terminal services and 70-290

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guest, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anyone have any info if terminal services is included on the 70-290 exam or a
    good link I can go to to read up about it??

    I'm going through a self study msce pack with preplogic and they didn't
    include anything on terminal services for the 70-290, so I need a little help
    or advice here if I should be studying for this or where to read up on it.
    Guest, Sep 10, 2007
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  2. The information you're looking for can be found on this page:

    As with all Microsoft Certification exams, they have a section titled "Skills
    measured by ..."

    In this particular table, there are 4 instances of the term "Terminal Services",
    so I would guess that the answer to your question is: Yes, Terminal Services is
    included in the exam.

    However, you should also note that "Troubleshooting Terminal Services" is
    lightly covered in the courses that Microsoft provides, so you may have trouble
    finding that in books or instruction.

    Microsoft's suggestion regarding Troubleshooting Terminal Services: "The course
    provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to
    supplement the course with additional work."

    My 2¢: "Get the experience by working with the technology, not reading about it
    from a book."

    Good Luck on your Certifications!!
    Robert Williams [CertGuard], Sep 10, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    By terminal services are they referring to remote desktop/assistance and the
    remote desktop protocol/remote desktop web or are these not related?
    Guest, Sep 11, 2007
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Terminal Services uses the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) for communicating
    between the 2003 Server Terminal Server & the client, which is a Remote
    Desktop client. So on the server side it is Terminal Services, on the client
    side a RDP connection is called a "Remote Desktop Connection".

    The Microsoft Press 70-290 2nd edition (latest) has a section on:

    Configure a server to enable Remote Desktop For Administration

    Assign users to the appropriate group to allow them to administer servers

    Connect to a server using Remote Desktop For Administration Connection

    Installing Terminal Services and Running Remote Administration

    So with Windows 2003 Server, RDP is part of Terminal Services, using RDP
    version 5.2. XP Professional itself uses RDP version 5.1, so keep in mind an
    XP Pro system can do a remote desktop session itself (say to another XP

    AND "Remote Assistance" is also included in the Microsoft 70-290 material.
    Remote Assistance is not part of Terminal Services.

    Isn't this fun? I've been studying for the 70-290 exam, seriously, for about
    3 weeks now. Your question is a good one.

    Hope this helps

    - Terri at
    Guest, Sep 11, 2007
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks, that does help. I get confused because there is terminal server and
    settings and administration within that.

    Wish they would just call it remote desktop protocol and keep it uniform. I
    was so confused when I was reading about questions for terminal services. I
    do have a little server set up on virtual pc and installed the remote admin
    tools, I will need to take a look at that mmc more.

    Thanks for the clarification.
    Guest, Sep 11, 2007
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