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Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

A Five-Day Training Course

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Course Content

Authorised Microsoft Training Course

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

This intensive, authorised training course combines five days of instructor-led training with additional e-Learning content to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment It 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.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as, or seeking employment as, a systems administrator or systems engineer. Delegates should possess:

  • CompTIA A+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills
  • CompTIA Network+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to 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 
    Lab : Creating Organizational Units
    • Creating an Organisational Unit 
    Module 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 
    Lab : Managing User and Computer Accounts
    • Creating User Accounts  • Creating Computer Accounts  • Using Queries to Locate Objects  • Modifying User and Computer Properties 
    Module 3: Managing Groups
    • Creating groups.  • Managing group membership.  • Strategies for using groups.  • Using default groups. 
    Lab : Creating and Managing Groups
    • Creating Global and Domain Local Groups  • Managing Group Membership  • Managing Default Groups 
    Module 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 
    Lab : Managing Access to Resources
    • Creating and Sharing Folders  • Configuring NTFS Permissions  • Publishing Shared Folders  • Testing Permissions  • Configuring Automatic Caching 
    Module 5: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units
    • Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects  • Delegating Control of Organizational Units 
    Lab : Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units
    • Modifying the Delegation of Control Wizard and Delegating Permissions  • Testing the Delegated Permissions  • Granting Permissions to the Legal Organizational Unit and Creating a Taskpad  • Testing the Delegated Permissions 
    Module 6: Implementing Group Policy
    • Implementing Group Policy Objects  • Implementing GPOs on a Domain  • Managing the Deployment of Group Policy 
    Lab : Implementing a GPO
    • Disabling and Deleting a GPO  • Creating and Linking Multiple GPOs  • Filtering the GPOs to Exempt Selected Users  • Backing Up and Importing GPO Settings 
    Module 7: Manage the deployment of Group Policy.
    • Configuring Group Policy Settings  • Assigning Scripts with Group Policy  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software  • Configuring Folder Redirection  • Determining Applied GPOs 
    Lab : Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy
    • Creating and Applying a GPO to the Graphics Organizational Unit  • Assigning a Logon Script to Connect to a Printer  • Using a GPO to Configure the Members of the Backup Operators Group  • Using the Group Policy Results Wizard to Verify the Policy Settings 
    Module 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 
    Lab : Managing Security Settings
    • Creating a Custom Security Template  • Importing and Deploying the Custom Template 
    Module 9: Preparing to Administer a Server
    • Introduction to Administering a Server  • Configuring Remote Desktop to Administer a Server  • Managing Remote Desktop Connections 
    Lab : Preparing to Administer a Server
    • Enabling Remote Desktop  • Creating a Shared Folder on a Remote Computer  • Connecting to a Remote Console Session  • Creating runas Shortcuts to Administration Tools 
    Module 10: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance
    • Introduction to Monitoring Server Performance  • Performing Real-Time and Logged Monitoring  • Configuring and Managing Counter Logs  • Configuring Alerts 
    Lab : Preparing to Monitor Server Performance
    • Selecting the Appropriate Monitoring Technique 
    Module 11: Managing Data Storage
    • Managing File Compression  • Configuring File Encryption  • Configuring EFS Recovery Agents  • Implementing Disk Quotas 
    Lab : Managing Data Storage
    • Troubleshooting Disk-Quota Entries  • Recovering an Encrypted File 
    Module 12: Managing Disaster Recovery
    • Preparing for Disaster Recovery  • Backing Up Data  • Scheduling Backup Jobs  • Restoring Data  • Configuring Shadow Copies  • Recovering from Server Failure 
    Lab : Managing Disaster Recovery
    • Backing Up the System State Data  • Recovering from a Corrupt Registry by Using Last Known Good Configuration  • Recovering from a Corrupt Registry by Restoring System State Data 
    Module 13: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
    • Introduction to Windows Server Update Services  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services  • Managing Windows Server Update Services 
    Lab : Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
    • Create a Test Computer Group  • View the Status of Updates and Computers  • Back up WSUS 
    Module 14: Securing Windows Server 2003
    • Introduction to Securing Servers  • Implementing Core Server Security  • Hardening Servers  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 
    Lab : Securing Windows Server 2003
    • Using the Security Configuration Wizard  • Configuring a Group Policy Object for Member Servers  • Scanning a Range of Computers by Using MBSA 
    Module 15: Self-Study: Implementing Printing
    • Multimedia: Introduction to Printing in the Windows Server 2003 Family  • Installing and Managing Access to Printers  • Managing Printer Drivers  • Implementing Printer Locations 
    Lab : Implementing Printing
    • Installing Printers and Setting Printer Locations and Permissions  • Searching for Printers and Testing Permissions 
    Module 16: Self-Study: Managing Printing
    • Changing the Location of the Print Spooler  • Setting Printer Priorities and Scheduling Printer Availability  • Configuring a Printing Pool and Redirecting Print Queues 
    Lab : Managing Printing
    • Installing Printers and Creating a Printing Pool  • Setting Printer Priorities and Availability 
    Module 17: Self-Study: Monitoring Server Performance
    • Multimedia: The Primary Server Subsystems  • Monitoring Server Memory  • Monitoring Processor Usage  • Monitoring Disks  • Monitoring Network Usage  • Monitoring Best Practices 
    Lab : Monitoring Server Performance
    • Create and Configure Alerts  • Configure the Messaging Service  • Finding a High CPU Usage Process  • Finding a High Memory Usage Process 
    Module 18: Self-Study: Maintaining Device Drivers
    • Configuring Device Driver Signing Options  • Using Device Driver Rollback 
    Module 19: Self-Study: Managing Disks
    • Preparing Disks  • Managing Disk Properties  • Managing Mounted Drives  • Converting Disks  • Creating Volumes  • Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes  • Importing a Foreign Disk 
    Lab : Managing Disks
    • Recovering from a Failed Mirrored Drive 

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Create and populate organisational units with user and computer accounts
  • Manage user and computer accounts
  • Create and manage groups
  • Manage access to resources
  • Implement printing
  • 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
  • Certification

    Microsoft Course 2273B
    Exam 70-290

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