Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Group 2 - Installers

Software version number: 4.0

Course length: 2 days


Hardware/software required to run this course

To complete the optional suggested lab activities, you will need 12 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup. Course description

Overview: Students will learn how to install and configure Windows NT Workstation 4.0 machines and administer a peer-to-peer network of Windows NT Workstation machines. Students will learn to support applications running on Windows NT Workstation 4.0, to install and secure file systems, to manage Windows NT Workstations in a domain environment, and to inter operate with NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

Prerequisites: Hard Disk Management; Microcomputer Hardware; Windows NT Workstation 4.0: Orientation, Windows 3.1: Orientation, or Windows for Workgroups 3.1: Introduction; and Understanding Network Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge. It is also recommended that students have experience supporting networks and end users and have taken Windows 3.1: Advanced User or Windows for Workgroups 3.1: Advanced User, or have equivalent knowledge. Delivery method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Benefits: Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain Windows NT Workstation machines at their workplace. Students will learn about the system and network architecture of Windows NT Workstation 4.0; how to support DOS, Windows, Windows NT, OS/2 and POSIX applications under Windows NT; to create and format partitions using all supported file systems; to implement file system security; to join a Windows NT domain; to interoperate with NetWare networks; to install and configure TCP/IP; to install, configure, and use the Remote Access Service (RAS); and to back up files on a Windows NT system. Target student: Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with the Windows NT Workstation operating system and have experience supporting networks and end users.

What's next: First Look: Windows NT Server 4.0, the next course in this series, teaches students how to install and manage Windows NT

Server 4.0 and Windows NT domains.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

* Compare and contrast the features of the products in the Microsoft networking family.

* Install Windows NT Workstation.

* Troubleshoot Windows NT Workstation startup.

* Evaluate the Windows NT Workstation security model.

* Administer user and group accounts, and design security policies.

* Configure a Windows NT Workstation computer.

* Work with shared resources on a Windows NT Workstation peer-to-peer network.

* Discuss and evaluate the Windows NT Workstation Browser service.

* Optimize the performance of Windows NT Workstation computers.

* Support printing in Windows NT.

* Identify and correct problems on a Windows NT Workstation computer.

* Describe the system architecture of Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

* Manage DOS-, Win16-, and Win-32 based applications on a Windows NT system.

* Manage OS/2 and POSIX applications on a Windows NT system.

* Implement and manage appropriate file systems on Windows NT workstations.

* Implement and manage file system security under Windows NT.

* Manage Windows NT workstations as part of a Windows NT domain.

* Describe the networking architecture of Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

* Connect and interoperate with Novell NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

* Install, configure, and manage the Remote Access Service (RAS) on RAS servers and clients.

* Use the Windows NT Backup utility as part of an effective overall backup strategy.


Course content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Windows NT Workstation

Orientation to Windows NT

Lesson 2: Installing Windows NT Workstation

Installation overview

Planning an installation

Lesson 3: The boot process

Starting Windows NT Workstation


Lesson 4: Windows NT Workstation security

The Windows NT Workstation security model


Lesson 5: Account administration

User accounts

Group accounts

Security policies

Lesson 6: Configuring the Windows NT Workstation environment

The Registry

The Control Panel

System maintenance

Customizing the Windows NT Workstation logon process

Lesson 7: The Windows NT Workstation networking environment

Sharing network resources

Accessing network resources

Command-line network operations


Lesson 8: Windows NT Workstation Browser service



Lesson 9: Optimizing performance

Optimizing system performance

Monitoring Windows NT performance

Lesson 10: Printing support

The Windows NT Workstation printing process

Administering a printing device

Troubleshooting the print process


Lesson 11: Troubleshooting

Diagnostic utilities

Examining the Emergency Repair process

Additional troubleshooting resources



Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Upgrading to Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Appendix B: The Backup utility

Overview of the Backup utility

Backing up and restoring files

Other backup considerations

Course specifications

Course number: 44-529 1/2