Microsoft Course 2273 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment — A 5-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area.

Course Synopsis

This M2273 course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environment.

This is the first course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003 and serves as the entry point for other courses in the Windows Server 2003 curriculum.

This course is also offered as eight days of instructor-led training (as two courses) for students who prefer a complete classroom training experience:

Course Objectives

On completion of this Windows 2003 M2273 training course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates should have:

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:

Course Materials

The student kit contains these items:

Schedule

This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Outline Course Contents

Part 1: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources

This module explains how to administer accounts and resources on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 software in a networked environment.

Managing User and Computer Accounts

This module explains how to modify user and computer accounts on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in a networked environment.

Managing Groups

This module explains how to perform various administrative functions by using groups.

Managing Access to Resources

This module explains how to enable resource access with permissions, manage access to files and folders by using permissions, and manage permission inheritance.

Implementing Printing

This module explains how to implement printing in a Windows Server 2003 environment.

Managing Printing

This module explains how to set up a network-wide printing strategy to meet the needs of users and troubleshoot installation or configuration problems.

Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

This module explains the permissions available for managing access to Active Directory objects, how to move objects between organizational units in the same domain, and how to delegate control of an organizational unit.

Implementing Group Policy

This module explains the purpose and function of Group Policy in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It also explains how to implement Group Policy objects (GPOs) and manage GPOs.

Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

This module explains how to use Group Policy to configure Folder Redirection, Microsoft Internet Explorer connectivity, and the desktop.

Introduction to Security in Windows Server 2003

This module explains how to use Group Policy to configure Folder Redirection, Microsoft Internet Explorer connectivity, and the desktop.

Part 2: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Preparing to Administer a Server

This module explains how to administer a server. It describes how to manage servers remotely, what tools to use, and the rights and permissions that are needed to administer a server.

Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

This module explains how to monitor server performance by using performance tools, configure and manage performance logs, configure and manage alerts, and manage system monitor views.

Monitoring Server Performance

This module explains how to collect performance data by monitoring primary server subsystems. It also covers how to identify system bottlenecks by using the Performance console and Task Manager in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Maintaining Device Drivers

This module explains how to maintain device drivers.

Managing Disks

This module explains how to manage disks and how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.

Managing Data Storage

This module explains the Encrypting File System (EFS), which contributes to the safe storage of data and helps to keep the network from harm. It also explains how to administer disk quotas.

Managing Disaster Recovery

This module explains how to plan for a computer disaster and how to use the features of Windows Server 2003 to prevent a disaster or recover when one occurs.

Maintaining Software by Using Software Update Services

This module explains how to use Microsoft Software Update Services to manage and distribute critical software updates that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues.