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Exam Objectives

The objectives for this exam, as stated by Microsoft include:

Installing and Setting Up Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Standard 2011

  • Prepare for migration.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: run Windows SBS Best Practice Analyzer (BPA), DNS cleanup, domain cleanup, run preparation tool, create an answer file for migration)

  • Install and migrate to Windows SBS Standard 2011.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: from Windows SBS 2003, from Windows SBS 2008, Migration Wizard tasks, configure a new installation of Windows SBS

  • Configure connectivity.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Internet domain, configure DNS name resolution (internal and external)

  • Configure network infrastructure.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: ports, protocols, inbound or outbound rules, enable outbound popup and logging, install and configure a gateway appliance/firewall for common Windows SBS services, configure and maintain WAN/LAN/NAT for email/web/ActiveSync (e.g., IP addressing, network hardware configuration)

Configuring Remote Access

  • Configure remote client access to internal resources.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: VPN

  • Configure Remote Web Access
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure the Windows SBS server, e.g., to admin console, to computers, to shared folders; configure RWW to use Remote Desktop Server server; configure client computers

  • Configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure RemoteApp applications, configure RD Session Host, RD Web, RD Gateway

Configuring and Managing Messaging and Collaboration

  • Configure email.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Exchange Server, POP3 Connector, configure email client protocols [POP3 (on client side), SMTP, RPC/HTTPS (also known as Outlook Anywhere), IMAP], configure Microsoft Outlook settings, configure a smart host

  • Manage Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: maintain logging; db management, e.g., defragment db; quota management, add additional email domains, redirect email, configure mobile device Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

  • Configure folder shares.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using Windows SBS console, using native tools (Quota console, File and Server Resource Manager, file screen, reports), shared folders, SMB permissions vs. NTFS permissions

  • Configure storage.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using Move Data Wizards, add additional storage, configure folder redirection policy

  • Configure Microsoft SharePoint
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: create and modify SharePoint sites (e.g., new team sites, blog sites, wiki sites), assign user permissions, configure document upload and handling

Managing Users, Computers, and Printers

  • Create and manage user accounts.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: create, edit, and delete user accounts, assign permissions to users, assign users to computers, configure user RWW access using Windows SBS console, properties and native tools

  • Create and manage user roles.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: change user roles, assign users to a role, assign groups to a role, assign quota policy

  • Create and manage groups.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: create a distribution group, create a security group, add/edit/delete users to/from a group, mail enabled vs. not mail enabled; archived vs. not archived, OU structures

  • Join computers to the domain.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: client and server computers, join an additional server, Connect Wizard, manage user permissions for domain computers (local admin vs. standard user, remote access), migrate local user profiles

  • Create and configure shared devices.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: fax and printers, add a network printer, add drivers for 32 bit, configure user permissions for a device

Managing Health and Security

  • Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure client exclusions, server security updates, maintain health and security, maintain server/client WSUS patching, change software update and schedule settings

  • Manage monitoring and reporting.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: client (including update compliancy, client computer firewall, antivirus status), server (including core services; low disk space; success or fail)

  • Configure backup and restore data on the server.
  • Configure SSL certificates.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure a trusted certificate, self-signed certificates, Including manage certificate packages, import and export during setup for migration

Where to Go from Here

Those passing the 70-169 exam complete the requirements for the MCTS 70-169: Microsoft Small Business Server Standard 2011, Configuring certification. This exam does not count as credit toward any additional certifications.

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