Windows Server

  • Published:
    06 March 2008
  • Languages:
    English, Japanese
  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Windows Server
  • Credit towards certification:

TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

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Skills measured

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Deploying servers (28%)
  • Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services
    • Install from media (IFM); configure Windows Deployment Services; capture Windows Deployment Services images; deploy Windows Deployment Services images; dynamic driver provisioning; PXE provider; multicasting; VHD deployment
  • Configure Microsoft Windows activation
    • Install a KMS server; create a DNS SRV record; replicate volume licence data; Multiple Activation Key (MAK); managing activation
  • Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines
    • Virtual networking; virtualisation hardware requirements; Virtual Hard Disks; migration types; Integration Services; dynamic memory allocation; dynamic virtual machine storage; import/export; snapshot
  • Configure high availability
    • Failover clustering; Network Load Balancing; geo-clustering support; cluster service migration; Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Configure storage
    • RAID types; Virtual Disk Specification (VDS); iSCSI Initiator; Storage Area Networks (SANs); mount points; Multipath I/O (MPIO); VHD mounting; boot from VHD; N-Port Identification Virtualisation (NPIV)

Preparation resources

Configuring Remote Desktop Services (26%)
  • Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access
    • Providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on
  • Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway)
    • Certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorisation policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorisation policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy
  • Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker
    • Redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy
  • Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources
    • Allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes
  • Configure Remote Desktop licensing
    • Deploy licensing server; connectivity between Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RD Session Hosts) and Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing); recovering Remote Desktop Licensing server; managing Remote Desktop Services client access licences (RDS CALs); revoking licensing
  • Configure Remote Desktop Session Host
    • Session options; session permissions; display data prioritisation; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX

Preparation resources

Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (25%)
  • Configure Web applications
    • Directory-dependent; publishing; URL-specified configuration; Microsoft .NET components, for example, .NET and aspx; configure application pools; manage service accounts; server core
  • Manage Web sites
    • Migrate sites and Web applications; publish IIS Web sites; configure virtual directories; xcopy deployment
  • Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server
    • Configure for extranet users; configure permissions; configure File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS); WebDAV integration; user isolation
  • Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
    • Setting up smart hosts; configuring size limitations; setting up security and authentication to the delivering server; creating proper service accounts; authentication; SMTP relay
  • Manage the Web Server (IIS) role
    • Web site content backup and restore; IIS configuration backup; monitor IIS; configuration logging and tracing; delegation of administrative rights
  • Configure SSL security
    • Configure certificates; requesting SSL certificate; renewing SSL certificate; exporting and importing certificates
  • Configure Web site authentication and permissions
    • Configure site permissions and authentication; configure application permissions; client certificate mappings; request filtering

Preparation resources

Configuring Network Application Services (21%)
  • Manage the Streaming Media Services role
    • Installation; on-demand replication; caching and proxy; multicast streaming; advertising; Web-based administration; Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
  • Secure streaming media
    • Encryption; sharing business rules; configuring licence delivery; configuring policy templates; configure Windows Media Rights Manager; automatically acquire media usage rights; Microsoft DRM upgrade service
  • Configure SharePoint Foundation options
    • Backup; service accounts; rights management services (RMS); migration; audience targeting; claims-based authentication; SharePoint Timer jobs; usage and report logging
  • Configure SharePoint Foundation integration
    • Configuring a document library to receive e-mail; configuring incoming vs. outgoing e-mail; support for Office Web Apps and SharePoint Workspaces

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

This exam tests the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a core Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2008 R2 application services, such as Web and Remote Desktop Services. Passing this exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for deploying, configuring and managing application infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.

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