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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - Installation and Configuration

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There are many things that can affect the quality of your video so we have put together these instructions to help you review all the things that need to be tested in order to trouble-shoot video quality.

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    • This is measured by a letter scale with A being the best.
      • If your Packet Loss is below a B, your connection is losing pieces of the video and causing the video to skip.
      • If your Jitter is below a B, your connection speed is very inconsistent and may be changing while you are watching the video which will result in buffering issues.
      • If either of these is the case you will need to contact your internet provider.
  • Shared Internet Connection: If you are on a shared internet connection, test playing videos during non-peak hours when usage by others on your network is low.
  • Reset Your Browser: If you've tried all the previous steps, your browser may be retaining data that needs to be deleted, and this requires a reset. If you are using Chrome, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset. If you are using Firefox, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser.
  • Other things to check:
    • At home or at work, test using different browsers and computers to see if you get the same result.
      • Make sure you have the latest version of the browser you are using.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset.
    • Try from a different location using a different network.
    • If you are on a wireless connection try a wired solution.
    • If you are on a home network:
      • Test playing the videos when you are the only user on the network.
      • Try by-passing your router to eliminate it as the point of failure. A direct plug from your ISP to your computer will take care of this and will make sure that neither your router nor other users are affecting your connection.
    • If you are running Firefox, you can check your plugins here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
  • Make sure you do not have any other programs open. File sharing and peer to peer sharing programs, even when limited to low bandwidth, can make it almost impossible to stream properly.
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  • Submitting Debugging Information If you have tried everything else and still are having trouble viewing the videos, you can visit this page where you can help us debug your particular setup by following the instructions on the page and submit the debugging information to us.
Video Title
00: Course Introduction
5 min
01 Installing and Configuration
21 min
01 A: Server Role Demo
26 min
02: Active Directory Primer
15 min
02 A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003 R2 Demo
21 min
03: Installing Hardware, Devices and Drivers
20 min
03 A: Installing Device Drivers Demo
13 min
04: Configuring Hardware, Devices and Drivers
9 min
04 A: Configuring Hardware Devices and Drivers Demo
21 min
05: Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers
17 min
05 A: Troubleshooting Demo
18 min
06: Understanding Disk Storage Options
19 min
06 A: Types of Disks Demo
15 min
07: Configuring Disks and Volumes
24 min
07 A: Configuring Disks Demo
23 min
08 A : Maintaining Disks Demo and Lab
19 min
09: Implementing RAID
14 min
09A: Creating RAID Solutions Demo
19 min
10: Using Event Viewer
16 min
10 A: Event Viewer Demo
14 min
11: Using Performance Console
22 min
11 A: Performance Console Demo
22 min
12: Using Task Manager and WMI Event Logging Provider
14 min
12 A: WMI Monitoring Demo
21 min
13: Course Summary
7 min
7 hrs 15 mins

Michael Krout

Michael is CEO of Idea Dudes LLC which is a Microsoft Gold Partner and CPLS. Michael is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating solutions for businesses. He has over 22 years of architecture, analysis, development of Information Processing Systems and training. Michael's expertise centers around developing business solutions and training. He started his career in the United States Airforce (USAF)where he worked with the IBM 36 and Burroughs systems.  He then went on to start his networking career with Novell 3.12.  He has been working with Windows since the early days of Microsoft. Previously, Michael has worked with U.S. Pentagon, Social Security Administration, and other companies throughout the United States.  He currently holds MCSE NT 4.0, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, MCTS SharePoint Services 3.0, MCTS, Active Directory Configuration Windows 2008, MCTS Windows 2008 Application Infrastructure, MCTS Windows 2008 Network Infrastructure, MCITP Windows 2008 Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator and MCT.  He also a member of Strathmores Whos Who Worldwide.  He has a wife and son. 

System Requirements

• For an X86-based Computer:
o 1 or more processors with minimum speed of 550 MHz. The minimum supported speed is 133 MHz and a maximum of 4 processors/computer.
o Minimum of 256 MB of RAM
o 1.25 GB-2GB hard disk
• For an 64-based Computer:
o 1 or more processors with minimum speed of 1.4 GHZ. There is a maximum of 4 processors/computer.
o Minimum of512 MB of RAM
o 4 GB hard disk
• For CD-ROM Installation: a CD-ROM or DVD drive
• For Network Installation
o 1 or more network adapters with related cables
o A server from which to offer network access for the Setup files.

• Windows Server 2003 R2

Course Links

These links are activated when you purchase this course.

  • Course Survey
  • Micrsoft Exam Requirements
  • Exam Locations and Pricing


This course comes with a Transcript that tracks your progress. You can use your transcript to view and monitor your progress and when you complete the course, you can print or email the transcript.

Certificate of Completion

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. You will be able to print or email the certificate and share your accomplishment with everyone.

How to Take Your Exam

This Windows Server 2003 Installation and Configuration online training course will prepare you to take Microsoft’s exam 70-290. This course maps to Microsoft’s official curriculum 2273, and is the first course in our online training series towards the MCSE certification for Windows Server 2003.

To earn the MCSE certification, you must pass seven exams (in any order):
• Four exams on networking systems
• One exam on client operating systems
• One exam on design
• One elective exam

For more information about the exam requirements or locations and pricing, select the links located in the related training section for this course.