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MCSA/MCSE 70-290 Exam Prep : Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

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Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft (R) Windows Server (TM) 2003 Environment



Your Complete Certification Solution!



Exam 70-290



Lee Scales



The Smart Way to Study (TM)



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.



See the Inside Back Cover for Exclusive Access to 70-290 Practice Questions and Simulations!



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.
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  • Paperback | 1032 pages
  • 175.3 x 228.6 x 58.4mm | 1,406.15g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789736489
  • 9780789736482
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MCSA/MCSE Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft(R) Windows Server(TM) 2003 Environment Your Complete Certification Solution! Exam 70-290 Lee Scales The Smart Way to Study(TM) 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. See the Inside Back Cover for Exclusive Access to 70-290 Practice Questions and Simulations! 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. U.S. $59.99 CAN. $74.99 U.K. 42.99 www.examcram.com ISBN: 0-7897-3648-9
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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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About Lee Scales

Lee Scales holds the MCSE+I (NT4) as well as the MCSE (W2K/W2K3) certifications and has been working in the computer industry for more than 25 years, including employment and consulting engagements with several Fortune 100 companies. He is currently employed as a senior consultant with a Microsoft Gold Partner, where his duties include working with companies that are migrating to the Windows Server 2003 platform with Active Directory.



In addition to his consulting duties, he has been developing courseware for the Windows platform for several years and has been a contributing author and coauthor to titles in the original Exam Cram, Exam Cram 2, and Windows Power Toolkit series. When time allows, he also contributes articles to various technical magazines and websites.



When not buried neck deep in a networking project, Lee enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing, especially in places where you can't plug in a laptop and where the cell phone doesn't work.

Lee lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his son, Davin, and daughter, Alayanna. You can reach Lee at leescales@hotmail.com.
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