Server and Application Virtualization in Microsoft Windows Server 2008

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


Enterprise Administrators must be knowledgeable about the features and benefits virtualization technologies have to offer and how these technologies can help them reduce costs and administrative resources. This course covers key virtualization techniques that can be implemented in the enterprise infrastructure, concentrating on server and application virtualization. This includes virtual server consolidation using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V functionality, as well as the management products available to configure the virtual servers and centrally manage their performance. The course also provides a look at application virtualization solutions provided by Windows Server 2008, including an overview of the Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization Platform and how it is used to provide a virtual deployment of applications in your enterprise. The course covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator. Passing the prerequisite MCTS exams and this Professional Series exam completes the requirements for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification.

Target Audience

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.


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 As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams: 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

  • distinguish between Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technologies
  • recognize key virtualization issues
  • install the Windows Server Virtualization Role on Windows Server 2008
  • Virtualization Management in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize the functions of the virtualization management tools
  • configure a virtual server using Hyper-V Manager
  • Virtualization Design in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize key considerations when designing a virtualization solution
  • Setting up the Virtualization Role and a Virtual Server

    Designing Server Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

    Application Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize key characteristics of SoftGrid application virtualization
  • Using SoftGrid Application Virtualization