Managing File Servers and Data Provisioning in Windows Server 2008

Windows Server administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise; Windows Server administrators who manage infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers for an enterprise organization; individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

Any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams: 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration
150 minutes

Using Windows Server 2008, you have the ability to share files and folders immediately after deployment without any special configuration. However, to optimize sharing and access more granular file sharing tools, the File Services role should be added. This course discusses planning for and managing servers with the File Services and Print Services role added. Also discussed are planning and deployment considerations for the Distributed File System (DFS), as well as DFS Replication.
This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administration. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCITPro: Server Administrator certification.


Planning for File and Print Servers

  • recognize the functions of the File Services role services
  • provision and manage a shared folder
  • create a volume
  • recognize examples of how to use the main File Server Resource Manager features
  • modify permissions on a file or folder
  • add a print server to the Print Management console
  • create a custom printer view
  • use the Share and Storage Management role service
  • modify permissions
  • create a custom printer view

Data Provisioning

  • install DFS Management
  • create a DFS namespace
  • create a replication group
  • create a DFSR connection
  • configure DFSR
  • publish a replicated folder in a namespace
  • configure the advanced properties of a shared folder in the Share and Storage Management console
  • configure indexing on volumes and folders
  • create a DFS namespace
  • create a replication group
  • configure replication and publish a replicated folder in a namespace
  • configure offline data access and indexing





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