2664B Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Windows NT

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					 2664B: Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003
      to Windows NT Server IT Professionals
This 2-day lecture and demonstration-based seminar provides an overview of the changes and
improvements made to Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 from Microsoft Windows NT® Server. Students
attending this course will learn about key technologies, including: Microsoft Active Directory® directory
service, Group Policy, domain name system (DNS), file resources, Microsoft Internet Information Services
(IIS), and more. Security, scalability, and reliability enhancements will be discussed throughout. The
structure of the course will demonstrate to Windows NT Server IT professionals the “out of the box”
benefits of the products and additional functionality made possible by Active Directory-enabled services.
As part of this course, the students will learn what further training is available to provide them with
expertise that they need to deploy Windows Server 2003 successfully. By the end of this seminar,
students will understand how they can “do more with less” in their job and where the value of Windows
Server 2003 will be most relevant to their organization.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
       Understand the core improvements between Windows Server 2003 and Windows NT Server 4.0
       Understand new deployment methods with Windows Server 2003.
       Explain the benefits of Active Directory.
       Use DNS for more scalable name resolution.
       Understand Group Policy in Windows Server 2003.
       Understand the role of an Application Server and control IIS 6.0 security behavior.
       Identify domain migration and upgrade strategies.
       Understand new file system and performance enhancements.
       Optional: PKI and wireless networking / the Microsoft .NET Framework / Terminal Services

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
This course helps you prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exams:
   o   None.

Before attending this course, students must have:
   o   MCP, MCSE or equivalent experience.

Course Outline
Module 0: Introducing Windows Server 2003
This module explains the vision of Windows Server 2003, the four key benefits of the product and the
outline for the seminar.

       Windows Server Vision
       Windows Server 2003 Delivers
          - Productivity
          - Dependability
          - Connectivity
          - Best Economics
       Windows Server 2003 Editions
       Seminar Objectives and Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Core Functionality

This Module explains the new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2003.

       Scalability Improvements
          - Hardware Scalability
          - Windows System Resource Manager
       Deployment Improvements
          - Remote Installation Services
          - Automated Deployment Services
       Application Server Improvements
          - IIS 6.0
          - Web Services
          - Application Verification and Compatibility
          - Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
          - COM 1.x Enhancements
       Manageability Improvements
          - Remote Desktop for Administration
          - Headless Operation
          - Emergency Management Services
       Backup, Recoverability and Availability Improvements
          - Driver Rollback
          - Volume Shadow Copy
          - Shutdown Event Tracker
          - SAN Support
          - Cluster Enhancements
       Terminal Services Improvements

Module 2: DNS in Microsoft Windows Server 2003
This module explains the role and function of DNS and Active Directory’s dependence on DNS.

   •   What is DNS?
   •   Why is DNS Critical in Windows Server 2003
   •   How DNS Works
           - Zone Types
           - Start of Authority Records
           - Stub Zones
           - Conditional Forwarding
   •   -Zone TransfersDNS Configuration
           - Creating Zones
           - Configuring Client Computers
           - Dynamic Updates
   •   DHCP Integration
   •   Active Directory and DNS
           - DNS and WINS
           - Domain Controller Locater Service
           - External and Internal Namespaces
Module 3: Understanding Active Directory in Windows Server 2003
This Module explains the purpose and functionality of Active Directory.

   •   Active Directory Basics
   •   Logical Structures
   •   “Physical” Structures
   •   Domain Controller Roles
       • Operation Masters
       • Global Catalog Servers
   •   Functional Levels
   •   Active Directory Partitions
       • Default Partitions
       • Application Partitions Overview
   •   Integrating DNS and Active Directory
   •   Installing Active Directory
   •   Using Active Directory to Control User Environments and Delegate Authority

Module 4: Group Policies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003
This module introduces and explains Group Policy

   •   Introduction to Group Policy
   •   Implementing Group Policies
           o Working with Group Policy Objects
           o Group Policy Inheritance and Processing
   •   Administering Group Policy Objects
           o Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
           o Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
   •   Using Group Policy to Manage User Environments
           o Managing Security
           o Managing Scripts
           o Redirecting Folders
           o Deploying and Managing Software

Module 5: Upgrading and Restructuring Domains to Windows Server 2003
This module explains Windows NT 4.0 Domain Migration and Upgrade procedures and tools

   •   Introduction to Domain Migration
   •   Identifying Existing Domain Structure
   •   Migration from Windows NT 4.0
           - Migration Optionss
           - Choosing to Upgrade or Restructure
           - Preparing for the Domain Migration
           - Upgrading Strategies
           - Restructuring Strategies
   •   Migration Tools
           - Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)
           - Other Migration Tools
   •   Performing the Migration
           - Migrating Users, Group, Trusts and Profiles
           - Domain Migration Sequence
Module 6: Command Line and Administration Tools Enhancements in Microsoft
Windows Server 2003
This module explains the administration tools and command line tools available to manage a Windows
Server 2003 environment.


   •   Administration Tools
          - Adminpak.msi
          - Managing servers remotely
          - Management Tool Strategy
   •   Command Line Tools
          - CMD.EXE
          - Top Command Line Tools
   •   WMI Command Line Shell
   •   Administrative Scripting
          • Windows Script Host (WSH)
          • New Windows Server WSH 5.6

Module 7: Managing File Resources
This module explains new features and capabilities in the file and disk systems as well as using Windows
SharePoint™ Services to share information.

   •   Sharing and Publishing File Resources
   •   Implementing Volume Shadow Copy
          o Backup and Restore Benefits
          o Client Data Recovery
   •   Using Offline Files
   •   Creating and Using the Distributed File System
   •   Exploring NTFS Permissions
   •   Using and Managing Disk Quotas
   •   Windows Sharepoint Services

Module 8: Windows Server 2003 as an Application Platform: IIS 6.0
This module explains the features of the Application Server
   •   Application Server Features and Roles
   •   Installing and Configuring the Application Server Role
   •   IIS 6.0 Reliability Features
           - Fault Tolerant Architecture
           - HTTP.sys
           - Application Pools
           - WWW Service
           - Worker Processes
   •   IIS 6.0 Manageability Features
           - Configuration Metabase
           - Server Backup and Restore
           - Software Patch Management
           - Web Admin Service (WAS)
           - Logging
   •   IIS 6.0 Performance and Scalability Features
   •   IIS 6.0 Security Features
           - Locked Down Server by Default
           - Application Isolation
           - Network Service Account
           - SSL and Microsoft .NET Passport Integration
           - Authorization Improvements

   •   Web Services

Module 9: Secure Connected Infrastructure in Windows Server 2003

   •   Introduction to Secure Connected Infrastructure
   •   PKI
   •   Authentication Enhancements
           1. Smart Card Enhancements
           2. CmdKey
           3. RADIUS/IAS
   •   IPSec
   •   Virtual Private Networks
   •   Wireless Networking

Module 10: Where Do We Go from Here?
This module explains additional opportunities for skills development.

   •   Skills Path for Systems Administrators and Systems Engineers Certified in Microsoft Windows NT

Optional Modules:

Appendix A: Terminal Server Enhancements in Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Appendix B: Interoperability

Terminal Services in Windows Server 2003
This module explains major improvements incorporated into Terminal Services.

   •   Introduction to Terminal Server
   •   Terminal Server Benefits
   •   Terminal Services Client and Server Side Features
   •   Terminal Services Permissions
   •   Enterprise Deployment: Installation and Provisioning
   •   Upgrading from Windows 2000
   •   New Group Policy Support for Terminal Services
   •   Licensing Models

Microsoft Windows Media® Server in Windows Server 2003
This module explains the Windows Media Server available in Windows Server 2003.


   •   Introduction to Windows Media Server
   •   (more content to be provided)

Interoperability in Windows Server 2003
This module explains the opportunities available for interoperability with other network operating systems
in Windows Server 2003.


   •   Interoperability Benefits
   •   Interoperability with Unix/Linux
   •   Interoperability with NetWare
   •   Interoperability with Host Based Systems
   •   Microsoft Metadirectory Services

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