Expert Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Group 1 - "The Computer People"
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.
Overview: This course is designed for System Administrators. Students will review 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 interoperate 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 systems administrators or highly 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: Review:
* 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.
Review 1: Introduction to Windows NT Workstation
Orientation to Windows NT
Review 2: Installing Windows NT Workstation
Planning an installation
Review 3: The boot process
Starting Windows NT Workstation
Review 4: Windows NT Workstation security
The Windows NT Workstation security model
Review 5: Account administration
Review 6: Configuring the Windows NT Workstation environment
The Control Panel
Customizing the Windows NT Workstation logon process
Review 7: The Windows NT Workstation networking environment
Sharing network resources
Accessing network resources
Command-line network operations
Review 8: Windows NT Workstation Browser service
Review 9: Optimizing performance
Optimizing system performance
Monitoring Windows NT performance
Review 10: Printing support
The Windows NT Workstation printing process
Administering a printing device
Troubleshooting the print process
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting
Examining the Emergency Repair process
Additional troubleshooting resources
Lesson 2: Architectural overview of Windows NT 4.0
Examining the Windows NT 4.0 system architecture
Lesson 3: Supporting applications
Understanding the Win32 subsystem
Support for DOS-based applications
Support for Windows 3.x applications
Other application issues
Lesson 4: File systems
Overview of file systems
Working with disk partitions
Working with volume and stripe sets
Other file system considerations
Lesson 5: File system security
Using NTFS permissions
Managing NTFS permissions
Security system interactions
Lesson 6: Moving from a workgroup to a domain
Workgroups vs. domains
Joining a domain
Using domain resources
Lesson 7: The Windows NT networking architecture
An overview of networking in Windows NT
Examining network components
Accessing resources through network services
Examining network installation and configuration
Lesson 8: Inter operating with Novell NetWare and TCP/IP
Using the NW Link protocol
Using the Client Service for NetWare (CSNW)
Using NetWare resources
Exploring common network connectivity problems
Lesson 9: The Remote Access Service
Overview of the Remote Access Service
Lesson 10: Configuring RAS protocols on the RAS server
Configuring the RAS client
RAS reference and 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
Appendix C: Support for OS/2 and POSIX applications
Support for OS/2 and POSIX-based applications
Course number: 44-529 2/2