of these Microsoft Official Curricula course workbooks for in and after class study.

Part 1 Windows 2008 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure

Provides students with an understanding of Active Directory technology in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended to allow individuals who already have experience with Active Directory to upgrade their skills for Windows Server 2008. The network infrastructure portion of the course is self study.  The students will have time after class to complete the network infrastructure lab exercises if they choose.

Part 2 Exchange Server 2007

Provides Exchange administrators with the skills needed to manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 infrastructure. This course focuses on the new features and administrative tasks in Exchange Server 2007.

The student will learn skills that enable them to deploy and manage an Exchange Server 2007 environment. This course is not intended to provide detailed design skills, but will cover planning skills at a level sufficient to enable decision making for the implementation process.

Course Overview

PART 1 Microsoft 2008 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

Module 2: Windows Deployment Services (self-study)

Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Module 4: Windows Backup (self-study)

Module 5: Windows Server 2008 Updates to Networking (self-study)

Module 6: Network Policies and Access Protection (self-study)

Module 7: Hyper-V

Module 8: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services

Module 9: Active Directory Domain Services

Module 10: Identity and Access Services in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (self-study)

Module 11: Read-Only Domain Controllers

Module 12: Auditing Active Directory Domain Services Changes

Module 13: Enterprise PKI Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

Module 14: High Availability Features (self-study)

Module 15: Performance Monitoring and Optimization

Module 16: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services (self-study)

 

PART 2 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Module 1: Introducing Exchange Server 2007 (self-study)

Module 2: Deploying Exchange Server 2007

Module 3: Administering Exchange Server 2007

Module 4: Implementing Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2007

Module 5: Managing Message Routing in an Exchange Server 2007 Organization

Module 6: Securing Messages with Exchange Server 2007

Module 7: Implementing Messaging Policies in Exchange Server 2007

Module 8: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007

Module 9: Implementing Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2007 (self-study)

 

Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

 

Course Outline

 

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2008. It also explores using Server Manager to work with roles, features, PowerShell and other aspects of server configuration like Automatic Updates.

 

Lessons

     Server Manager Roles

     Windows Server 2008 Features

     Active Directory Improvements

 

Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008

     Initial Configuration Tasks

     Server Manager Console

     Server Manager Wizards

     Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe Windows Server 2008 roles.

     Describe Windows Server 2008 features.

     Describe Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Improvements.

 

Module 2: Windows Deployment Services

This module explains how to use benefits and components of Windows Deployment Services, including image capture and management.

 

Lessons

     Introducing Windows Deployment Services

     WDS Components

 

Lab: Working With Windows Deployment Services

     Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services

     Working with Images

     Creating Images

     Using Unattend Files

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe Windows Deployment Services benefits.

     Describe Windows Deployment Services (WDS) components.

    

 

Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Server Core

     This module explains how to use key functionality and benefits of a Server Core installation, including adding and configuring roles.

 

Lessons

     Server Core Introduction

     Configuring and Managing Server Core

 

Lab: Server Core

     Installing Windows Server Core

     Configure Server Core

     Add and Configure Server Roles

     Add Backup Feature

     Managing Server Core

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe Windows Server Core.

     Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.

 

Module 4: Windows Backup

This module provides an overview of the new backup infrastructure in Windows Server 2008, including Volume Shadow Copy service, scheduled vs. manual backups, media, the Universal Disk Format (UDF), and restoring data.

 

Lessons

     Backup Infrastructure

     Optical Media

     Restore Utilities

 

Lab: Backup and Restore System Data

     Perform Installation Tasks

     Schedule a Backup

     Create a Manual Backup

     Schedule Daily AD DS Backup via Command Line

     Backup and Recovery with Vista Client

     Restore Files and Folders

     Perform Windows RE Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service.

     Identify backup-capable media in Windows Server 2008.

     Restore Windows Server 2008 backups.

 

Module 5: Windows Server 2008 Updates to Networking

     This module explains how to use new and improved networking features in Windows Server 2008, including server and domain isolation, IPv6, and DNS.

 

Lessons

     Networking with Windows Server 2008

     New Networking Features

     DNS with Windows Server 2008

     Configuring Routing

     Configuring Wireless Settings in Server 2008

 

Lab 1: Reviewing Networking Defaults and Settings

     Review the Network Center

     Creating Domain Isolation Policies

     Create a Centralized QoS Policy

     Communicate with Link-Local Addresses

 

Lab 2: DNS Management Settings

     Creating Zones in Windows Server 2008

     Create Resource Records

     Configure Zone Transfers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe the Windows Server 2008 network architecture.

     Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008.

     List new improvements to DNS with Windows Server 2008.

     Describe routing configuration components in Windows Server 2008.

     Describe new features for wireless networks.

 

Module 6: Network Policies and Access Protection

This module explains how to use Network Access Protection (NAP) and related technologies to enforce security and client health policies.

 

Lessons

     Network Policies Access Protection

     Enforcement Options

     Network Access Protection Scenarios

     Routing and Remote Access

 

Lab: Using Network Access Protection

     Configuring Network Access Protection for DHCP

     Configuring Network Access Protection for VPN

     Configuring Network Access Protection for IPsec

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe how Network Policies Access Protection (NAP) works.

     Identify NAP enforcement options.

     Identify scenarios for NAP usage.

     Describe Routing and Remote Access (RRAS).

 

Module 7: Hyper-V

This module explains how to use new capabilities and architecture in Hyper-V, including integrated management functions for physical and virtual environments.

 

Lessons

     Introducing Hyper-V

     Configuring Hyper-V

 

Lab: Configuring Hyper-V

     Install and Configure Hyper-V

     Configure Virtual Networks

     Add Virtual Machines

     Monitoring and Optimization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     List the new features of Hyper-V.

     Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Module 8: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services

This module explains how to install and configure the Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) server role and administering it with Server Manager. It also explores planning for deploying an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure.

 

Lessons

     Planning for AD DS Deployment

     Upgrade Considerations

 

Lab 1: Installing a Windows Server 2008 Forest

     Install a New Forest

 

Lab 2: Installing Windows Server 2008 in an Existing Forest

     Install a Windows Server 2008 DC in an Existing Forest

     Verify Active Directory Installation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Plan for a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services deployment.

     Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure.

 

Module 9: Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to create and manage accounts, subnets, Site-Links, and Group Policy with new features in Active Directory Domain Services.

 

Lessons

     What’s New in AD DS

     Manageability and Reliability

 

Lab: Exploring Active Directory Domain Services

     Create Accounts

     Review Operations Masters Role

     Review Sites

     Working with Subnets

     Working with Site-Links

     AD DS and Group Policy

     Review DNS Configuration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe new features in AD DS.

     List manageability and reliability enhancements in AD DS.

 

Module 10: Identity and Access Services in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

     This module introduces Windows Server 2008's new Active Directory Services:

     Active Directory Federation Services for identity access solution

     Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (replaces Active Directory Account Management with Windows Server 2003), providing directory services for applications.

     Active Directory Right Management Services, enabling the creation of information-protection solutions.

 

Lessons

     Active Directory Federation Services

     Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

     Active Directory Rights Management Services

 

Lab 1: Active Directory Federation Services

     Install AD FS

     Configure Certificates

     Configure Web Server

     Configure the Account Federation Server

     Configure the Resource Federation Server

     Access Application from Client Computer

 

Lab 2: Active Directory Rights Management Services

     Install and Configure AD RMS

     Verify AD RMS Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services.

     Install and configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

     Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services.

 

Module 11: Read-Only Domain Controllers

This module explains how to set up and manage a read-only domain controller.

     Read-Only Domain Controllers

     Read-Only Domain Controller Operation

 

Lab: Read-Only Domain Controllers

     Deploying an RODC

     Administering an RODC

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe the Read-Only Domain Controllers role.

     Use Read-Only Domain Controllers.

 

Module 12: Auditing Active Directory Domain Services Changes

This module explores new auditing features in Active Directory Domain Services and how to set up and manage auditing events.

 

Lessons

     What’s New in AD DS Auditing

     Implementing AD DS Change Auditing

 

Lab: Using AD DS Auditing

     Set-up AD DS Auditing

     Create and View Auditing Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Identify new features in AD DS auditing.

     Implement AD DS auditing.

 

Module 13: Enterprise PKI Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

This module explains how to set up and manage Active Directory Certificate Services using PKIView.

 

Lessons

Certificate Authority

 

Lab: PKI Enhancements in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

     Add a Certificate Server Role

     Exploring New Enrollment UI

     Introducing CA performance monitors UI

     Exploring delegated enrollment UI

     Introducing OCSP configuration UI

     Explore Certificate Revocation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     List improvements to Certificate Services.

 

Module 14: High Availability Features

This module explains how to use failover clustering and network load balancing.

 

Lessons

     Failover Clustering

     Network Load Balancing

 

Lab: High Availability Features

     Installing a Two-Node File Server Cluster

     Configure Network Load Balancing with IIS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

     Configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing.

 

Module 15: Performance Monitoring and Optimization

This module explains how to use Windows Server 2008's performance monitoring tools, including using Windows System Resource Manager to implement server resource controls.

 

Lessons

     Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor

     Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager

     Monitoring Events

 

Lab: Performance Monitoring and Optimization

     Reviewing Performance and Reliability Monitoring

     Key Scenarios for Monitoring Performance and Reliability

     Add Windows System Resource Manager Feature

     Windows System Resource Manager Scenarios

     Configure Windows System Resource Manager for Terminal Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Describe the features of Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor.

     Implement server resource controls using Windows System Resource Manager.

     Describe improvements to Windows Server 2008 event monitoring tools.

 

Module 16: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

This module introduces Microsoftฎ Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), a tool for managing and distributing software updates that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues in Microsoft Windowsฎ 2000 and newer operating systems, as well as other Microsoft applications. This module also describes how to install the client and server components of WSUS. It also provides necessary information about managing the WSUS infrastructure.

 

Lessons

     Introduction to Windows Server Update Services

     Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services

     Managing Windows Server Update Services

 

Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services

     Install Prerequisites

     Install WSUS

     Restore a WSUS Installation

     Create a Computer Group and Manage Updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

     Explain Microsoft WSUS

     Install and configure WSUS

     Manage the WSUS infrastructure

 

Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Module 1: Introducing Exchange Server 2007

This module provides an overview of the new features in Exchange Server 2007, focusing on the changes from previous versions of Exchange Server. This module also introduces terminology and concepts that will be described in more detail in the rest of the course.

Lessons

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New Features in Exchange Server 2007

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Introducing the Exchange Server 2007 Deployment Architecture

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Discontinued and De-Emphasized Features

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe the new features in Exchange Server 2007.

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Describe the Exchange Server 2007 deployment architecture.

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Describe the features from previous versions of Exchange that have been discontinued or de-emphasized in Exchange Server 2007.

Module 2: Deploying Exchange Server 2007

The module describes the Exchange Server 2007 Server Roles and then describes how to plan and implement an Exchange Server 2007 deployment. This module also provides an overview of how to upgrade an Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 deployment to Exchange Server 2007.

Lessons

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Exchange Server 2007Server Roles

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Installing Exchange Server 2007

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Upgrading to Exchange Server 2007

 

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Lab: Deploying Exchange Server 2007

 

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Preparing for the Exchange Server 2007 Installation

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Installing Exchange Server 2007

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Verifying the Exchange Server 2007 Installation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe the Exchange Server 2007 Server Roles.

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Plan and implement an Exchange Server 2007 installation.

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Describe the high-level steps needed to upgrade from Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007.

Module 3: Administering Exchange Server 2007

In many ways, administering Exchange Server 2007 is no different than administering previous versions of Exchange. However, Exchange Server 2007 does provide new management tools and new tasks that you will need to perform. This module provides the details on how to administer Exchange Server 2007.

Lessons

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Overview of Exchange Server 2007 Administration Tools

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Administering Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Servers

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Managing Recipients in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Lab: Administering Exchange Server 2007

 

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Stores and Storage Group Management using Exchange Management Shell

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Recipient Management using Exchange Management Shell

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Making Bulk Changes to Recipients using the Exchange Management Shell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe the new tools for administering Exchange Server 2007.

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Administer Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox servers.

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Manage recipients in Exchange Server 2007.

Module 4: Implementing Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2007 provides access to user mailboxes for many different clients. In some cases, the client configuration has not changed significantly from previous versions of Exchange. However, Exchange Server 2007 does provide some significant new features and new administrative tasks related to managing client access. This module describes how to provide access to Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes.

Lessons

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Implementing the Client Access Server Role

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Implementing New Client Features in Exchange Server 2007

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Implementing Outlook Web Access

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Implementing Mobile Messaging

 

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Lab: Implementing Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Configuring a Redundant Client Access Services

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Configuring AutoConnect for Redundant Servers

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Configuring Outlook Anywhere and OWA

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Testing AutoConnect with Redundant Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Implement Exchange Servers running the Client Access Server Role.

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Implement new client features in Exchange Server 2007.

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Implement Microsoft Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2007.

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Implement and manage mobile messaging in Exchange Server 2007.

Module 5: Managing Message Routing in an Exchange Server 2007 Organization

Message flow through an Exchange Server 2007 organization is significantly different than it was in previous versions of Exchange. While Exchange Server 2007 maintains one routing group in Active Directory, multiple routing groups and routing group connectors are no longer required in Exchange Server 2007. This module describes what has changed in how messages are routed through the organization, and describes how to manage message routing.

Lessons

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Understanding Message Routing in Exchange Server 2007

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Managing Message Routing

 

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Lab: Managing Message Routing in an Exchange Server 2007 Organization

 

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Configuring Active Directory Sites

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Configuring Message Routing Between Sites

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Testing Message Routing Between Sites

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe how message routing occurs in an Exchange Server 2007 organization.

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Manage message routing in Exchange Server 2007.

Module 6: Securing Messages with Exchange Server 2007

One of the critical factors in deploying any messaging system is securing Internet e-mail. Securing Internet e-mail includes ensuring that the messaging system remains secure from spam and viruses, and also includes securing messages that are sent across the Internet. This module provides details on how to configure the Exchange Server 2007 features that increase the security of Internet E-Mail.

Lessons

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Implementing the Edge Transport Server Role

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Securing Internet E-Mail with Active Messaging Protection

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Implementing Messaging Security Between Organizations

 

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Lab: Securing Messages with Exchange Server 2007

 

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Implementing an Edge Server Role

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Configuring Ad Hoc Message Security

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Configuring Anti-Spam Filtering

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Testing Message Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Implement the edge transport server role.

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Secure Internet e-mail messages by implementing anti-spam and anti-virus solutions.

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Implement messaging security between organizations.

Module 7: Implementing Messaging Policies in Exchange Server 2007

Many organizations need to set restrictions on sending or receiving e-mail or for e-mail retention to comply with external or internal security policies. Exchange Server 2007 provides messaging policies as a powerful means to manage message flow and e-mail retention. This module provides details on how to implement message policies.

Lessons

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Introducing Messaging Policies

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Implementing Transport Rules

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Implementing Messaging Records Management

 

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Lab: Implementing Messaging Policies in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Implementing Transport Rules

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Implementing Messaging Records Management

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Testing Messaging Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe what message policies are and how they can be used.

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Apply messaging policies to messages in transit.

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Implement messaging records management.

Module 8: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2007 provides several new features that enable high availability and disaster recovery. This module describes how to implement these features.

Lessons

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Implementing High Availability in Exchange Server 2007

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Implementing Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Lab: High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Implementing Dial-Tone Recovery

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Implementing Local Continuous Replication

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Implementing Clustered Continuous Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Implement high availability in Exchange Server 2007.

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Implement disaster recovery in Exchange Server 2007.

Module 9: Implementing Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2007

Unified Messaging is the integration of a recipient's voice, fax, and e-mail messages into one Inbox. Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging integrates Exchange Server with an existing telephony network infrastructure. This module provides details on how to implement Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2007.

Lessons

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Introducing Unified Messaging

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Implementing Unified Messaging

 

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Lab: Implementing Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2007

 

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Implementing a Dial Plan object

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Implementing an IP Gateway object

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Implementing a Hunt Group object

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Enabling Unified Messaging

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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Describe what Unified Messaging is.

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Implement unified messaging.