Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Outline

In this course, you will learn to use a series of Windows Server 2008 core technologies that are used in common business scenarios, and are often the technical underpinnings for business applications. You will cover the installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2008 technology infrastructure for a large, comprehensive business application. You will gain the foundational knowledge required for success in supporting technologies, including Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Internet Information Services (IIS), and SharePoint. You will also cover technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including SP1.


This course helps you to prepare for exam 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

What You’ll Learn

  • Configuring storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 applications
  • Configuring high availability for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 applications
  • RDS in the single-server and multiple-server configuration
  • Securely delivering RDS applications to the Internet
  • IIS server and SSL management
  • IIS web applications
  • IIS FTP and SMTP services
  • Microsoft SharePoint foundation
  • Windows streaming media services

Course Outline

1. Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 Applications

  • Storage Concepts in Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server
  • Working with Virtual Hard Disks

2. Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Applications

  • Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals
  • Preparing for Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster

3. Configuring Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Configuring a Remote Desktop Services Host Server
  • Configuring the Remote Desktop User Experience
  • Deploying and Connecting to Remote App Programs
  • Connecting Users to Applications with Remote Desktop Web Access and RemoteApp and Desktop Connection (RADC)
  • Configuring Licensing for Remote Desktop Services

4. RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration

  • Building an RDS Server Farm
  • Monitoring the RDS Environment

5. Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet

  • Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) Fundamentals
  • Installing and Managing the RDG

6. IIS Web Applications

  • IIS
  • Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications
  • Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications

7. IIS FTP and SMTP Services

  • Implementing and Configuring IIS FTP Sites
  • Implementing and Configuring IIS SMTP Sites

8. IIS Server and SSL Management

  • Monitoring and Logging IIS
  • Managing IIS and SSL Security
  • Managing IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration

9. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

  • Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation
  • SharePoint Foundation Integration

10. Windows Streaming Media Services

  • Installing and Configuring Streaming Media Services
  • Securing Streaming Media


Lab 1A: Configure iSCSI Storage for Windows Server 2008

  • Configure iSCSI Storage Connections for Windows Server
  • Configure the MPIO DSM
  • Configure a Redundant iSCSI Connection Using MPIO

Lab 1B: Manage Virtual Hard Disks

  • Create a Virtual Hard Disk
  • Mount a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows Server
  • Configure Windows Server to Start Up from a Virtual Hard Disk

Lab 2A: Install and Manage an NLB Cluster

  • Build an NLB Cluster
  • Configure NLB Cluster Options
  • Test the NLB Cluster
  • Manage an NLB Cluster

Lab 2B: Build a Windows Failover Cluster

  • Prepare Windows Server for Hosting a Failover Cluster
  • Run the Cluster Validation Wizard
  • Build a Failover Cluster
  • Validate a Successful Failover Cluster Creation

Lab 2C: Manage a Windows Failover Cluster

  • Create Cluster Resources
  • Configure Cluster Resource Dependencies
  • Configure Resource Policies and Owners
  • Test Cluster Fail Over

Lab 3A: Install and Configure an RD Session Host Server

  • Install the RD Session Host Role Service
  • Install an Application on the RD Session Host Server
  • Prepare the RD Session Host Server for Users
  • Connect to an RD Session Host with the RD Client

Lab 3B: Customize the User Experience

  • Configure RD Session Host Printing
  • Configure RD Session Host Device Redirection
  • Configure the Desktop Experience
  • Configure Multimedia Redirection
  • Configure IP Virtualization

Lab 3C: Deploy and Connect to Remote App programs

  • Create a RemoteApp Program
  • Deploy a RemoteApp
  • Connect to a Deployed RemoteApp Program

Lab 3D: Connect Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC

  • Install and Configure RD Web Access
  • Use RD Web Access to Connect to Remote App programs
  • Configure Single Sign-On
  • Configure RADC
  • Use Group Policy to Distribute RADC Settings
  • Use RADC to Connect to RemoteApp programs

Lab 3E: Configure Licensing for RDS

  • Install and Configure and RD Licensing Server
  • Configure RD Session Host Servers for Licensing
  • Review Licensing Configuration and Diagnosis

Lab 4A: Build an RDS Server Farm

  • Install Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) on NYC-RDSH2
  • Configure an RDSH Server via Group Policy
  • Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RDCB) and Network Load Balancing (NLB) to create an RDS Farm
  • Configure RD Roaming Profiles
  • Test the Connection to an RDS Farm

Lab 4B: Monitor the RDS Environment

  • Use the RD Manager to Administer User Sessions
  • Use Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) to Monitor RDS Resource Usage
  • Configure Fair Share CPU Scheduling

Lab 5: Install and Manage the RDG

  • Install and Configure the RDG
  • Configure RD Connection Authorization Policies and RD Resource Authorization Policies
  • Configure Single Sign-On for User Connections
  • Test RemoteApp Connections with the RDG

Lab 6A: Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications

  • Configure IIS Server Settings
  • Configure an Application Pool
  • Create and Configure a Web Site
  • Configure Basic Settings for a Web Application
  • Back Up IIS Configuration Settings
  • Configure a Virtual Directory

Lab 6B: Manage IIS Web Sites and Applications

  • Configure ASP.NET
  • Configure ASP.NET Application Settings
  • Configure ASP.NET Security

Lab 7: Implement FTP and SMTP

  • Install FTP and SMTP
  • Configure and Test FTP
  • Configure and Test SMTP

Lab 8A: Manage IIS and SSL Security

  • Configure SSL Bindings
  • Configure IP Address Blocking
  • Configure Logging
  • Test and Validate the Configuration

Lab 8B: Configure Remote and Delegated Administration in IIS

  • Configure IIS Remote Administration
  • Configure IIS Delegated Administration

Lab 9: Install and Configure SharePoint Foundation

  • Install SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Create an Initial SharePoint Site and Document Library
  • Delegate Site Permissions
  • Back Up and Recover the SharePoint Site
  • Configure SharePoint Timer Jobs
  • Configure Usage and Report Logging
  • Reset the Lab Environment

Lab 10A: Install and Configure Media Services

  • Install the Media Services Role
  • Configure On-Demand Streaming and RTSP
  • Configure Bandwidth and Connection Limits
  • Verify and Tune Media Services Delivery
  • Configure Web-Based Administration of Media Services

Lab 10B: Configure Media Services Content Security

  • Configure Authentication for a Publishing Point
  • Restrict Access to Files to Specified Users
  • Allow Anonymous Access to Files on a New Publishing Point
  • Allow Access to Intranet Users

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