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This course provides knowledge and skills that are 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 Outline
This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are 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.

Audience Profile This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.

At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Prepare to administer server resources.
  • Configure a server to monitor system performance.
  • Monitor system performance.
  • Manage device drivers by configuring device driver signing and restoring a device driver.
  • Manage hard disks.
  • Manage data storage.
  • Manage disaster recovery.
  • Maintain software by using Microsoft Software Update Services.
  • Maintain Windows Server 2003 security.
Course Outline Module 1: Preparing to Administer a Server This module explains how to administer a server. It describes how to manage servers remotely, what tools to use, and the rights and permissions that are needed to administer a server.
  • Introduction to Administering a Server
  • Configuring Remote Desktop to Administer a Server
  • Managing Remote Desktop Connections
Lab : Preparing to Administer a Server
  • Enabling Remote Desktop
  • Creating a Shared Folder on a Remote Computer
  • Connecting to a Remote Console Session
  • Creating runas Shortcuts to Administration Tools
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the tasks, tools, and rights that are required to administer a server.
  • Configure Remote Desktop for Administration and client preferences.
  • Manage remote desktop connections.
Module 2: Preparing to Monitor Server Performance This module explains how to monitor server performance by using performance tools, configure and manage performance logs, configure and manage alerts, and manage system monitor views.
  • Introduction to Monitoring Server Performance
  • Performing Real-Time and Logged Monitoring
  • Configuring and Managing Counter Logs
  • Configuring Alerts
Lab : Preparing to Monitor Server Performance
  • Selecting the Appropriate Monitoring Technique
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Establish a performance baseline.
  • Perform real-time and logged monitoring.
  • Configure and manage counter logs.
  • Configure alerts.
Module 3: Monitoring Server Performance This module explains how to collect performance data by monitoring primary server subsystems. It also covers how to identify system bottlenecks by using the Performance console and Task Manager in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • Multimedia: The Primary Server Subsystems
  • Monitoring Server Memory
  • Monitoring Processor Usage
  • Monitoring Disks
  • Monitoring Network Usage
  • Monitoring Best Practices
Lab : Monitoring Server Performance
  • Create and Configure Alerts
  • Configure the Messaging Service
  • Finding a High CPU Usage Process
  • Finding a High Memory Usage Process
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how the four primary server subsystems affect server performance.
  • Monitor server memory.
  • Monitor processor usage.
  • Monitor disks.
  • Monitor network usage.
  • Use best practices for monitoring server performance.
Module 4: Maintaining Device Drivers This module explains how to maintain device drivers.
  • Configuring Device Driver Signing Options
  • Using Device Driver Rollback
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure device driver signing.
  • Restore the previous version of a device driver.
Module 5: Managing Disks This module explains how to manage disks and how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.
  • Preparing Disks
  • Managing Disk Properties
  • Managing Mounted Drives
  • Converting Disks
  • Creating Volumes
  • Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes
  • Importing a Foreign Disk
Lab : Managing Disks
  • Recovering from a Failed Mirrored Drive
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Initialize and partition a disk.
  • View and update disk properties.
  • Manage mounted drives.
  • Convert a disk from basic to dynamic and from dynamic to basic.
  • Create volumes on a disk.
  • Create fault-tolerant volumes.
  • Import disks.
Module 6: Managing Data Storage This module explains the Encrypting File System (EFS), which contributes to the safe storage of data and helps to keep the network from harm. It also explains how to administer disk quotas.
  • Managing File Compression
  • Configuring File Encryption
  • Configuring EFS Recovery Agents
  • Implementing Disk Quotas
Lab : Managing Data Storage
  • Troubleshooting Disk-Quota Entries
  • Recovering an Encrypted File
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage NTFS file compression.
  • Configure file encryption.
  • Configure an EFS recovery agent.
  • Implement disk quotas.
Module 7: Managing Disaster Recovery This module explains how to plan for a computer disaster and how to use the features of Windows Server 2003 to prevent a disaster or recover when one occurs.
  • Preparing for Disaster Recovery
  • Backing Up Data
  • Scheduling Backup Jobs
  • Restoring Data
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Recovering from Server Failure
Lab : Managing Disaster Recovery
  • Backing Up the System State Data
  • Recovering from a Corrupt Registry by Using Last Known Good
  • Configuration
  • Recovering from a Corrupt Registry by Restoring System State Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Prepare for disaster recovery.
  • Back up data.
  • Schedule backup jobs.
  • Restore data.
  • Configure a shadow copy.
  • Recover from server failure.
Module 8: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services This module explains how to use Microsoft Windows Server Update Services to manage and distribute critical software updates that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues.
  • Introduction to Windows Server Update Services
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
  • Managing Windows Server Update Services
Lab : Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
  • Create a Test Computer Group
  • View the Status of Updates and Computers
  • Back up WSUS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Microsoft WSUS.
  • Install and configure servers to use WSUS.
  • Manage WSUS.
Module 9: Securing Windows Server 2003 This module describes how to secure Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
The module provides an overview of securing servers, core server security, hardening servers, and the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer tool.
  • Introduction to Securing Servers
  • Implementing Core Server Security
  • Hardening Servers
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Lab : Securing Windows Server 2003
  • Using the Security Configuration Wizard
  • Configuring a Group Policy Object for Member Servers
  • Scanning a Range of Computers by Using MBSA
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how servers are secured.
  • Explain core server security.
  • Harden servers in various roles.
  • Use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
About our GUARANTEED TO RUN courses
With (R)Evolution, TekSource is transforming the way IT professionals receive training. Our courses are led by Certified Instructors and supported by online course mentors. Course content is delivered through expert video modules and interactive features, in tandem with virtual lab exercises and progress quizzes. When you take training with TekSource, you get a comprehensive training solution that incorporates the following value add components into one “revolutionary” offering:

Pre-class Facilitation
We start the learning process well before you arrive at our door with lots of communication and information. Our instructors, coordinators and facilitators will ensure that when course participants arrive, they will have all the tools they need to be successful and students will have already started to learn

In our Facility with Certified instructors
With (R)Evolution, each course is supported by a certified instructor who facilitates, coaches and mentors the students through the learning process - their only job is to ensure our students’ success. Students attend class in one day increments (which can be non-consecutive days for multi-day courses).
    * Since the course content is provided by the expert video modules, the in-class instructor can devote 100% of their time to individual instruction and guidance.
    * Our exclusive consultative learning approach ensures that the needs of each student are assessed and support during and subsequent to the course is tailored to them.

Expert Video Modules
(R)Evolution guarantees consistent, high quality instruction, and uniform delivery of the course material mapped to official vendor course curriculum with no missed topics.
    * Content is delivered by World Class Experts and Certified Trainers and it has been edited and produced so that students are presented the best possible delivery of the course material.
    * Self Scheduled progress matches the learning speed of each student – it allows for instant review, and results in improved retention.

Interactive Content
Throughout the Learning experience, instruction is reinforced with practical exercises, lab exercises completed in live lab environments and progress checks that give immediate feedback to the student regarding their progress.
    * Keeps students engaged, on track and in line with their objectives
    * Provides instant feedback, real time results and acts as a measure for the instructor to provide further mentorship

Online Mentoring and Support
The online mentoring support that is included with (R)Evolution starts when the student enters the classroom and continues for 6 months. As both a 3rd training resource in the classroom and as a valuable support service that is available 24/7, students have yet another mechanism to support their learning.
    * Reinforces learning and acts as a support during the classroom session
    * Assistance applying course concepts
    * Access to our facility and ability to re-take some or all of the training is absolute assurance that required learning is received.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have completed: Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

Certificates offered

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011

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