70-643: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Platform Services


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70-643: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Platform Services

The 70-643: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Platform Services online training course introduces students to a series of Windows Server 2008 technologies that are used in common business scenarios, and are often the technical underpinnings for business applications.
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It guides students through the installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of a Windows Server 2008 technology infrastructure for a large, comprehensive business application, assisting them with the foundational knowledge required for success in supporting such technologies. It covers technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 including SP1.

Exam Number: 70-643


Doug Bassett, MCITP, MCSE, MCT

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  2. Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  3. RDS in the Single-Server Configuration
  4. RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration
  5. Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet
  6. IIS Web Applications
  7. IIS FTP and SMTP Services
  8. IIS Server and SSL Management
  9. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
  10. Windows Streaming Media Services

Who Should Attend This Course

Those interested in understanding how to use Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.


Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:

  • Up to one year of experience managing Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a medium-to-large networking environment of multiple physical locations.
  • At least two years of experience configuring and managing Windows Vista or Windows 7 clients
  • Experience managing applications and network technologies in an enterprise environment, which may include network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualization, and client computer management.
  • Experience managing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Windows Server 2008 Storage Services

  • Storage in Windows Server 2008 Managing SANs

Chapter 2: Exploring Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008

  • Remote Desktop Connection Display
  • Prepare and Configure the Use of Terminal
  • Prepare and Configure Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway)
  • Configuring Terminal Services Load Balancing

Chapter 3: Terminal Services Licensing, Advance Configuration, and Monitoring for Terminal Services

  • Configuring Terminal Services Licensing Managing Terminal Services through Group Policy

Chapter 4: Configuring Web Services Infrastructure

  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Configuring a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server
  • Configuring a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Server

Chapter 5: Advanced Web Infrastructure Configuration

  • Managing Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Security
  • Configuring Website Authentication and Permissions

Chapter 6: Configuring Additional Communication Services

  • Configuring Fax Services
  • Configuring Media Server
  • Configuring Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Chapter 7: Configuring Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)

  • Configuring Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configuring Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Sites
  • Configuring Authentication for WSS

Chapter 8: Using Virtualization In Windows Server 2008

  • Hyper-V Overview
  • Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
  • Configuring Virtual Machines

Chapter 9: Deploying Servers Windows Deployment Services

  • Deploying Images by Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Microsoft Windows Activation

Chapter 10: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008

  • Components of High Availability
  • Achieving High Availability
  • Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
  • Achieving High Availability with Network Load Balancing

Chapter 11: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 for High Availability

  • Monitoring Servers Using Performance Data
  • Monitoring Servers Using Event Logs
  • Monitoring Using Task Scheduler
  • Monitoring System Activity
  • Configuring and Monitoring Using Simple
  • Network Management Protocol (SNMP)


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