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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Audience: IT Professionals

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  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks


The MCTS credential enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their subject area technologies. A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration possesses the knowledge and skills to work with deploying servers, as well as configuring terminal services, a web services infrastructure, and network application services.

Certification Exam

The Microsoft exam associated with this course is:

  • 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring


The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies.

This course features:

Video Lectures and Expert Instruction:

Our unique delivery simulates a one-on-one classroom environment, creating a more personal learning experience. Our highly certified expert instructors possess a superior understanding of the subject matter in their fields and have the ability to convey this knowledge in an effective, engaging, and professional manner to a wide audience. Practical knowledge is essential for success in a real world environment and we have chosen our instructors with this in mind - many of our instructors are business owners and have been employed in their respective fields for decades!


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Student Workbooks

Our courses feature printable Student Workbooks for every chapter. Our printable Student Workbooks are a study tool that allows students to take notes and bring the course material with them when they may not have access to a computer. Workbooks can also be used electronically to quickly review PowerPoint slides and training topics.


Topics Covered

Course Introduction - Duration: 7m

Module 01 - IIS 7 Web Server Installation and Configuration - Duration: 2h 30m

  • IIS 7 Web Server Installation and Configuration
  • Introduction to IIS 7.0
  • Workloads
  • Installation Methods
  • Installing in a Virtualized Environment
  • Demo - Installing IIS
  • IIS Configuration
  • Configuration Files
  • Application Development Features
  • Configuration Health and Diagnostic Features
  • Configuring HTTP Features
  • Configuring Performance Features
  • Configuring Security Features
  • Configuring SMTP Features
  • Demo - IIS Create Website
  • Module 01 - Review

Module 02 - WebSites and Application Pools Configuration - Duration: 1h 27m

  • WebSites and Application Pools Configuration
  • How Are Web Sites and Application Pools Used?
  • Review of the Unified Request Processing Pipeline in 7.0
  • How Does Authentication Work in IIS 7.0?
  • Review of Authentication Types
  • What Are the Default Application Pool Properties?
  • Creating a Web Site
  • What is a Web Application?
  • Creating a Web Application
  • Creating a Virtual Directory
  • Configuring Authentication
  • Hosting Web Sites in a Virtualized Environment
  • Demo - Authenticating and Creating Virtual Directories
  • Creating an Application Pool
  • Setting Basic Properties of an Application Pool
  • Demo - Websites Application Pools
  • Setting Advanced Properties of an Application Pool
  • Recycling Application Pools
  • Edit Application Pools Advanced Properties
  • Managing Authentication
  • Module 02 - Review

Module 03 - ASP.NET Application Settings - Duration: 1h 5m

  • ASP.NET Application Settings
  • Review of the ASP.NET Platform
  • Installing the ASP.NET Role Service
  • Configuring Error Messages
  • Demo - Custom Errors
  • When to Use Stage and Deploy
  • Configuring ASP.NET Compilation and Globalization Settings
  • Configuring ASP.NET Session State and Pages and Controls
  • Configuring ASP.NET Connection Strings and Providers
  • Configuring ASP.NET Application Settings and Machine Key
  • Demo - Configuring ASP.Net
  • Configuring File and Folder Security
  • Configuring Advanced Security to Reduce Attack Area
  • Adding ISAPI Filters
  • Configuring .NET Trust Levels
  • Demo - Configure Application Settings
  • Module 03 - Review

Module 04 - IIS Modules Configuration - Duration: 1h 4m

  • IIS Modules Configuration
  • Review of IIS 6.0 Request Processing
  • Review of IIS 7.0 Request Processing
  • Comparing IIS 7.0 Modules with ISAPI Filters
  • Comparing Handles with Modules
  • Reviewing Native Modules Registered by Default
  • Reviewing Native Modules Not Registered by Default
  • Understanding Information in Application Host.config
  • Registering a Native Module
  • Editing Registration for a Native Module
  • Configuring Native Modules with IIS Manager
  • Using the IIS Manager to Enable a Native Module
  • Reviewing the Native Modules Dialog Boxes
  • Removing a Native Module
  • Removing a Native Module by Editing the Config File
  • Using and Installing Managed Modules
  • Configuring a Managed Module
  • Editing a Managed Module Using the IIS Manager
  • Editing a Managed Module Using the Command Line
  • Removing a Managed Module Using the IIS Manager
  • Demo - Configuring Modules
  • Module 04 - Review

Module 05 - IIS 7 Web Server Security - Duration: 1h 27m

  • IIS 7 Web Server Security
  • Managing IIS 7.0 Security
  • Reviewing Features That Can Be Used to Secure IIS
  • Managing IP and Domain Restrictions
  • Reviewing Authorization Rules
  • Configuring Authorization Rules
  • Managing Authentication
  • Managing Application Security
  • Demo - Configure Authentication and Access
  • Managing Rights and Permissions to Web Site Files
  • Demo - Securing Sites
  • Configuring Access Using Authentication
  • Reviewing Certificates
  • Managing Certificate to Secure Web Sites
  • Managing Certificate to Secure Web Servers
  • Demo - Configure Secure Webserver
  • Managing Request Filtering
  • Minimizing the Modules to Secure the Web Server
  • Using RPCover HTTPS
  • Permitting a User or Group to Connect to a Site
  • Defining ISAPI and CGI Application Restrictions
  • Logging Operations Overview
  • Managing Logging to Secure Web Sites and Servers
  • Reviewing Information Available to Log
  • Reviewing Best Practices for Maintaining IIS Logs
  • Module 05 - Review

Module 06 - Remote Server and Web Sites Administration - Duration: 47m

  • Remote Server and Web Sites Administration
  • Remote Administration Overview and Service Settings
  • Remote Administration Connection Settings
  • Configuring Remote Administration for IIS Server
  • Demo - Configure Remote Admin
  • HTTP with SSL vs. DCOM for Remote Administration
  • Distributed Configuration System Overview
  • How to Delegate Administrative Rights
  • Demo - Delegated Administration
  • Feature Delegation in IIS 7.0
  • Feature Delegation Options
  • Default Feature Delegation Settings
  • Demo - Delegation and Remote Administration
  • Feature Delegation With Remote Management
  • Best Practices for Feature Delegation
  • Module 06 - Review

Module 07 - Maintain Web Servers using Command-line and Scripting - Duration: 1h 49m

  • Maintain Web Servers using Command-line and Scripting
  • IIS 7.0 Management
  • PowerShell Overview
  • Benefits of Using PowerShell
  • Demo - Scripting Using PowerShell
  • Demo - IIS and PowerShell
  • Benefits of Using Microsoft.Web.Administration APIs
  • Benefits of AppCmd.exe and Command-line Scripts
  • Using Scripts for Administrative Tasks
  • How to Use AppCmd: COMMAND Options
  • How to Use AppCmd: OBJECT Options
  • Using AppCmd to Manage IIS 7.0 Tasks
  • Demo - Scripting Using AppCmd
  • PowerShell Command-lets for IIS 7.0
  • Using PowerShell to Manage IIS 7.0 Tasks
  • Using WMI Provider to Manage IIS 7.0 Tasks
  • Demo - Add and Change Settings Using PowerShell
  • Demo - Run Time Data
  • Advanced Settings
  • Module 07 - Review

Module 08 - Manage IIS Web Server Performance - Duration: 46m

  • Manage IIS Web Server Performance
  • Impact of Global Changes on Worker Process
  • Why Consolidate Server Roles?
  • Configure Web Site Limitations
  • Configuring Cache Settings
  • Demo - Configuring IIS Performance
  • Guidelines for Configuring Compression
  • How to Install and Configure WSRM
  • Demo - Tuning IIS
  • Configuring Logging Frequency
  • Managing Application Pools
  • Demo - Applying Applications
  • Module 08 - Review

Module 09 - Website Availability and Load Balancing - Duration: 17m

  • Website Availability and Load Balancing
  • Performing Web Server Backup Validation
  • Pros and Cons Offline Configuration Files vs. DFS
  • Reviewing the Benefits of Using Shared Configurations
  • Enabling Shared Configuration with the IIS Manager
  • Enabling Shared Configuration from the Command Line
  • Impact if Shared Configuration is Offline
  • Shared Configurations Best Practices
  • Configuring NLB Using Shared Configurations
  • Reviewing NLB IIS Server Farms Best Practices
  • Module 09 - Review

Module 09 - Web Server Troubleshooting - Duration: 33m

  • Web Server Troubleshooting
  • When to Monitor for Critical Errors
  • Creating a Failed Request Tracing Rule to Monitor Critical Errors
  • Configuring Selective Logging for an Application
  • Best Practices for Logging
  • Enabling Trace Logging
  • Demo - Troubleshooting
  • Demo - Troubleshooting Authentication
  • Demo - Troubleshooting Authorization
  • Common Communication Error Messages
  • Common Causes of Communication Errors
  • Common Configuration Error Messages
  • Common Causes of Configuration Errors
  • Module 10 - Review
  • Course Closure

Course Outline - Part 2

Course Introduction - Duration: 7m

Module 01 - Installing and Configuring TS Core Functionality - Duration: 1h 6m

  • Installing and Configuring TS Core Functionality
  • TS Features
  • Installing the TS Server Role Service
  • Demo - Install and Configuring TS
  • Authentication Modes
  • TS Core Functionality
  • Remote Desktop Connection Display
  • Remote Desktop Experience
  • Device Redirection
  • Standalone Instance vs. Farm
  • Restricting Remote Connection Sessions
  • Configuring Other TS Settings
  • Configuring Performance Features
  • Module 01 - Review

Module 02 - TS Licensing Configuration - Duration: 12m

  • TS Licensing Configuration
  • TS Licensing Role
  • TS Licensing Manager Snap-In
  • TS Client Access Licenses
  • Installing the TS Licensing Role Service
  • Configuring the Terminal Server for Licensing
  • Managing TS Client Access Licenses
  • Troubleshooting Licenses
  • Module 02 - Review

Module 03 - TS Connections Troubleshooting - Duration: 1h 4m

  • TS Connections Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to TS Properties
  • Introduction to the TS Connection Properties
  • Demo - Configure and Troubleshooting Connection
  • Configuring the Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections
  • Configuring Authentication and Encryption
  • Configuring the Desktop Experience
  • Using Group Policy to Configure the TS Connection Properties
  • Introduction to Single Sign-On
  • Considerations for Configuring Single Sign-On
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
  • Demo - TS Connection
  • Module 03 - Review

Module 04 - TS RemoteApp and EasyPrint - Duration: 52m

  • TS RemoteApp and EasyPrint
  • Types of Applications
  • Considerations for Installing Applications
  • Demo - Configuring RemoteApp and EasyPrint
  • Introduction to TS RemoteApp Programs
  • Advantages of Using RemoteApp Programs
  • Methods for Deploying RemoteApp Programs
  • Considerations for Connecting to TS Web Access
  • TS Easy Print
  • Considerations for Using TS Easy Print
  • Configuring Group Policy for Printer Redirection
  • Demo - Configure RemoteApp
  • Module 04 - Review

Module 05 - TS Web Access and Session Broker - Duration: 29m

  • TS Web Access and Session Broker
  • Introduction to TS Web Access
  • TS Web Access
  • Considerations for Installing TS Web Access
  • Demo - Configure TS Web Access
  • Deploying the TS Web Access Web Part
  • Connecting to Remote Desktop Web by Using TS Web Access
  • Introduction to TS Session Broker
  • Prerequisites for Configuring TS Session Broker
  • Module 05 - Review

Module 06 - TS Gateway Troubleshooting - Duration: 29m

  • TS Gateway Troubleshooting
  • Requirements for TS Gateway
  • Configuring TS Gateway
  • Demo - Configure and Troubleshoot TS Gateway
  • Obtaining Certificates
  • Monitoring Active Connections Through TS Gateway
  • Troubleshooting TS Gateway
  • Demo - TS Gateway
  • Module 06 - Review

Module 07 - Managing and Monitoring TS Connections - Duration: 32m

  • Managing and Monitoring TS Connections
  • Monitoring the TS Connections
  • Introduction to WSRM
  • Features of WSRM
  • Configuring Windows System Resource Manager
  • Demo - Manage and Monitor TS
  • Demo - Introduction to PowerShell
  • Module 07 - Review
  • Course Closure


The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • Three or more physical locations
  • Three or more domain controllers
  • Network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Quiz Information

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