Student: ______________________________________ date: ____________
This lab contains the following exercises and activities:
Exercise 1.1Exercise 1.2Exercise 1.3Exercise 1.4Lab ReviewLab Challenge|Performing Initial Configuration TasksWorking with DisksUsing Server ManagerAdding the File Services RoleQuestionsUsing Diskpart.exe|
Exercise 1.1|Performing Initial Configuration Tasks|
Overview|You are setting up a new computer that was delivered with Windows Server 2008 already installed in its default configuration. Your first task is to configure the computer with appropriate settings for the test lab network.| Completion time|10 minutes|
Question 1|Which computer is hosting the Administrator account that you specified in this authentication?|
13.Press Ctrl+Prt Scr to take a screen shot of the Initial Configuration Tasks window, and then press Ctrl+V to paste the image on the page provided in the lab01_worksheet file.
Exercise 1.2|Working with Disks|
Overview|The new computer arrived with two installed disk drives, but only the first one is initialized and partitioned. In this exercise, you will initialize the second disk and create data partitions on the computer.| Completion time|20 minutes|
Question 2|Why is the system prompting you to initialize Disk 1 at this time?| Question 3|What happens to the Disk 1 type and status when the initialization process is complete?| Question 4|Now that Disk 1 has been initialized, why doesn’t it appear in the volume list pane at the top of the console?| 5.Based on the information displayed in the Disk Management snap-in, fill out the information in Table 1-1 on your lab worksheet. Table 1-1
|Disk 0|Disk 1|
Disk type (basic or dynamic)|||
Total disk size|||
Number and type of partitions|||
Amount of unallocated space|||
Question 5|What volume sizing options are available in the context menu?| Question 6|Why are you unable to extend the Data2 volume to Disk 1?| Question 7|Why is it necessary to convert both of the disks?| Question 8|Why are you unable to extend the C: drive to Disk 1?|
Unallocated space remaining
|Disk 0|Disk 1|
Unallocated space left (in gigabytes)|||
Unallocated space left (in megabytes)|||
28.Press Ctrl+Prt Scr to take a screen shot of the Disk Management snap-in showing the volumes you created. Press Ctrl+V to paste the image on the page provided in the lab01_worksheet file.
Exercise 1.3|Using Server Manager|
Overview|In the future, you will need to configure your server to perform certain tasks, using tools and services that Windows Server 2008 does not install by default. In this exercise, use the Server Manager console to configure the server and install these tools and services. | Completion time|10 minutes|
Question9 |Which of the previous tasks could be completed using Server Manager instead of other consoles?| Question 10|Based on the information in the main Server Manager display, what roles are currently installed on the computer? | Question 11|What features are currently installed on the computer?| Question 12|What was the result of the installation?|
10.Press Ctrl+Prt Scr to take a screen shot of the Installation Results page in the Resume Configuration Wizard. Press Ctrl+V to paste the image on the page provided in the lab01_worksheet file.
Exercise 1.4|Adding the File Services Role|
Overview|Install the File Services role by using the Server Manager console. This enables you to deploy this computer as a file server and implement the various storage-related technologies supplied with Windows Server 2008. | Completion time|10 minutes|
Question 13|What happens to the wizard when you select the File Services checkbox?| Question 14|What happens to the wizard when you select the Windows Search Services checkbox?| Question 15|What happens to the wizard if you select the Windows Server 2003 File Services checkbox?|
10.Press Ctrl+Prt Scr to take a screen shot of the Roles node in server manager, showing the details for the installed File Services role. Press Ctrl+V to paste the image on the page provided in the lab01_worksheet file.
Lab REview: Questions
Completion time|5 minutes|
1.After creating a spanned volume containing space from two disks, as you did in Exercise 1-2, what happens to the data stored on the volume if Disk 1 fails?
2.In Exercise 1-2, how many partitions does each disk have after you converted the disks from basic to dynamic? How do you know?
3.In Exercise 1.3, what is the effect of turning off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration?
Lab Challenge: Using Diskpart.exe
Completion time|15 minutes|
Your supervisor wants to use the Windows Server 2008 Server Core option to deploy servers on the network. This means that most of the graphical system administration tools will not be available on these computers, so you have to brush up your command prompt skills. You must extend the spanned volume you created in Exercise 1-2 (Data2) to use all of the available disk space on Disk 1. However, you cannot use the Disk Management snap-in; you must use only the Diskpart.exe command-prompt utility. To complete this challenge, write a procedure for completing your task, including all of the needed Diskpart commands. When you have successfully extended the spanned volume, open the Disk Management snap-in, and take a screen shot showing the volumes on the computer. Paste the image on the page provided in the lab01_worksheet file. 1.Click Start, point to All Programs > Accessories, and click Command Prompt. A command-prompt window appears. 2.In the command-prompt window, key diskpart, and press Enter. A new window with a DISKPART> prompt appears. 3.Key select disk 0, and press Enter. The program displays a message saying that disk 0 is now the selected disk. 4.Key list volume, and press Enter. A list of the volumes on the system appears. 5.Key select volume #, where # is the number of the spanned volume you created earlier, and press Enter. The program displays a message saying that the volume you specified is now the selected volume. 6.Key extend size=xxxx disk=1, where xxxx is the amount of unallocated space left on Disk 1 in megabytes, and press Enter. (Hint: This should match the information in Table 1-2.) 7.Key exit, and press Enter. The DISKPART window closes, returning you to the standard command-prompt window.