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.

Course description

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.

New Topics

* 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


Review 1: Introduction to Windows NT Workstation

Orientation to Windows NT

Review 2: Installing Windows NT Workstation

Installation overview

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

User accounts

Group accounts

Security policies

Review 6: Configuring the Windows NT Workstation environment

The Registry

The Control Panel

System maintenance

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

Diagnostic utilities

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

File support

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

Distributed processing

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

Using TCP/IP

Exploring common network connectivity problems


Lesson 9: The Remote Access Service

Overview of the Remote Access Service

Installing RAS

Lesson 10: Configuring RAS protocols on the RAS server

Configuring the RAS client

RAS security

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 specifications

Course number: 44-529 2/2