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

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contributors
  7. Technical Editors
  8. Technical Editor and Contributor
  9. Technical Reviewer
  10. DVD Presenter
  11. MCSE 70-294 Exam Objectives Map and Table of Contents
    1. Exam Objective Map
  12. Foreword
    1. What is Exam 70-294?
    2. Path to MCP/MCSA/MCSE
    3. Prerequisites and Preparation
    4. Exam Overview
    5. Exam Day Experience
    6. Pedagogical Elements
    7. Additional Resources
  13. Chapter 1: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Summary of Exam Objectives
    3. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    4. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    5. Self Test
    6. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  14. Chapter 2: MCSA/MCSE 70-294 Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Active Directory Security Principal Accounts
    3. Working with Active Directory User Accounts
    4. Built-In Domain User Accounts
    5. Creating User Accounts
    6. Managing User Accounts
    7. Working with Active Directory Group Accounts
    8. Group Types
    9. Group Scopes in Active Directory
    10. Built-In Group Accounts
    11. Creating Group Accounts
    12. Managing Group Accounts
    13. Working with Active Directory Computer Accounts
    14. Creating Computer Accounts
    15. Managing Multiple Accounts
    16. Moving Account Objects in Active Directory
    17. Troubleshooting Problems with Accounts
    18. Summary of Exam Objectives
    19. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    20. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    21. Self Test
    22. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  15. Chapter 3: MCSE/MCSA 70–294: Creating User and Group Strategies
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating a Password Policy for Domain Users
    3. Creating User Authentication Strategies
    4. Authentication Types
    5. Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security
    6. Planning a Smart Card Authentication Strategy
    7. Implementing Smart Cards
    8. Planning a Security Group Strategy
    9. Summary of Exam Objectives
    10. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    11. Self Test
    12. Creating User Authentication Strategies
    13. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  16. Chapter 4: MCSA/MCSE 70–294: Working with Forests and Domains
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Forest and Domain Functionality
    3. The Role of the Forest
    4. Domain Trees
    5. Forest and Domain Functional Levels
    6. Raising the Functional Level of a Domain and Forest
    7. Creating the Forest and Domain Structure
    8. Implementing DNS in the Active Directory Network Environment
    9. Configuring DNS Servers for Use with Active Directory
    10. Creating the Default DNS Application Directory Partitions
    11. Using dnscmd to Administer Application Directory Partitions
    12. Summary of Exam Objectives
    13. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    14. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    15. Self Test
    16. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  17. Chapter 5: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Working with Trusts and Organizational Units
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with Active Directory Trusts
    3. Working with Organizational Units
    4. Creating and Managing Organizational Units
    5. Planning an OU Structure and Strategy for Your Organization
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  18. Chapter 6: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Working with Active Directory Sites
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding the Role of Sites
    3. Relationship of Sites to Other Active Directory Components
    4. Creating Sites and Site Links
    5. Understanding Site Replication
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  19. Chapter 7: MCSE/MCSA 70–294: Working with Domain Controllers
    1. Introduction
    2. Planning and Deploying Domain Controllers
    3. Backing Up Domain Controllers
    4. Managing Operations Masters
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  20. Chapter 8: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with the Global Catalog and GC Servers
    3. Working with the Active Directory Schema
    4. Summary of Exam Objectives
    5. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    6. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    7. Self Test
    8. Working with the Active Directory Schema
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  21. Chapter 9: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Working with Group Policy in an Active Directory Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Group Policy
    3. Planning a Group Policy Strategy
    4. Implementing Group Policy
    5. Performing Group Policy Administrative Tasks
    6. Applying Group Policy Best Practices
    7. Troubleshooting Group Policy
    8. Using RSoP
    9. Summary of Exam Objectives
    10. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    11. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    12. Self Test
    13. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  22. Chapter 10: MCSA/MCSE 70–294: Deploying Software via Group Policy
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Group Policy Software Installation Terminology and Concepts
    3. Using Group Policy Software Installation to Deploy Applications
    4. Troubleshooting Software Deployment
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Troubleshooting Software Deployment
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  23. Chapter 11: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Ensuring Active Directory Availability
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Active Directory Availability Issues
    3. Performing Active Directory Maintenance Tasks
    4. Backing Up and Restoring Active Directory
    5. Troubleshooting Active Directory Availability
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  24. Appendix: MCSA/MCSE 70-294: Self Test Questions, Answers, and Explanations
    1. Chapter 1 Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
    2. Chapter 2 Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts
    3. Chapter 3 Creating User and Group Strategies
    4. Chapter 4 Working with Forests and Domains
    5. Chapter 5 Working with Trusts and Organizational Units
    6. Chapter 6 Working with Active Directory Sites
    7. Chapter 7 Working with Domain Controllers
    8. Chapter 8 Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema
    9. Chapter 9 Working with Group Policy in an Active Directory Environment
    10. Chapter 10 Deploying Software via Group Policy
    11. Chapter 11 Ensuring Active Directory Availability
  25. Index