M2208: Upgrading Your Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows Server 2003
This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows 2003 Training Courses.
Introduction to the Windows Server 2003 Family (4 topics)
- Locate specific topics in the Help and Support System.
- Activate Windows Server 2003.
- List hardware requirements for Windows Server 2003.
- Install and configure Administrative Tools.
Implementing the Domain Name System (16 topics)
- Describe the role of DNS in the network infrastructure.
- Install the DNS Server service.
- Configure the properties for the DNS Server service.
- Configure a DNS zone.
- Configure DNS zone transfers.
- Configure dynamic updates.
- Configure a DNS client.
- Delegate authority for zones.
- Describe how DNS dynamic updates work.
- Explain what resource records and record types are.
- Explain what dynamic updates are.
- Describe how DNS clients register and update their own resource records by using dynamic update.
- Describe how a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server registers and updates resource records by using dynamic update.
- Configure DNS manual and dynamic updates.
- Explain what an Active Directory-integrated DNS zone is.
- Configure Active Directory-integrated DNS zones to use secure dynamic updates.
Managing and Monitoring the Domain Name System (14 topics)
- Manage DNS on a system running Windows Server 2003 and monitor DNS server performance on that system.
- Describe and configure the Time-to-Live value.
- Describe how aging and scavenging work.
- Configure aging and scavenging.
- Explain the purpose of verifying that a resource record exists.
- Explain what Nslookup is.
- Explain what DNSCmd is.
- Explain what DNSLint is.
- Verify that a resource record exists by using Nslookup, DNSCmd, and DNSLint.
- Describe how simple and recursive queries work.
- Test the DNS server configuration.
- Apply guidelines for monitoring DNS server performance by using the Performance console.
- Explain DNS event logging.
- Monitor DNS server performance by using logging.
Installing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory (3 topics)
- Explain the basic concepts of Active Directory.
- Install Active Directory.
- Change the domain functional level.
Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects (6 topics)
- Create organizational units, user accounts, and computer accounts.
- Create and modify groups.
- Apply the appropriate strategies when using groups.
- Use permissions to control access to Active Directory objects.
- Delegate control of Active Directory objects to support secure and decentralized administration.
- Move Active Directory objects.
Implementing Group Policy to Centrally Manage a Windows Server 2003 Family Network (2 topics)
- Implement Group Policy objects on a domain.
- Modify Group Policy inheritance.
Configuring and Managing User Environment by Using Group Policy (5 topics)
- Configure Group Policy settings.
- Use administrative templates in Group Policy to control a user environment.
- Use security templates to secure computers.
- Assign scripts to control user environments by using Group Policy.
- Determine applied Group Policy objects (GPOs).
Configuring and Supporting Network Access (4 topics)
- Describe a network access infrastructure.
- Configure a wireless connection.
- Control remote user access to a network.
- Centralize authentication and policy management for network access by using Internet Authentication Service (IAS).
Securing Network Traffic and Data Files (7 topics)
- Implement IPSec.
- Implement IPSec with certificates.
- Monitor IPSec
- Explain how to use EFS.
- Add authorized users.
- Decrypt a file or folder.
- Recover an encrypted file or folder.
Implementing Basic Disaster Protection and Recovery Techniques in the Windows Server 2003 Family (9 topics)
- Use Safe Mode.
- Use advanced boot options.
- Use the Recovery Console.
- Describe the Recovery Console.
- Restore files and folders by using the Backup utility.
- Restore Active Directory.
- Describe Automated System Recovery (ASR).
- Recover from a system failure by using ASR.
- Restore system data.
- Certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows NT 4.0.
- Attendance in Course 689: Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 4.0—Enterprise Technologies.
- Possession of equivalent knowledge and skills.