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Title: 70-270, 70-290 MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and Managing Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003

70-270, 70-290 MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and
Managing Microsoft Windows XP Professional and
Windows Server 2003
  • Chapter Thirteen
  • Performing Network Administrative Tasks

  • Describe the methods, tools, and processes for
    managing a Windows Server 2003 system
  • Manage server licensing
  • Delegate administrative authority in Active

Objectives (continued)
  • Monitor and troubleshoot server performance
  • Use the Performance console to monitor server
  • Configure services to optimize server performance

Windows Server 2003 Network Administration Tools
and Procedures
  • Use MMC snap-ins to manage remote servers
  • Basic Windows Server 2003 administrative tools
    can be expanded by installing support tools
  • For security purposes, avoid logging on with
    Administrator user name when not performing
    administrative functions
  • Use secondary logon feature

Centrally Managing Servers with the MMC
  • MMC is customizable
  • Can host many management tools
  • Snap-ins
  • Customized consoles saved as Management Saved
    Console (MSC) files
  • File extension is .msc
  • Can manage local or remote clients/servers
  • Activity 13-1 Using the MMC to View Information
    on Another Computer
  • Objective Use MMC remote administration

Using Taskpads to Customize MMC Views
  • Taskpad views simplify administrative procedures
  • Graphical representation of MMC tasks
  • Activity 13-2 Creating a Taskpad
  • Objective Create a taskpad to simplify
    administrative tasks

Additional Management Tools in Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 has more support tools
    available on installation CD and even more
  • Activity 13-3 Installing Support Tools
  • Objective Install Windows Server 2003 support
    tools and explore their use

Table 13-1 Common support tools in Windows
Server 2003
Using Secondary Logons
  • Recommended that network administrators have two
    logon accounts
  • One granted administrative rights
  • Limited user account has normal user rights
  • Used for non-administrative tasks
  • Secondary logon feature Allows you to run
    administrative utilities using alternate
  • Activity 13-4 Using the Secondary Logon Feature
  • Objective Use the Run as command to open a
    program using the administrators logon

Using Secondary Logons (continued)
  • Activity 13-5 Using a Secondary Logon from the
    Command Line
  • Objective Log on with alternate credentials from
    the command line

Figure 13-2 The Run As dialog box
Network Troubleshooting Processes
  • Define the Problem Ask questions of user having
  • Get as specific as possible
  • Recreate problem in controlled environment
  • Gather Detailed Information on What Has Changed
    Consider new components, who has access to the
    computer, and whether software or service patches
    were installed recently

Network Troubleshooting Processes (continued)
  • Devise a Plan to Solve the Problem Ensure that
    no additional problems created
  • Have a rollback strategy
  • Consider network disruption, possible changes to
    security policy, and documentation
  • Implement the Plan and Observe Results Make one
    change at a time and test after each change
  • Document All Changes and Results Essential to
    help keep track of what has changed
  • Useful for future troubleshooting

Managing Server Licenses
  • Must have CAL for each connection to Windows
    Server 2003 system
  • Two types of CALs
  • Windows Device CALs Allow devices to connect
    regardless of number of users who use device
  • User CALs Assigned to user account allows log
    on from any number of client computers
  • Two major types of license modes
  • Per Server User or Device CAL for each
    concurrent connection
  • Per Device or Per User Server checks for a valid
    User/Device CAL

Administering Site Licensing
  • License Logging Service Assigns and tracks
    licenses when clients request network services
  • Provides redundancy by replicating license
    information on Site License Server
  • Control Panel Licensing Applet Manage licensing
    for single Windows Server 2003 computer
  • Administrative Licensing Tool In multiple-server
    network, offers options for managing licensing on
    any Windows Server 2003 computer

Administering Site Licensing (continued)
Figure 13-3 Accessing settings for the licensing
Administering Site Licensing (continued)
Figure 13-5 Managing licensing via the
Administrative Licensing tool
Delegating Administrative Authority
  • Delegating certain tasks can give you time to
    focus on more complex tasks
  • Users often need to be given rights to Active
  • Active Directory Object Permissions
  • Object-level permissions Define types of objects
    a user or group can view, create, delete, or
    modify in Active Directory
  • Attribute-level permissions Define which
    attributes of an object a user or group can view
    or modify in Active Directory

Delegating Administrative Authority (continued)
  • Activity 13-6 Exploring Active Directory
    Object-level Permissions
  • Objective Use Active Directory Users and
    Computers to explore Active Directory
    object-level permission settings

Table 13-2 Common standard permissions in
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
Delegating Administrative Authority (continued)
Figure 13-7 Viewing detailed permissions
Delegating Administrative Authority (continued)
  • Permission Inheritance Permissions inherited
    from parent container when object created
  • When parents permissions change, can force all
    children to re-inherit
  • Modify default inheritance of permissions by
    blocking inheritance at container or object level

Delegating Authority for Active Directory Objects
  • Distribute and decentralize process of
    administering Active Directory
  • Must design OU structure so that administrative
    work can be distributed, then configure
    appropriate level of permissions for each
  • Implementing Delegation Use Delegation of
    Control Wizard
  • Activity 13-7 Using the Delegation of Control
  • Objective Use the Delegation of Control Wizard
    to delegate control of an OU

Delegating Authority for Active Directory Objects
Figure 13-8 The Tasks to Delegate window
Monitoring Server and Client Performance
  • Server performance can deteriorate over time
  • Monitoring helps proactively identify problems
  • Create a network baseline
  • Three tools for monitoring computer health and
  • Task Manager
  • Event Viewer
  • Performance console

Using Task Manager
  • Fast way to get snapshot of system performance
  • Monitoring and Managing Applications
    Applications tab lists applications running in
  • Monitoring and Managing Processes Processes tab
    lists all processes in use by applications and

Table 13-3 Information in the Task Manager
Processes tab
Using Task Manager (continued)
Figure 13-10 The Task Manager Processes tab
Using Task Manager (continued)
  • Monitoring and Managing Processes (continued)
  • Can set process priorities
  • Activity 13-8 Using Task Manager to Manage
    Applications and Processes
  • Objective Use Task Manager to manage
    applications and processes
  • Monitoring Real-time Performance Task Manager
    Performance tab shows vital CPU and memory
    performance information

Using Task Manager (continued)
Figure 13-11 The Task Manager Performance tab
Using Task Manager (continued)
Table 13-4 Information in the Task Manager
Performance tab
Using Task Manager (continued)
  • Activity 13-9 Using Task Manager to Monitor
  • Objective Use Task Manager to monitor system
  • Monitoring Network Performance Use Task Manager
    Networking tab to monitor performance of all NICs
    on system
  • Monitoring Users Task Manager Users tab lists
    users currently logged on to system

Using Event Viewer
  • Used to gather information and troubleshoot
    software, hardware, and system problems
  • View contents of log files
  • Events typically written to one of three log
  • Application log
  • Security log
  • System log
  • Types of events
  • Information
  • Warning
  • Error

Using Event Viewer (continued)
Figure 13-15 Viewing the details of a specific
Using Event Viewer (continued)
  • Activity 13-10 Viewing System and Application
    Log Events
  • Objective View events in the Event Viewer System
    and Application logs
  • Viewing System Shutdown Events Logged as event
    1074 in the System log
  • Activity 13-11 Restarting Windows Server 2003
  • Objective Restart Windows Server 2003 to
    generate a System log event

Using Event Viewer (continued)
  • Activity 13-12 Viewing Shutdown Events in the
    System Log
  • Objective Use Event Viewer to view server
    shutdown events

Using the Performance Console
  • Performance console consists of two tools
  • System Monitor View data gathered from a wide
    variety of counter objects in real time
  • Performance Logs and Alerts Log samples
    periodically to data file
  • Imported into other applications or used to
    generate alerts

Using System Monitor
  • Collect data on real-time server performance
  • Track how system resources are being used and how
    they are behaving under current workload
  • Collects data that can be used for
  • Monitoring server performance
  • Problem diagnosis
  • Capacity planning
  • Testing
  • Can choose performance objects to monitor and
    specific types of performance counters

Using System Monitor (continued)
  • Can customize data to capture by specifying
    source or computer to monitor
  • Real-time information can be displayed in one of
    three views
  • Graph
  • Histogram
  • Report
  • Activity 13-13 Exploring System Monitor Settings
  • Objective Explore Windows Server 2003 System
    Monitor settings

Using System Monitor (continued)
Figure 13-19 Defining components to monitor
Using System Monitor (continued)
Figure 13-20 The default display of System
Using System Monitor (continued)
  • Performance Objects and Counters
  • When monitoring, should first create a baseline
  • Should examine the following performance objects
    and associated counters
  • Processor Time
  • Interrupt Time
  • Pages/Second
  • Page Faults/Second
  • Disk Time
  • Average Disk Queue Length

Using System Monitor (continued)
  • Activity 13-14 Adding Performance Counters to
    System Monitor
  • Objective Add performance counters to the System
    Monitor tool
  • Performance Objects and Counters (continued)
  • Gather data is easy interpreting data is more
  • Monitoring multiple components regularly should
    give an idea of how they perform together
  • Make troubleshooting server performance easier
  • Many alternatives for saving or viewing
    historical performance data

Using System Monitor (continued)
  • Activity 13-15 Saving and Viewing System Monitor
  • Objective Explore options for saving System
    Monitor data

Figure 13-24 Viewing System Monitor data in a
Web browser
Using Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Can be used to perform the following tasks
  • Collect data in a binary, comma-separated,
    tab-separated, or SQL Server database format
  • View data during and after collection
  • Configure parameters such as start and stop times
    for log generation, file names, and file size
  • Configure and manage multiple logging sessions
  • Set up alerts

Using Performance Logs and Alerts (continued)
  • Three options available
  • Counter logs Save information viewed in System
    Monitor to a log file
  • Trace logs Track what system does after a
    specific event has occurred
  • Alerts Configure an event to occur when a
    counter meets a predefined value
  • Configuring Alerts Logging should not be running
  • Alerts should be set up to notify you of a
    potential problem

Using Performance Logs and Alerts (continued)
  • Activity 13-16 Configuring Performance Logs and
  • Objective Configure performance logging and

Table 13-5 Actions that can be taken when an
alert is triggered
Using Performance Logs and Alerts (continued)
Figure 13-25 The Action tab for an alert
Configuring and Managing Services
  • When a service is installed unnecessarily during
    setup or is no longer used, it should be disabled
  • Running unnecessary services consumes system
  • Must consider services role on network, and
    service dependencies
  • Use Services MMC to access services Properties
    dialog box

Configuring and Managing Services (continued)
  • Tabs on services Properties dialog box
  • General
  • Log On
  • Recovery
  • Dependencies
  • Activity 13-17 Configuring Windows Server 2003
  • Objective Configure the startup properties and
    settings of Windows Server 2003 services

Configuring and Managing Services (continued)
Figure 13-29 The Dependencies tab for the
Messenger service
  • Windows includes a secondary logon feature
  • The Microsoft Management Console is the primary
    administrative environment for Windows Server
    2003 and XP systems
  • Windows Server 2003 contains additional
    installable support tools
  • Windows Server 2003 licensing includes device and
    user licenses
  • Servers can be configured to use either the Per
    Server or Per Device or Per User licensing mode

Summary (continued)
  • Active Directory objects have object-level and
    attribute-level permissions
  • The Delegation of Control Wizard simplifies
    delegating administrative authority
  • Task Manager can be used to view and control
    running applications and processes, find basic
    performance information, view network utilization
    information, and view connected users
  • Event Viewer is used to view information,
    warning, and error events related to the
    operating system and installed applications

Summary (continued)
  • The Performance console is the primary
    server-monitoring utility in Windows Server 2003
  • System Monitor enables server resources to be
    monitored via graphs or a report view
  • Use Performance Logs and Alerts for collecting
    data about server resources for further analysis
  • A number of background services run on a Windows
    Server 2003 system by default
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