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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - Configuring an Applications Infrastructure Part 1

What should I do if my video will not play?

There are many things that can affect the quality of your video so we have put together these instructions to help you review all the things that need to be tested in order to trouble-shoot video quality.

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  • Your Connection Speed: Internet speed needs to be 2.0 Mbps upload and download to successfully watch the videos.  You will want to check and see if your connection speed is 2.0 Mbps or higher.  You can do this by clicking on this link and running a speed test.
  • Jitter and Packet Loss: Your Jitter rate lets us know if your connection speed is consistent while your Packet Loss rate lets us know if your internet connection could be losing pieces of the video.
    • Go to https://www.dotcom-tools.com/ping-test.aspx to determine if there is any Jitter or Packet Loss on your connection.
    • This is measured by a letter scale with A being the best.
      • If your Packet Loss is below a B, your connection is losing pieces of the video and causing the video to skip.
      • If your Jitter is below a B, your connection speed is very inconsistent and may be changing while you are watching the video which will result in buffering issues.
      • If either of these is the case you will need to contact your internet provider.
  • Ports: You will need to have ports 1935, 443 and 80 open. You can run a port test at this link.
    • If you are watching from work and those ports are not open, check with your IT department.
  • Shared Internet Connection: If you are on a shared internet connection, test playing videos during non-peak hours when usage by others on your network is low.
  • Reset Your Browser: If you've tried all the previous steps, your browser may be retaining data that needs to be deleted, and this requires a reset. If you are using Chrome, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset. If you are using Firefox, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser.
  • Other things to check:
    • At home or at work, test using different browsers and computers to see if you get the same result.
      • Make sure you have the latest version of the browser you are using.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset.
    • Try from a different location using a different network.
    • If you are on a wireless connection try a wired solution.
    • If you are on a home network:
      • Test playing the videos when you are the only user on the network.
      • Try by-passing your router to eliminate it as the point of failure. A direct plug from your ISP to your computer will take care of this and will make sure that neither your router nor other users are affecting your connection.
    • If you are running Firefox, you can check your plugins here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
  • Make sure you do not have any other programs open. File sharing and peer to peer sharing programs, even when limited to low bandwidth, can make it almost impossible to stream properly.
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  • Submitting Debugging Information If you have tried everything else and still are having trouble viewing the videos, you can visit this page where you can help us debug your particular setup by following the instructions on the page and submit the debugging information to us.
Video Title
00: Course Introduction
9 min
01: Deploying Windows in a Windows Server 2008 Environment
23 min
01 A: Windows Deployment Tools Demo
15 min
02: Deploying Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
27 min
02 A: Windows Deployment Services Demo
23 min
03: Deploying Virtual Machines
25 min
04: Implementing a Windows Activation Infrastructure
13 min
05: Configuring Server Storage
24 min
05 A: Configuring Disks Demo
16 min
06: Configuring Server Clusters
18 min
07: Deploying a Terminal Server
23 min
07 A: Deploy a Terminal Server Demo
20 min
08: Configuring Terminal Services
16 min
08 A: Configuring Terminal Services Demo
24 min
09: Configuring And Managing Terminal Services Clients
16 min
09A: Configuring TS Clients Demo
24 min
10: Deploying Terminal Services Gateway
16 min
10 A: Configuring TS Gateway Demo
14 min
11: Publishing Applications with TS RemoteApp
14 min
11 A: Configuring TS RemoteApp Demo
21 min
12: Exam Prep 70-643 Part 1
13 min
6 hrs 34 mins

Michael Krout

Michael is CEO of Idea Dudes LLC which is a Microsoft Gold Partner and CPLS. Michael is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating solutions for businesses. He has over 22 years of architecture, analysis, development of Information Processing Systems and training. Michael's expertise centers around developing business solutions and training. He started his career in the United States Airforce (USAF)where he worked with the IBM 36 and Burroughs systems.  He then went on to start his networking career with Novell 3.12.  He has been working with Windows since the early days of Microsoft. Previously, Michael has worked with U.S. Pentagon, Social Security Administration, and other companies throughout the United States.  He currently holds MCSE NT 4.0, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, MCTS SharePoint Services 3.0, MCTS, Active Directory Configuration Windows 2008, MCTS Windows 2008 Application Infrastructure, MCTS Windows 2008 Network Infrastructure, MCITP Windows 2008 Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator and MCT.  He also a member of Strathmores Whos Who Worldwide.  He has a wife and son. 

System Requirements

Windows Server 2008
• Processor: 1 GHz (X86 processor or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
• Memory:
o Minimum 512 MB RAM
o Maximum (32-bit systems) 4GB for Standard or 64 GB for Enterprise and Datacenter
o Maximum (64-bit systems) 32 GB for Windows Server 2008 Standard or 1 TB for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems
• Disk Space:
o Minimum (32-bit systems) 20 GB or greater
o Minimum (64-bit systems) 32 GB or greater
• Foundation: 10 GB or greater
• Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor
• Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device


Windows Server 2008 R2
• Processor: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor) or 1.3 GHz (Dual Core)
• Memory:
o Minimum: 512 MB RAM
o Maximum 8 GB for Foundation or 32 GB for Standard or 2 TB for Enterprise, Datacenter, and Itanium-based systems
• Disk Space: 32 GB or greater
• Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor
• DVD Drive, Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Software or Windows Server 2008 R2 Activation-Detail set up will be provided with the course.

Course Materials

When you purchase this course you will receive access to these materials.

  • Student Guide
  • Exercise Guide
  • Lab Setup Guide

Course Links

These links are activated when you purchase this course.

  • Course Survey
  • Microsoft Exam Information


This course comes with a Transcript that tracks your progress. You can use your transcript to view and monitor your progress and when you complete the course, you can print or email the transcript, or print a course completion certificate.

Certificate of Completion

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. You will be able to print or email the certificate and share your accomplishment with everyone.

How to Take Your Exam

Microsoft Windows Server 2008-Configuring a Application Infrastructure Part 1 is part of a three-course online training series that prepares you to take the Microsoft's Technology Specialist (TS) Exam 70-642. The course maps to the Microsoft's official curriculum 6419B, 6419A, and 6421A.
When you pass Exam 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration Certification.

This exam also counts as credit toward the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator certification.

For more information about the exam requirements or locations and pricing, select the links located in the Related Links section for this course.