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Pop Quiz: Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to the "Planning Application and Data Provisioning" objective of Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator.

Q: A company's server administrator needs to add the required role to a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that will support a planned installation of SharePoint Server 2010. Which role does the administrator need to add?

  1. File Services
  2. Active Directory Federation Services
  3. Application Server
  4. Network Policy and Access Services

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is C: The Application Server role supports IIS (Internet Information Services), .NET Framework, ASP.NET, and COM+ to name a few. Businesses of all types need to install server-based applications and make them available to network clients.

Quick Tip: The Application Server role is just one of the many prerequisites required prior to installing SharePoint 2010. For more information regarding prerequisites, click here.

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Bonus Question: Which Wbadmin subcommand is used to start a system state recovery? (Tweet your answer with #pop646d and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, September 17.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: Windows System Resource Manager available in Windows Server 2008 R2 can be used to manage resource allocation.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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