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Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1:  Datacenter or Enterprise to implement Hyper-V

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with SP1:    Free Server just Hyper-V No Windows Server (Free)

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1: VMware , Hyper-V  both be managed by this current product

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta: Next version of VMM where we include the notion of fabric controller and XEN support.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: SCOM helps you monitor what’s going on real time with your operations

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: The product that helps you roll out clients or servers and properly configure them and baseline them.

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2: The next version of SCCM which is really a brand new product.

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Windows Server

Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

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Exam 70-652: TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

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Exam 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

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Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

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Exam 70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

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System Center

Exam 70-400: TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Configuring

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Exam 70-658: TS: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, Configuring

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Exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Configuring

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Exam 70-403: TS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Configuring

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