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MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep : Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

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MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft (R) Windows Server (TM) 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Exam 70-294



Your Complete Certification Solution!



The Smart Way to Study (TM)



In This Book You'll Learn How To:



Understand the impact of the latest improvements in Windows Server (TM) 2003 on Active Directory, including Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Release 2 (R2)
Plan an Active Directory infrastructure, including forests, trees, domains, organizational units (OUs), sites, global catalogs, and operations masters
Install Active Directory domain controllers in forest roots, child domains, and additional domain controllers
Plan and implement trust relationships within and between Active Directory forests, Windows NT 4.0 domains, and Kerberos realms
Configure Active Directory sites, including site boundaries, links, link bridges, and replications
Manage, monitor, maintain, and restore the Active Directory infrastructure
Plan and implement user and group strategies, including security and distribution groups, organizational unit structures, and user authentication strategies
Plan the application of Group Policy to users, computers, sites, domains, and organizational units
Use Group Policy to configure the user and computer environment, including software distribution and upgrade, certificate enrollment, security settings, folder redirection, and many other available policy settings
Use Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) and other tools to manage and troubleshoot Group Policy



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Don Poulton, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, has been involved in consulting with small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. More recently, he has written or co-authored several certification volumes on Security+, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, published by Que Publishing.





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MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft(R) Windows Server(TM) 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam 70-294 Your Complete Certification Solution! The Smart Way to Study(TM) In This Book You'll Learn How To: Understand the impact of the latest improvements in Windows Server(TM) 2003 on Active Directory, including Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Release 2 (R2) Plan an Active Directory infrastructure, including forests, trees, domains, organizational units (OUs), sites, global catalogs, and operations masters Install Active Directory domain controllers in forest roots, child domains, and additional domain controllers Plan and implement trust relationships within and between Active Directory forests, Windows NT 4.0 domains, and Kerberos realms Configure Active Directory sites, including site boundaries, links, link bridges, and replications Manage, monitor, maintain, and restore the Active Directory infrastructure Plan and implement user and group strategies, including security and distribution groups, organizational unit structures, and user authentication strategies Plan the application of Group Policy to users, computers, sites, domains, and organizational units Use Group Policy to configure the user and computer environment, including software distribution and upgrade, certificate enrollment, security settings, folder redirection, and many other available policy settings Use Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) and other tools to manage and troubleshoot Group Policy WRITTEN BY A LEADING 70-294 EXAM EXPERT! Don Poulton, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, has been involved in consulting with small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. More recently, he has written or co-authored several certification volumes on Security+, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, published by Que Publishing. See Inside Back Cover for Exclusive Access to 70-294 Practice Questions! Helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, so you can assess your readiness to take the actual 70-294 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 70-294 exam objective U.S. $59.99 CAN. $74.99 U.K. 42.99 www.examcram.com ISBN: 0-7897-3651-9
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Table of contents

Introduction

Microsoft 70-294 Exam Objectives

Study and Exam Preparation Tips

Part I: Exam Preparation

Chapter 1: Concepts of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Introduction

A Brief History of Directory Services

How Is Active Directory Built?

X.500

LDAP

Naming Standards of X.500 and LDAP

The Building Blocks of Active Directory

Namespaces

Objects

Containers

Schema

Global Catalog

Partitions

Directory Services Review

Logical Components of Active Directory

Domain

Tree

Forest

Organizational Units

Review of Active Directory Components

Physical Components of Active Directory

Sites

Domain Controllers

Global Catalog Servers

Flexible Operations Masters

Reviewing Active Directory's Physical Components

Some Advantages of Active Directory over Older Directory Services

What Is New in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory?

What Is New in Windows Server 2003 Release 2 Active Directory?

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 2: Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure

Introduction

Planning the Active Directory Namespace

Subdividing the Active Directory Namespace

Administrative or Geographical Organization of Domains

Active Directory Namespace Review

Building an Active Directory Forest

Creating the Forest Root Domain

Active Directory Domain Controllers

Creating Child Domains

Uninstalling Active Directory

Application Directory Partitions

Upgrading Windows 2000 Domains and Forests

Building an Active Directory Forest Summary

Windows Server 2003 Functional Levels

Domain Functional Levels

Forest Functional Levels and Requirements

Renaming Domains and Domain Controllers

Functional Levels Review

Sharing Active Directory Information

Global Catalog Servers

Universal Groups

Sharing Active Directory Information Review

Placement of Flexible Operations Master Roles

Business Continuity of Operations Master Roles

Operations Master Role Dependencies

Operations Masters Review

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 3: Managing an Active Directory Infrastructure

Introduction

Active Directory Trust Relationships

Trust Relationships Within an Active Directory Forest

Interforest Trust Relationships

Establishing Trust Relationships

Managing Trust Relationships

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Understanding Trust Relationships

Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure

Managing Schema Modifications

Adding or Removing a UPN Suffix

Understanding the Directory Forest and Domain Structure

Active Directory Site Topology

Creating Sites

Configuring Sites

Configuring Site Boundaries

Configuring Site Links

Site Link Bridges

Knowledge Consistency Checker

Configuring Connection Objects

Inter-Site Topology Generator

Preferred Bridgehead Servers

Configuring Replication Schedules

Configuring Site Link Costs

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 4: Maintaining an Active Directory Infrastructure

Introduction

Managing and Monitoring Active Directory

Active Directory Support Tools

Active Directory Support Tools Review

Monitoring Active Directory Replication

Monitoring FRS Replication

Restoring Active Directory Services

Backing Up Active Directory

Restoring Active Directory

Managing the Active Directory Database

Restoring Active Directory Review

Troubleshooting Active Directory

Diagnosing Issues Related to Active Directory Replication

Diagnosing Issues Related to Operations Master Role Failures

Diagnosing Issues Related to the Active Directory Database

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 5: Planning User, Computer, and Group Strategies

Introduction

Security Groups

Functional Levels

Planning a Distribution Group Strategy

Planning a Security Group Strategy

User and Group Creation Strategies

Group Nesting Review

User Authentication Strategy

Smart Cards

Domain Password Policy

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 6: Implementing User, Computer, and Group Strategies

Introduction

Administrative Delegation Strategies

Planning an OU Structure Based on Delegation Requirements

Planning a Security Group Hierarchy Based on Delegation Requirements

Administrative Delegation Strategy Summary

OU Structure

Administrative Requirements for an OU Structure

Group Policy Requirements for an OU Structure

Implementing an OU Structure

Managing an OU Structure

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 7: Planning and Implementing Group Policy

Introduction

The Concept of Group Policy

Components of Group Policy

Group Policy Containers (GPCs)

Group Policy Templates (GPTs)

Planning the Application of Group Policy

Group Policy Inheritance

Using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

Creating and Managing GPOs

Group Policy for Users and Computers

Best Practices for Managing Group Policy

Some Strategies for Planning a Set of GPOs

Group Policy Application Review

Deploying the User and Computer Environment with Group Policy

Software Installation Using Group Policy

User and Computer Environment Review

Enrolling User and Computer Certificates with Group Policy

Enrolling User and Computer Certificates with Group Policy Review

Configuring Security Settings with Group Policy

Redirecting Folders with Group Policy

Administrative Templates Settings

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 8: Managing Group Policy

Introduction

Resultant Set of Policy

RSoP Planning Mode

RSoP Logging Mode

Gpresult

Other Tools for Troubleshooting Group Policy

Gpupdate

Gpotool

Advanced System Information

RSoP and Gpresult Review

Maintaining Software with Group Policy

Distributing Updates to Software Installed Using Group Policy

Configuring Automatic Updates for Network Clients Using Group Policy

RSoP and Software Installation Using Group Policy

Group Policy Application Upgrade Review

Troubleshooting Group Policy Security

Use of RSoP to Troubleshoot Group Policy Security Settings

Use of Gpresult to Troubleshoot Group Policy Security Settings

Best Practices When Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Part II: Final Review

Fast Facts

Practice Exam

Practice Exam Answers

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test

Appendix B: MeasureUp's Product Features

Appendix C: Review Questions and Answers

Glossary

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About Don Poulton

Don Poulton, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.



In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist, and more recently with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants.



When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit.

Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Terry.
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