BIE-ADW – Windows Administration


Students understand the architecture and internals of the Windows OS and acquire the skills to administer it. They are able to use system management mechanisms, standard administration and security tools, memory and filesystem management tools. Students understand the network layer and the implementation of network and security services. Students know the methods of user administration, advanced ActiveDirectory administration, system migration, deployment, backup. They are able to troubleshoot problems and administer Windows in heterogeneous environments.

Lectures Program

  1. Fundamental Windows notions and concepts. History and development of the OS.
  2. System architecture and internals.
  3. System administration mechanisms, standard administration tools.
  4. Security, security tools.
  5. Memory media management, file systems.
  6. Network model. TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP.
  7. Implementation of networking and security services in Windows; server, redirector.
  8. Active Directory.
  9. Group policy.
  10. Advanced AD administration methods. Most common mistakes when installing AD.
  11. System migration and deployment.
  12. Programmatic means of administering the OS and AD, administering Windows in a heterogeneous environment.
  13. Solving critical situations, backup, troubleshooting.

Labs Program

  1. Block I – Installing the Windows OS: The first block concerns the use of administration and troubleshooting tools in the Windows environment. Use of native administration tools and extensions, selection of third-party tools. Students learn to identify and quantify processes (services, processes, threads) as well as solve critical situations and design an optimal and secure OS configuration. Project – part I.
  2. Block II – AD design and implementation: In the second block, students design a real system that uses object-oriented approach and group policy, with a complex structure (multiple domains and forests). The designed system is implemented with respect to efficient administration and high security. Project – part II.
  3. Block III – Programmatic means of OS and AD administration: The third block concerns the OS and AD administration using programmatic means (Shell, VB Script, C). Project – part III.
  4. Block IV – Students present the key points of their projects and answer questions.

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