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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Operating System that support Active Directory tutorials


Client Operating System

Active Directory Support

Windows NT Workstation

Can join the network as computer account as a part of a windows NT domain

Windows 95

Windows 98

Windows ME

Can be Active Directory client

Windows XP Home

Can NOT join Active Directory Domain

Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP Professional

Windows Vista

Can be Active Directory Client

It Support Kerberos for improved security and other features.



  • This trust is defined by trust protocols.

  • Trust Protocol by default for Windows 2000 & 2003 is “KERBORS Version 5”

  • For previous version of windows it was “NT LAN MANAGER” or “NTLM” protocol

  • Trust can be created Automatically (implicit Trust) or manually (explicit Trust).

  • Not all trust could be two way trust. It could be one way depends upon organization need.



  • An Active Directory site is one or more well connected, highly reliable and fast TCP/IP subnets.

  • Sites are connected to each other via site links. Site links is physical connection and communication between two sites that allows replication to happen.

  • Site could be within domain, or multiple domains could be within one site.

  • Site is represented by oval i.e.

  • Replication between two sites are can be scheduled according to the what is called site link cost. Site link cost is nothing but value which we assign to link that is used to regulate replication according to the speed of link.

  • Replication is nothing but coping of database from one domain to another domain.

  • For site link costs, higher cost means slower links. And site link will use link which have lower site cost.


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