Microsoft Windows Server Maintenance

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Microsoft Windows Server Maintenance
Description Windows Server maintenance begins with hardware maintenance. You should ensure that your memory, CPU, drives, ports, and other hardware components are free from dust and in a healthy operational state. It is also important to plan for server downtime so that a server replacement or upgrade has as little impact on your users as ...

Microsoft Windows Server Performance Tuning

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Microsoft Windows Server Performance Tuning
Description Performance tuning requires an understanding of the entire system. Administrators should not try to tweak settings or add/remove software until they know the real cause of a performance problem. Several performance analysis tools are included in Windows, including the Resource Monitor, Performance Monitor, and even some Command Prompt utilities. The Resource Monitor is a ...

Microsoft Windows Server Troubleshooting

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Microsoft Windows Server Troubleshooting
Description Troubleshooting requires technical skills and an understanding of processes and procedures. Processes and procedures are often documented as troubleshooting methodologies. You may develop your own methodology over time, or you can use existing methodologies that have been tested and proven by other organizations. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides documents that include troubleshooting ...

Microsoft Windows Server Remote Access Technologies

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Microsoft Windows Server Remote Access Technologies
Description Remote access to server Desktops is important for both administrative usages and end-user support purposes. From an administrative standpoint, Remote Desktop can be used to access servers, manage their desktops, and run installed applications across the network. From an end-user standpoint, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) can be deployed so that users can run applications ...

Microsoft Windows Server File and Print Servers

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Microsoft Windows Server File and Print Servers
Description Windows servers can act as both file servers and print servers. As a file server administrator, you must understand share permissions and NTFS permissions. Three share permissions are available, including Read, Change, and Full Control. NTFS offers more robust and granular permissions, allowing you to set permissions down to the file level. When a ...

Microsoft Windows Server Application Server

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Microsoft Windows Server Application Server
Description Application servers abound on modern networks. If you are preparing for the 98-365 Windows Administration Fundamentals exam, you will need to identify the different server types and the functions they provide to the network. Email servers allow users to send and receive emails. Database servers provide access to databases for user applications and other ...

Microsoft Windows Group Policy Management

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Microsoft Windows Group Policy Management
Description Group Policy allows you to centrally control and configure Windows computers that participate in your AD network. You can utilize local Group Policy on stand-alone servers and clients that are not members of an AD domain. Group Policy Objects (GPOs) contain policy settings, and they can be linked to one or more containers within ...

Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Management

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Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Management
Description Active Directory management includes four core tasks: architecture administration, user account management, group management, and organizational unit management. You can use the Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory Domains and Trusts, Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC), or the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell to manage the architecture. You can manage user ...

Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Configuration

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Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Configuration
Description Active Directory (AD) installation begins with planning. A well-thought-out plan considers the forests, domains, and domain trees and ensures that an architecture is selected that will support the needs of today and the demands of the future. The actual installation process for your first domain controller (DC) involves the proper installation and configuration of ...

Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory

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Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory
Description Active Directory (AD) is the Microsoft networked directory services. It contains users, groups, organizational units (OUs), computers, printers, and servers. AD has both a logical and a physical architecture. The logical architecture includes domains, domain trees, forests, and OUs. The physical architecture includes the AD sites and the servers that build the domain (the ...

Microsoft Windows Server Services Administration

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Microsoft Windows Server Services Administration
Description Services are applications or innate operating system components that run on a Windows server and provide services to the local machine, the network, or both. Services may be configured to start up automatically, or they may be configured to be started manually. Services can also be disabled. You can start, stop, and restart services ...

Microsoft Windows Server Storage Management

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Microsoft Windows Server Storage Management
Description Windows servers support the same storage solutions as Windows clients with additional support for enhanced network storage features, such as the Distributed File System. Storage may be implemented as internal, external, and networked storage. Internal storage is usually implemented with hard drives. Hard drives come in many different sizes and form factors, and they ...

Microsoft Windows Server Installation

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Microsoft Windows Server Installation
Description Windows servers may be installed using interactive installations, unattended installations, or from Windows Deployment Servers (WDS). Interactive installations are common because many organizations have fewer than a dozen servers. In organizations with dozens or hundreds of servers, unattended installations are very useful because they save time during the installation process. You can also upgrade ...

Microsoft Windows Server Overview

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Microsoft Windows Server Overview
Description It is important to know that a server is used to provide services to multiple devices on a network. Servers are different from clients because they are dedicated to service provisioning, while clients are not dedicated to this task. Servers can play many different roles, and Windows servers even use the phrase “server role” ...