The Role of a System Administrator
A system administrator holds a lot of responsibilities in most companies. Small companies typically have one or two people who do everything from PC support to network management. Larger companies often have entire teams focused entirely on administering servers in a corporate data center (or even remotely administering thousands of servers).
Whatever your role, Windows Server 2003 aims to improve your job by reducing the administration time required of the server. With improved management tools and better desktop control functionality, Windows Server 2003 can be a great tool to reduce your company’s total cost of ownership (TCO).
For this tutorial, we will assume that part of your job responsibilities include managing at least one Windows Server 2003 server. This task will include everything from managing users to managing your Active Directory structure. We will explore a lot of the utilities in Windows Server 2003, show you shortcuts to save time, as well as prepare you for the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-290, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. Our goal is for you really understand the server operating system and Active Directory – not just prepare you for the exam.