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To join the ranks of the most skilled IT virtualization professionals, make your first (or next) certification goal begin with Exam 70-659: MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization.

Passing this exam earns you the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and proves your technical expertise in server virtualization.

These posts are not intended teach you everything you need to know to get 100% on the test. It is to get you to be able to pass the test and effectively use the Microsoft Virtualization Stack! Pay extra attention to those items Bolded or Highlighted!

We will use a common numbering scheme to identify the content.  Each section will likely require many posts or videos so we will use the following for the numbering scheme.

1.x.x) Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings {Dan Stolts “ITProGuru”}


  • 1.x: Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings {Dan Stolts “ITProGuru”}
    • 1.1: Add the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 R2
      • 1.1.1-Identifying Hardware Requirements
      • 1.1.2-Identifying Requirements for System Center Virtual Machine Manager
      • 1.1.3-Verifying BIOS settings (i.e. DEP & VT)
      • 1.1.4-Add the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 R2
      • 1.1.5-Configuring Hyper-V Server R2
      • 1.1.6-Installing Server Core
      • 1.1.7-Configuring Hyper-V on Server Core
      • 1.1.8-Adding the Hyper-V role using Virtual Machine Manager
    • 1.2-Enable remote management
      • 1.2.1- Configuring Virtual Network Manager settings
      • 1.2.2- You get the picture …

2.x.x) Configuring Child Settings {John Baker}

3.x.x) Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments {TBD}

4.x.x) Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability {Blain Barton}

5.x.x) Performing Migration {Bob Hunt}

6.x.x) Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure {Yung Chou}

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