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Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Course 2275: 3 days; Instructor-led


This instructor-led 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.

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Course Objectives

After completing the course, students will 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.

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Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

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

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Before attending this course, students must have:

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Course Outline

Module 1: 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
Module 2: 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
Module 3: 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
Module 4: Maintaining Device Drivers

This module explains how to maintain device drivers.

  • Configuring Device Driver Signing Options
  • Using Device Driver Rollback
Module 5: Managing Disks

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
Module 6: 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 File Compression
  • Configuring File Encryption
  • Implementing Disk Quotas
Module 7: Managing Disaster Recovery

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.

  • The Role of the Organizational Unit
  • Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects
  • Delegating Control of Organizational Units
Module 8: 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 Group Policy Objects
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects on a Domain
  • Managing the Deployment of Group Policy
Module 9: 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
Module 10: 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


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