Configure Terminal Services in Windows 2008

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Windows Server 2008, the most complete server release to date, includes many new features and functionalities. New Terminal Services features in Windows Server 2008 enable users to remotely access Windows-based programs that are installed on a terminal server either by corporate network or via the Internet. Terminal Services enables applications to be installed and deployed from a central location, allowing for easier application upgrades and maintenance. New Terminal Services licensing requirements, along with the use of Terminal Services profiles, ensures successful client connections and consistent working environments for each terminal server session. This course examines the Terminal Services management utilities, remote desktop permissions, and Terminal Services group policy options designed to ease administration. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-643: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator.

Target Audience
The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of 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

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Configure Terminal Services in Windows 2008

  • install the Terminal Services role service
  • recognize the features of Terminal Services
  • recognize how clients establish connections to a Terminal Server
  • create a Terminal Services user profile
  • recognize the functions of Terminal Services profiles
  • add a home folder to a profile
  • install Terminal Services licensing
  • activate a Terminal Services licensing server
  • recognize how to recover a Terminal Service Licensing Server
  • connect a client to a Terminal Server
  • configure Remote Desktop Permissions for a user and a group
  • recognize the methods to launch Remote Desktop Connections
  • configure the Single Sign-on feature for a user
  • monitor Terminal Services Sessions using Terminal Services Manager
  • recognize the features of Terminal Service Manager
  • monitor Terminal Services sessions using Windows System Resource Manager
  • install Windows System Resource Manager
  • configure resources using Windows System Resource Manager
  • configure Terminal Server using the Group Policy Object Editor
  • recognize how to use the Loopback Policy with Group Policy
  • configure Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008
  • monitor Terminal Service Connections
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