Using the Security Configuration Manager

How the Security Configuration Manager works, and what it's used for How to manage server and domain security with the Security Configuration Manager How to create and use security templates n Session 11, you learned how server and domain security can be configured using security policies and the Local Security Policy application. You learned how Windows replicates the local security policy of domain controllers to all other domain controllers, and how member and standalone servers' policies...

Networking with TCPIP

How computers communicate by using TCP IP How to configure Windows TCP IP How to calculate subnet masks i rotocols are the languages computers use to communicate with one another. One of the most important protocols is TCP IP, which is actually a protocol suite, or a collection of protocols that work together. TCP stands for Transport Control Protocol, and IP stands for Internet Protocol. 30 Min. One of the reasons TCP IP is so important is that just about every type of com- To Go puter...

Configuring Security Policies

How to configure local security policy How to configure domain security policy How to manage security policies . ne of the primary functions of a network operating system like Windows Server 2003 is to enforce security. Older versions of Windows were capable of maintaining a high level of security, if properly configured. Unfortunately, their security configuration settings were scattered throughout a dozen different 30 Min. applications, making it difficult for administrators to configure...

Answers to Part Reviews

What are the four editions of Windows Server 2003, and what are their major differences The four editions are Standard Edition, Web Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Datacenter Edition. The primary difference is in the amount of physical RAM and number of processors that can be utilized by the operating system. Web Edition also has major feature differences from the other versions. 2. What does the term multitasking mean The ability to run more than one task, or process (such as an application),...

How to use encryption

You can encrypt files and folders using the same procedure you use to compress them (see How to use compression earlier in this session). The Advanced Attributes dialog box also contains a check box labeled Encrypt contents to protect data. Checking that check box encrypts the files or folders you've selected. You cannot apply both compression and encryption to the same files or folders. If you select one option, the other is automatically cleared. You have to choose one or the other. When you...

Wins Dns NetBIOS and Internet Names

Ever since the first computer networks were created, users have needed to locate computers and network resources by using names. When the Internet became ubiquitous in the early 1990s, the Internet's technique for name-to-address resolution DNS became popular, and operating system manufacturers like Microsoft started building DNS and other Internet protocols into their products. Before the Internet became common, however, users still needed a way to address computers and resources by name. One...

Making a Domain Controller

After and only after you've decided how many domains you'll have, and what their names will be, should you make your first DC. The first DC on your network is for a root domain, such as World Metro Bank's worldmetrobank.com domain. Subsequent DCs can be added to that domain or can be used to create new child domains, such as east.worldmetrobank.com. To create a domain controller, install Windows Server 2003 on a computer. Then, open the Start menu and select Run. Type dcpromo.exe and click OK....

RRAS as a basic firewall

If you can't use ICF, or if you want to maintain a finer degree of control over your firewall services, you can configure input and output IP filters in RRAS. These filters tell RRAS what traffic to accept and what traffic to ignore. To view or create filters, follow these steps 1. In the RRAS console, open the IP Routing item. 2. Click on the General item to view a list of network interfaces on the server. 3. Right-click the interface that you want to apply filters to, and select Properties...

Managing Terminal Services

How Terminal Services works How to set up Remote Administration mode How to set up Application Server mode How to set up Terminal Services licensing ' indows Server 2003 includes a special feature known as Terminal Services. The feature was originally introduced in Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition and incorporated into the main Server product in Windows 2000. Windows Server 2003 offers a number of improvements in Terminal Services, mak-30 Min. ing it one of the product's most important...