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Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

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Who Needs to Attend

Systems administrators and systems engineers or those seeking such roles.

 

Prerequisites

  • CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills
  • CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills

 

Follow-On Courses

 

Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

Learn how to administer Microsoft Server 2003.

This course combines 5 days of instructor-led training with e-Learning content to provide the knowledge and skills you need to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.

This is the first course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003 and serves as the entry point for other courses in the Windows Server 2003 curriculum.

This course incorporates material from the following Official Microsoft Learning Product (OMLP):

Course 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Certification:

This course will help prepare you for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:

  • Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

What You'll Learn

 

  • Create and populate organizational units with user and computer accounts
  • Manage user and computer accounts
  • Create and manage groups
  • Manage access to resources
  • Implement and manage printing
  • Manage access to objects in using organizational units
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Manage the user and computer environment by using Group Policy
  • Audit accounts and resources
  • Prepare to administer server resources
  • Configure a server to monitor system performance
  • Monitor system performance
  • Manage device drivers by configuring device driver signing and restoring a device driver
  • Manage hard disks, data storage, and disaster recovery
  • Maintain software by using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services
  • Maintain Windows Server 2003 security

Course Outline

 

1. Administering Accounts and Resources

  • Multimedia: Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources
  • The Windows Server 2003 Environment
  • Logging on to Windows Server 2003
  • Using the Run As Feature for Administration
  • Installing and Configuring Administrative Tools
  • Creating an Organizational Unit

2. Managing User and Computer Accounts

  • Creating User Accounts
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Modifying User and Computer Account Properties
  • Creating a User Account Template
  • Managing User and Computer Accounts
  • Using Queries to Locate User and Computer Accounts in Active Directory

3. Managing Groups

  • Creating Groups
  • Managing Group Membership
  • Strategies for Using Groups
  • Using Default Groups

4. Managing Access to Resources

  • Overview of Managing Access to Resources
  • Managing Access to Shared Folders
  • Managing Access to Files and Folders Using NTFS Permissions
  • Determining Effective Permissions
  • Managing Access to Shared Files Using Offline Caching

5. Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

  • Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects
  • Moving Objects Between Organizational Units in the Same Domain
  • Delegating Control of Organizational Units

6. Implementing Group Policy

  • Purpose and Function of Group Policy
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Implementing GPOs on a Domain
  • Managing the Deployment of Group Policy

7. Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Assigning Scripts with Group Policy
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Determining Applied GPOs

8. Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy

  • Overview of Security in Windows Server 2003
  • Using Security Templates to Secure Computers
  • Testing Computer Security Policy
  • Configuring Auditing
  • Managing Security Logs

9. Preparing to Administer a Server

Examine the tools to use and the rights and permissions that are needed to administer a server.

  • Introduction to Administering a Server
  • Configuring Remote Desktop to Administer a Server
  • Managing Remote Desktop Connections

10. Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

Learn to use performance tools, configure and manage performance logs, configure and manage alerts, and manage system monitor views.

  • Monitoring Server Performance
  • Performing Real-Time and Logged Monitoring
  • Configuring and Managing Counter Logs
  • Configuring Alerts

11. Managing Data Storage

  • Managing NTFS File Compression
  • Configuring File Encryption
  • Configuring Encrypting File System (EFS) Recovery Agents
  • Implementing Disk Quotas

12. Managing Disaster Recovery

  • Preparing and Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • Backing Up Data
  • Scheduling Backup Jobs
  • Restoring Data
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Recovering from Server Failure

13. Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Installing and Configuring WSUS
  • Managing WSUS

14. Securing Windows Server 2003

  • Securing Servers
  • Implementing Core Server Security
  • Hardening Servers
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

Self-Study Modules

The self-study modules are included on the CD-ROM but are not printed in the course manual.

A. Implementing Printing

  • Multimedia: Introduction to Printing in the Windows Server 2003 Family
  • Installing and Managing Access to Printers
  • Managing Printer Drivers
  • Implementing Printer Locations

B. Managing Printing

Learn to set up a network-wide printing strategy that meets the needs of users and to troubleshoot installation or configuration problems.

  • Changing the Location of the Print Spooler
  • Setting Printer Priorities and Scheduling Printer Availability
  • Configuring a Printing Pool and Redirecting Print Queues

C. Monitoring Server Performance

Collect performance data by monitoring primary server subsystems, and learn to identify system bottlenecks by using the Performance console and Task Manager.

  • Multimedia: The Primary Server Subsystems
  • How Primary Server Subsystems Affect Server Performance
  • Monitoring Server Memory
  • Monitoring Processor Usage
  • Monitoring Disks
  • Monitoring Network Usage
  • Best Practices for Monitoring Server Performance

D. Maintaining Device Drivers

  • Configuring Device Driver Signing Options
  • Using Device Driver Rollback

E. Managing Disks

  • Preparing Disks Including Initializing and Partitioning
  • Managing Disk Properties
  • Managing Mounted Drive
  • Converting Disks from Basic to Dynamic and from Dynamic to Basic
  • Creating Volumes
  • Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes
  • Importing a Foreign Disk

Labs

 

Lab 1: Creating Organizational Units

Lab 2: Managing User and Computer Accounts

  • Create User Accounts
  • Create Computer Accounts
  • Use Queries to Locate Objects
  • Modify User and Computer Properties

Lab 3: Creating and Managing Groups

  • Create Global and Domain Local Groups
  • Manage Group Membership
  • Manage Default Groups

Lab 4: Managing Access to Resources

  • Create and Share Folders
  • Configure NTFS Permissions
  • Publish Shared Folders
  • Test Permissions
  • Configure Automatic Caching

Lab 5: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

  • Modify the Delegation of Control Wizard and Delegate Permissions
  • Test the Delegated Permissions
  • Grant Permissions to the Legal Organizational Unit and Create a Taskpad
  • Test the Delegated Permissions

Lab 6: Implementing a GPO

  • Disable and Delete a GPO
  • Create and Link Multiple GPOs
  • Filter the GPOs to Exempt Selected Users
  • Back Up and Import GPO Settings

Lab 7: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

  • Create and Apply a GPO to the Graphics Organizational Unit
  • Assign a Logon Script to Connect to a Printer
  • Use a GPO to Configure the Members of the Backup Operators Group
  • Use the Group Policy Results Wizard to Verify the Policy Settings

Lab 8: Managing Security Settings

  • Create a Custom Security Template
  • Import and Deploy the Custom Template

Lab 9: Preparing to Administer a Server

  • Enable Remote Desktop
  • Create a Shared Folder on a Remote Computer
  • Connect to a Remote Console Session
  • Create runas Shortcuts to Administration Tools

Lab 10: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

  • Select the Appropriate Monitoring Technique

Lab 11: Managing Data Storage

  • Troubleshoot Disk-Quota Entries
  • Recover an Encrypted File

Lab 12: Managing Disaster Recovery

  • Back Up the System State Data
  • Recover from a Corrupt Registry by Using Last Known Good Configuration
  • Recover from a Corrupt Registry by Restoring System State Data

Lab 13: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

  • Create a Test Computer Group
  • View the Status of Updates and Computers
  • Back Up WSUS

Lab 14: Securing Windows Server 2003

  • Use the Security Configuration Wizard
  • Configure a Group Policy Object for Member Servers
  • Scan a Range of Computers Using MBSA

Self-Study Labs

Lab - Self-Study Topic A: Implementing Printing

  • Install Printers and Set Printer Locations and Permissions
  • Search for Printers and Test Permissions

Lab - Self-Study Topic B: Managing Printing

  • Install Printers and Create a Printing Pool
  • Set Printer Priorities and Availability

Lab - Self-Study Topic C: Monitoring Server Performance

  • Create and Configure Alerts
  • Configure the Messaging Service
  • Finding a High CPU Usage Process
  • Finding a High Memory Usage Process

Lab - Self-Study Topic E: Managing Disks

  • Recover from a Failed Mirrored Drive

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