Windows Server 2003 Environment Chapter 02

Windows Server 2003 Environment Chapter 02 - 70-290: MCSE...

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Unformatted text preview: 70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentChapter 2:Managing Hardware Devices70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof2ObjectivesUnderstand the importance of managing hardwareUnderstand the purpose of device driversConfigure hardware resource settings and resolve resource setting conflicts70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof3Objectives (continued)Configure driver signing optionsOptimize server processor and memory usageCreate and configure hardware profilesConfigure server power options70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof4Introduction to Managing HardwareManaging and maintaining hardware is a primary responsibility of a network administratorA wide variety of internal and external hardware components availableKey concepts to be discussedHardware compatibilityDevice driversDevice Manager70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof5Hardware CompatibilityServer hardware must meet minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2003Microsoft maintains information about compatible hardwarePrevious Windows versions: Hardware Compatibility ListWindows Server 2003: Windows Server Catalog70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof6Windows Server Catalog Web Site70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof7Understanding Device DriversA device driveris a software interface between an operating system and a hardware deviceGenerally want to use the specific recommended driver for a deviceAffects stability and performanceDriver updates are frequent and usually available from manufacturerDriver signingis used to verify that a driver has been tested70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof8Device ManagerPrimary tool for managing device driversAllows administrator to view and modify hardware device propertiesShould be used soon after Windows Server 2003 installation to verify device detection and functioningAccessible from Control Panel or Computer Management tool70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof9Accessing Device ManagerControl Panel System Hardware TabComputer Management System Tools Device Manager70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof10Device Manager (continued)Displays non-functioning devicesYellow exclamation pointDisplays manually disabled devicesRed xAllows you to update driversDownload driver and install through Device ManagerUse Hardware Update Wizard70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof11The Hardware Update Wizard70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof12Activity 2-1: Exploring Device ManagerObjective is to explore the use of Device ManagerView properties of existing hardwareExplore different views of informationStart My Computer Properties Hardware Tab Device ManagerFollow directions in book to complete exercise70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof13Adding New DevicesTwo main categories of devicesPlug and PlayLegacyPlug and Play devices typically installed and configured automaticallyLegacy devices typically configured manually70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2010 for the course CET 2722 taught by Professor Richarda.matias during the Spring '08 term at Valencia.

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