Microsoft Course 6417 - Updating your Application Platform Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 — A 3-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 page for courses currently available in this subject area.

This 3 day instructor-led M6417 course provides students with an understanding of Active Directory technology in Windows Server 2008 (code name 'Longhorn'). This course is intended to allow individuals who already have experience with Applications Platform technologies to upgrade their skills for Windows Server 2008. This course is based on an interim build of Windows Server 2008.

Course Objectives

On completion of this M6417 training course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have one or more of the following:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Server Roles and Initial Configuration Tasks

This module introduces Application Server Roles, describing Application Server features in Windows Server and demonstrating initial configuration and Unix interoperability.

Overview of IIS 7.0 Application Server

This module introduces IIS 7.0 modular architecture, in which more than 40 features can be independently installed. It also demonstrates new scripting interface features and distributed configuration files.

Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0

This module covers several aspects of server management in IIS 7.0. IIS can be configured using the IIS Manager graphical user interface or using several configuration files. It also explores the appcmd.exe command line utility as it is used for server administration.

Troubleshooting Web Servers

This module describes and demonstrates IIS 7.0 features for troubleshooting, including Runtime Control and Status API, Automatic Failed Request Tracing, and Trace Events.

Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform

This module describes and demonstrates Windows SharePoint Service 3.0, including planning for implementation and performing a new installation.

Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

This module describes and demonstrates how to configure and manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, including creating and configuring sites and managing sites and servers.

Configuring Terminal Services

Terminal Services has been updated with Windows Server 2008, including changes to Terminal Services core. This module covers the new Terminal Services core functionality as well as Terminal Services Web Access and Terminal Services Licensing.

Managing Terminal Services

With Windows Server 2008 Remote Programs are accessed remotely through Terminal Services. Terminal Services Gateway can be used to help secure access to Remote Programs. This module describes and demonstrates using Terminal Services management consoles and Event Viewer as well as using Terminal Services with Windows System Resource Manager to optimize performance.