MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Implementation, Management, and Maintenance Study Guide: Exam 70-291 / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $1.99   
  • Used (19) from $1.99   


  • This exam (70291) is a core requirement for both the MCSA and MCSE.
  • Now updated for the new version of the exam covering Windows Server 2003 R2 and revised with enhanced troubleshooting guidance and new case studies.
  • The CD-ROM includes the cutting-edge WinSim simulation program, plus hundreds of sample questions, an e-version of the book, and flashcards.
  • More and more companies have begun upgrading to Windows Server 2003, increasing demand for Microsoft certified administrators and engineers.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782144499
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/13/2006
  • Edition description: 2SGC
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

James Chellis, MCT, MCSE, is CEO of Comcourse, Inc., an online learning provider that delivers information technology courses through career colleges nationwide.

Matt Sheltz is a software engineer and systems administrator for Comcourse, Inc. and has more than a decade of experience writing bestselling training books and developing educational technologies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Understanding Windows Server 2003 Networking.

The OSI Model.

Protocol Stacks.

Communication between Stacks.

Microsoft’s Network Components and the OSI Model.

Device Drivers and the OSI Model.

The Basics of Network Protocols.

Understanding IP Addressing.

The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme.

Subnetting a Network.

Implementing Subnetting.

Applying Subnetting.

Quickly Identifying Subnet Characteristics.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring TCP/IP.

Configuring Basic TCP/IP Settings.

The Default Gateway and DNS Settings.

Configuring Automatic TCP/IP Settings.

Configuring Manual TCP/IP Settings.

Configuring Advanced TCP/IP Settings.

Expanding the Basic Settings.

Configuring Advanced DNS Settings.

Configuring WINS Clients.

Configuring Network Bindings.

Monitoring Network Traffic.

Installing the Network Monitor Driver and Application.

How to Use Network Monitor.

Monitoring Network Activity with System Monitor.

Troubleshooting Network Protocols.

Analyzing Recent Changes.

Pinpointing the Cause of the Problem.

Checking Physical Connections.

Using Ipconfig.

Using Ping, Tracert, and Pathping.

Using Nslookup.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 3: Administering Security Policy.

An Overview of User and Group Accounts.

User Accounts.

Group Accounts.

Security Policy Types and Tools.

Group Policies within Active Directory.

Administering Local Computer Policy.

Configuring Security Settings.

Administering the Local Computer’s System Policies.

User Profiles Policies.

Logon Policies.

Disk Quota Policies.

Group Policy Policies.

Windows File Protection Policies.

Analyzing Security Configurations with the Security Configuration and Analysis Tool.

Specifying a Security Database.

Importing a Security Template.

Performing a Security Analysis.

Reviewing the Security Analysis and Resolving Discrepancies.

Managing Software Installation and Maintenance.

Windows Update.

Windows Automatic Updates.

Using Windows Server Update Services.

Using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

Managing Windows Server 2003 Services.

Configuring General Service Properties.

Configuring Service Log On Properties.

Configuring Service Recovery Properties.

Checking Service Dependencies.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 4: Managing IP Security.

Understanding How IPSec Works.

IPSec Fundamentals.

IPSec Authentication.

Installing IPSec.

The IP Security Policy Management Snap-In.

Configuring IPSec.

Creating a New Policy.

Assigning and Unassigning Policies.

Other Policy Management Features.

Configuring IPSec Policies.

Configuring IPSec for Tunnel Mode.

Managing and Monitoring IPSec.

Using IP Security Monitor.

Using Netsh for IPSec Management.

Using Event Logging.

Monitoring IPSec Activity in Network Monitor.

Troubleshooting IPSec.

Identifying Common IPSec Issues.

Verifying That the Right Policy Is Assigned.

Checking for Policy Mismatches.


Exam Essentials.

Hands-On Lab: Using Event Viewer to Troubleshoot IPSec Connections.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 5: Managing the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Overview of DHCP.

Advantages and Disadvantages of DHCP.

The DHCP Lease Process.

Understanding Scope Details.

Installing DHCP.

Authorizing DHCP for Active Directory.

Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes.

Creating a New Scope.

Changing Scope Properties.

Changing Server Properties.

Managing Reservations and Exclusions.

Setting Scope Options.

Activating and Deactivating Scopes.

Creating a Superscope.

Creating Multicast Scopes.

Integrating Dynamic DNS and DHCP.

Using Multiple DHCP Servers.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP.

Monitoring DHCP Leases.

Logging DHCP Activity.

Working with the DHCP Database Files.

Reconciling DHCP Scopes.

Solving the Problem of Multiple DHCP Servers and Scopes.

Correcting Client Problems.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 6: Installing and Managing Domain Name System (DNS).

DNS Fundamentals.

What DNS Does.

Servers, Clients, and Resolvers.

The DNS Zone File.

DNS and Windows Server 2003.

Installing and Configuring a DNS Server.

Installing a DNS Server.

Configuring a DNS Server.

Creating New Zones.

Setting Zone Properties.

Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates.

Delegating Zones for DNS.

Manually Creating DNS Records.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS.

Monitoring DNS with the DNS Snap-In.

Monitoring DNS Servers with System Monitor.

Monitoring DNS Events in the Event Viewer.

Monitoring DNS in Replication Monitor.

Troubleshooting DNS.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 7: Managing Remote Access Services.

Overview of Dial-Up Networking (DUN).

What DUN Does.

How DUN Works.

Overview of Virtual Private Networks.

What VPNs Do.

VPNs and Windows Server 2003.

How VPNs Work.

Installing the Routing and Remote Access Services.

Configuring Your Remote Access Server.

Setting General Configuration Options.

Configuring Inbound Connections.

Installing a VPN.

Setting Up Your Server.

Installing RRAS as a VPN Server.

Configuring a VPN.

Configuring VPN Ports.

Troubleshooting VPNs.

Managing Your Remote Access Server.

Monitoring Overall Activity.

Controlling Remote Access Logging.

Reviewing the Remote Access Event Log.

Monitoring Ports and Port Activity.

Integrating RRAS with DHCP.

Installing the DHCP Relay Agent.

Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent.

Configuring a RAS or VPN Client.

The General Tab.

The Options Tab.

The Security Tab.

The Networking Tab.

The Sharing Tab.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 8: Managing User Access to Remote Access Services.

Remote Access Security.

User Authentication.

Connection Security.

Access Control.

Configuring User Access.

Using User Profiles.

Using Remote Access Policies.

Using Remote Access Profiles.

Setting Up a VPN Remote Access Policy.

Configuring Security.

Controlling Server Security.

Controlling Security at the Policy Level.

Configuring RADIUS.

Troubleshooting Example.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 9: Managing IP Routing.

Understanding IP Routing.

What Routing Does.

How Routing Works.

Routing and Windows Server 2003.

Installing RRAS.

Configuring IP Routing.

Creating and Managing Interfaces.

Setting IP Routing Properties.

Managing Routing Protocols.

Managing Static Routes.

Configuring TCP/IP Packet Filters.

Configuring VPN Packet Filters.

PPTP Packet Filters.

L2TP Packet Filters.

Managing IP Routing.

Using the route print Command.

Troubleshooting IP Routing.

Troubleshooting Example.


Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)