ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

70-290 Concepts: Remote Server Management and IIS

·          The Remote Assistance feature is turned on by default in WinXP Pro, but is turned off by default on Server 2003. Requires both systems to be XP or 2003

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70-290 Concepts: Server Performance and Troubleshooting

·          The event viewer can only open log files stored in the .evt format, but can save as .txt or .csv ·          To sort entries or to view a subset

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70-290 Concepts: Storage

·          Basic Disks use partitions, not volumes, and they can store up to four primary partitions, and one extended partition with logical drives ·          Dynamic Disks use volumes, not partitions,

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70-290 Concepts: Networking/Terminal Services

·          Under Windows Server 2003, the default share permissions are Everyone: Allow Read (previously Full Control in Server 2000) ·          Under Windows Server 2003, the default NTFS permissions are Administrator/System/Owner:

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70-290 Concepts: User/Groups/Computers

·          Active Directory under Windows Server 2003 supports four levels of domain functionality: o    Windows 2000 mixed: Pre-windows 2000 domain controllers and servers o    Windows 2000 native: All domain controllers

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70-294 Concepts: Active Directory Restore

Delete OU which was replicared, need t o perform authoratative restore (not lostandfound; when below is not available) Delete ou which was replicated, need to perform non-auth restore, and then

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70-294 Concepts: Orangization Units Design

When designing your 0rganizational units within a domain: Design first based on administrative needs Layout using consistant hierarchy: Nested/layered/Hybrid design okay (Physical site/business units; bu/site; etc) Avoid hybrid designs on

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70-294 Concepts: Preferred Bridgehead Server

Here are the design considerations when evaluating a Preferred Bridgehead Server for multi-site deployments of Active Directory: It is best practice to have more than one bridgehead server per site.

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70-294 Concepts: Active Directory Site Links

When designing Active Directory Site Links: On non-fully IP routed networks, disable automatic site links, implement a site link bridge A site link is a set of sites which communicate

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70-294 Concept: FSMO > Infrastructure Master

Here are the design considerations surrounding the FSMO Role: Infrastructure Master: This FSMO is responsible for tracking object changes in Active Directory Like to be with the RID (since you

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