Configuring Web Services and Security 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

Windows Server 2008 is considered to be the most complete Microsoft server operating system released to date. Windows Server 2008, along with Internet Information Services 7.0, provides an easy-to-manage platform to securely host web applications and services from within an organization. This course explores creating and managing web applications using IIS 7.0 and configuring the Secure Socket Layer protocol. Configuring, importing, and exporting certificates is also discussed. 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.


Configuring Web Applications

  • install the Internet Information Services
  • recognize the features of Internet Information Services
  • manage application pools for web sites and web applications
  • create and manage web sites in IIS 7.0
  • configure Internet Information Services web applications
  • modify the .NET settings
  • recognize ASP.NET enhancements in IIS 7.0
  • create and manage web sites in IIS 7.0
  • create a web application
  • manage Application Pools in IIS 7.0

Configuring SSL Security

  • enable Secure Sockets Layer encryption
  • configure SSL client verification
  • enable secure communication on a web site
  • add a new certificate
  • request and install the Internet server certificate issued by a public certification authority (CA)
  • import a server certificate
  • export a server certificate
  • configure SSL security on a website





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