Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290

Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290 online training courses
Total Courses: 12    Estimated Training Time: 54 Hour(s)


1 Year Unlimited access to all 12 courses listed below, includes over 54 hours of online courseware.

The Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSA/MCSE 70-290 series is designed to help learners prepare for Microsoft exam number 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment. This series explains how to license, install, and configure Windows Server 2003. Learners are taught how to manage disks and server hardware, how to configure and control resource access, and how to manage Terminal Services and Web services. In addition, the series of courses covers how to use server management tools and how to monitor performance and security. Finally, learners are taught how to create and implement a disaster recovery plan. Courses in this series introduce learners to graphical tools and command-line utilities for managing users, groups, workstations, and server hardware.

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This Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290 online training series provides 54 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Overview of Windows Server 2003
  2. Managing Physical and Logical Disks
  3. Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware
  4. Managing User, Group, and Computer Accounts
  5. Managing Access to Resources
  6. Configuring Terminal Services
  7. Managing and Troubleshooting Terminal Services
  8. Using Server Management Tools
  9. Managing Web Servers with IIS 6.0
  10. Monitoring Performance and Security
  11. Planning Disaster Recovery
  12. Implementing Disaster Recovery

Lesson Detail:

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Overview of Windows Server 2003
    This course introduces learners to new features and capabilities available in Windows Server 2002. Learners learn how to license and activate Windows Server 2003, how to perform a new installation, and how to upgrade a server that uses an earlier Windows operating system.

    • New Active Directory features
    • New file and print services features
    • Revised IIS architecture
    • New clustering and load balancing features
    • New networking and communications features
    • New security features
    • New storage management features
    • New terminal services features
    • New media services
    • XML web services
    • The Windows 2003 Server family
    • Licensing Windows 2003 Server
    • Activating Windows 2003 Server
    • Installing Windows 2003 Server
    • Upgrading to Windows 2003 Server

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Managing Physical and Logical Disks
    This course explains how the operating system enables learners to interface with the physical and logical disks in a computer. Learners learn how to optimize disk performance to increase the overall performance of a server using the Windows 2003 Server operating system.

    • Understanding disk terminology and concepts
    • Managing disks with the MMC
    • Managing disks with command-line utilities
    • Managing basic disks
    • Managing dynamic disks
    • Understanding disk fragmentation
    • Using the disk defragmenter
    • Understanding disk quotas
    • Enabling and configuring disk quotas
    • Implementing RAID Solutions
    • Understanding remote storage
    • Installing and configuring remote storage
    • Administering remote storage
    • Troubleshooting disks and volumes

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware
    This course explains driver signing and how to configure driver-signing options. In addition, it explains how to use Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, Control Panel applets, and included command-line utilities to monitor server hardware.

    • Understanding Server Hardware
    • Understanding Device Drivers
    • Configuring Driver Signing Options
    • Understanding Windows File Protection
    • Understanding the System File Checker
    • Understanding File Signature Verification
    • Using the New Hardware Wizard
    • Using Device Manager
    • Device Installation and Configuration Best Practices
    • Monitoring Server Hardware
    • Monitoring Server Hardware with Command-Line Utilities
    • Using the Performance Console
    • Hardware Monitoring Best Practices
    • Troubleshooting Hardware Devices
    • Diagnosing and Resolving Startup Issues
    • Hardware Troubleshooting Best Practices

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Managing User, Group, and Computer Accounts
    This course explains how Windows Server 2003 treats users, groups, and computers in the Active Directory environment. Learners will learn how to use common management tools, including Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) and other useful utilities. This course shows learners how to create and modify user, group, and computer accounts with ADUC. Finally, learners will learn about command-utilities that can be used to automate account creation and import user accounts.

    • Understanding Security Objects
    • Understanding Management Tools
    • Understanding Command-Line Management Tools
    • Managing User Accounts
    • Managing User Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
    • Troubleshooting User Accounts
    • Understanding Group Accounts
    • Creating Group Accounts
    • Managing Group Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
    • Managing Group Accounts
    • Group Membership Management Best Practices
    • Creating and Managing Computer Accounts
    • Managing Computer Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
    • Creating a Replica Domain Controller
    • Creating a Domain Controller for a New Forest
    • Creating a Domain Controller for a New Child Domain
    • Creating a Domain Controller for a New Domain Tree
    • Assigning Domain Controller Operations Master Roles
    • Troubleshooting Computer Accounts

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Managing Access to Resources
    This course explains how to manage access to files and folders, printers, computers, and other resources on the network. Learners will learn about different types of permissions and user rights that can be configured, how permissions are inherited, and how command-line utilities can be used to manage access control. This course also explains how to troubleshoot common access problems, how to use the Encrypting File System to encrypt files and folders, and how to implement a PKI using Windows Server 2003's Certificate Services.

    • Understanding Access Control
    • Assigning NTFS Permissions
    • Denying NTFS Permissions
    • Using NTFS Special Permissions
    • Copying or Moving Files and Folders
    • Using Shared-Folder Permissions
    • Understanding the Interaction of Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions
    • Using Shared Folders in Active Directory
    • Understanding Permission Inheritance
    • Understanding User Rights
    • Using Group Policy to Set User Rights
    • Troubleshooting Access Problems
    • Managing Access with Command-Line Utilities
    • Understanding Disk Encryption
    • Understanding EFS Architecture
    • Encrypting Files and Folders
    • EFS Best Practices
    • Understanding Public Key Infrastructure
    • Installing and Using Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Configuring Terminal Services
    This course provides an overview of the benefits of using Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services. Learners learn how to select the Terminal Services functionality that best fits their needs. This course discusses installation and configuration of the terminal server role, the Terminal Services client software, and licensing issues.

    • Understanding Windows Terminal Services
    • Understanding Terminal Services Components
    • Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
    • Planning Remote Desktop Security
    • Understanding Remote Assistance
    • Configuring Remote Assistance
    • Configuring Windows Messenger
    • Planning Remote Assistance Security
    • Installing and Configuring the Terminal Server Role
    • Installing Terminal Server Licensing
    • Installing the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
    • Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
    • Installing the Remote Desktops MMC Snap-In
    • Installing the Remote Desktop Web Connection Utility

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Managing and Troubleshooting Terminal Services
    This course shows learners how to use Terminal Services administrative tools, including the Terminal Services Manager and Terminal Services Configuration console tools. This course also covers the Remote Desktop MMC snap-in, using group policies to control Terminal Services learners and clients, Terminal Services extensions to the properties of user accounts and the Terminal Services command-line tools. Finally, learners learn how to troubleshoot problems with Terminal Services.

    • Using Remote Assistance as a Novice
    • Using Remote Assistance as an Expert
    • Completing a Remote Assistance Connection
    • Managing Remote Assistance Invitations
    • Using the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
    • Using the Terminal Services Manager
    • Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool
    • Managing Terminal Services Server Settings
    • Managing Terminal Services Sessions at the User Level
    • Controlling Terminal Services with Group Policy
    • Using Terminal-Services Command-Line Tools
    • Troubleshooting Terminal-Services

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Using Server Management Tools
    This course introduces learners to many of the graphical management consoles and command-line administrative utilities that are included in Windows Server 2003. Learners learn how to use these tools to manage servers and networks.

    • Understanding Management Tools
    • Understanding Remote Assistance and Administration
    • Using Computer Management to Manage a Remote Computer
    • Using Emergency Management Services
    • Configuring Printers
    • Managing Printers and Print Queues
    • Managing Printers with Command-Line Tools
    • Configuring Services
    • Managing Services
    • Managing Services with Command-Line Tools
    • Using Server Management Wizards

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Managing Web Servers with IIS 6.0
    This course explains the installation and configuration process for IIS 6.0 and introduces learners to its new features. Learners are shown how to use the Web Server Security Lockdown Wizard and how to manage security issues for Web servers. This course also covers troubleshooting issues and the new IIS command-line utilities.

    • Preparing to Install IIS 6.0
    • Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0
    • New Features of IIS 6.0
    • Setting Up Web Sites with IIS Manager
    • Administering Web Sites with IIS 6.0
    • Managing IIS 6.0 Security
    • Troubleshooting IIS 6.0
    • Creating and Managing Web Sites with Command-Line Utilities
    • Creating Virtual Directories with Command-Line Utilities
    • Administering FTP Sites with Command-Line Utilities
    • Creating Virtual Directories for FTP Sites with Command-Line Utilities
    • Creating IIS Backups with Command-Line Utilities
    • Managing IIS 6.0 Configuration Settings with Command-Line Utilities

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Monitoring Performance and Security
    This course shows learners how to use monitoring tools such as Task Manager, System Monitor, and command-line utilities to monitor server performance and security. Learners will learn how to use the information in the security log to track successful or failed breaches of security. Finally, learners will learn how to optimize the performance of common server applications.

    • Using Task Manager
    • Using System Monitor
    • Using Performance Logs and Alerts
    • Using Command-Line Tools
    • Monitoring Memory Objects
    • Monitoring Network Objects
    • Monitoring Process Objects
    • Monitoring Disk Objects
    • Auditing Security Events
    • Enabling Object Auditing
    • Working with Audit Policy Settings
    • Using Event Viewer
    • Managing Event Logs
    • Troubleshooting Event Logs
    • Managing Events with Command-Line Tools
    • Monitoring Shutdown Events
    • Tracking Shutdown Events

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Planning Disaster Recovery
    This course explains how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for an organization's network and servers.

    • Understanding Disaster Recovery
    • Developing a Business Continuity Plan
    • Assessing Threats
    • Evaluating Assets
    • Creating an Incident Response Team
    • Using Disaster Recovery Best Practices
    • Creating a Backup Plan
    • Understanding Backup Concepts
    • Choosing Backup Media
    • Managing Backup Media

  • Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290: Implementing Disaster Recovery
    This course shows learners how to use the backup and recovery tools included with the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

    • Using Emergency Management Services
    • Backing Up Data Files
    • Setting Backup Options
    • Backing Up System State Options
    • Configuring Security for Backup Operations
    • Delegating Authority to Perform Backups via Group Policy
    • Verifying Successful Completion of Backup Jobs
    • Managing Backup Media
    • Restoring Data from a Backup
    • Scheduling Backup Jobs
    • Performing Backups with Command-Line Utilities
    • Creating a System Recovery Plan
    • Restoring Active Directory
    • Creating an Automated System Recovery Set
    • Installing and Using the Recovery Console
    • Using Windows Startup Options
    • Creating Volume Shadow Copies
    • Restoring Data from within Volume Shadow Copies
    • Recovering from Server Hardware Failure


Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290


This series is for anyone preparing for the MCSE/MCSA exam 70-290, or for anyone who wants an introduction to using Microsoft Windows 2003 Server in the enterprise.


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