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MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-294)

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MCSE Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-294)


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  • Highly focused exam material.
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  • Practice Questions—At the end of each chapter and a complete Practice Test at the end of the book.
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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2950-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2950-7

This Exam Cram 2 helps you pass the 70-294 exam, which is a core exam in MCSE Windows Server 2003 certification program. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead, it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but could use a refresher on important concepts, as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. The book features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else! The Cram Sheet is especially useful for last-minute review before the test begins.

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MCSE Exam 70-294 Prep: Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers

Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers

Table of Contents



1. Planning and Implementing Forests and Domains.

The Windows Server 2003 Domain. Requirements for AD. The AD Installation Wizard. Fault-Tolerant Replicas. Troubleshooting Your AD Installation. Verifying Your AD Installation. AD Removal. Unattended Installation of AD. Post-AD Installation Options. UPN Suffixes. Application Data Partitions. Trust Relationships. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

2. Implementing and Managing Active Directory Sites.

Why Use Sites? Sites and Domain Controllers. Creating a Site. Site Connections. Bridgehead Servers. Site Link Bridge. Connection Objects. Optimizing Active Directory Replication with Sites. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

3. Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers.

Introducing Operations Masters. Planning for Business Continuity of Operations Master Roles. Recommendations for Operations Masters. Planning a Strategy for Placing Global Catalog Servers. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

4. User and Group Administration.

Introducing Users and Groups. Planning a User Authentication Strategy. Administering User Accounts. Creating a Password Policy for Domain Users. Planning a Smartcard Authentication Strategy. Planning a Security Group Strategy. User and Group Recommendations. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

5. Planning and Implementing an OU Structure.

Implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure. Analyzing the Administrative Requirements for an OU. Creating an OU. Planning an OU Structure Based on Delegation Requirements. Analyzing the Group Policy Requirements for an OU. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

6. Planning a Group Policy Implementation.

Change and Configuration Basics. Group Policy Overview. Creating a Group Policy Object. Modifying Group Policy Objects. Linking a GPO. Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy. Group Policy Inheritance. Filtering Group Policy. Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP). Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

7. Software Distribution with Group Policy.

Intellimirror Concepts. Software Installation and Maintenance Overview. Deploying Software with Group Policy and Software Installation. Phases of Software Deployment. Troubleshooting Software Deployment Problems. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

8. Understanding Security Settings with Group Policy.

Controlling User Environments with Administrative Templates. Policy Application Scenarios. Managing Security Configurations. Assigning Script Policies to Users and Computers. Use of Folder Redirection. Automatically Enrolling Certificates with Group Policy. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

9. Troubleshooting Group Policy.

Introducing Group Policy Troubleshooting. General Troubleshooting. Tools for Troubleshooting. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

10. Active Directory Maintenance.

Introducing AD Maintenance. Monitoring Active Directory. Exam Prep Questions. Need to Know More?

11. Practice Exam 1.

12. Practice Exam 1 Answer Key.

13. Practice Exam 2.

14. Practice Exam 2 Answer Key.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.

PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition.

Appendix B: Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.

Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Getting More Exams. Customer Service.




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