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MCSA/MCSE 70-290 Exam Cram: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Second Edition

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MCSA/MCSE

Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 Environment Second Edition

Exam 70-290

Dan Balter

Patrick Regan

The Smart Way to Study™

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your 70-290 exam!

  • Set up and maintain Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

  • Use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

  • Intelligently select the appropriate disk storage technology when deciding between basic versus dynamic disks and between MBR versus GPT disks

  • Take advantage of command-line tools such as DSADD, DSGET, DSMOD, DSMOVE, DSQUERY, and DSRM

  • Discover the enhanced functionality of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 under the R2 edition of Windows Server 2003

  • Harness the power of the increased security that Service Pack 1 (SP1) offers, such as the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) and Access-based Enumeration filtering of network files and folders

  • Perform bulk imports and exports of Active Directory user accounts using the CSVDE and LDIFDE command-line utilities

  • Manage Windows Firewall settings under SP1 and R2

  • Configure shadow copies of shared folders so that users can easily retrieve previous versions of data files on their own

  • WRITTEN BY LEADING 70-290 EXPERTs:

    Dan Balter is the chief technology officer for InfoTechnology Partners, Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner company. He works as an IT consultant and trainer for both corporate and government clients and has worked with several network operating systems throughout his 24-year career. Dan holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCDST, MCSA, and MCSE.

    Patrick Regan is a senior design architect/engineer and training coordinator for Miles Consulting Corp (MCC). He holds many certifications, including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCT; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+, and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell’s CNE and CWNP.

    See the Inside Back Cover for Exclusive Access to 70-290 Practice Questions and Simulations!

  • Helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you can assess your readiness to take the actual 70-290 exam.

  • Provides detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers.

  • Features a variety of study modes so you can work your way through the questions in the manner that best suits your study preferences.

  • Covers each 70-290 exam objective.

  • Introduction

    Self Assessment

    Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams

    Chapter 2: Administering Computer Accounts and Resources in Active Directory

    Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts in Active Directory

    Chapter 4:Managing Groups in Active Directory

    Chapter 5: Managing Access to Resources

    Chapter 6: Implementing Printing

    Chapter 7: Managing Printing

    Chapter 8: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units

    Chapter 9: Implementing Group Policy

    Chapter 10: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

    Chapter 11: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy

    Chapter 12: Preparing to Administer a Server

    Chapter 13: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance

    Chapter 14: Monitoring Server Performance

    Chapter 15: Maintaining Device Drivers and Hardware

    Chapter 16: Managing Disks

    Chapter 17: Managing Data Storage

    Chapter 18: Managing Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Procedures

    Chapter 19: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services

    Chapter 20: Securing Windows Server 2003

    Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1

    Chapter 22: Answers to Practice Exam 1

    Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2

    Chapter 24: Answers to Practice Exam 2

    Appendix A:Suggested Readings and Resources

    Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test—Including Networking Simulations!:

    Appendix C: MeasureUp's Product Features

    Glossary

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    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Authors
    6. About the Technical Editors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
    12. Self Assessment
    13. Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams
    14. Chapter 2: Administering Computer Accounts and Resources in Active Directory
    15. Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts in Active Directory
    16. Chapter 4: Managing Groups in Active Directory
    17. Chapter 5: Managing Access to Resources
    18. Chapter 6: Implementing Printing
    19. Chapter 7: Managing Printing
    20. Chapter 8: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units
    21. Chapter 9: Implementing Group Policy
    22. Chapter 10: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy
    23. Chapter 11: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy
    24. Chapter 12: Preparing to Administer a Server
    25. Chapter 13: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance
    26. Chapter 14: Monitoring Server Performance
    27. Chapter 15: Maintaining Device Drivers and Hardware
    28. Chapter 16: Managing Disks
    29. Chapter 17: Managing Data Storage
    30. Chapter 18: Managing Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Procedures
    31. Chapter 19: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
    32. Chapter 20: Securing Windows Server 2003
    33. Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1
    34. Chapter 22: Answers to Practice Exam 1
    35. Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2
    36. Chapter 24: Answers to Practice Exam 2
    37. Appendix A: Suggested Readings and Resources
    38. Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test—Including Networking Simulations!
    39. Appendix C: MeasureUp’s Product Features
    40. Glossary
    41. Index