Configure File and Print Services in Windows Server 2008

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

Expected Duration
120 minutes

The most basic goal of a network infrastructure is to provide the ability to make file and printer services available to network users, and Windows Server 2008 continues to improve the provisioning and management of these types of resources. In this course we discuss file share features including Public Folder Sharing, Client Side Caching of offline files, and network printing resources. The course also explores management features such as disk quotas and file screening, reviews the use of the Distributed File System, and outlines the use of Windows Server Backup for data backup and restoration.
This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring certification, and counts as credit towards the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.


Configuring File and Print Servers

  • identify the functions of FSRM
  • configure print services
  • recognize printer permissions
  • configure disk quotas
  • match the encryption method to the example
  • set up standard file sharing
  • configuring shared resources
  • configure roles
  • enable NTFS quotas
  • set up file sharing

File Management

  • configure Windows Server Backup
  • recognize the restore options in Windows Server 2008
  • configure DFS
  • configure the DFS root





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