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    Study Guide and Resources for 70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

    Recommended Reading
    MCTS (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure self paced training kit
    Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit
    Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Resource Kit
    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit

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    Preparation Guide for Exam 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

    Deploying Servers (24 percent)
    Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
    Windows Deployment Services
    Windows Deployment Services Getting Started Guide
    Windows Deployment Services Deployment Guide

    Configure Microsoft Windows activation.
    Volume Activation 2.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
    Volume Activation 2.0 Deployment Guide

    Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
    Hyper-V
    Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide

    Configure high availability.
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover Clustering Lab
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Creating a Highly Available Infrastructure
    Network Load Balancing Deployment Guide
    Failover Clusters

    Configure storage.
    Overview of Disk Management
    Provisioning Storage
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Storage Technologies - iSCSI

    Configuring Terminal Services (32 percent)
    Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008
    Terminal Services Overview
    What's New in Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008

    Configure Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp).
    TS RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide

    Configure Terminal Services Gateway.
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Centralized Application Access with Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Terminal Services Gateway and RemoteApps in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
    TS Gateway Step-by-Step Guide

    Configure Terminal Services load balancing
    TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-by-Step Guide

    Configure and monitor Terminal Services resources
    Terminal Services and Windows System Resource Manager
    Windows System Resource Manager

    Configure Terminal Services licensing.
    TS Licensing Step-by-Step Guide

    Configure Terminal Services client connections
    Configuring Terminal Server Settings
    Mstsc

    Configure Terminal Services server options
    Managing Users, Sessions, and Processes
    Overview of Terminal Services Manager
    Managing Terminal Server Groups

    Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (30 percent)
    Learn IIS7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site
    Web Server
    Using Windows Server Core : Planning Your IIS 7.0 Architecture : The Official Microsoft IIS Site
    IIS 7.0: Appcmd.exe
    IIS.net : TRY IT NOW

    Configure Web applications.
    TechNet Virtual Lab: Using APPCMD Command Line or UI with IIS 7 in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
    TechNet Virtual Lab: URL Authorization and Request Filtering in IIS 7
    IIS 7.0: Configure a Web Server to Serve Content
    Hosting Applications on IIS 7.0 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

    Manage Web sites
    IIS 7.0: Configure a Web Server to Serve Content

    Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server
    IIS 7.0: Set Up FTP in IIS 7.0
    Administering FTP 7.0

    Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
    IIS 7.0: Configuring SMTP E-mail in IIS 7.0

    Manage Internet Information Services (IIS).
    IIS 7.0: Delegate Site and Application Management
    IIS 7.0: Monitor Activity on a Web Server
    Backup : Web Server For Shared Hosting : Configuring Servers : The Official Microsoft IIS Site
    How to backup/restore IIS7 configuration : BillS IIS Blog : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

    Configure SSL security
    IIS 7.0: Configuring Secure Sockets Layer in IIS 7.0
    IIS 7.0: Configuring Server Certificates in IIS 7.0

    Configure Web site authentication and permissions
    IIS 7.0: Configure Web Server Security
    IIS 7.0: Configuring Authentication in IIS 7.0

    Configuring Network Application Services (14 percent)
    Configure Windows Media server
    Streaming Media Services
    IIS 7.0: Adding Windows Media Services 2008 on an IIS 7.0 Server
    Windows Media Services Features and Benefits

    Configure Digital Rights Management (DRM).
    Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Step-by-Step Guide
    Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Rights Policy Templates Deployment Step-by-Step Guide
    Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Deployment in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide

    Configure Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services server options.
    Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    IIS 7.0: Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on IIS 7.0
    Planning and architecture for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology
    Operations for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology

    Configure Windows SharePoint Services e-mail integration
    Web Part Page
    Configuring E-Mail Settings (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0)
    Configuring E-Mail-Enabled Document Libraries (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0)
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    MS Press is offering a free digital download of the Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit, but only through May 27, 2009.

    Microsoft Press - Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit

    My 649 exam was full of TS questions, so this book would be an excellent (free) resource for either the 643 or 649 exam.
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    Awesome find, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymoore View Post
    MS Press is offering a free digital download of the Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit, but only through May 27, 2009.

    Microsoft Press - Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit

    My 649 exam was full of TS questions, so this book would be an excellent (free) resource for either the 643 or 649 exam.
    Is it still free ? i'm taking the exam next month. Can someone send it to me?
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    I just checked and the overview and skills measured on the MS learning site reflect that the test now covers Server 2008 R2. Here are a few links to some of the new material covered. There are a large number of changes throughout the skills measured (Objectives). I'll be adding a few links that may help others with the "new stuff" in Server 2008 R2.
    I'll try not to duplicate too many of Claymoores links as he has a really good collection above.

    Resources

    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Micr...5154932&sr=1-1 Mastering Server 2008 R2
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Server...5154932&sr=1-2 Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resources Kit

    Get Started with Windows Server 2008 R2

    Deploying Servers

    Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services

    What's New in Windows Deployment
    What's New in Windows Deployment Services
    Windows Deployment Services for Windows Server 2008 R2
    Performing Multicast Deployments
    Deploying Virtual Hard Disk Images
    Virtual Hard Disks in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines

    What's New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Hyper-V Migration Guide
    Hyper-V: Using Live Migration with Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Hyper-V Virtual Machine Snapshots: FAQ

    Configure high availability
    Network Load Balancing
    What's New in Failover Clusters (Applies to enterprise and datacenter editions)

    Configure storage

    What's New in Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
    What's New in Microsoft Multipath I/O

    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Step-by-Step Guide
    Microsoft iSCSI Boot Step-by-Step Guide
    Microsoft Multipath I/O Step-by-Step Guide
    Below is the best explanation of what NPIV is that I could find
    How to configure NPIV in a Microsoft Hyper-V Environment


    Configure remote Desktop Services

    Remote Desktop Session Host (addresses per-user filtering, Fair share CPU scheduling, IP Virtualization)
    Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services)
    Remote Desktop Virtual Lab
    What's New in Remote Desktop Services
    Remote Desktop Videos
    Remote Desktop Services Migration Guide
    Deploying Remote Desktop IP Virtualization Step-by-Step Guide
    Remote FX
    Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX
    Revoke a Remote Desktop Services Per Device Client Access License
    Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (New role service)


    Configure a Web Services Infrastructure

    What's New in the Web Server (IIS) Role
    Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 R2: Deploying and Managing ASP.NET Using IIS 7.5 on Server Core


    Configuring Network Application Services

    Windows Media Services and Resulting Internet Communication in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
    SharePoint Foundation 2010
    Streaming Media Services
    E-mail integration (SharePoint Foundation 2010)
    Downloadable content for SharePoint Foundation 2010

    Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Bookmark for later sorting through. This one collection may well be enough for someone with the knowledge to pass the Server 2k8 test to pass the Server 2k8 R2 test.

    Controlling Communication with the internet (some of this relates to the 70-643 and some to other tests, will sort later)
    Pertains to: RDS, IIS, Media services/media player, Appendices A,B,C,F
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    Those topics in Red bold are those that have changed (The skills measured I used for comparson may not have been current so if I've bolded entries which shouldn't be bolded then post or PM me). I did not red bold where Terminal services has been renamed Remote Desktop Services. Some original topics from Server 2008 have been eliminated.



    Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. Deploying Servers (28 percent)
    • Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
      • May include but is not limited to: 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.
      • May include but is not limited to: install a KMS server; create a DNS SRV record; replicate volume license data; Multiple Activation Key (MAK); managing activation
    • Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
      • May include but is not limited to: Virtual networking; virtualization hardware requirements; Virtual Hard Disks; migration types; Integration Services; dynamic memory allocation; dynamic virtual machine storage; import/export; snapshot
    • Configure high availability.
      • May include but is not limited to: failover clustering; Network Load Balancing; geo-clustering support; cluster service migration; Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
    • Configure storage.
      • May include but is not limited to: 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 Virtualization (NPIV)
    Configuring Remote Desktop Services (26 percent)
    • Configure RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access.
      • May include but is not limited to: providing access to remote resources; per-user filtering; forms-based authentication; single sign-on
    • Configure Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).
      • May include but is not limited to: certificate configuration; Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP); Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP); Remote Desktop group policy
    • Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
      • May include but is not limited to: redirection modes; DNS registration; set by using group policy
    • Configure and monitor Remote Desktop resources.
      • May include but is not limited to: allocate resources by using Windows Server Resource Manager; configure application logging; fair share CPU scheduling; viewing processes
    • Configure Remote Desktop licensing.
      • May include but is not limited to: 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 licenses (RDS CALs); revoking licensing
    • Configure Remote Desktop Session Host.
      • May include but is not limited to: session options; session permissions; display data prioritization; profiles and home folders; IP Virtualization; RemoteFX
    Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (25 percent)
    • Configure Web applications.
      • May include but is not limited to: 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.
      • May include but is not limited to: migrate sites and Web applications; publish IIS Web sites; configure virtual directories; xcopy deployment
    • Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
      • May include but is not limited to: configure for extranet users; configure permissions; configure File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS); WebDAV integration; user isolation
    • Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
      • May include but is not limited to: 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.
      • May include but is not limited to: Web site content backup and restore; IIS configuration backup; monitor IIS; configuration logging and tracing; delegation of administrative rights
    • Configure SSL security.
      • May include but is not limited to: configure certificates; requesting SSL certificate; renewing SSL certificate; exporting and importing certificates
    • Configure Web site authentication and permissions.
      • May include but is not limited to: configure site permissions and authentication; configure application permissions; client certificate mappings; request filtering
    Configuring Network Application Services (21 percent)
    • Manage the Streaming Media Services role.
      • May include but is not limited to: installation; on-demand replication; caching and proxy; multicast streaming; advertising; Web-based administration; Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
    • Secure streaming media.
      • May include but is not limited to: encryption; sharing business rules; configuring license delivery; configuring policy templates; configure Windows Media Rights Manager; automatically acquire media usage rights; Microsoft DRM upgrade service
    • Configure SharePoint Foundation options.
      • May include but is not limited to: site permissions; backup; service accounts; rights management services (RMS); migration; audience targeting; claims-based authentication; SharePoint Timer jobs; usage and report logging
    • Configure SharePoint Foundation integration.
      • May include but is not limited to: configuring a document library to receive e-mail; configuring incoming vs. outgoing e-mail; support for Office Web Apps and SharePoint Workspaces
    NOTE: Some subtopics in Sharepoint foundation are similar to those for Sharepoint 3.0 but since sharepoint HAS changed it's best to just learn sharepoint foundations . Sharepoint 3.0 was the version that came with Server 2008 while Sharepoint Foundation is included with Server 2008 R2.
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    Thanks man for your effort on this.
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    Here's two books on IIS 7 that I'm finding very good reading for the 643 exam. Both of these texts have really enabled me to get my head around IIS a lot more:

    Professional IIS 7 published by Wrox Press

    Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek.

    Stanek is a favorite author of yours truly. His lucid writing style is excellent. At the top of this thread Claymoore list the IIS 7 Resource Kit, it is indispensible to understanding the architecture of IIS.
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    Here's some links to specific topics in 70-643 that relate to the new R2 topics. These should be used in addition to the new 643 topics provided above by Earweed. Apologies for any duplicate links.


    Deploying Servers

    Deploying images by using Windows Deployment Services
    Shrink and simplify OS images with Dymanic Driver Provisioning
    WDS PXE Provider

    Configure Windows Server Hyper-v and virtual machines
    Windows Server 2008 R2 - Hyper-V component architecture poster

    Configure high availability
    Migrating Clustered Services and Applications to Windows Server 2008 R2 Step-by-Step Guide
    Using Cluster Shared Volumes in a Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Configure storage
    Configuring iSCSI MPIO on Windows Server 2008 R2



    Configuring Remote Desktop Services

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) explained



    Configure Network Application Services

    Managing the Streaming Media Services Role
    About multicast streaming
    Delivering content as a multicast stream (and the url's under Concepts at the bottom of the page.
    Administering Windows Media Servers Remotely


    Configure SharePoint Foundation Options
    User permissions and permission levels (SharePoint Foundation 2010)
    Backup
    Account Permissions and Security Settings
    Information Rights Management in SharePoint Foundation
    Upgrade and Migration for SharePoint Foundation 2010
    Plan Authentication Methods (SharePoint Foundation 2010)
    Timer Job Reference
    Health Monitoring


    Configure SharePoint Foundation Integration
    Understanding Office Web Apps (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products)
    Planning Office Web Apps (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products)
    Deploying Office Web Apps (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products)
    SharePoint 2010 Workspace - Overview
    Plan for SharePoint 2010 Workspace
    Configure and customize SharePoint 2010 Workspace

    SharePoint 2010 technical diagrams
    These are very large posters in three formats (.pdf, .xps, and .vsd) and cover many areas of SharePoint 2010 including topology, architecture, and planning extranet and intranets etc.

    SharePoint Foundation 2010 Resource Centers

    Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for IT Pro's - 11 video tutorials although for the full version of SharePoint 2010 are still relevant to the Foundation version.
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    Some nice links there..LCA
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    Some nice links there..LCA

    Thanks, I've added some more bit and pieces just now.
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    Am soooo glad I found this as am just starting studying for this. done the 70-640, 70-642 and on tuesday 70-680. The 642 was the hard one as the books I have dont have R2 in them so 1st try was epic failure. But swatting up helped and passed it.

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    Hi,

    Im taking this exam on tuesday. Im really confused about something. For IIS portion. Are we still using IIS6.0 like in the examples in the wiki for this exam? Or Has the test been upgraded to Server 2008 R2, which includes IIS7.0 What are the differences between IIS6.0 and IIS7.5 regarding FTP and how to administer a FTP server?

    Thanks.
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