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Event Review: Technical Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Part 2 (Session ITPROSRV-307)

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Session Outline

This session we will finish off the overview with a look at Scalability, Failover Clustering, Windows Server Web application platform, and finally Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 better together features. We will start by covering scalability and failover clustering improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2. Then we will explore what is new in IIS 7.5 and FTP Server which includes management improvements, FTP Server integration with the IIS 7.5 administration interface, security improvements, and Windows PowerShell snap-in for IIS 7.5. Finally, we will explore Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 features that include improvements in branch networking, anywhere access, management enhancements, and data protection improvements.

Session Agenda

  • Clustering
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Windows 7
  • Branch Office Improvements

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Demo: Improving Availability and Scalability with Server Core

This demonstration will show how Windows Server? 2008 R2 Server Core can run ASP.NET applications.  
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Demo: Managing Web Applications with the Configuration Editor

In this demonstration, we will show you how to use the IIS Configuration Editor to manage several server settings.  
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Demo: Installing and Using the Windows PowerShell Snap-In for IIS 7.5

In this demonstration, we will show you how to install the Windows PowerShell Snap-In for IIS 7.5. We will also show you how to create and remove Websites using Windows PowerShell.  
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Demo: Configuring an FTP Server with the New Administration Interface

In this demonstration, we will show you how FTP server is fully integrated with the IIS 7.5 administration interface and configuration store so that you can more easily manage FTP sites. We'll also show you how to configure an FTP site using the new administration interface.  
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Demo: Connecting to Windows 7 Clients Using DirectAccess

In this demonstration we will show you how to connect Windows 7 clients using Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess. We will complete the DirectAccess setup through the DirectAccess Management console. Then, we'll show you how to connect to application servers through the DirectAccess server.  
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Related Links

Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.

Microsoft Press Books

    Third-Party Books

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference

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    • Windows PowerShell Unleashed

      Summary: PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task–saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0–and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment.

    • Experts Guide to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Training and Certification