Windows Server 2003

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2003 2. Windows Server 2003 different Versions 3. Hardware requirement for Windows Server 2003 4. HCL - Hardware Compatibility List 5. Keep following points in mind before Upgrade Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2003 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2003 Activation 9. MANAGING LICENSING 10. Administrating License Logging Services 11. Managing Software Installation and Maintenance 12. Essential Administration Tools 13. Difference between RAID & WINDOW BACKUP 14. RAID – Redundant Array of Inexpensive DISK 15. Disk Mirroring & Disk Duplexing 16. Disk partition and File System – FAT, FAT32, NTFS 17. Remote Desktop for Administration & Terminal services 19. To connect to Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC do as follow 20. Remote Assistance 21. Difference between RAID & WINDOW BACKUP 22. SYSTEM STATE DATA 23. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 24. IPV6 [Internet Protocol Version 6] 25. Signed & Unsigned Driver 26. Hardware Profile 27. CHKDSK.EXE (Check Disk) 28. Disk Defragmenter(DFRG.MSC) 29. Introduction to AD [Active Directory] 30. Difference between WORKGROUP & DOMAIN 31. Operating System that support Active Directory 32. FSMO [Flexible Single Master Operation] 33. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 34. Site 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. AD replication 37. AUTHORITATIVE Restore 38. TOOLS to Troubleshoot Active Directory Installation 39. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 40.GROUP ACCOUNTS 41. User Profile 42. Roaming User Profile 43. Mandatory User Profile 44. Attrib (Attribute) 45. Taking Ownership 46. Copying and Moving Files and Folders 47. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2003 48. AVAILABILITY & SECURITY 49. General Server Security Issues 50. OSI MODEL 51. Data Encapsulation 52. TCP/IP or DoD Model 53. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 54. NETWORK MONITOR 55. Internet Information Services 55. Monitoring Tools 54. DNS [Domain Name System] 55. DNS ZONE 56. Remote Access Authentication Process 57. Remote Access
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Monitoring Tools tutorials

  • Job of network administrator is keep server performing the way it has to and monitor it constantly. You have to compare actual performance with base line.

Following are tools:

  • Task Manager : it gives you quick snapshot of how computer is running

  • Event Viewer – Shows logged informational events

  • System monitor – Display local & remote system performance graphically. Main area to monitor is Memory, CPU, Disk and Network.

  • Performance Logs and Alert – Gathers statistics over time for baseline, you can then send alerts when certain event is passed


Performance Monitor important Counters



Memory: Available Bytes

The amount of physical memory, in bytes, available to

processes running on the computer. If this is less than

4MB, check for memory leaks and add RAM if necessary.

Memory: Pages/sec

The rate at which pages are read from or written to disk to

resolve hard page faults. This counter is a primary

indicator of the kinds of faults that cause system-wide

delays. If more than 20, investigate paging settings.

Paging File: % Usage

The amount of the Page File instance in use in percent.

The Paging File value should match up with the previous

two values. A value exceeding 70 percent is not healthy

for the system.

PhysicalDisk: Avg. Disk

The average number of both read and write requests that

Queue Length were queued for the selected disk during the sample

interval. A count of up to 2 is acceptable.


Logical Disk: Free Megabytes

The unallocated space, in megabytes, on the disk drive. If

below 15% of the total disk size, clear more disk space or

increase logical disk space.


Physical Disk: %Disk Time,

The percentage of time that the selected disk drive was

busy servicing read or write requests. If consistently

above 90%, the disk is not being read quickly enough.

This could be a hardware issue. It could also be that the

amount of data on the disk is too large.

Processor: % Processor Time

The percentage of elapsed time that the processor spends

to execute a non-Idle thread. If consistently above 80%,

find the process-intensive processes and move them to

separate processors or add adding another processor or by

upgrading to a faster processor.

Processor: Interrupts/sec

The average rate, in incidents per second, at which the

processor received and serviced hardware interrupts. If

the counter value increases without additional processes,

the cause could be hardware related.


Server: Bytes Total/sec

The number of bytes the server has sent to and received

from the network. If all your servers’ Bytes Total/sec is

the same and similar to the maximum network speed, you

might need to increase the network bandwidth

Server: Pool Paged

Peak The maximum number of bytes of paged pool the server

has had allocated. This indicates the proper sizes of the

Page File(s) and physical memory. This counter should

not be greater than the physical RAM value. If it is, add

more RAM.



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