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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 Microsof2Objectives•Understand the importance of managing hardware•Understand the purpose of device drivers•Configure hardware resource settings and resolve resource setting conflicts70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof3Objectives (continued)•Configure driver signing options•Optimize server processor and memory usage•Create and configure hardware profiles•Configure server power options70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof4Introduction to Managing Hardware•Managing and maintaining hardware is a primary responsibility of a network administrator•A wide variety of internal and external hardware components available•Key concepts to be discussed•Hardware compatibility•Device drivers•Device Manager70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof5Hardware Compatibility•Server hardware must meet minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2003•Microsoft maintains information about compatible hardware•Previous Windows versions: Hardware Compatibility List•Windows Server 2003: Windows Server Catalog70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof6Windows Server Catalog Web Site70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof7Understanding Device Drivers•A device driveris a software interface between an operating system and a hardware device•Generally want to use the specific recommended driver for a device•Affects stability and performance•Driver updates are frequent and usually available from manufacturer•Driver signingis used to verify that a driver has been tested70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof8Device Manager•Primary tool for managing device drivers•Allows administrator to view and modify hardware device properties•Should be used soon after Windows Server 2003 installation to verify device detection and functioning•Accessible from Control Panel or Computer Management tool70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof9Accessing Device Manager•Control Panel System Hardware Tab•Computer Management System Tools Device Manager70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof10Device Manager (continued)•Displays non-functioning devices•Yellow exclamation point•Displays manually disabled devices•Red x•Allows you to update drivers•Download driver and install through Device Manager•Use Hardware Update Wizard70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof11The Hardware Update Wizard70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof12Activity 2-1: Exploring Device Manager•Objective is to explore the use of Device Manager•View properties of existing hardware•Explore different views of information•Start My Computer Properties Hardware Tab Device Manager•Follow directions in book to complete exercise70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof13Adding New Devices•Two main categories of devices•Plug and Play•Legacy•Plug and Play devices typically installed and configured automatically•Legacy devices typically configured manually70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsof...
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