MCSA/MCSE 70-294 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the #1-selling quick-study guide to help you pass the 70-294 exam from Microsoft, which is one of the four core exams in the MCSE 2003 and MCSA 2003 certification programs. This new edition covers all exam objectives, including how to implement and manage an active directory service forest and domain structure, plan effective user and group administration policies, configure user environments, and troubleshoot active directory. It also incorporates two full practice exams, and has been updated against Microsoft's official courseware (MOC) that corresponds to this exam, as well as changes made to Windows Server 2003 R2. Test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, a special Cram Sheet, tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else comes with this, and all, Exam Cram books.
Table of Contents
Introduction Self-Assessment Chapter 1: The Structure and Components of Active Directory DNS, Trees, and Forests-The Hierarchy of Active Directory DNS Namespace Domains Domain Trees Forests Sites Domain Controllers and Operations Masters Trust Relationships and Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory Components Active Directory Objects Active Directory Schema Directory Service Protocol Organizational Unit Global Catalog Active Directory Application Mode Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 2: Planning and Implementing Forests and Domains The Windows Server 2003 Domain Requirements for AD The AD Installation Wizard Installing Your First Domain Deciding Which Type of DNS to Use The Lesser-Known Roles of the Wizard Fault-Tolerant Replicas Troubleshooting Your AD Installation Verifying Your AD Installation File Verification SYSVOL Final Checkpoints AD Removal What Removing AD Entails Troubleshooting AD Removal Unattended Installation of AD The GuiRunOnce Section The DCInstall Section Post-AD Installation Options Integrated Zones Domain Mode Options Application Data Partitions Creating an Application Data Partition Trust Relationships Transitive Trusts Forest Trusts External Trusts Realm Trusts Shortcut Trusts New Trust Wizard Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 3: Planning and Implementing an OU Structure Implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure Analyzing the Administrative Requirements for an OU Creating an OU Moving Objects Within an OU Hierarchy Delegating Permissions for an OU to a User or to a Security Group Planning an OU Structure Based on Delegation Requirements Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 4: User and Group Administration Introducing Users and Groups Planning a User Authentication Strategy Types of Logon Names Rules for Logon Names UPN Suffixes Administering User Accounts Creating User Accounts The csvde Utility The ldifde Utility Directory Service Command Line Tools Common User Management Tasks Creating a Password Policy for Domain Users Planning a Smartcard Authentication Strategy From Passwords to Smartcards, and Back Again Smartcards and Remote Access Planning a Security Group Strategy Defining Group Types Planning a Security Group Hierarchy Based on Delegation Requirements User and Group Recommendations Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 5: Planning a Group Policy Implementation Group Policy Overview Group Policy Objects Creating and Linking Group Policy Objects Linking a GPO Linking Multiple GPOs Cross-Domain GPO Links Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy Managing Group Policy Links Creating GPOs Editing GPOs Specifying a Domain Controller for Managing Group Policy Objects Group Policy Inheritance Block Policy Inheritance No Override/Enforced Disabling a GPO Using Loopback Processing When Applying Group Policy Filtering Group Policy Configuring Group Policy Refresh Rates Controlling User Environments with Administrative Templates Common Administrative Templates Categories Policy Application Scenarios Policy Application Scenario #1 Policy Application Scenario #2 Managing Security Configurations Security Templates Assigning Script Policies to Users and Computers Assigning Scripts Through Group Policy Use of Folder Redirection Automatically Enrolling Certificates with Group Policy Implementing Autoenrollment Copying, Backing Up, and Restoring GPOs Copying GPOs Backing Up GPOs Restoring GPOs Troubleshooting Group Policy Resultant Set of Policy (RSo)/Group Policy Modeling Wizard Group Policy Results Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 6: Software Distribution with Group Policy Intellimirror Concepts Software Installation and Maintenance Overview Requirements for Software Installation Deploying Software with Group Policy and Software Installation Software Deployment to Users and Computers Configuring Software Installation Properties Deploying a New Package Configuring Package Properties Assigned Versus Published Applications Phases of Software Deployment Troubleshooting Software Deployment Problems General Troubleshooting Guidelines Various Installation Error Messages Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 7: Implementing and Managing Active Directory Sites Why Use Sites? Sites and Domain Controllers Creating a Site Moving Domain Controllers Between Sites Site Connections Creating and Configuring a Site Link Bridgehead Servers Configuring Preferred Bridgehead Servers Site Link Bridge Creating Site Link Bridges Connection Objects Optimizing Active Directory Replication with Sites Replication Within a Site and Between Sites Protocols That Support Replication Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 8: Operations Masters and Global Catalog Servers Introducing Operations Masters Identifying Operations Master Role Dependencies Planning for Business Continuity of Operations Master Roles Determining and Transferring Operations Master Roles Permissions for Changing an Operations Master Server Seizing a Role Recommendations for Operations Masters Planning a Strategy for Placing Global Catalog Servers GC and Logon Validation Evaluating Network Traffic Considerations When Placing Global Catalog Servers Evaluating the Need to Enable Universal Group Membership Caching User Principal Names and Logon Validation Adding GC Servers Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 9: Active Directory Maintenance Introducing AD Maintenance Active Directory Data Files Garbage Collection Performing Backups Recommendations for Backing Up Data Restoring AD Defragmenting the AD Database Recommendations for AD Database Maintenance Monitoring Active Directory Monitoring Active Directory Replication Exam Cram Questions Answers to Exam Cram Questions Need to Know More? Chapter 10: Practice Exam 1 Chapter 11: Practice Exam 1 Answer Key Chapter 12: Practice Exam 2 Chapter 13: Practice Exam 2 Answer Key Appendix A Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Resources Appendix B Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test Appendix C MeasureUp's Product Features Multiple Testing Modes Study Mode Certification Mode Custom Mode Missed Question Mode Non-Duplicate Mode Question Types Random Questions and Order of Answers Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers Attention to Exam Objectives Technical Support Glossary 0789736209TOC083106
Will Willis (MCSE, A+ Certified Technician, Network+, B.A.) is a senior network administrator for an international software-development company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. He shares responsibility for the network and server infrastructure with other members of the network administration team, primarily focusing on Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory and Exchange 2003. He also shares responsibility for server monitoring, documentation, maintaining disaster recovery preparedness, antivirus strategies, firewalls/ network security, planning and maintaining the infrastructure (servers, routers, switches, hubs), and ensuring the reliability and availability of network resources for the global network. Will began as a help desk tech, providing technical support over the phone for PC hardware and software and later moved to a desktop/LAN support specialist position working on a team of eight to support a 3,000+ user multiple-site network. From that position, Will moved into a job as a network manager, where he also administered multiple Active Directory domains and servers running BackOffice applications Exchange Server, IIS, Site Server, SQL Server, and SMS. He enjoys spending time with his family and writing and recording original music when not busy being a techie and being active in church, including teaching Sunday School. Will has co-authored numerous books and scores of technical articles. He has also written practice exams and tech-edited many titles. His first album of guitar-based instrumental music, Darkness into Light, was released in 2002. Will is also a seminary student, finishing a Master of Arts degree in Theology in the fall of 2006. More information on Will can be found at www.willwillis.us. .