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Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Environment

Your Complete Certification Solution!

Exam 70-290

Lee Scales

The Smart Way to Study™

In This Book You’ll Learn How To

  • Implement and manage local and network resources
  • Manage files and folders
  • Implement, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot hardware devices
  • Implement, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot disk quotas
  • Implement, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Print Monitor
  • Monitor and optimize system performance
  • Implement and manage group policy
  • Manage and implement disaster recovery
  • Manage users, computers, and groups
  • Implement and manage a software update infrastructure

WRITTEN BY A LEADING 70-290 EXAM EXPERT!

Lee Scales, BSEE, MCSE (NT/W2K/W2K3), has worked in the computer industry for more than 25 years, including stints with IBM and Microsoft. He is employed as a senior network consultant with Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., of Overland Park, Kansas. In addition to his consulting duties, he has developed courseware for the Windows platform for several years and has contributed as an author to titles in the Exam Cram series and to a number of websites.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Exam Preparation

Chapter 1: Windows Server 2003 Environment

Introduction

The Windows Server 2003 Family

    Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Processors

    Service Pack 1

    Windows Server 2003 R2

Installing Windows Server 2003

    Hardware Requirements

    Hardware Compatibility

    The Real World

    Getting Started

Logging On to Windows Server 2003

Servers and Their Roles

Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools

    Installing the Administrative Tools

    The Microsoft Management Console: Where Management Begins

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge   

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 2: Managing User and Computer Accounts

Introduction

Creating and Managing User Accounts

    Creating and Modifying Local User Accounts

    Creating and Modifying User Accounts Using Active Directory Users and Computers

    Logging On to a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller

    Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Console

    Creating Accounts Using Automation

    Troubleshooting User Accounts

    Using Saved Queries

Managing Local, Roaming, and Mandatory User Profiles

    Creating and Modifying Local User Profiles

    Creating and Modifying Roaming User Profiles

    Creating and Enforcing Mandatory User Profiles

Creating and Managing Computer Accounts in an Active Directory Environment

    Creating Computer Accounts Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Console

    Creating Computer Accounts by Joining the Domain

    Troubleshooting Computer Accounts

    Troubleshooting Issues Related to Computer Accounts by Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Console

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 3: Managing Groups

Introduction

Creating and Managing Groups

    The Four Domain Functional Levels

    The Three Forest Functional Levels

    Group Type

    Group Scope

    Default Groups

    Creating and Modifying Groups by Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Console

    Identifying and Modifying the Scope of a Group

    Managing Group Membership

    Finding Domain Groups in Which a User Is a Member

    Creating and Modifying Groups by Using Automation

    Assigning Groups

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 4: Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources

Introduction

Configuring File System Permissions

Configuring and Managing Shared Folders

    Creating and Managing Shared Folders

    Managing Shared Folder Permissions

    Connecting to Shared Folders

    Configuring and Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions

    Managing Permissions Inheritance

    Changing Ownership of Files and Folders

    Verifying Effective Permissions When Granting Permissions

    Copying and Moving Files and Folders

Combining Share and NTFS Permissions

Troubleshooting Access to Files and Shared Folders

Managing Access to Shared Files Using Offline Caching

Managing Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

    Installing Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Reliability

    Management

    Managing Security for IIS

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 5: Administering Windows Server 2003

Introduction

Managing Servers Remotely

    The Microsoft Management Console: Where Management Begins

    Administrative Groups

    Remote Desktop for Administration

    Remote Assistance

Managing a Server Using RunAs

Managing and Administering Software Site Licensing

    Licensing Applet

    Licensing Utility

    License Groups

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 6: Implementing Printing

Introduction

Printing with Windows Server 2003

    The Windows Server 2003 Print Architecture

    Print Clients in Windows Server 2003

    Adding Printers in Windows Server 2003

    Network-Attached Printers

    Print Servers

    Publishing a Printer in Active Directory

    Searching for Printers in Active Directory

    Printer Settings and Configurations

    Managing Print Drivers

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 7: Managing Printing

Introduction

Printing with Windows Server 2003

    Working with the Print Spooler

    Assigning Print Permissions

    Scheduling Printer Availability

    Setting Printer Priority

Managing Printing in Windows Server 2003 R2

    Installing the Print Management Console

    Using Printer Filters

Troubleshooting Printing Problems

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 8: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

Introduction

Organizational Unit Overview

Modifying Permissions for Objects in an OU

    Security Descriptors

    Permissions

    Assigning Permissions to Active Directory Objects

    Permissions Inheritance

    Moving AD Objects

    Effective Permissions

Delegating Control of an OU

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 9: Implementing Group Policy

Introduction

Group Policy Overview

    Refreshing Group Policy

Implementing Local Group Policy Objects

Implementing Group Policy Objects in a Domain

Managing Policy Objects

    Linking GPOs

    Default Group Policy Objects

    Group Policy Inheritance

    Blocking Group Policy Inheritance

    Enforcing Group Policy

    Group Policy Management Console

    Group Policy Filtering

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 10: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

Introduction

Assigning Scripts with Group Policy

    Benefits of GPO Scripts

    How Group Policy Scripts Work

Configuring Folder Redirection

Restricting Group Membership

Determining Applied GPOs

    GPResult

    Group Policy Results

    Group Policy Reporting

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 11: Managing and Maintaining Terminal Services

Introduction

Using Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

    Terminal Services Advantages and Disadvantages

    Working with Terminal Services

    Terminal Services in Application Server Mode

    Installing Applications

    Managing User Sessions in Terminal Services

    Using the Remote Desktop Connection Client

    Using the Remote Desktop Client

    Configuring Terminal Services Connections

    Terminal Services Session Directory

Troubleshooting Terminal Services

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 12: Managing Server Storage Devices

Introduction

Managing Basic Disks and Dynamic Disks

    Introduction to Basic Disks

    Using the DISKPART Utility

    Introduction to Dynamic Disks

    Limitations of Dynamic Disks

Using the Disk Management Console to Manage Disks

Monitoring and Configuring Disks and Volumes

    Viewing Disk Properties

    Viewing Volume Health Status

    Viewing and Configuring Volume Properties

    Managing Disks on a Remote Computer

    Adding a New Disk

Working with Basic Disks

    Creating a Primary Partition on a Basic Disk

    Creating an Extended Partition on a Basic Disk

    Creating a Logical Drive on a Basic Disk

    Deleting a Partition

    File Systems and Formatting a Partition

    Changing the Drive Letter of a Partition

    Using Mounted Drives

    Marking a Partition As Active

Working with Dynamic Disks

    Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk

    Creating Simple Volumes on a Dynamic Disk

    Extending Dynamic Volume Size

    Creating a Spanned Volume

Implementing RAID Solutions

    Creating a Striped Volume

    Creating a Mirrored Volume

    Creating a RAID-5 (Stripe with Parity) Volume

Recovering from Disk Failures

    Recovering a Failed Mirrored Drive

    Recovering a Failed RAID-5 Drive

    Importing Foreign Disks

Optimizing Server Disk Performance

    Using the Disk Cleanup Utility

    Using the Check Disk Utility

    Using the Disk Defragmenter Utility

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 13: Managing Data Storage

File Compression in Windows Server 2003

    Configuring NTFS File and Folder Compression

    Compressed (Zipped) Folders

File Server Resource Manager

Implementing and Monitoring Disk Quotas

    NTFS Quotas

    File Server Resource Manager Quotas

File Screening with the FSRM

    File Groups

    File Screen Templates

    File Screen Exceptions

Generating Storage Reports with FSRM

Encrypting File System (EFS)

    Sharing Encrypted Files

    EFS Recovery Agents

    Creating a Domain DRA

    Recovering an Encrypted File or Folder

    Encryption Using the Cipher Command

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Optimizing Server Performance

Introduction

Monitoring Performance

    Using Task Manager

Monitoring and Optimizing a Server Environment for Application Performance

    Monitoring System Resources

    System Monitor

    The Performance Logs and Alerts Snap-In

Optimizing System Resources

    Monitoring Memory Performance Objects

    Monitoring Disk Performance Objects

    Monitoring Process Performance Objects

    Monitoring Network Performance Objects

Monitoring Server Hardware for Bottlenecks

    Remote Monitoring

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 15: Managing and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices

Introduction

Installing and Configuring Hardware Devices

    What’s the ACPI Standard?

    How Does the Operating System Manage a Device?

    Where Do Device Drivers Come From?

    What Drivers Are Running on My Computer?

    Updating Device Drivers

    What Is Driver Signing and Why Should I Care?

    Configuring Device Properties and Settings

Monitoring Server Hardware

    Using Device Manager

    Troubleshoot Server Hardware Devices

    Using Control Panel Applets

Troubleshooting Server Hardware

    Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Hardware Settings

    Diagnosing and Resolving Server Hardware Issues

    Dealing with a Device Driver Upgrade Problem

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 16: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy

Introduction

Security in Windows Server 2003

    Applying Security Policies

Using the Event Logs

    Understanding the Event Logs

    Working with the Event Logs

    Log Viewing Options

    Filtering Events

Managing Security Logs

Configuring Auditing

    Using Audit Policies

    Creating an Audit Policy

User Rights Assignment

Using Security Templates

    Creating Security Templates

    Customizing Security Templates

    Using the Security Configuration and Analysis Tool

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 17: Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery

Introduction

Using Windows Backup

    Volume Shadow Copy

    Types of Backups

    System State Backups

    Scheduling Backup Jobs

    Back Up from the Command Line

    Configuring Security for Backup Operations

    Verifying the Successful Completion of Backup Jobs

    Restoring Backup Data

    Restoring System State Data

Using Other Recovery Tools

    Restoring Data from Shadow Copy Volumes

    Advanced Options Menu

    Recovery Console

    Using Directory Services Restore Mode to Recover System State Data

    Implementing Automated System Recovery (ASR)

Planning for Disaster Recovery

    Implementing and Using Good Backup Procedures

    Managing and Rotating Backup Storage Media

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 18: Managing and Implementing Windows Server Update Services

Introduction

Managing a Software Update Infrastructure

    Microsoft Update

    Windows Server Update Services

    Installing Windows Server Update Services

    Computer Groups

    Configuring Clients for Automatic Updates

    Approving Updates

    Managing Updates

Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

    Exercises

    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Part II: Final Reveiw

Fast Facts

Practice Exam

Answers to Practice Exam

Part III: Appendixes

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

Appendix B MeasureUp’s Product Features

Glossary of Technical Terms

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