Exam 70-669:

TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

Published:April 29, 2010
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server 2008
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
This exam focuses on desktop virtualization technologies such as Windows Virtual PC, MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam should have more than one and a half years of experience as virtualization administrators working with desktop virtualization technologies such as Windows Virtual PC, MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Additionally, candidates have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Configuration Manager.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
Exam 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Virtualization Administrator
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Environment
  • Install and configure Windows Virtual PC.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing Windows Virtual PC on various platforms (32-bit, 64-bit), creating and managing virtual hard disks, configuring virtual machine resources including network resources, preparing host machines
  • Enable and manage Windows XP Mode.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: enable Windows XP Mode for Windows 7; publish applications to a host OS through Windows XP Mode; configure the BIOS to support hardware virtualization; create, deploy, and maintain Windows XP Mode images
  • Create a MED-V infrastructure.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: installing and managing server components (Image Repository, MED-V Instances), installing the MED-V client, configuring server settings
  • Administer a MED-V environment.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: managing workspaces, creating policies, publishing applications and menus, configuring reporting, customizing user and device settings in a virtual machine
  • Create and deploy virtual desktop images.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: using various tools to create or prepare images for deployment, deploying a workspace image by using a Web page, pre-staging images
Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment
  • Prepare and manage remote applications.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring application sharing, package applications for deployment by using RemoteApp, installing and configuring the RD Session Host Role Service on the server.
  • Access published applications.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring Remote Desktop Web Access, configuring internal and external application access, configuring role-based application provisioning, configuring Remote Desktop client connections
  • Configure client settings to access virtualized desktops.
    • This objective may include but it is not limited to: configuring client settings, managing user home folders, identifying minimum client requirements
Deploying and Managing an Application Virtualization (App-V) Environment
  • Prepare virtual applications.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: sequencing applications, installing and configuring the sequencer, preparing applications for deployment in different environments, configuring virtual application interaction and sharing, choosing a method to deploy virtual applications
  • Install and configure application virtualization environments.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring App-V modes (stand-alone, lightweight, enterprise); install an App-V infrastructure including servers, management consoles, and clients
  • Manage application virtualization environments.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling and monitoring offline application usage, enabling and monitoring real-time sessions, managing application cache, configuring branch cache functionality
Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment
  • Configure user state virtualization.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring roaming profiles, configuring folder redirection
  • Manage virtual desktops remotely.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: working with Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) to log in to, control, restart, or resume a desktop virtual machine, working with Remote Desktop Manager, working with Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, troubleshooting client Key Management Server (KMS) issues, configuring firewall exceptions on the client
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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Microsoft Online Resources
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