Microsoft Course 6439 - Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure — A 5 day course

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The Microsoft M6439 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. 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. This course also directly supports the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring exam.


On completion of the Microsoft M6439 training course, delegates should be able to:

Suitable For

The Microsoft MS6439 course is intended for IT Professional technical specialists who work in the complex computing environment of a medium to large company and are responsible for the underlying Microsoft technologies that support a business application infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This course is also intended for IT professional technical specialists seeking to prepare for the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring examination.


Before attending the Microsoft 6439 course, students should have the following skills:

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.

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Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 Applications

This module covers the storage options most commonly associated with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 instances today. It introduces storage architectures, mediums, and protocols, guides students through the configuration steps for connecting iSCSI storage, and introduces the concept of VHDs as storage and boot devices.

Storage Concepts in Windows Server 2008

Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server

Working with Virtual Hard Disks

Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Applications

This module covers Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2?s built-in platforms that facility high availability for business applications. These general-purpose platforms include Network Load Balancing and Windows Failover Clustering in both single-site and multiple-site configurations.

Network Load Balancing Fundamentals

Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster

Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals

Preparing for Failover Clustering

Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster

Configuring Remote Desktop Services

This module covers the introductory steps required to bring a single Remote Desktop Services Host server online and prepare it for remote application delivery to users. Students in this module will complete all aspects of the single-server configuration while preparing the environment for adding potential future servers.

Remote Desktop Services Overview

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 RD Web Access and RADC

Configuring Licensing for Remote Desktop Services

RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration

This module covers the extra activities and knowledge required to expand a single-RDSH server environment to one with multiple RDSH servers in a farm configuration.

Building an RDS Server Farm

Monitoring the RDS Environment

Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet

This module covers the additional activities that are necessary to build and secure a Remote Desktop Gateway server for the purposes of protecting RDS communication as it passes through untrusted networks such as the Internet.

Remote Desktop Gateway Fundamentals

Installing and Managing the RDG

IIS Web Applications

This module covers the primary use of IIS as a Web application platform. Students will learn to set up and maintain a Web site and application configuration based upon business and developer requirements. Although ASP.NET Web sites are commonly maintained by developers, IT professionals are typically called upon to configure the platform and assist with maintenance. This module will cover IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0 and outline distinctions between them but will focus on IIS 7.5 as in Windows Server 2008 R2.

IIS Functional Overview

Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications

Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications

IIS FTP and SMTP Services

This module covers IIS? other major feature areas such as file transfer and email functionality. These features are commonly used to support Web sites, and this module will discuss how to properly configure these features in accordance with best practices and based upon business requirements.

Implementing and Configuring IIS FTP Sites

Implementing and Configuring IIS SMTP Sites

IIS Server and SSL Management

This module focuses on IIS? security-related features, including SSL, logging, delegated permissions, remote administration, and other features. Students will practice a variety of scenarios that reflect common real-world business requirements.

Monitoring and Logging IIS

Managing IIS and SSL Security

Managing IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

This module covers the installation and configuration of this evolution of Windows SharePoint Services. Students will learn to set up and configure a basic document-sharing site that meets many common organizational and project requirements. It will focus on SharePoint Foundation 2010 as implemented in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation

SharePoint Foundation Integration

Windows Streaming Media Services

This module looks at the Media Services features of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform, and introduces students to key concepts such as Real-Time Streaming Protocol, authentication, authorization, and more. Students will learn to install and configure Media Services to support use of the system features.

Installing and Configuring Streaming Media Services

Securing Streaming Media