We spent meetings 3 & 4 delving into server management with MMC and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and monitoring via System Monitor and Performance Logs & Alerts.
Obtain the public Beta of Windows Server “Longhorn”!
Here are some links to supplement the book:
A good explanation of how disks fragment
RDP Error Messages:
How to run OS X under VMWare: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Vmware_how_to
Virtual Memory Information
Geeky description of the 2003/2003 file cache mechanism (related to VMM)
One of the most demanding applications for workstations is video editing. These users tend to have good advice on tweaking their systems for maximum performance.
This is THE MOST UP TO DATE article from Microsoft (that I can find) on the real how-it-works of Windows Server virtual memory. The article is dated 1992. Some specifics have surely changed, but the main memory management approach remains in use.
You can do yourself a big favor as a system administrator and Microsoft exam-taker by familiarizing yourself with Group Policy Objects. Here are some resources which may help:
Work with Group Policy in a Virtual Lab environment on Microsoft’s Servers! (Scroll halfway down to page to see the Virtual Labs that relate to GPO). This Virtual Lab is a great resource. It uses a RDP-like connection within a web browser to connect over the Internet to a virtual server farm set up for experimentation. It’s a great free resource to gain hands-on time with Microsoft technology.
For class meeting 5, we will cover chapter 4 in the 70-290 book. See you Thursday!