MCSE Server 2003 Certification Core Exams
Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment[edit | edit source]
Basic Test Objectives from Microsoft (10/31/07):
I. Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices[edit | edit source]
1. Manage basic disks and dynamic disks.
2. Monitor server hardware. Tools might include Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, and appropriate Control Panel items.
3. Optimize server disk performance.
- Implement a RAID solution.
- Defragment volumes and partitions.
4. Troubleshoot server hardware devices.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to hardware settings.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to server hardware and hardware driver upgrades.
5. Install and configure server hardware devices.
- Configure driver signing options.
- Configure resource settings for a device.
- Configure device properties and settings.
II. Managing Users, Computers, and Groups[edit | edit source]
1. Manage local, roaming, and mandatory user profiles.
2. Create and manage computer accounts in an Active Directory environment.
3. Create and manage groups.
- Identify and modify the scope of a group.
- Find domain groups in which a user is a member.
- Manage group membership.
- Create and modify groups by using the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
- Create and modify groups by using automation.
4. Create and manage user accounts.
- Create and modify user accounts by using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in.
- Create and modify user accounts by using automation.
- Import user accounts.
5. Troubleshoot computer accounts.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to computer accounts by using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in.
- Reset computer accounts.
6. Troubleshoot user accounts.
- Diagnose and resolve account lockouts.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to user account properties.
7. Troubleshoot user authentication issues.
III. Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources[edit | edit source]
1. Configure access to shared folders.
- Manage shared folder permissions.
2. Troubleshoot Terminal Services.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to Terminal Services security.
- Diagnose and resolve issues related to client access to Terminal Services.
3. Configure file system permissions.
- Verify effective permissions when granting permissions.
- Change ownership of files and folders.
4. Troubleshoot access to files and shared folders.
IV. Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment[edit | edit source]
1. Monitor and analyze events. Tools might include Event Viewer and System Monitor.
2. Manage software update infrastructure.
3. Manage software site licensing.
4. Manage servers remotely.
- Manage a server by using Remote Assistance.
- Manage a server by using Terminal Services remote administration mode.
- Manage a server by using available support tools.
5. Troubleshoot print queues.
6. Monitor system performance.
7. Monitor file and print servers. Tools might include Task Manager, Event Viewer, and System Monitor.
- Monitor disk quotas.
- Monitor print queues.
- Monitor server hardware for bottlenecks.
8. Monitor and optimize a server environment for application performance.
- Monitor memory performance objects.
- Monitor network performance objects.
- Monitor process performance objects.
- Monitor disk performance objects.
9. Manage a Web server.
- Manage Internet Information Services (IIS).
- Manage security for IIS.
V. Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery[edit | edit source]
1. Perform system recovery for a server.
- Implement Automated System Recovery (ASR).
- Restore data from shadow copy volumes.
- Back up files and System State data to media.
- Configure security for backup operations.
2. Manage backup procedures.
- Verify the successful completion of backup jobs.
- Manage backup storage media.
3. Recover from server hardware failure.
4. Restore backup data