Getting Started

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This training kit contains hands-on exercises to help you learn about deploying, managing, and troubleshooting a Windows Server 2003 security infrastructure. Use this section to prepare your self-paced training environment. Although the requirements for each of the chapters vary, obtaining the hardware and software listed in this section will allow you to complete every exercise, troubleshooting lab, and case scenario in this book.

Caution 

Many of these exercises require you to configure settings that will affect addressing and other features of your network. Additionally, the computers you use for these exercises will have varying levels of security for each of the exercises you are working through. For these reasons, it is not recommended that you perform these exercises on computers that are connected to a larger network.

Hardware Requirements

To complete some of the exercises in this book, you must have two networked computers and a means of connecting both computers to the Internet. Both computers must be capable of running Windows Server 2003, be on the Windows Server 2003 Hardware Compatibility List, and have the following minimum configuration:

  • 550 MHz or higher processor recommended; 133 MHz minimum required; Intel Pentium/Celeron family or the AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family.

  • 256 MB RAM or higher recommended; 128 MB minimum required memory.

  • 1.25 to 2 GB free hard disk space.

  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor recommended; VGA or hardware that supports console redirection required.

  • Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, or hardware that supports console redirection.

Additionally, one of the chapters requires you to have a wireless access point available.

Software Requirements

A 180-day evaluation edition of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition is included on the CD-ROM. Additionally, some exercises require you to have Windows XP to simulate a network client operating system. For some exercises, you will also need SQL Server 2000, Exchange Server 2000 or later, and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.

Caution 

The 180-day evaluation edition of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition provided with this training kit is not the full retail product and is provided only for the purposes of training and evaluation. Microsoft Technical Support does not support this evaluation edition. For additional support information regarding this book and the CD-ROMs (including answers to commonly asked questions about installation and use), visit the Microsoft Learning Support Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/default.asp/. You can also e- mail tkinput@microsoft.com or send a letter to Microsoft Learning, Attn: MCSA/MCSE Self- Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-299): Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Editor, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399.

Setup Instructions

Set up your computer hardware according to the manufacturer's instructions. The software requirements vary from chapter to chapter. Therefore, you should review the Before You Begin section of each chapter and configure the computers as specified.

Caution 

If your computers are part of a larger network, you must verify with your network administrator that the computer names, domain name, and other information used in setting up Windows Server 2003 as described in each individual chapter do not conflict with network operations. If they do conflict, ask your network administrator to provide alternative values and use those values throughout all of the exercises in this book.

The Readiness Review Suite

The CD-ROM includes a practice test made up of 300 sample exam questions and an objective-by-objective review with an additional 125 questions. Use these tools to reinforce your learning and to identify any areas in which you need to gain more experience before taking the exam.

To install the practice test and objective review

  1. Insert the Supplemental CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

    Note 

    If AutoRun is disabled on your computer, refer to the Readme.txt file on the CD-ROM.

  2. Click Readiness Review Suite on the user interface menu.

Lab files

The \70-299\Labs folder on the companion CD contains lab files that you need to complete the hands-on exercises. These files are organized by chapter.

The eBook

The CD-ROM includes an electronic version of this training kit. The eBook is in portable document format (PDF) and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To use the eBook

  1. Insert the Supplemental CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

    Note 

    If AutoRun is disabled on your computer, refer to the Readme.txt file on the CD-ROM.

  2. Click Training Kit eBook on the user interface menu. You can also review any of the other eBooks that are provided for your use.



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MCSA(s)MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit Exam 70-299 (c) Implementing and Administering Security in a M[.  .. ]twork
MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-299): Implementing and Administering Security in a MicrosoftВ® Windows Server(TM) 2003 Network (Pro-Certification)
ISBN: 073562061X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 217

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