Microsoft Course 2274 - Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment — A 5-Day Course
This course has now been retired. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 section for a list of current courses.
This instructor-led M2274 course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for managing accounts and resources. These tasks include managing user, computer, and group accounts; managing access to network resources; managing printers; managing an organizational unit in a network based on Active Directory directory service; and implementing Group Policy to manage users and computers.
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.
On completion of this M2274 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Create and populate organizational units with user and computer accounts
- Manage user and computer accounts
- Create and manage groups
- Manage access to resources
- Implement printing
- Manage printing
- Manage access to objects in using organizational units
- Implement Group Policy
- Manage the user and computer environment by using Group Policy
- Audit accounts and resources
This Windows Server 2003 course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as:
- Systems administrator
- Systems engineers
Before attending this Windows Server 2003 course, students should have:
- A+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills.
- Network+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:
Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
This module explains how to administer accounts and resources on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 software in a networked environment.
Part 1: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources
- Multimedia: Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources
- The Windows Server 2003 Family
- Logging on to Windows Server 2003
- Installing and Configuring Administrative Tools
- Creating User Accounts
- Creating Computer Accounts
- Creating an Organizational Unit Hierarchy
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.
- Modifying Users and Computer Account Properties
- Enabling and Unlocking User and Computer Accounts
- Creating a User Account Template
- Locating User and Computer Accounts in Active Directory
- Saving Queries
- Resetting User and Computer Accounts
- Moving Domain Objects
This module explains how to perform various administrative functions by using groups.
- Creating Groups
- Managing Group Membership
- Strategies for Using Groups
- Modifying Groups
- Using Default Groups
- Best Practices for Managing 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.
- Overview of Managing Access to Resources
- Managing Access to Shared Folders
- Managing Access to Files and Folders Using NTFS Permissions
- Determining Effective Permissions
- Managing Access to Shared Files Using Offline Caching
This module explains how to implement printing in a Windows Server 2003 environment.
- Multimedia: Introduction to Printing in the Windows Server 2003 Family
- Installing and Sharing Printers
- Managing Access to Printers Using Shared Printer Permissions
- Managing Printer Drivers
- Implementing Printer Locations
This module explains how to set up a network-wide printing strategy to meet the needs of users and troubleshoot installation or configuration problems.
- Changing the Location of the Print Spooler
- Setting Printer Priorities
- Scheduling Printer Availability
- Configuring a Printing Pool
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.
- Multimedia: The Role of the Organizational Unit
- Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects
- Delegating Control of Organizational Units
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.
- Implementing GPOs
- Implementing GPOs on a Domain
- Managing the Deployment of Group Policy
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.
- Configuring Group Policy Settings
- Assigning Scripts with Group Policy
- Configuring Folder Redirection
- Determining Applied GPOs
Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy
This module explains how to manage security in an Active Directory domain and how to audit events to ensure the effectiveness of a security strategy.
- Overview of Security in Windows Server 2003
- Using Security Templates to Secure Computers
- Testing Computer Security Policy
- Configuring Auditing
- Managing Security Logs