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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide

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This ebook does not provide access to the companion materials.

The must-have study guide for all three Windows Server 2008 R2 MCTS exams

Network administrators boost their value to their employers with certification, and Microsoft's three Windows Server 2008 exams offer certification specialties in configuring Active Directory, Network Infrastructure, and Applications Infrastructure. With complete coverage to prepare you for all three exams, this comprehensive study guide has three times the value. Real-world scenarios and hands-on exercises supplement the information to facilitate learning.

  • The three Windows Server 2008 R2 exams (70-640, 70-642, and 70-643) are the first step in achieving Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist status; this complete study guide covers all three
  • Includes information on installing and configuring Microsoft exchange servers; monitoring and reporting; configuring recipient and public folders, exchange infrastructure, disaster recovery, addressing and services, name resolution, network access, and remote desktop services; monitoring and managing network infrastructure; and deploying servers
  • Supplemented with plenty of hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios to prepare you for the exam and the work beyond

Anyone planning to take exam 70-640, 70-642, or 70-643 will be better prepared with MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Complete Study Guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
  9. Assessment Test
  10. Part I : MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Configuration (Exam 70-640)
    1. Chapter 1 : Overview of Active Directory
      1. The Industry before Active Directory
      2. The Benefits of Active Directory
      3. Understanding Active Directory’s Logical Structure
      4. Understanding Active Directory Objects
      5. Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Roles
      6. Introducing Identity and Access (IDA) in Windows Server 2008
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2 : Domain Name System (DNS)
      1. Introducing DNS
      2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
      3. New Functionality in Windows Server 2008 DNS
      4. Introducing DNS Record Types
      5. Configuring DNS
      6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3 : Active Directory Planning and Installation
      1. Verifying the Filesystem
      2. Verifying Network Connectivity
      3. Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality
      4. Planning the Domain Structure
      5. Installing Active Directory
      6. Verifying Active Directory Installation
      7. Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions
      8. Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4 : Installing and Managing Trees and Forests
      1. Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
      2. Creating Domain Trees and Forests
      3. Demoting a Domain Controller
      4. Managing Multiple Domains
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5 : Configuring Sites and Replication
      1. Overview of Network Planning
      2. Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
      3. Implementing Sites and Subnets
      4. Configuring Replication
      5. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6 : Configuring Active Directory Server Roles
      1. Understanding Server Manager
      2. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
      3. Understanding Active Directory Domain Services
      4. Active Directory Federation Services
      5. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
      6. Active Directory Rights Management Services
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
    7. Chapter 7 : Administering Active Directory
      1. An Overview of OUs
      2. Planning the OU Structure
      3. Creating OUs
      4. Managing OUs
      5. Troubleshooting OUs
      6. Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects
      7. Publishing Active Directory Objects
      8. Using the Command Prompt for Active Directory Configuration
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Answers to Review Questions
    8. Chapter 8 : Configuring Group Policy Objects
      1. Introducing Group Policy
      2. Planning a Group Policy Strategy
      3. Implementing Group Policy
      4. Managing Group Policy
      5. Deploying Software through a GPO
      6. Implementing Software Deployment
      7. Configuring Software Deployment Settings
      8. Troubleshooting Group Policies
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Answers to Review Questions
    9. Chapter 9 : Planning Security for Active Directory
      1. Active Directory Security Overview
      2. Implementing Active Directory Security
      3. Using Group Policy for Security
      4. Understanding Smart Card Authentication
      5. Understanding Security Configuration and Analysis Tools
      6. Implementing an Audit Policy
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
    10. Chapter 10 : Active Directory Optimization and Reliability
      1. Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Monitoring
      2. Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Tools
      3. Saving and Analyzing Data with Performance Logs and Alerts
      4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Components
      5. Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Part II : MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Configuration (Exam 70-642)
    1. Chapter 11 : Understanding Windows Server 2008 R2 Networking
      1. Understanding the OSI Model
      2. How Microsoft’s Network Components Work with the OSI Model
      3. About Windows Network Models
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Chapter 12 : Configuring TCP/IP
      1. Understanding TCP/IP
      2. Understanding IP Addressing
      3. Subnetting a Network
      4. Understanding IPv6
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Chapter 13 : Managing DHCP and DNS
      1. Overview of DHCP
      2. Installing and Authorizing DHCP
      3. Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
      4. DNS
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Chapter 14 : Managing Routing and Remote Access
      1. Understanding Routing
      2. Installing RRAS
      3. Configuring IP Routing
      4. Configuring TCP/IP Packet Filters
      5. Configuring VPN Packet Filters
      6. Managing IP Routing
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Chapter 15 : Managing Remote Access Services
      1. Overview of Dial-Up Networking
      2. Overview of Virtual Private Networks
      3. Configuring Your Remote Access Server
      4. Installing a VPN
      5. Configuring a VPN
      6. Managing Your Remote Access Server
      7. Configuring a RAS or VPN Client
      8. Introduction to Authentication Protocols
      9. Overview of Wireless Access
      10. Summary
      11. Exam Essentials
      12. Review Questions
      13. Answers to Review Questions
    6. Chapter 16 : Managing Security for Remote Access Services
      1. Remote Access Security
      2. Configuring User Access
      3. Configuring Security
      4. Configuring Windows Firewall Options
      5. Troubleshooting Techniques
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
    7. Chapter 17 : Managing File and Print Services
      1. Understanding File Servers
      2. Configuring File Servers
      3. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
      4. Understanding BranchCache
      5. Configuring DirectAccess
      6. Configuring Disk Quotas
      7. Configuring Distributed File System
      8. Understanding Printing
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Answers to Review Questions
    8. Chapter 18 : Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure
      1. Configuring Windows Server Update Services
      2. Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Monitoring
      3. Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Tools
      4. Backup and Recovery
      5. Understanding Shadow Copies
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Part III : Mcts: Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications Infrastructure Configuration (Exam 70-643)
    1. Chapter 19 : Windows Server 2008 R2 Storage Services
      1. Storage in Windows Server 2008 R2
      2. Managing SANs
      3. Working with Virtualization
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    2. Chapter 20 : Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2
      1. Remote Desktop Connection Display
      2. RDP 7.0 Benefits
      3. Understanding RemoteFX
      4. Prepare and Configure the Use of Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp
      5. Prepare and Configure Remote Desktop Services Gateway
      6. Configuring Remote Desktop Services Load Balancing
      7. Configuring Remote Desktop Licensing
      8. Remote Administration in Windows Server 2008 R2
      9. Managing Remote Desktop Services through Group Policy
      10. Summary
      11. Exam Essentials
      12. Review Questions
      13. Answers to Review Questions
    3. Chapter 21 : Configuring Web Services Infrastructure
      1. Configuring Web Applications
      2. Configuring a File Transfer Protocol Server
      3. Configuring a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    4. Chapter 22 : Advanced Web Infrastructure Configuration
      1. Managing Internet Information Services
      2. Configuring Secure Sockets Layer Security
      3. Configuring Website Authentication and Permissions
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    5. Chapter 23 : Configuring Additional Communication Services
      1. Configuring Fax Services
      2. Configuring a Media Server
      3. Configuring Digital Rights Management
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    6. Chapter 24 : Configuring Windows SharePoint 2010 Foundation
      1. Configuring SharePoint Foundation 2010
      2. Configuring Windows SharePoint Foundation 2010 Sites
      3. Configuring Authentication for SharePoint Foundation 2010
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    7. Chapter 25 : Using Virtualization in Windows Server 2008 R2
      1. Hyper-V Overview
      2. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
      3. Configuring Virtual Machines
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Answers to Review Questions
    8. Chapter 26 : Deploying Servers
      1. Windows Deployment Services
      2. Deploying Images by Using Windows Deployment Services
      3. Using Windows Deployment Services
      4. Configuring Microsoft Windows Activation
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Answers to Review Questions
    9. Chapter 27 : Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008 R2
      1. Components of High Availability
      2. Achieving High Availability
      3. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
      4. New Windows Server 2008 R2 Clustering Features
      5. Achieving High Availability with Network Load Balancing
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Appendix : About the Companion CD
  14. Glossary
  15. Index
  16. EULA
  17. What’s on CD page
  18. Perf Card
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