MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide, Second Edition (70-294) / Edition 2

MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide, Second Edition (70-294) / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0782144519
ISBN-13:
9780782144512
Pub. Date:
02/13/2006
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance Study Guide, Second Edition (70-294) / Edition 2

  • This exam (70294) is an MCSE core requirement and an MCSA elective
  • Thoroughly revised to cover the new version of the exam, which includes questions on Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Offers improved troubleshooting coverage and more scenarios and case studies
  • The CD-ROM features the state-of-the-art WinSim program that enables readers to practice on simulation questions, plus an advanced testing engine, hundreds of sample questions, an e-version of the book, and flashcards

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780782144512
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/13/2006
Edition description: 2SGC
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Overview of Active Directory.

The Industry before Active Directory.

The Benefits of Windows NT 4.

The Domain Model in Windows NT 4.

The Limitations of Windows NT 4.

The Benefits of Active Directory.

Active Directory’s Logical Structure.

Components and Mechanisms of Active Directory.

An Overview of Active Directory Domains.

Using Multiple Domains.

Creating a Domain Structure with Organizational Units.

Active Directory Object Names.

User, Computer, and Group Objects.

Active Directory’s Physical Structure.

Server Roles within Active Directory.

Accessing Active Directory through LDAP.

Managing Replication with Sites.

Active Directory Names and DNS.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 2: Planning and Installing Active Directory.

Preparing for Active Directory Installation.

Planning and Installing DNS.

Verifying the File System.

Verifying Network Connectivity.

Determining the Domain Functional Level.

Planning the Domain Structure.

Installing Active Directory.

Verifying Active Directory Installation.

Using Event Viewer.

Using Active Directory Administrative Tools.

Testing from Clients.

Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions.

Creating Application Data Partitions.

Managing Replicas.

Removing Replicas.

Using ntdsutil to Manage Application Data Partitions.

Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 3: Installing and Managing Trees and Forests.

Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains.

Reasons for Using Multiple Domains.

Drawbacks of Multiple Domains.

Creating Domain Trees and Forests.

Planning Trees and Forests.

The Promotion Process.

Creating a Domain Tree.

Joining a New Domain Tree to a Forest.

Adding Additional Domain Controllers.

Demoting a Domain Controller.

Managing Multiple Domains.

Managing Single Master Operations.

Managing Trusts.

Managing UPN Suffixes.

Managing Global Catalog Servers.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 4: Configuring Sites and Managing Replication.

Overview of Active Directory Physical Components.

Active Directory Replication.

Active Directory Site Concepts.

Planning Your Sites.

Implementing Sites and Subnets.

Creating Sites.

Creating Subnets.

Configuring Sites.

Configuring Replication.

Intrasite Replication.

Intersite Replication.

Configuring Server Topology.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication.

Using System Monitor.

Troubleshooting Replication.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 5: Administering Active Directory.

An Overview of OUs.

The Purpose of OUs.

Benefits of OUs.

Planning the OU Structure.

Logical Grouping of Resources.

Understanding OU Inheritance.

Delegation of Administrative Control.

Applying Group Policy.

Creating OUs.

Managing OUs.

Moving, Deleting, and Renaming OUs.

Administering Properties of OUs.

Delegating Control of OUs.

Troubleshooting OUs.

Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects.

Overview of Active Directory Objects.

Managing Object Properties.

Filtering and Advanced Active Directory Features.

Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Active Directory Objects.

Resetting an Existing Computer Account.

Publishing Active Directory Objects.

Making Active Directory Objects Available to Users.

Publishing Printers.

Publishing Shared Folders.

Querying Active Directory.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 6: Planning Security for Active Directory.

Active Directory Security Overview.

Understanding Security Principals.

Managing Security and Permissions.

Using ACLs and ACEs.

Implementing Active Directory Security.

Using User Templates.

Delegating Control of Users and Groups.

Using Group Policy for Security.

Understanding Smart Card Authentication.

Preparing a Smart Card Certificate Enrollment Station.

Using the Security Configuration And Analysis Utility.

The secedit.exe Command.

Implementing an Audit Policy.

Overview of Auditing.

Implementing Auditing.

Viewing Auditing Information.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 7: Active Directory Optimization and Reliability.

Overview of Windows Server 2003 Performance Monitoring.

Using Windows Server 2003 Performance Tools.

Deciding What to Monitor.

Viewing Performance Information.

Managing System Monitor Properties.

Saving and Analyzing Data with Performance Logs and Alerts.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Components.

Monitoring Domain Controller Performance.

Monitoring Active Directory Performance with System Monitor.

Monitoring Active Directory Performance Using Performance Logs and Alerts.

Using Other Performance Monitoring Tools.

Troubleshooting Active Directory Performance Monitoring.

Backup and Recovery of Active Directory.

Overview of the Windows Server 2003 Backup Utility.

Backing Up Active Directory.

Restoring Active Directory.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 8: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Group Policy.

An Introduction to Group Policy.

Group Policy Settings.

Group Policy Objects.

Group Policy Inheritance.

Planning a Group Policy Strategy.

Implementing Group Policy.

Creating GPOs.

Linking GPOs to Active Directory.

Using Administrative Templates.

Managing Group Policy.

Managing GPOs.

Filtering Group Policy.

Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs.

Controlling Inheritance and Filtering Group Policy.

Assigning Script Policies.

Managing Network Configuration.

Automatically Enrolling User and Computer Certificates in Group Policy.

Redirecting Folders Using Group Policy.

Troubleshooting Group Policy.

RSoP in Logging Mode.

RSoP in Planning Mode.

Using the gpresult.exe Command.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 9: Software Deployment through Group Policy.

Overview of Software Deployment.

The Software Management Life Cycle.

The Windows Installer.

Deploying Applications.

Implementing Software Deployment.

Preparing for Software Deployment.

Publishing and Assigning Applications.

Applying Software Updates.

Verifying Software Installation.

Configuring Automatic Updates in Group Policy.

Configuring Software Deployment Settings.

The Software Installation Properties Dialog Box.

Removing Programs.

Microsoft Windows Installer Settings.

Optimizing and Troubleshooting Software Deployment.

Summary.

Exam Essentials.

Review Questions.

Answers to Review Questions.

Glossary.

Index.

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