M2209: Updating Systems Administrator Skills from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2209

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows 2003 Training Courses.

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Introduction to Systems Administration in Windows Server 2003 (2 topics)

  • Identify the products in the Windows Server 2003 family.
  • Describe the tools and resources available to perform tasks throughout the workshop.

Managing Users, Computers, and Groups (12 topics)

  • Create user accounts by using CSVDE.
  • Create user accounts by using the dsadd command.
  • Modify the properties of multiple accounts.
  • Create computer accounts by using the dsadd command.
  • Create groups by using the dsadd command.
  • Add members to a group by using the dsmod command.
  • Copy the properties from an existing account when creating a new account.
  • Find Active Directory objects.
  • Move an Active Directory object by using the drag and drop technique of management in Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • Reset computer accounts.
  • Describe the effect of resetting passwords in Windows Server 2003.
  • Determine the effective permissions on an Active Directory object.

Using the GPMC to Manage Group Policy (8 topics)

  • Implement Group Policy by using the GPMC.
  • Use the gpupdate command to refresh a GPO.
  • Manage GPOs by using the GPMC, which includes:
  • Backing up a GPO
  • Copying a GPO
  • Importing a GPO
  • Use Group Policy Results to troubleshoot Group Policy-related issues.
  • Use Group Policy Modeling to experiment with possible Group Policy configurations.

Managing Resources and Security (6 topics)

  • Determine the effective NTFS permissions for files and folders.
  • Change the owner for an existing file or folder.
  • Create custom security templates.
  • Apply security templates by using Group Policy.
  • Configure NTFS permissions by using security templates.
  • Audit security settings by using Security Configuration and Analysis.

Managing DNS (9 topics)

  • Install DNS by using the Manage Your Server tool.
  • Create forward lookup zones.
  • Create reverse lookup zones.
  • Configure DNS conditional forwarding.
  • Configure DNS zones, which includes:
  • Configuring zone options.
  • Configuring zones for secure dynamic update.
  • Configuring Active Directory integrated zones.
  • Create DNS stub zones.

Managing Servers (6 topics)

  • Create desktop shortcuts that run the Run as command.
  • Connect to a remote server by using MMC snap-in tools.
  • Connect to a remote server by using the Remote Desktop Connection utility.
  • Determine the best tool to use for remote administration in specific situation.
  • Configure client connection speed for the Remote Desktop Connection utility.
  • Configure auto reconnect for the Remote Desktop Connection utility.

Managing Terminal Services (10 topics)

  • Install Terminal Services.
  • Install a Terminal Services Licensing server.
  • Configure Terminal Services, which includes:
  • Setting the level of encryption for terminal server user sessions.
  • Controlling terminal server user connection access.
  • Configuring time-out settings from remote connections.
  • Monitoring remote desktop connection sessions.
  • Manage user sessions by using Terminal Services Manager.
  • Diagnose and resolve issues related to Terminal Services security.
  • Diagnose and resolve issues related to Terminal Server License issues.

Managing IIS 6.0 Web Services (10 topics)

  • Install IIS 6.0
  • Configure authentication
  • Install ASP.NET
  • Allow ASP.NET in Web service extensions
  • Manage ASP.NET configuration files
  • Implement Web applications
  • Implement application pooling
  • Manage the IIS 6.0 metabase
  • Manage an IIS server in a remote location
  • Monitor and optimize IIS 6.0

Maintaining Software by Using Software Update Services (6 topics)

  • Install and configure SUS on a server.
  • Configure automatic updates.
  • Use Group Policy to configure SUS clients.
  • Manage a software update infrastructure.
  • Back up and restore an SUS configuration.
  • Test an SUS implementation.

Managing Disaster Recovery (6 topics)

  • Use Automatic System Recovery (ASR) to back up and restore a server.
  • Restore data from shadow copies.
  • Roll back to a previous version of a device driver.
  • Configure security for backup operations.
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with restoring data.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to the boot process.

Prerequisites

Before attending this workshop, students must have: Either an MCSA on Windows 2000 or an MCSE on Windows 2000 certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills. Students can gain the prerequisite knowledge and skills by completing one of these two groups of workshops:
  • Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
  • Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
  • Course 2126: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment —OR—
  • Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
  • Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
  • Course 2153: Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Course 2154: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services

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