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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3617-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3617-8

MCSA/MCSE

Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 Environment Second Edition

Exam 70-290

Dan Balter

Patrick Regan

The Smart Way to Study™

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your 70-290 exam!

  • Set up and maintain Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Intelligently select the appropriate disk storage technology when deciding between basic versus dynamic disks and between MBR versus GPT disks
  • Take advantage of command-line tools such as DSADD, DSGET, DSMOD, DSMOVE, DSQUERY, and DSRM
  • Discover the enhanced functionality of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 under the R2 edition of Windows Server 2003
  • Harness the power of the increased security that Service Pack 1 (SP1) offers, such as the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) and Access-based Enumeration filtering of network files and folders
  • Perform bulk imports and exports of Active Directory user accounts using the CSVDE and LDIFDE command-line utilities
  • Manage Windows Firewall settings under SP1 and R2
  • Configure shadow copies of shared folders so that users can easily retrieve previous versions of data files on their own

WRITTEN BY LEADING 70-290 EXPERTs:

Dan Balter is the chief technology officer for InfoTechnology Partners, Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner company. He works as an IT consultant and trainer for both corporate and government clients and has worked with several network operating systems throughout his 24-year career. Dan holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCDST, MCSA, and MCSE.

Patrick Regan is a senior design architect/engineer and training coordinator for Miles Consulting Corp (MCC). He holds many certifications, including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell’s CNE and CWNP.

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  • Helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you can assess your readiness to take the actual 70-290 exam.
  • Provides detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers.
  • Features a variety of study modes so you can work your way through the questions in the manner that best suits your study preferences.
  • Covers each 70-290 exam objective.

 


Introduction

Self Assessment

Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams

Chapter 2: Administering Computer Accounts and Resources in Active Directory

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts in Active Directory

Chapter 4:Managing Groups in Active Directory

Chapter 5: Managing Access to Resources

Chapter 6: Implementing Printing

Chapter 7: Managing Printing

Chapter 8: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

Chapter 9: Implementing Group Policy

Chapter 10: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

Chapter 11: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy

Chapter 12: Preparing to Administer a Server

Chapter 13: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

Chapter 14: Monitoring Server Performance

Chapter 15: Maintaining Device Drivers and Hardware

Chapter 16: Managing Disks

Chapter 17: Managing Data Storage

Chapter 18: Managing Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Procedures

Chapter 19: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

Chapter 20: Securing Windows Server 2003

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1

Chapter 22: Answers to Practice Exam 1

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2

Chapter 24: Answers to Practice Exam 2

Appendix A:Suggested Readings and Resources

Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test—Including Networking Simulations!:

Appendix C: MeasureUp's Product Features

Glossary

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Self Assessment

Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams

Assessing Exam Readiness

What to Expect at the Testing Center

Exam Layout and Design

    The Single-Answer and Multiple-Answer Multiple-Choice Question Formats

    The Build-List-and-Reorder Question Format

    The Create-a-Tree Question Format

    The Drag-and-Connect Question Format

    The Select-and-Place Question Format

    Special Exam Question Formats

Design Exam Question Formats

Microsoft's Testing Formats

Strategies for Different Testing Formats

    Case-Study Exam Strategy

    The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategy

Question-Handling Strategies

Mastering the Test-Taking Mindset

Additional Resources

Chapter 2: Administering Computer Accounts and Resources in Active Directory

Introduction to Active Directory

    Domains, Domain Trees, and Domain Forests

    The Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    MMC 3.0

Administering Computer Accounts in Active Directory

    The Active Directory Client for Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0

    Creating Computer Accounts

    Managing and Troubleshooting Computer Accounts

Using Command-Line Utilities for Active Directory Objects

Managing Resources Using the Run As Command

    Using Run As from the Command Line

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts in Active Directory

Managing Users in Active Directory

    Adding New Users

    Modifying and Deleting Users

Troubleshooting User Account Problems

    Locked-Out User Accounts

Troubleshooting User Authentication Problems

    Changing Cached Credential Settings Through the Registry

    Changing Cached Credential Settings Through Group Policy

Searching for User Accounts and Other Objects in Active Directory

    Working with Active Directory Queries

    Exporting and Importing Saved Query Definitions

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 4:Managing Groups in Active Directory

Managing Groups in Active Directory

    Understanding Group Scopes

    Maintaining Groups and Group Membership

    Creating New Groups Using ADUC

    Creating New Groups Using the Command Prompt

    Active Directory Naming Conventions

Active Directory: The Schema and Functional Levels

    Active Directory Functional Levels

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 5: Managing Access to Resources

Working with Shared Network Folders

    Creating Shared Folders from Windows Explorer

    Creating Shared Folders from the Command Line

    Working with the Shared Folders Snap-In

    Working with Shared Folder Offline Settings

    Working with Share Permissions

NTFS File and Folder Permissions

    Working with Basic NTFS Permissions

    Working with Advanced NTFS Permissions

    Determining NTFS Effective Permissions

    Understanding Ownership of Files and Folders

Troubleshooting Access to Files and Shared Folders

    Checking Share Permissions

    Checking NTFS Permissions

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 6: Implementing Printing

Printer Terminology

Local Versus Network Printing

Printing Process

Adding a Printer to a Windows Server 2003 Computer

    Installing a Local Printer

    Install a Network Printer

Printer Properties

Printer Clients

Sharing Options

Using Paper Trays

Printer Permissions

Internet Printing

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 7: Managing Printing

Managing the Print Spooler

Printers, Print Devices, and Printer Pools

    Priorities and Scheduling

    Printer Pools

Managing Print Jobs

Redirecting Print Jobs

Looking at the Logs

Auditing Printer Access

Monitoring Print Queue Performance

Troubleshooting Printing Problems

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 8: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

Active Directory Permissions

Effective Permissions

Ownership

Delegating Control of Organizational Units

Moving Active Directory Objects

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 9: Implementing Group Policy

Introduction to Group Policies

Modifying Policy Settings

Controlling Inheritance

User and Computer Configuration Settings

Attributes of a GPO Link

Group Policy Permissions

Back Up, Restore, and Import GPO

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 10: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

Enabling and Disabling Group Policy Settings

Assigning Scripts with Group Policy

Restricting Group Membership

Access to Software

Folder Redirection

Administrative Templates

gpupdate

Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 11: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy

Permissions Versus Rights

User Rights

Security Policies

    Password Policy

    Account Lockout Policy

    Security Options

    Using Security Templates to Secure Computers

    Security Configuration and Analysis Tool

Setting Up Auditing

Event Viewer

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 12: Preparing to Administer a Server

Taking Advantage of Server Administration Tools

The Run As Feature

    Using Run As from the Command Line

Using Server Management Tools Remotely

Adding Snap-Ins to a Custom MMC for Remote Management

Using Remote Assistance for Remote Administration

Configuring Group Policy Settings for Remote Assistance

    Configuring Remote Assistance on the Client Side

    Requesting and Receiving RA.

Using Terminal Services for Remote Administration

    Configuring TS on the Server

    Configuring Remote Desktop Connections on the Client

    Using the Remote Desktops Snap-In

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 13: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

Understanding and Monitoring System Events

    Working with the Event Viewer

    Working with the System Monitor

Monitoring System Performance

    Using System Monitoring in Real Time with Task Manager

    Using Real-Time Monitoring with System Monitor

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 14: Monitoring Server Performance

Monitoring File and Print Services

    Monitoring General Server Workload with Task Manager

    Monitoring Disk Quotas with the Event Viewer

    Troubleshooting Server Bottlenecks with System Monitor

Monitoring and Optimizing Application Server Performance

    Monitoring Processor Usage

    Monitoring Memory Usage

    Monitoring Disk Usage

    Monitoring Network Usage

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 15: Maintaining Device Drivers and Hardware

Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers

    Installing, Configuring, and Managing Devices

    Managing Device Drivers and System Updates

    Managing and Troubleshooting Device Conflicts

    Managing and Troubleshooting Driver Signing

    Working with Network Interface Cards (NICs)

    Wireless Networking Support

    Multiprocessor Support and Hardware Abstraction Layer

    Managing Hardware Profiles

    Managing Card Services

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 16: Managing Disks

Disk Partitioning

Disk Storage Management

    Basic Disks

    Dynamic Disks

    Managing Basic Disks and Dynamic Disks

    Moving Disks to Another Computer

Basic Partitions

    Partitions and Logical Drives on Basic Disks

Dynamic Volumes

    Simple Volumes

    Spanned Volumes

    Extending Simple or Spanned Volumes

    Striped Volumes

    Mirrored Volumes and RAID-5 Volumes

Troubleshooting Issues on Basic and Dynamic Disks

    Installing Windows Server 2003 on a Dynamic Disk

    Extending a Volume on a Dynamic Disk

    Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 with Basic Disks

    Diagnosing Hard Disk Problems

Removable Storage Support

The Disk Defragmenter Tool

The chkdsk and chkntfs Command-Line Tools

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 17: Managing Data Storage

Managing Portable Media and Devices

    Supporting CD-recordable and DVD-recordable Media

    Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting USB Devices

Managing Data Compression, Data Encryption, and Storage Quotas

    Compressed (Zipped) Folders

    NTFS Data Compression

    NTFS Data Encryption

    NTFS Disk Quotas

Shadow Copies of Shared Folders

    Setting Up Shadow Copies

    Accessing Previous Versions of Files from Shadow Copies

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 18: Managing Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Procedures

Preparing for Disaster Recovery Situations

Booting Windows Server 2003 with a Startup Disk

Using Safe Mode to Recover a Server

    Accessing Safe Mode

Using Last Known Good Configuration

Working with the Recovery Console

    Starting the Recovery Console from the Windows Server 2003 CD

The Automated System Recovery Feature

    Creating an ASR Backup Set

    Restoring a Server Using ASR

Emergency Management Services

    Out-of-Band Management

    EMS with New Installations of Windows Server 2003

    EMS with Existing Installations of Windows Server 2003

    Special Administration Console

    !Special Administration Console

Summary of Disaster Recovery Options

Managing Backup and Restore Procedures

    Backing Up Data Files

    Setting Backup Utility Defaults

    Scheduling Backup Jobs

    Managing Backup Storage Media

    Configuring Security for Backup Operations

Restoring Backup Data

    Restoring System State Data

    Restoring the System State for DCs

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 19: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

Microsoft Updates

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 20: Securing Windows Server 2003

Security Challenges

Defense-in-Depth Model

Microsoft Server Security

    Physically Secure the System

    Service Packs and Security Fixes

    Hardening Windows Server 2003

    Windows Firewall

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1

Chapter 22: Answers to Practice Exam 1

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2

Chapter 24: Answers to Practice Exam 2

Appendix A:Suggested Readings and Resources

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Help and Support

Books

Websites

Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test—Including Networking Simulations!:

Appendix C: MeasureUp's Product Features

Multiple Testing Modes

    Study Mode

    Certification Mode

    Custom Mode

    Missed Question Mode

    Non-Duplicate Mode

Question Types

Random Questions and Order of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

Attention to Exam Objectives

Technical Support

Glossary

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