Windows NT Server & Networking, Routers & Switches, Networking & Communications
Year / Semester: 
2nd Semester




The Convergence of Computing with Communications
Need for Networking
- Advantage of Networking
- Disadvantages of Using Computer Networks
Characteristics of Networks
- Architectural Model
- Topology
Network Models
- Peer to Peer
- Protocol
- Client/Server Network
- Hybrid type Network
Different Types of Servers
- File Server
- Database servers
- Print Server
- Application Server
Type of Networks
Network Topologies
- Bus Topology
- Ring Topology
- Star Topology
- Hierarchical Star
Network Protocol
- Communication Protocol
- Hardware Dependent Protocols
- Software Dependent Protocols
Protocol Services
- Files and Printers
- Multimedia
- Electronic mail
- Usenet Newsgroups
- An Electronic Phonebook
- Video Conferencing
- Administrative Record-Keeping
The Building Blocks: Basic Components of Networks
Network Operating Systems
OSI Reference Model
The Open System Interconnection Model
- Physical Layer
- Data Link Layer
- Network Layer
- Transport Layer
- Session Layer
- Presentation Layer
- The Application Layer
Network interface card
Network Interface Card
Working Principle of NIC
Installing Network Interface Card
Configuring Network Interface Card
Connecting the Computers Together
WAN – Protocols
IP Address
Problems in NIC
User Management
Overview of User Accounts
Managing User Accounts and Password Security
- Adding User Accounts
- Change the Password
- Change Picture for User
- Delete the User
- Setting Password and Account Restriction for a User
- Renaming a Local Account
LAN Troubleshooting
LAN Troubleshooting
Types of Troubleshooting
Wireless networks
Hardware Requirements for Wireless Network
Software Requirements for Wireless Network
Wireless Network Types
Wireless Technologies
- Bluetooth
- Infrared Wireless Networking
Applications of wireless Networks
- Mobile Technology
- Problems with Mobile Phone
- Applications of Mobile Phone
- Mobile Satellite service
- Threats on Mobile Phone
Configuring Wireless Network
- Wireless Network Modes
- Requirement to Configure Wireless Network
- Configuring a New wireless Network
- Configuring the Existing Wireless Network
- Clients connecting to an Available Wireless network
Wireless Network Security
Server Planning, Configuration and Installation
Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Edition
Product Editions of Windows Server 2003
Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2003 and Active Directory
Installing and Configuring Windows Server
Installing Windows Server 2003
Manage Your Server
Installation of Active Directory
Active Directory - An Overview
Active Directory Services
Active Directory Objects
Active Directory Components
Global Catalog
Understanding Active Directory Concepts
Replication in Directory Services
Trust Relationships
Group Policies and Domain Name System (DNS)
Active Directory Administration Tasks
Planning the Active Directory Infrastructure Design
Design Tools required to develop an Active Directory Infrastructure Design
Active Directory Design Process
Installing and Configuring Active Directory
Preparing for Active Directory Installation
Determining the Domain Structure and Domain Name
Determining the Database Storage Location and Log Files
Determining the Location of Shared System Volume Folder
Determining the DNS Configuration Method
Installing and Removing Active Directory
Installing Active Directory Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard Installing Active Directory Using an Answer File
Installing Active Directory Using the Network or Backup Media
Installing Active Directory Using the Configure Your Server Wizard
Removing Active Directory Services from a Domain Controller
Verifying Active Directory Installation
Verifying Domain Configuration and DNS Configuration
Verifying DNS Integration with Active Directory
Verifying Installation of the Shared System Volume
Verifying Operation of Directory Services Restore Mode Boot Option
Trouble Shooting Active Directory Installation and Removal
Troubleshooting with Directory Service Log and Netdiag.exe: Network Connectivity Tester
Troubleshooting with Dcdiag.exe: Domain Controller Diagnostic Tool
Troubleshooting with Dcpromo Log Files and with Ntdsutil.exe: Active Directory Diagnostic Tool
Troubleshooting Active Directory Removal Administering Active Directory
Using Active Directory Administration Tools
Administration Tools of Active Directory
User Principal Name (UPN) Suffixes
Customizing Microsoft Management Consoles
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
Creating and Modifying MMCs
Backing Up Active Directory
Active Directory Backup
Active Directory Backup Operations
Restoring Active Directory
Restoration of Active Directory
Managing Users and Computer Accounts
User Accounts Management
Understanding User Accounts
Different Types of Groups
Global Groups Universal Groups
Domain Local Groups
Creating User Objects
Managing User Objects
Creating and Managing User Profiles
Computer Domain
Computer Account Creation
Modifying Computer Account Properties
Computer Account Properties
Resetting Computer Accounts
Finding Active Directory Objects
Managing Computer Accounts
Deleting a Computer Account
Disabling a Computer Account
Enabling a Computer Account
Unlocking Computer Accounts
Managing Groups
Understanding Group Types and Scopes
Group Types
Group Scope
Group Conversion
Special Identities
Managing Group Accounts
Creating a Security Group
Managing Access to Resources
Setting up Shared Folders
Sharing a Folder
Administrative Folders
Configuring Share Permissions
Connecting to Shared Folders
Managing User sessions and Open Files
Configuring Permissions
Effective Permissions
Administering Internet Information Services
Installing Internet Information Services (US)
Configuring and Managing FTP and Web Sites
Defining Resource Access with Permissions
Implementing and Managing Printers
Installing and Configuring Printers
Printer Classification
Printer Installation in Windows Server 2003
Printer Drivers
Configuring Printer Properties
Connecting Clients to Printers
Managing and Monitoring Printers
Controlling Printer Security
Assigning Forms to Paper Trays
Print Job Defaults
Printer Schedule
Setting Up a Printer Pool
Configuring Multiple Logical Printers for a Single Printer
Windows Server 2003 Printer Integration with Active Directory
Printer Location
Managing and Implementing Group Policy
Group Policy Objects
Understanding Group Policy Objects
Setting Local Computer Policy Settings
Deploying Group Policy
Deploying Software using group policy -
GPO Management on a Domain
Creating a GPO on a Domain _
GPO Link
Inheritance of Group Policy in Active Directory
Implementing Windows Server 2003 Security
User Rights
User Rights Assigned To Built In Groups and Containers
Procedure to Assign User Rights
Managing Security Logs
Security Log Files Format
Managing Security Log Files
Managing Security Log Information
Security Templates To Secure Computers
Security Policies
Security Templates
Importing Security Templates
Testing Computer Security Policy
Installing and Managing Domains, Trees and Forests
Active Directory Integrated DNS
Active Directory Namespaces and DNS
Active Directory Integrated Zones
Service Resource (SRV) Records
Raising the Functional Levels of Forests and Domains
Forest and Domain Functionality
Raising the Functional Level of a Domain and Forest
Trust Relationships
Trusts - Definition and Types
Trusts in a Forest and Across Forests
Creating Trusts
Verifying and Revoking Trusts
Implementing an OU Structure
Understanding Organizational Units (OUs)
Delegation of Administration to Organizational Units (OUs)
OU Hierarchy Models
Types of Administrative Responsibility
Defining OUs to Administer Group Policy and Hide Objects
Creating and Managing an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure
Managing Organizational Units
Preparing to Administer a Server
Administering a Server Built in Groups Run as Command
Administering a Server Remotely
Remote Desktop Service
Remote Desktop Connections Remote Desktop Connections Terminal Services Manager
Running Remote Administration
Remote Assistance
Running Remote Assistance -Checklist
Monitoring Windows Server 2003 Performance
Monitoring Windows Server 2003 Performance
Factors affecting Server Performance
Server Memory
Monitoring Processor Usage
Monitoring Physical Disks
Monitoring Network Usage
Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers
Devices and Drivers
Device Manager
Driver Signing
Configuring Hardware Devices and Drivers
Updating Drivers
Rolling Back Drivers
Uninstalling Drivers
Resource Configuration
Control Panel and Device Configuration
Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
Recovering from Device Disaster
Device Manager (Status Codes)
Configuring Disk Volumes
Understanding Disk Storage Options
Disks and Volumes
Fault Tolerance
Basic and Dynamic Disks
Basic Disks Vs. Dynamic Disks
Configuring Disks and Volumes
Converting Disk Storage
Maintaining Disk Storage Volumes
Disk Maintenance Utilities
Disk Quota
Implementing RAID
Implementing Disk Fault Tolerance
Striped Volumes
Mirrored Volumes
RAID-5 Volumes
Managing Data Storage
Managing File Compression
NTFS File Compression
Compact Command
Moving and Copying Compressed File and Folders
Configuring File Encryption
Encrypting Files or Folders
Cipher Command
Moving and Copying Encrypted Files and Folders
Quota Settings and Management
Quota Management
Disaster Recovery
Different Considerations for Data Recovery
Guidelines for Preparing Disaster Recovery Plan
Backup Data
Backup Data
System State Data
Backup Utility
Automated System Recovery
Schedule Backup
Schedule Backup Jobs
Schedule Backup Options
Restoring Data
Data Restoration
Recover from a Server Failure by Using ASR
Restore System State Data
Shadow Copies
Previous Versions Client Software for Shadow Copies
Shadow Copy Scheduling
Restore Shadow Copies
Recovering from Server Failure
Safe Mode
Last Known Good Configuration
Recovery Console
Windows Startup Disk
Maintaining Software by using Software Update Services
Software Update Services
Windows Update
Automatic Updates
Software Update Services
Software Update Services Process
Installing and Configuring Software Updates
Software Updates Services and Content Distribution Points
System Requirements for Software Update Services
Automatic Updates Configuration through Group Policy
Managing Software Update Services Infrastructure
Software Update Services Administration
Software Update Services Logs
Backup and Restore for Software Update Service Server


WANs and Routers
Introduction to Routers
Configuring a Router
Learning About Other Devices
Managing Cisco IOS Software
Routing and Routing Protocols
Distance Vector Routing Protocols
TCP/IP Suite Error and Control Messages
Basic Router Troubleshooting
Intermediate TCP/IP
Access Control Lists
Router Case Study
Unmanaged & Managed Switches
Layer 2 Switching
Switching services
Configuring layer 2 switches
Layer 3 Switching
Switching services
Configuring layer 3 switches


Why Network Exist, Uses of Computer Networks, Network Structure
Network Topologies
Making the Connection, Clients and Servers, Choosing your Network, Complex Network
Communication Protocols and Standards
OSI Reference Model, Carrier Sense Protocols, TCP/IP, NetBios , Netware Protocols, Windows NT Protocols
Network Stations, Processing Speed, Memory, File Server Memory, Bus Performance, Data Storage, Network Interface Cards
Cable Transmission Rates, Cable Types, Selecting Cables, Installing Cables,
How Server Came To Be, File Server Function on the Network, Sever and Mainframes
Remote Connection to Your Network
Decentralizing the Team, Establishing a Remote Connection, Direct Access, Dial–up Access, Telephone Line Communications, Connecting via the Internet, Bandwidth, Making the Connection.
Network Operating System
Windows for workgroups, Network Operating System features of Windows XP/Vista, Netware, Windows NT Server, OS/2
Client Server Databases
Advantages to Using Databases, Designing Database, SQL
Network Security
General Network Access Security, Access Rights
Computer Communication
The Telephone System, ISDN, Wireless Transmission, Microwave Transmission, Radio Transmission, Light Transmission, Cellular radio, Communication Satellite, Fiber Communication

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