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MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (Exam 70-290)

Study Guide & DVD Training System

MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment: Exam 70-290 Study Guide and DVD Training System is a one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of the official Microsoft 70-290 exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to pass the exam on your first try.In June, 2003 Microsoft will launch beta exams for the Windows Server 2003 certification line. Exams will likely go live the following August and September. This launch is a comprehensive revamping of the MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Enginner) track with all new core exams and all new electives. In addition, the MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) certification will expand its program to include an additional upgrade exam for MCSAs wanting to become MCSEs. The launch of this new certification track means that all current MCSEs, representing an installed base of approximately 200,000 (source: MCP Magazine) will need to recertify under Windows Server 2003. In addition, any MCP looking to become an MCSE--estimates are about 1.2 million (source: MCP Magazine)--will also have to continue their certifications under the new program. Many industry experts expect the Windows 2003 certification, and product line as well, to be a more popular track since many organziations are still using NT and plan to skip 2000 and go directly to 2003.

Audience
Microsoft engineers and consultants wanting to demonstrate a certain level of expertise to their employer. Those starting new certifications as well as those upgrading from prior tracks and lesser certifications.

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Published: October 2003

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-932266-60-3

Contents


  • Foreword

    Chapter 1 Overview of Windows Server 2003

    Introduction

    History of the Windows Operating System Family

    Out of MS-DOS: Where It All Began

    Windows 9x versus Windows NT-Based Operating Systems

    The NT OS Family Tree

    Windows NT 3.x

    Windows NT 4.0

    Windows 2000

    Windows XP/Windows Server 2003

    Windows Server Operating System Basics

    Client-Server Networking

    The Domain Concept

    Directory Services

    What's New in Windows Server 2003?

    Why a New Server Operating System?

    New Features

    The Windows Server 2003 Family

    Why Four Different Editions?

    Members of the Family

    4.3 Manage Software Site Licensing

    4.2 Manage Software Update Infrastructure

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    1 Chapter 2 Managing Physical and Logical Disks

    Introduction

    Understanding Disk Terminology and Concepts

    Microsoft Disk Terminology

    Using Disk Management Tools

    Using the Disk Management MMC

    Using the Command-Line Utilities

    1 Understanding and Managing Physical and Logical Disks

    1.1 Manage Basic Disks

    1.1 Managing Dynamic Disks

    1.3 Optimize Server Disk Performance

    1.3.2 Defragmenting Volumes and Partitions

    Configuring and Monitoring Disk Quotas

    1.3.1 Implementing RAID Solutions

    Understanding and Using Remote Storage

    Understanding Remote Storage Concepts

    Setting Up Remote Storage

    Troubleshooting Disks and Volumes

    Troubleshooting Basic Disks

    Troubleshooting Dynamic Volumes

    Troubleshooting Fragmentation Problems

    Troubleshooting Disk Quotas

    Troubleshooting Remote Storage

    Troubleshooting RAID

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 3 Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware

    Introduction

    Understanding Server Hardware Vulnerabilities

    Understanding How Windows

    1.4.1 Installing and Configuring Server Hardware Devices

    1.4 Configuring Driver Signing Options

    Using the New Hardware Wizard

    1.4.3 Using Device Manager to Configure and Manage Devices

    Device Installation and Configuration Best Practices

    1.2 Monitoring Server Hardware

    Using Device Manager

    Using Event Viewer

    Using Control Panel Applets

    Using Command-Line Utilities

    4.7.3 Using Performance Console

    Hardware Monitoring Best Practices

    Troubleshooting Hardware Devices

    Diagnosing and Resolving Issues

    Related to Hardware Settings

    Diagnosing and Resolving Issues

    Hardware Troubleshooting Best Practices

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    2 Chapter 4 Managing User, Group, and Computer Accounts

    Introduction

    2.1 Understanding Security Objects

    Understanding the Role of User Accounts

    Understanding the Role of Group Accounts

    Understanding the Role of Computer Accounts

    Understanding the Role of Active Directory

    Using Management Tools

    Using the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) Administrative Tool

    Using Command-Line Utilities

    2.4 Creating and Managing User Accounts

    2.4.1 Using the ADUC MMC Snap-In to Create and Manage Users

    Using the Command Line to Create and Manage Users

    2.3.5/2.4.2 Automating User and Group Account Creation

    2.4.3 Importing User Accounts

    2.6 Troubleshooting User Accounts

    2.3 Creating and Managing Group Accounts

    2.3.1 Understanding Group Types and Scopes

    2.3.3/2.3.4 Using the ADUC MMC

    Using the Command Line to Create and Manage Groups

    Group Management Tasks

    Group Membership Management Best Practices

    2.2 Creating and Managing Computer Accounts

    2.5.1 Using the ADUC MMC Snap-In to

    2.5 Using the Command Line to Create, Manage, and Troubleshoot Computers

    Creating and Managing Domain Controllers

    2.5 Troubleshooting Computer Accounts

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    3 Chapter 5 Managing Access to Resources

    Introduction

    Understanding Access Control

    Defining Access Control

    3.1 Understanding and Using Access Permissions

    3.3 Setting File-Level Permissions (NTFS Security)

    3.1.2 Setting Shared-Folder Permissions

    Shared Folders in Active Directory

    3.3.1 Understanding How Permissions Are Inherited

    Setting User Rights and Privileges

    Understanding the Role of User Rights

    2.7/3.4 Troubleshooting Access Problems

    Identifying Common Access Problems

    Basic Troubleshooting Guidelines

    Using New Command-Line Utilities

    Using where.exe

    Using takeown.exe

    Using EFS Encryption

    Understanding Disk Encryption

    Understanding How EFS Works "Under the Hood"

    Encrypting Files and Folders Using the Graphical Interface

    Using the cipher.exe

    Applying EFS Best Practices

    Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

    Understanding the Function of a PKI

    Installing and Using the

    Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services

    Creating the Certificate Authority Hierarchy

    Applying PKI Best Practices

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 6 Managing and Troubleshooting Terminal Services

    Introduction

    Understanding Windows Terminal Services

    Terminal Services Terminology and Concepts

    Terminal Services Components

    4.4.2 Manage a Server by Using Terminal Services Remote Administration Mode

    Using Remote Desktop for Administration

    Using Remote Assistance

    Downloading, Installing, and Configuring the Windows Messenger Tool for Use with Remote Assistance

    Installing and Configuring the Terminal Server Role

    Installing the Terminal Server Role

    Using Terminal Services Client Tools

    Installing and Using the Remote

    Installing and Using the Remote Desktops MMC Snap-In

    Installing and Using the Remote Desktop Web Connection Utility

    Using Terminal Services Administrative Tools

    3.2.2 Using the Terminal Services Manager

    Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool

    User Account Extensions

    3.2.2 Using Group Policies to Control Terminal Services Users

    Using the Terminal Services Command-Line Tools

    3.2 Troubleshooting Terminal Services

    Not Automatically Logged On

    "This Initial Program Cannot Be Started"

    Clipboard Problems

    License Problems

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 7 Using Server Management Tools

    Introduction

    4.4.3 Recognizing Types of Management Tools

    Administrative Tools Menu

    Custom MMC Snap-Ins

    Command-Line Utilities

    Wizards

    Windows Resource Kit

    The Run As Command

    4.4 Managing Your Server Remotely

    Remote Assistance

    Using Web Interface for Remote Administration

    Remote Desktop for Administration

    Administration Tools Pack (adminpak.msi)

    Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

    Using Computer Management to Manage a Remote Computer

    Which Tool To Use?

    Using Emergency Management Services

    4.7.2/4.5 Managing Printers and Print Queues

    Using the Graphical Interface

    Using New Command-Line Tools

    The Printer Spooler Service

    The Internet Printing Protocol

    Managing and Troubleshooting Services

    Service Configuration

    Using the Graphical Interface

    Using New Command-Line Utilities

    Using Wizards to Configure and Manage Your Server

    Using the Configure Your Server and Manage Your Server Wizards

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    4.9 Chapter 8 Managing Web Servers with IIS 6.0

    Introduction

    Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0

    Pre-Installation Checklist

    Installation Methods

    Installation Best Practices

    What's New in IIS 6.0?

    New Security Features

    New Reliability Features

    Health Detection

    New Request Processing Architecture: HTTP.SYS Kernel Mode Driver

    Other New Features

    4.9.1 Managing IIS 6.0

    Performing Common Management Tasks

    4.9.2 Managing IIS Security

    Troubleshooting IIS 6.0

    Troubleshooting Content Errors

    Troubleshooting Connection Errors

    Troubleshooting Other Error

    Using New IIS Command-Line Utilities

    iisweb.vbs

    iisvdir.vbs

    iisftp.vbs

    iisftpdr.vbs

    iisback.vbs

    iiscnfg.vbs

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 9 Monitoring Performance and Security

    Introduction

    4.6 Monitoring Performance

    4.7 Using Task Manager to Monitor Performance

    4.1 Using the Performance Utility to Monitor Performance

    Using Command-Line Tools

    4.8 Optimizing Servers for Application Performance

    4.8.1 Monitoring Memory Objects

    4.8.2 Monitoring Network Objects

    4.8.3 Monitoring Process Objects

    4.8.4 Monitoring Disk Objects

    Auditing Security Events

    Defining and Modifying Auditing Policies for Event Categories

    Enabling Auditing of Object Access

    Viewing the Security Log

    Using Event Viewer

    Event Types

    Understanding Event Logs

    Managing Event Logs

    Troubleshooting Event Logs

    Using Command-Line Tools

    eventcreate.exe

    eventquery.vbs

    eventtriggers.exe

    tracerpt.exe

    Using the Shutdown Event Tracker

    Shutdown Events Overview

    Configuring the Shutdown Event Tracker

    Working with the Shutdown Event Tracker

    Using the Registry to Manage Shutdown Event Tracker

    Defining Custom Shutdown Reasons

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 10 Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery

    Defining and Understanding Disaster Recovery

    Understanding the Components of Disaster Recovery

    Developing Business Continuity Plans

    Developing the Disaster Recovery Plan

    5.2 Creating a Backup Plan

    Backup Concepts

    5.1.3 Backup Media

    Backing Up Data Files with the Backup Utility

    Backing Up System State Data

    5.1.4 Configuring Security for Backup Operations

    5.4 Restoring Backed-Up Data

    5.5 Scheduling Backup Jobs

    Using the ntbackup Command-Line Utility

    5.1 Creating a System Recovery Plan

    Backing up System State Data

    5.1.1 Creating an Automated System Recovery Set

    Installing and Using the Recovery Console

    Using Windows Startup Options

    5.1.2 Working with Volume Shadow Copies

    Making Shadow Copies of Shared Folders

    Deploying the Client Software for Shadow Copies

    Restoring Previous Versions of a File

    Shadow Copies Best Practices

    5.3 Recovering from Server Hardware Failure

    The Role of Fault-Tolerant Disks

    The Role of Server Clustering

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Question

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Self Test Questions, Answers, and Explanations

    Index


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