Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Updated to include Server 2003 Release 2 features.
This course is not currently offered by Global Knowledge. Information here is provided for reference only.
Discover how to design and administer systems based on Windows Server 2003 whether you're coming from Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or another environment. Because Windows Server 2003 hosts a superset of the functionality in Windows 2000 Server, the older version is still covered. Our course will introduce you to new aspects of Active Directory, Terminal Services, Group Policy, and IIS as well as give you tips on administering your Windows 2000 Servers. This course also incorporates the latest release of Server 2003 Release 2 (R2).
Hands-on labs illustrate how the Windows Server 2003 platform acts as a foundation for other services.
Who Needs to Attend
IT professionals who are responsible for system and network support/administration.
Previous proficiency with Microsoft Server and Networking environments is required.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
Title 1: Windows 2003 Server Features
This title introduces you to the Windows 2003 family, details the hardware requirements, and describes the new features of Windows Server 2003.
Title 2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003
This section deals with the pre- installation checks and installation methods for installing windows server 2003. After installation, learn about the computer management console, Use the Manage the Server wizard, and understand active directory naming conventions.
Title 3: Understanding Active Directory and Managing Users
This title discusses Active Directory terminology and defines the benefits of a directory service. Grouping domains into a tree and trees into a forest is explained. This title also discusses how to organize resources and user accounts within the directory into organizational units. Combining organizational units into domains is covered, as is creating trees or forests using domains.
Title 4: Using Group Policy and Managing File Systems
This title helps you explore a powerful new feature, Group Policy. You will learn how to create domain and organizational unit policies to control the user's desktop environment, install software, distribute logon and logoff scripts and enforce security settings on Windows 2003 computers on your network. Also understand the new features of the file system including volumes partitions and types of hard disks. Learn how to configure user disk of quotas and understand the configure the volume shadow copy service
Title 5: Security and File and Print Sharing
This title helps you understand the internal security features built into windows server 2003. New methods of authentication using smartcards and new dial-in method occasion levels are discussed. This title helps you gain an understanding of the various devices Windows 2003 uses to provide security on both the host computer and the network. Learn how Windows 2003 uses security tokens, NTLM, Kerberos, and smart cards to prevent unauthorized access to system resources. Identify the means by which Windows 2003 controls access to user files and folders. Configure files and folders for various permissions. Encrypt files and folders to prevent unauthorized access. Understand how Windows 2003 uses IPsec to provide secure transmission of data over a network. Learn how to share and manage shared folders through the directory. Understand how to add printers to the directory and to move printer objects throughout the directory tree. Understand proper offline file configuration
Title 6: IIS and Assigning IP Addresses
This section explores the new features of IIS 6.0. Learn how to properly install and configure application services and also understand e-mail protocols and services bundled in windows server 2003. You will learn how to setup, configure and maintain DHCP on a Windows 2003 network and explore the new features of both services. In addition, find out how to configure a scope for assigning addresses, understand the concept of host names and their relationship to the domain tree and learn about zone databases and how they are populated. There are three labs associated with this title. In the labs you will learn: Assigning IP Addresses and Using DHCP, DNS Operations in a Small Organization, DNS Operation in the Enterprise.
Title 7: DNS Infrastructure
This title explores the configuration and set up of the domain name servers including name resolution domain and name resolution and the creation of forward and reverse lookups zones. In addition we look at the integration of dns in active directory with rectory integrated zones. We then take a look at the delegation Of subdomains and the process of querying root servers and following referrals throughout the dns infrastructure. We then take a look at the new features of windows server 2003 including conditional forwarding and the creation of stubs zones.
Title 8: Active Directory Domains and Domain Controllers
This title describes the flexible single master operation and its role in a domain and how to use Active Director Sites and Services manager to define and configure sites throughout a forest. It explains how to achieve operability between directories and how to synchronize directory services from vendors to work with Active Directory.
Title 9: Terminal Server and Troubleshooting
This title will discuss the differences and similarities between Telnet service and Terminal Services. The benefits of Terminal Services, how to configure users and servers, as well as hardware and bandwidth requirements will be explained. This title will walk the user through the process of installing a terminal server and related software. Data encryption levels and the terminal server's remote control feature will be discussed. Finally the nature of troubleshooting booting up and repairing the system will be covered