Improvements to Role Services in Windows Server 2008 R2
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Windows Server 2008 introduced the compartmentalization of server functions into server roles and role services and presented Server Manager as a convenient, central location for installation and administration of those roles. In the R2 release, there are improvements to many server role services as well as some new additions. This course focuses on the advancements made to the increasingly popular Hyper-V server role, which now closely integrates with a number of other roles services. It also presents the recent changes to the Terminal Services role, which is now referred to as Remote Desktop Services and introduces the new remote connectivity technologies including virtualized corporate desktops using Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), DirectAccess, VPN Reconnect (or Agile VPN), and BranchCache. The course also provides an overview of the File Classification Infrastructure provided in Windows Server 2008 R2 and highlights the improved Web Application Platform, which includes an update to IIS 7.5.
This path is intended for administrators working with Windows Server 2008 who need to update their knowledge of new features and improvements provided by the Windows Server 2008 R2 release. It is also of interest to administrators planning on implementing Windows Server 2008 environments that may include Windows Server 2008 R2.
Individuals should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system, including one or more Windows Server 2008 servers; familiarity with Active Directory Domain Services management and administration of domain controllers; familiarity with implementation and security of network services such as file and print, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, high availability, and client computer management; and familiarity with connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.