Microsoft Course 2275 - Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment — A 3-Day Course
This course has now been retired. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 section for a list of current courses.
This three-day instructor-led M2275 course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to effectively maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data on a computer running one of the operating systems in the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 family.
On completion of this M2275 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Prepare to administer server resources
- Configure a server to monitor system performance
- Monitor system performance
- Manage device drivers by configuring device driver signing and restoring a device driver
- Manage hard disks
- Manage data storage
- Manage disaster recovery
- Maintain software by using Microsoft Software Update Services
This Windows 2003 course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as:
- Systems administrators, or;
- Systems engineers
Before attending this course, students are expected to have completed:
- Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
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
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.
- Administering a Server
- Configuring Remote Desktop to Administer a Server
- Managing Remote Desktop Connections
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.
- Introduction to Monitoring Server Performance
- Performing Real-Time and Logged Monitoring
- Configuring and Managing Counter Logs
- Configuring Alerts
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.
- Monitoring Server Memory
- Monitoring Processor Usage
- Monitoring Disks
- Monitoring Network Usage
Maintaining Device Drivers
This module explains how to maintain device drivers.
- Configuring Device Driver Signing Options
- Using Device Driver Rollback
This module explains how to manage disks and how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.
- Preparing Disks
- Managing Disk Properties
- Managing Mounted Drives
- Converting Disks
- Creating Volumes
- Importing a Foreign Disk
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 NTFS File Compression
- Configuring File Encryption
- Implementing 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.
- Preparing for Disaster Recovery
- Backing Up Data
- Scheduling Backup Jobs
- Restoring Data
- Recovering from Server Failure
- Selecting Disaster Recovery Methods
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.
- Introduction to Software Update Services
- Installing and Configuring Software Update Services
- Managing a Software Update Services Infrastructure