Administering Microsoft Windows Server Services

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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About Administering Microsoft Windows Servers

Learn hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server, including Windows Server R2. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. Although there is some crossover, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server infrastructure, such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing remote access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing network policies and network access protection, data security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server environments.

Topics Covered In Course

  • Configuring and troubleshooting domain name system
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Administering user and service accounts
  • Implementing a group policy infrastructure
  • Managing user desktops with group policy
  • Implementing remote access
  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the network policy server role
  • Utilizing network access protection
  • Optimizing file services
  • Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
  • Deploying and maintaining server images
  • Implementing Update Management solution
  • Monitoring Windows Servers


Completion of Networking Fundamentals is strongly recommended. Students who have successfully completed the current CompTIA Network+ Certification process within the last 12 months or, upon approval by CIAT admissions, those who have 12 months or more of work experience in IT networking, may proceed directly to this course.

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