M2207: Upgrading Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer Skills from Win 2K to Win 2003
This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows 2003 Training Courses.
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 (7 topics)
- Implement Group Policy by using the GPMC.
- 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 (9 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.
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 (5 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.
Planning a DNS Namespace Design (5 topics)
- Evaluate existing DNS infrastructure and determine where new Windows Server 2003 features can improve name resolution.
- Determine when to use stub zones versus conditional forwarding.
- Ensure availability of the _MSDCS zone.
- Plan Active Directory partitions to replicate zone data when needed.
- Evaluate DNS zone security.
Planning Active Directory Deployment (6 topics)
- Evaluate the placement of global catalog servers.
- Plan optimal replication by exploiting replication enhancements such as:
- Linked value replication (LVR).
- Partial attribute set (PAS) replication.
- Inter-Site Topology Generator (ISTG) improvements.
- Evaluate forest and domain functionality (versioning) levels.
Implementing DNS with Active Directory (9 topics)
- Install Active Directory by using the advanced features of the Active Directory Installation Wizard.
- Install and configure DNS.
- Implement a conditional forwarder.
- Create stub zones.
- Ensure high availability on the _MSDCS subdomain.
- Create a DNS forward lookup zone.
- Raise domain and forest functionality.
- Create a new application directory partition.
- Set the replication scope of a new application directory partition.
Troubleshooting TCP/IP, Name Resolution, and Group Policy (4 topics)
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to DNS services.
- Troubleshoot Group Policy.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to client computer configuration.
- Troubleshoot network connectivity issues.
Planning and Implementing Multiple Forests in Active Directory (2 topics)
- Evaluate the need for security identifier (SID) filtering, selective authentication, resolving naming conflicts, and routing name suffixes in a multi-forest environment.
- Establish forest trusts.
Using Group Policy in Windows Server 2003 to Deploy and Restrict Software (4 topics)
- List reasons for controlling a computer user's environment.
- Create a software restriction policy.
- Deploy software so that an application is completely installed at user logon.
- Use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filters to restrict the application of Group Policy objects (GPOs).
Using Group Policy in Windows Server 2003 to Set Advanced Security Settings (3 topics)
- Configure wireless network settings.
- Configure a user environment.
- Apply Encrypting File System (EFS) enhancements.
Planning and Implementing Secure Routing and Remote Access (4 topics)
- Plan, implement, and maintain Routing and Remote Access.
- Create and implement an Internet Protocol (IP) Security (IPSec) policy.
- Configure IPSec by using Netsh.
- Set up IPSec policy monitoring.
Before attending this workshop, students must have: - An MCSE on Windows 2000 certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills. - Day-to-day experience planning, implementing, managing and maintaining Windows 2000-based networks.