Event Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 System Administration Part 1 (Session TNT1-121)
Welcome to the material supporting page for this session. The materials on this page have been selected as the best matches to the content covered in the live event session.
This session covers Windows Server 2003 administration from a number of views, including a look at out-of-the-box tools, Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 options, and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 features. The majority of the session focuses on the out-of-the-box tools. The demonstration covers server management tools, including Active Directory, directory service command-line tools-trusts and server roles. From the client side, it looks at Group Policy management and settings, software installation, and patch management using Software Update Services. The session ends with a section that large organizations will find useful: an exploration of those features in SMS 2003 and MOM 2005 that augment the tools already covered, most notably software and patch management in SMS 2003 and server monitoring using MOM 2005.
- Managing Servers
- Managing Users and Clients
- Remote Installation Service
- Applying Group Policy
- Baseline Security Analyzer
- Software Update Services
- Systems Management Server
- Monitoring with MOM 2005
Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, 2nd Edition
Summary: What was once good just got better. Through the release of several feature packs, Microsoft has added 15 new features to Windows Server 2003. As an IT professional, you are probably aware of what these features are and have installed them, but you may not be aware of what their full capability is and how to troubleshoot the system with them in place. Sams has published a second edition of the best selling Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed as an updated reference guide in response to these new features. Learn about the new Group Policy Management Console, Timewarp Client, Security Configuration Wizard and more as you plan, implement and administer your Windows 2003 environment.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed (R2 Edition)
Summary: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, 3rd Edition is the first book on the market to cover Windows Server 2003 R2. This latest edition will keep the text viable with the major "R2" update being released from Microsoft late in 2005. Many of the Windows Server 2003 titles have not been revised since release in 2003 even though Microsoft has released a service pack and now the R2 update.
The Ultimate Windows Server 2003 System Administrator's Guide
Summary: Windows Server 2003, the successor to Windows 2000 and Windows NT, is designed to accommodate the seamless exchange of information through Web services. It delivers the increased flexibility and power needed to administer networks as global entities, but its enhanced management tools and security features present as many challenges as opportunities. This book helps readers negotiate these challenges while taking advantage of the opportunities.
Inside Windows Server 2003
Summary: This book contains comprehensive information on deploying, managing, and troubleshooting systems using both Windows Server 2003 and its predecessor. Each chapter contains a lively feature description followed by extensively illustrated procedures for setting up and managing each service.
Managing Enterprise Active Directory Services
Summary: Learn how to programmatically manage and monitor Active Directory in a large-scale environment. The authors, who lead Cisco's Active Directory deployment and management initiative, focus on post-deployment issues surrounding Active Directory.
Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide
Summary: This book helps provide a solid understanding of Active Directory fundamentals. It demonstrates how Active Directory is used to store and access data and how it uses industry standards, such as LDAP. Numerous diagrams and tables explain the sometimes complex technologies involved in migrating to Windows 2000 from Windows NT or other platforms.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Insider Solutions
Summary: Rather than being a traditional planning, design, and implementation guide, this book is a serious resource for Windows experts who seek tips, tricks, and best practices for implementing and supporting key Windows Server 2003 technologies. Sections include security, management, design, migration, business continuity, performance, and business productivity.
Training and Certification
Course 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment: Five Days (Classroom/Online)
Summary: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.
Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment: Five days Instructor-led
Summary: This five-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for prospective systems administrators and systems engineers who are responsible for managing accounts and resources. These tasks include managing user, computer, and group accounts; managing access to network resources; managing printers; managing an organizational unit in a network based on Active Directory directory service; and implementing Group Policy to manage users and computers.
Course 2275: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment: Three days: Instructor-led
Summary: This three-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills 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.
Course 2282: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
Summary: This five-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design an Active Directory directory service and network infrastructure for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems engineers who are responsible for designing directory service and/or network infrastructures.