M2207: Upgrading Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer Skills from Win 2K to Win 2003

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2207

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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 (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.

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