MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-294)

MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-294)

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This Exam Cram 2 helps you pass the 70-294 exam, which is a core exam in MCSE Windows Server 2003 certification program. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead, it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but could use a refresher on important concepts, as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. The book features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else! The Cram Sheet is especially useful for last-minute review before the test begins.

The best-selling Exam Cram 2 series is supported online at, offering industry news, study tips, practice questions, and discussion forums. Each book is published under the direction of Series Editor Ed Tittel, the leading authority on IT certification. This book has been subjected to rigorous technical review by a team of industry experts, ensuring content is superior in both coverage and technical accuracy, and has earned the distinction of Cramsession? Approved Study Material.

The CD features PrepLogic? Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.
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  • Mixed media product | 480 pages
  • 153.4 x 229.6 x 29.5mm | 653.18g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0789729504
  • 9780789729507
  • 2,325,021

Table of contents



1. Planning and Implementing Forests and Domains.

The Windows Server 2003 Domain. Requirements for AD. The AD Installation Wizard. Fault-Tolerant Replicas. Troubleshooting Your AD Installation. Verifying Your AD Installation. AD Removal. Unattended Installation of AD. Post-AD Installation Options. UPN Suffixes. Application Data Partitions. Trust Relationships. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

2. Implementing and Managing Active Directory Sites.

Why Use Sites? Sites and Domain Controllers. Creating a Site. Site Connections. Bridgehead Servers. Site Link Bridge. Connection Objects. Optimizing Active Directory Replication with Sites. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

3. Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers.

Introducing Operations Masters. Planning for Business Continuity of Operations Master Roles. Recommendations for Operations Masters. Planning a Strategy for Placing Global Catalog Servers. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

4. User and Group Administration.

Introducing Users and Groups. Planning a User Authentication Strategy. Administering User Accounts. Creating a Password Policy for Domain Users. Planning a Smartcard Authentication Strategy. Planning a Security Group Strategy. User and Group Recommendations. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

5. Planning and Implementing an OU Structure.

Implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure. Analyzing the Administrative Requirements for an OU. Creating an OU. Planning an OU Structure Based on Delegation Requirements. Analyzing the Group Policy Requirements for an OU. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

6. Planning a Group Policy Implementation.

Change and Configuration Basics. Group Policy Overview. Creating a Group Policy Object. Modifying Group Policy Objects. Linking a GPO. Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy. Group Policy Inheritance. Filtering Group Policy. Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP). Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

7. Software Distribution with Group Policy.

Intellimirror Concepts. Software Installation and Maintenance Overview. Deploying Software with Group Policy and Software Installation. Phases of Software Deployment. Troubleshooting Software Deployment Problems. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

8. Understanding Security Settings with Group Policy.

Controlling User Environments with Administrative Templates. Policy Application Scenarios. Managing Security Configurations. Assigning Script Policies to Users and Computers. Use of Folder Redirection. Automatically Enrolling Certificates with Group Policy. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

9. Troubleshooting Group Policy.

Introducing Group Policy Troubleshooting. General Troubleshooting. Tools for Troubleshooting. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

10. Active Directory Maintenance.

Introducing AD Maintenance. Monitoring Active Directory. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

11. Practice Exam 1.

12. Practice Exam 1 Answer Key.

13. Practice Exam 2.

14. Practice Exam 2 Answer Key.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.

PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition.

Appendix B: Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.

Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Getting More Exams. Customer Service.


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About W. Willis

Will Willis (MCSE, A+ Certified Technician, Network+, B.A.) is a Senior Network Administrator for an international software-development company in the Dallas, Texas area. He is responsible for the network and server infrastructure, for documentation, maintaining disaster recovery preparedness, antivirus strategies, firewalls/network security, infrastructure (servers, routers, switches, hubs) maintenance and upgrades, and ensuring the reliability and availability of network resources.

Will started out as a help desk tech, providing technical support over the phone for PC hardware and software and later moved up to a desktop/LAN support specialist position working on a team of eight to support a 3,000+ user multiple-site network. From that position, Will moved into a job as a network manager, where he also administered multiple Active Directory domains and servers running BackOffice applications Exchange Server, IIS, Site Server, SQL Server, and SMS. He enjoys spending time with his family and writing and recording original music when not busy being a techie; he can be reached at Will has co-authored eight books and scores of technical articles to date. He has also written practice exams and tech edited many titles. His first album of guitar-based instrumental music, Darkness into Light, was released in late 2002. Will is also a seminary student, pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology. More information on Will can be found at

David V. Watts (MCSE, MCSD, CNE, and Network+) currently directs customer and professional services for the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) headquarters of Altiris, Inc., a software company dedicated to developing and implementing systems-management software for both small businesses and global enterprises.

Born in Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom, David relocated to the United States in 1988, where he worked for 14 years in information technology as both a project lead for and consultant to enterprise-level deployments of Microsoft technologies. In 2002, he relocated once again-to Landau, Germany, a small city located amid the vineyards of the Rhineland-to fill the Director of Customer Services position Altiris had just created in conjunction with its expanding presence throughout the European market. In this role, David travels widely and frequently.

David has played with, exploited, and (sometimes) cursed Windows 2003 since its beta version. Along the way, he accumulated expertise with Altiris Notification Server 6.0 and Altiris Deployment Server. Along with these, he has worked extensively with Microsoft BackOffice products, including Microsoft Systems Management Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange.

When not accumulating frequent-flyer miles, David monopolizes his home theatre system with marathon screening sessions for the worst (and thus the best) horror films produced within the last 70 years. His long-suffering wife and three mutts have noted an especially rabid passion for Italian giallos and gorefests and prefer his other obsessions: music (especially modern and experimental jazz) and photography. David can be reached at

Contributing Author Brian McCann is a trainer and consultant specializing in Active Directory and network security. He is the owner of Diesel Technologies, a training and consulting company dedicated to helping small-to-medium-size businesses with their IT needs.

He has worked in the IT field for 10 years and started his career in the U.S. Army. His teaching credits have come from local training centers, community colleges, and also just under 3 years of experience teaching live synchronous training over the Web. Brian has spent the last 5 years teaching students from all over the world on technologies such as Active Directory, PKI, DNS, IIS, and many more.

Brian has been recognized by Microsoft as one of its "Go to Trainers" and holds an MCSE and MCT certification.

Technical Editors Marc Savage is the Senior National Technical Advisor and Technical Trainer for Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions. Combined with more than seven years experience in microcomputer training and systems development in the private, public, and non-profit organization sector his professional expertise is focused particularly on providing companies with a clear vision and direction in regards to Microsoft products. Marc currently holds the following certifications: MCT, MCSE NT4, MCSE W2K, MCSA, CNE 4.11, A+, NETWORK+. Marc lives in Ottawa, Canada with his lovely wife Lynne and two daughters Isabelle and Carolyne.

Bill Ferguson, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, CCSI, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, has been in the computer industry for more than 15 years. Originally in technical sales and sales management with Sprint, Bill made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. Bill now runs his own company as an independent contractor from Birmingham, Alabama, teaching classes for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies. In addition, Bill writes and produces technical training videos for Virtual Training Company, Inc. and Specialized Solutions, Inc. He currently has titles including A+, Network+, Windows 2000 Management, Windows XP Management, Windows 2000 Security, Server+, and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices. Bill keeps his skills sharp by being a technical reviewer for books and sample tests for Que Certification and McGraw-Hill Technical. He is currently co-authoring the 70-297 Exam Cram 2 title for Que Publishing and producing a training video for the 70-292 MCSA Skills Upgrade test for QuickCert. Bill says, "My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for my students to learn than it was for me to learn."
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