Configuring Windows Server Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


New functionality and security enhancements make Windows Server 2008 the most complete Microsoft server release to date. New Virtualization technologies reduce the requirement of physical machines on a network, allowing for reduced costs, ease of administration, and a more dynamic infrastructure. With the introduction of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, organizations can take advantage Network Load Balancing features, a testing and development platform, and disaster recovery options enabled by Hyper-V. This course covers the Hyper-V MMC Snap-in, along with the configuration and management basics required to implement the Hyper-V role into a new or existing infrastructure. 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


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

90 min.

Course Objectives


  • recognize the benefits of using Windows Server 2008 virtualization technology
  • Installing Windows Server Hyper-V

  • install the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008
  • identify the benefits and features of Hyper-V
  • recognize how to configure the settings for the Hyper MMC snap-in
  • Creating Virtual Machines

  • create a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008
  • implement a virtual hard disk in Windows Server 2008
  • Backing Up Virtual Machines

  • create a virtual machine snapshot
  • apply a virtual machine snapshot
  • Taking Virtual Snapshots