Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Code: 2275
Course duration: 3 days

2275: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

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, data storage, and disaster recovery.
  • Maintain software by using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • Maintain Windows Server 2003 security.

Course Outline

Module 1: Managing Windows Server 2003

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. This module also explains how to manage disks and how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.


  • Administering Windows Server 2003
  • Configuring Remote Desktop
  • Using Remote Desktop to Manage Servers
  • Managing Server Disks
  • Managing Server Volumes

Lab : Lab 4-1 Preparing to Administer a ServerLab : Lab 4-2 Managing DisksAfter 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.
  • 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.

Module 2: Maintaining Windows Server 2003

This module explains how to monitor server and subsystems performance by using performance tools, configure and manage performance logs, configure and manage alerts, and manage system monitor views. This module also explains how to maintain device drivers.


  • Understanding Server Performance
  • Configuring Server Monitoring
  • Monitoring Server Subsystems
  • Monitoring Server Performance
  • Maintaining Device Drivers

Lab : Lab 4-3 Monitoring Server PerformanceLab : Lab 1-3 Maintaining Device DriversAfter completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Establish a performance baseline.
  • Perform real-time and logged monitoring.
  • Configure and manage counter logs.
  • Explain how the four primary server subsystems affect server performance.
  • Monitor server memory, processor usage, disks, and network usage.
  • Use best practices for monitoring server performance.
  • Configure device driver signing.
  • Restore the previous version of a device driver.

Module 3: Managing Data Storage and Server Security

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
  • Implementing Disk Quotas

Lab : Lab 5-1 Managing Data StorageAfter completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage NTFS file compression.
  • Configure file encryption.
  • Configure an EFS recovery agent.
  • Implement disk quotas.

Module 4: Managing Disaster Recovery and Windows Server Update Services

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. This module also explains how to use WSUS to manage and distribute critical software updates that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues.


  • Managing Data Backup and Restore
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Recovering from Server Failure
  • Installing and Configuring WSUS

Lab : Lab 5-2 Managing Disaster RecoveryLab : Lab 5-3 Maintaining Software by Using WSUSAfter completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare for a disaster recovery.
  • Back up data and schedule backup jobs.
  • Restore data.
  • Configure a shadow copy.
  • Recover from server failure.
  • Describe WSUS.
  • Install, configure, and manage servers to use WSUS.

Guaranteed to Run

2020-03-18 09:00 to 2020-03-20 17:00
Newark, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2020-03-18 09:00 to 2020-03-20 17:00
Attend Online
2020-03-09 09:00 to 2020-03-13 17:00
Attend Online
2020-03-04 09:00 to 2020-03-06 17:00
NYC-23rd Street (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2020-03-02 09:00 to 2020-03-06 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Instructor-Led)

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