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MCSE Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Exam 70-293)

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Audience
MCSE candidates preparing to take Exam 70-293

Hardbound, 800 Pages

Published: October 2003

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-931836-93-7

Contents


  • Foreword

    Chapter 1 Using Windows Server 2003 Planning Tools and Documentation

    Introduction

    Overview of Network Infrastructure Planning

    Planning Strategies

    Using Planning Tools

    Fundamentals of Network Design

    Analyzing Organizational Needs

    Information Flow Factors

    Management Model and Organizational Structure

    Centralization versus Decentralization

    Management Priorities

    User Priorities

    Reviewing Legal and Regulatory Considerations

    Calculating TCO

    Planning for Growth

    Developing a Test Network Environment

    Planning the Test Network

    Implementing the Test Network

    Documenting the Planning and Network Design Process

    Importance of Documentation

    Creating the Planning and Design Document

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 2 Planning Server Roles and Server Security

    Introduction

    Understanding Server Roles

    Domain Controllers (Authentication Servers)

    File and Print Servers

    DHCP, DNS, and WINS Servers

    Web Servers

    Database Servers

    Mail Servers

    Certificate Authorities

    Application Servers and Terminal Servers

    Planning a Server Security Strategy

    Choosing the Operating System

    Identifying Minimum Security Requirements for Your Organization

    Identifying Configurations to Satisfy Security Requirements

    Planning Baseline Security

    Security Templates and Tools

    Planning Secure Baseline Installation Parameters

    Enforcing Default Security Settings on New Computers

    Customizing Server Security

    Securing Servers According to Server Roles

    Creating Custom Security Templates

    Deploying Security Configurations

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 3 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining the TCP/IP Infrastructure

    Introduction

    Understanding Windows 2003 Server Network Protocols

    Reviewing TCP/IP Basics

    What’s New in TCP/IP for Windows Server 2003

    Planning an IP Addressing Strategy

    Analyzing Addressing Requirements

    Creating a Subnetting Scheme

    Troubleshooting IP Addressing

    Transitioning to IPv6

    Planning the Network Topology

    Analyzing Hardware Requirements

    Planning the Placement of Physical Resources

    Planning Network Traffic Management

    Monitoring Network Traffic and Network Devices

    Determining Bandwidth Requirements

    Optimizing Network Performance

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 4 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Routing Strategy

    Introduction

    Understanding IP Routing

    Reviewing Routing Basics

    Evaluating Routing Options

    Windows Server 2003 As a Router

    Security Considerations for Routing

    Analyzing Requirements for Routing Components

    Simplifying Network Topology to Provide Fewer Attack Points

    Router-to-Router VPNs

    Packet Filtering and Firewalls

    Logging Level

    Troubleshooting IP Routing

    Identifying Troubleshooting Tools

    Common Routing Problems

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 5 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining an Internet Connectivity Strategy

    Introduction

    Connecting the LAN to the Internet

    Routed Connections

    Translated Connections

    Implementing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

    Internet-based VPNs

    Router-to-Router VPNs

    VPN Protocols

    VPN Security

    Using Internet Authentication Service (IAS)

    Advantages of IAS

    IAS Management

    Authentication Methods

    Authorization Methods

    Access Server Support

    Outsourced Dialing

    Using Connection Manager

    Using CMAK

    Connection Manager Security Issues

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 6 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Name Resolution Strategy

    Introduction

    Planning for Host Name Resolution

    Understanding Host Naming

    Designing a DNS Namespace

    Planning DNS Server Deployment

    Planning for Zone Replication

    Planning for Forwarding

    DNS/DHCP Interaction

    Windows Server 2003 DNS Interoperability

    DNS Security Issues

    Monitoring DNS Servers

    Planning for NetBIOS Name Resolution

    Understanding NETBIOS Naming

    Planning WINS Server Deployment

    Planning for WINS Replication

    WINS Issues

    Troubleshooting Name Resolution Issues

    Troubleshooting Host Name Resolution

    Troubleshooting NetBIOS Name Resolution

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 7 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Remote Access Strategy

    Introduction

    Planning the Remote Access Strategy

    Analyzing Organizational Needs

    Analyzing User Needs

    Selecting Remote Access Types To Allow

    Addressing Dial-In Access Design Considerations

    Allocating IP Addresses

    Determining Incoming Port Needs

    Selecting an Administrative Model

    Addressing VPN Design Considerations

    Selecting VPN Protocols

    Installing Machine Certificates

    Configuring Firewall Filters

    Creating Access Policies

    Addressing Wireless Remote Access Design Considerations

    The 802.11 Wireless Standards

    Using IAS for Wireless Connections

    Configuring Remote Access Policies for Wireless Connections

    Multiple Wireless Access Points

    Placing CA on VLAN for New Wireless Clients

    Configuring WAPs as RADIUS Clients

    Wireless Encryption and Security

    Planning Remote Access Security

    Domain Functional Level

    3.2.3 Selecting Authentication Methods

    Selecting the Data Encryption Level

    Using Callback Security

    Managed Connections

    Mandating Operating System/File System

    Using Smart Cards for Remote Access

    Creating Remote Access Policies

    Policies and Profiles

    Authorizing Remote Access

    Restricting Remote Access

    Controlling Remote Connections

    Creating a Plan to Offer Remote Assistance to Client Computers

    How Remote Assistance Works

    Using Remote Assistance

    Offering Remote Assistance to your Clients

    Planning for Remote Administration by Using Terminal Services

    Using Remote Desktop for Administration

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 8 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a High-Availability Strategy

    Introduction

    Understanding Performance Bottlenecks

    Identifying System Bottlenecks

    Using the System Monitor Tool to Monitor Servers

    Using Event Viewer to Monitor Servers

    Using Service Logs to Monitor Servers

    Planning a Backup and Recovery Strategy

    Understanding Windows Backup

    Using Backup Tools

    Selecting Backup Media

    Scheduling Backups

    Restoring from Backup

    Planning System Recovery with ASR

    What Is ASR?

    How ASR Works

    Alternatives to ASR

    Using the ASR Wizard

    Performing an ASR Restore

    Planning for Fault Tolerance

    Network Fault-Tolerance Solutions

    Internet Fault-Tolerance Solutions

    Disk Fault-Tolerance Solutions

    Server Fault-Tolerance Solutions

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 9 Implementing Windows Cluster Services and Network Load Balancing

    Introduction

    Making Server Clustering Part of Your High-Availability Plan

    Terminology and Concepts

    Cluster Models

    Server Cluster Deployment Options

    Server Cluster Administration

    Recovering from Cluster Node Failure

    Server Clustering Best Practices

    Making Network Load Balancing Part of Your High-Availability Plan

    Terminology and Concepts

    Relationship of NLB to Clustering

    Managing NLB Clusters

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 10 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Internet Protocol Security

    Introduction

    Understanding IP Security (IPSec)

    Terminology and Concepts

    How IPSec Works

    IPSec Modes

    IPSec Protocols

    IPSec Components

    IPSec and IPv6

    Deploying IPSec

    Determining Organizational Needs

    Security Levels

    Managing IPSec

    Using the IP Security Policy Management MMC Snap-in

    Using the netsh Command-line Utility

    Default IPSec Policies

    Custom Policies

    Assigning and Applying Policies in Group Policy

    Active Directory Based IPSec Policies

    IPSec Monitoring

    Troubleshooting IPSec

    Addressing IPSec Security Considerations

    Strong Encryption Algorithm (3DES)

    Firewall Packet Filtering

    Diffie-Hellman Groups

    Pre-shared Keys

    Soft Associations

    Using RSoP for IPSec Planning

    Using the RSoP Wizard

    Selecting the RSoP Mode for IPSec-related Queries

    Summary

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 11 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Security Framework

    Introduction

    Planning and Implementing Active Directory Security

    Understanding Permission Types

    Physically Securing Domain Controllers

    Securing the Schema

    Managing Cross-domain and Cross-forest Security Relationships

    Account Security

    Planning and Implementing Wireless Security

    Understanding Wireless Networking

    Authentication for Wireless Networks

    Wireless Security Issues

    Monitoring and Optimizing Security

    Wireless Monitor

    Object-based Access Control

    Auditing

    Security Policies

    Planning a Change and Configuration Management Framework

    Planning a Security Update Infrastructure

    Understanding the Importance of Regular Security Updates

    Using Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

    Using Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS)

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 12 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Public Key Infrastructure

    Introduction

    Planning a Windows Server 2003 Certificate-Based PKI

    Understanding Public Key Infrastructure

    Understanding Digital Certificates

    Understanding Certification Authorities

    Implementing Certification Authorities

    Analyzing Certificate Needs within the Organization

    Determining Appropriate CA Type(s)

    Planning Enrollment and Distribution of Certificates

    Certificate Templates

    Certificate Requests

    Auto-Enrollment Deployment

    Role-Based Administration

    Implementing Smart Card Authentication in the PKI

    What Are Smart Cards?

    How Smart Card Authentication Works

    Deploying Smart Card Logon

    Using Smart Cards To Log On to Windows

    Using Smart Cards for Remote Access VPNs

    Using Smart Cards To Log On to a Terminal Server

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Self Test Appendix

    Index




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