MCSE 70-294 Exam Cram: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

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MCSA/MCSE 70-294 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the #1-selling quick-study guide to help you pass the 70-294 exam from Microsoft, which is one of the four core exams in the MCSE 2003 and MCSA 2003 certification programs. This new edition covers all exam objectives, including how to implement and manage an active directory service forest and domain structure, plan effective user and group administration policies, configure user environments, and troubleshoot active directory. It also incorporates two full practice ...

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Overview

MCSA/MCSE 70-294 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the #1-selling quick-study guide to help you pass the 70-294 exam from Microsoft, which is one of the four core exams in the MCSE 2003 and MCSA 2003 certification programs. This new edition covers all exam objectives, including how to implement and manage an active directory service forest and domain structure, plan effective user and group administration policies, configure user environments, and troubleshoot active directory. It also incorporates two full practice exams, and has been updated against Microsoft's official courseware (MOC) that corresponds to this exam, as well as changes made to Windows Server 2003 R2. Test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, a special Cram Sheet, tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else comes with this, and all, Exam Cram books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789736208
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 10/2/2006
  • Series: Exam Cram 2 Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Willis (MCSE, A+ Certified Technician, Network+, B.A.) is a senior

network administrator for an international software-development company in

the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. He shares responsibility for the network and

server infrastructure with other members of the network administration team,

primarily focusing on Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory and

Exchange 2003. He also shares responsibility for server monitoring, documentation,

maintaining disaster recovery preparedness, antivirus strategies, firewalls/

network security, planning and maintaining the infrastructure (servers, routers,

switches, hubs), and ensuring the reliability and availability of network resources

for the global network.

Will began as a help desk tech, providing technical support over the phone for

PC hardware and software and later moved to a desktop/LAN support specialist

position working on a team of eight to support a 3,000+ user multiple-site

network. From that position, Will moved into a job as a network manager,

where he also administered multiple Active Directory domains and servers running

BackOffice applications Exchange Server, IIS, Site Server, SQL Server, and

SMS. He enjoys spending time with his family and writing and recording original

music when not busy being a techie and being active in church, including

teaching Sunday School. Will has co-authored numerous books and scores of

technical articles. He has also written practice exams and tech-edited many

titles. His first album of guitar-based instrumental music, Darkness into Light,

was released in 2002. Will is also a seminary student, finishing a Master of Arts

degree in Theology in the fall of 2006. More information on Will can be found

at www.willwillis.us.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Self-Assessment

Chapter 1: The Structure and Components of Active Directory

DNS, Trees, and Forests–The Hierarchy of Active Directory

DNS Namespace

Domains

Domain Trees

Forests

Sites

Domain Controllers and Operations Masters

Trust Relationships and Active Directory Federation Services

Active Directory Components

Active Directory Objects

Active Directory Schema

Directory Service Protocol

Organizational Unit

Global Catalog

Active Directory Application Mode

Exam Cram Questions

Answers to Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 2: Planning and Implementing Forests and Domains

The Windows Server 2003 Domain

Requirements for AD

The AD Installation Wizard

Installing Your First Domain

Deciding Which Type of DNS to Use

The Lesser-Known Roles of the Wizard

Fault-Tolerant Replicas

Troubleshooting Your AD Installation

Verifying Your AD Installation

File Verification

SYSVOL

Final Checkpoints

AD Removal

What Removing AD Entails

Troubleshooting AD Removal

Unattended Installation of AD

The GuiRunOnce Section

The DCInstall Section

Post-AD Installation Options

Integrated Zones

Domain Mode Options

Application Data Partitions

Creating an Application Data Partition

Trust Relationships

Transitive Trusts

Forest Trusts

External Trusts

Realm Trusts

Shortcut Trusts

New Trust Wizard

Exam Cram Questions

Answers to Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 3: Planning and Implementing an OU Structure

Implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure

Analyzing the Administrative Requirements for an OU

Creating an OU

Moving Objects Within an OU Hierarchy

Delegating Permissions for an OU to a User or to a Security Group

Planning an OU Structure Based on Delegation Requirements

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Chapter 4: User and Group Administration

Introducing Users and Groups

Planning a User Authentication Strategy

Types of Logon Names

Rules for Logon Names

UPN Suffixes

Administering User Accounts

Creating User Accounts

The csvde Utility

The ldifde Utility

Directory Service Command Line Tools

Common User Management Tasks

Creating a Password Policy for Domain Users

Planning a Smartcard Authentication Strategy

From Passwords to Smartcards, and Back Again

Smartcards and Remote Access

Planning a Security Group Strategy

Defining Group Types

Planning a Security Group Hierarchy Based on Delegation Requirements

User and Group Recommendations

Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 5: Planning a Group Policy Implementation

Group Policy Overview

Group Policy Objects

Creating and Linking Group Policy Objects

Linking a GPO

Linking Multiple GPOs

Cross-Domain GPO Links

Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy

Managing Group Policy Links

Creating GPOs

Editing GPOs

Specifying a Domain Controller for Managing Group Policy Objects

Group Policy Inheritance

Block Policy Inheritance

No Override/Enforced

Disabling a GPO

Using Loopback Processing When Applying Group Policy

Filtering Group Policy

Configuring Group Policy Refresh Rates

Controlling User Environments with Administrative Templates

Common Administrative Templates Categories

Policy Application Scenarios

Policy Application Scenario #1

Policy Application Scenario #2

Managing Security Configurations

Security Templates

Assigning Script Policies to Users and Computers

Assigning Scripts Through Group Policy

Use of Folder Redirection

Automatically Enrolling Certificates with Group Policy

Implementing Autoenrollment

Copying, Backing Up, and Restoring GPOs

Copying GPOs

Backing Up GPOs

Restoring GPOs

Troubleshooting Group Policy

Resultant Set of Policy (RSo)/Group Policy Modeling Wizard

Group Policy Results

Exam Cram Questions

Answers to Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 6: Software Distribution with Group Policy

Intellimirror Concepts

Software Installation and Maintenance Overview

Requirements for Software Installation

Deploying Software with Group Policy and Software Installation

Software Deployment to Users and Computers

Configuring Software Installation Properties

Deploying a New Package

Configuring Package Properties

Assigned Versus Published Applications

Phases of Software Deployment

Troubleshooting Software Deployment Problems

General Troubleshooting Guidelines

Various Installation Error Messages

Exam Cram Questions

Answers to Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 7: Implementing and Managing Active Directory Sites

Why Use Sites?

Sites and Domain Controllers

Creating a Site

Moving Domain Controllers Between Sites

Site Connections

Creating and Configuring a Site Link

Bridgehead Servers

Configuring Preferred Bridgehead Servers

Site Link Bridge

Creating Site Link Bridges

Connection Objects

Optimizing Active Directory Replication with Sites

Replication Within a Site and Between Sites

Protocols That Support Replication

Exam Cram Questions

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Chapter 8: Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers

Introducing Operations Masters

Identifying Operations Master Role Dependencies

Planning for Business Continuity of Operations Master Roles

Determining and Transferring Operations Master Roles

Permissions for Changing an Operations Master Server

Seizing a Role

Recommendations for Operations Masters

Planning a Strategy for Placing Global Catalog Servers

GC and Logon Validation

Evaluating Network Traffic Considerations When Placing Global Catalog Servers

Evaluating the Need to Enable Universal Group Membership Caching

User Principal Names and Logon Validation

Adding GC Servers

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Chapter 9: Active Directory Maintenance

Introducing AD Maintenance

Active Directory Data Files

Garbage Collection

Performing Backups

Recommendations for Backing Up Data

Restoring AD

Defragmenting the AD Database

Recommendations for AD Database Maintenance

Monitoring Active Directory

Monitoring Active Directory Replication

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Chapter 10: Practice Exam 1

Chapter 11: Practice Exam 1 Answer Key

Chapter 12: Practice Exam 2

Chapter 13: Practice Exam 2 Answer Key

Appendix A Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Resources

Appendix B Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test

Appendix C MeasureUp’s Product Features

Multiple Testing Modes

Study Mode

Certification Mode

Custom Mode

Missed Question Mode

Non-Duplicate Mode

Question Types

Random Questions and Order of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

Attention to Exam Objectives

Technical Support

Glossary

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