Administering a 2003 Active Directory & Exchange 2003 Environment


Course code TP5001


Duration 5 day(s)



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003/Exchange Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for managing accounts and resources. These tasks include managing user, computer, and group accounts (and associated mailbox resources); managing access to network resources, managing an organizational unit in a network based on Active Directoryฎ directory service; and implementing Group Policy to manage users and computers.


Who should attend

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.





Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources

This module explains how to administer accounts and resources on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 software in a networked environment.




• Multimedia: Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources

• The Windows Server 2003 Environment

• Logging on to Windows Server 2003

• Using the Run as Feature for Administration

• Installing and Configuring Administrative Tools

• Creating an Organizational Unit


Lab: Creating Organizational Units

• Creating an Organizational Unit


After completing this module, students will be able to:


• Describe the Windows Server 2003 environment.

• Log on to a computer running Windows Server 2003.

• Use the Run as feature to perform administrative tasks.

• Install and configure the administrative tools.

• Create an organizational unit.


Managing User and Computer Accounts


This module explains how to modify user and computer accounts on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in a networked environment.




• Creating User Accounts

• Creating Computer Accounts

• Modifying User and Computer Account Properties

• Creating a User Account Template

• Managing User and Computer Accounts

• Using Queries to Locate User and Computer Accounts in Active Directory


Lab: Managing User and Computer Accounts

• Creating User Accounts

• Creating Computer Accounts

• Using Queries to Locate Objects

• Modifying User and Computer Properties



Managing Groups


This module explains how to perform various administrative functions using groups.



• Creating groups.

• Managing group membership.

• Strategies for using groups.

• Using default groups.


Lab: Creating and Managing Groups


• Creating Global and Domain Local Groups

• Managing Group Membership

• Managing Default Groups


Managing Access to Resources


This module explains how to enable resource access with permissions, manage access to files and folders using permissions, and manage permission inheritance.




• Overview of Managing Access to Resources

• Managing Access to Shared Folders

• Managing Access to Files and Folders Using NTFS Permissions

• Determining Effective Permissions

• Managing Access to Shared Files Using Offline Caching



Lab: Managing Access to Resources


• Creating and Sharing Folders

• Configuring NTFS Permissions

• Publishing Shared Folders

• Testing Permissions

• Configuring Automatic Caching


Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units


This module explains the permissions available for managing access to Active Directory objects, how to move objects between organizational units in the same domain, and how to delegate control of an organizational unit.




• Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects

• Delegating Control of Organizational Units


Lab: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units


• Modifying the Delegation of Control Wizard and Delegating Permissions

• Testing the Delegated Permissions

• Granting Permissions to the Legal Organizational Unit and Creating a Taskpad

• Testing the Delegated Permissions


Implementing Group Policy


This module explains the purpose and function of Group Policy in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It also explains how to implement Group Policy objects (GPOs) and manage GPOs.




• Implementing Group Policy Objects

• Implementing GPOs on a Domain


• Managing the Deployment of Group Policy


Lab: Implementing a GPO

• Disabling and Deleting a GPO

• Creating and Linking Multiple GPOs

• Filtering the GPOs to Exempt Selected Users

• Backing Up and Importing GPO Settings


Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy

This module explains how to use Group Policy to assign scripts, restrict group membership and access to software and configure folder redirection. As well, this module explains how to determine which GPOs are being applied on a computer.




• Configuring Group Policy Settings

• Assigning Scripts with Group Policy

• Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software

• Configuring Folder Redirection

• Determining Applied GPOs


Lab: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy


• Creating and Applying a GPO to the Graphics Organizational Unit

• Assigning a Logon Script to Connect to a Printer

• Using a GPO to Configure the Members of the Backup Operators Group

• Using the Group Policy Results Wizard to Verify the Policy Settings








Managing Recipients

This module describes Exchange Server recipients and explains the messaging capabilities of various Active Directory directory service groups. It then teaches how to manage mailboxes and mail-enabled groups and how to create, delete, and modify users and contacts.




• Managing Exchange Recipients

• Managing Mailboxes

• Managing Mail-Enabled Groups



Lab: Managing Recipients


• Exercise 1: Create Mailboxes with CSVDE

• Exercise 2: Use VBScript to Mailbox-Enable User Accounts

• Exercise 3: Modify Existing Mailboxes by Using LDIFDE


Managing Active Directory Integration

This module explains the relationship between Active Directory and an Exchange Server 2003 organization. Topics discussed include how Exchange servers communicate with and depend on Active Directory information. The module also explains how to perform Active Directory tasks that directly influence Exchange Server configuration.




• Understanding the Integration of Exchange and Active Directory

• Configuring Exchange Server Communications with Active Directory

• Configuring Recipient Policies and the Recipient Update Service

• Managing Address Lists


Lab: Managing Active Directory Integration


• Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Exchange Server Requirements for Active Directory Information


Managing Public Folders

This module explains how to manage public folders. Managing public folders involves managing public folder data and network access to public folders.




• Managing Public Folder Data

• Managing Access to Public Folders

• Managing Public Folder Replication

• Configuring Full-Text Indexing



Lab: Managing Public Folders

• Exercise 1: Create a Public Folder by Using Microsoft Outlook 2003

• Exercise 2: Replicate Public Folders with the Public Folder Migration Tool



Implementing Outlook Web Access

The module describes how to successfully implement Outlook Web Access. Topics discussed include best practices for configuring Outlook Web Access and guidelines for properly securing a remote Web access infrastructure.




• Introducing Outlook Web Access

• Securing Outlook Web Access


Lab: Implementing Outlook Web Access


• Exercise 1: Enable Forms-Based Authentication

• Exercise 2: Securing OWA with the Outlook Web Access Web Administration Tool


After completing this module, students will be able to:


• Describe the features of Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange Server 2003.

• Secure an Outlook Web Access deployment.


Managing Client Connections to Exchange Server 2003

This module introduces client configuration and connectivity concepts. It also demonstrates the common tasks that are associated with configuring and customizing Outlook 2003, configuring connectivity for Exchange server clients, and understanding the mobility features of Exchange Server 2003.




• Selecting an Exchange Server 2003 Client

• Connecting to Exchange Server 2003

• Using S/MIME to Secure E-Mail Content

• Managing Mobile Services


Lab: Managing Client Connections to Exchange Server 2003


• Exercise 1: Configuring Outlook 2003 for RPC over HTTPS

• Exercise 2: Sending Secure E-Mail by Using S/MIME