Chp02 - Managing Hardware Devices

Chp02 - Managing Hardware Devices - 70-290: MCSE Guide to...

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70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Enhanced Chapter 2: Managing Hardware Devices
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 2 Objectives Understand the importance of managing hardware Understand the purpose of device drivers Configure hardware resource settings and resolve resource setting conflicts
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 3 Objectives (continued) Configure driver signing options Optimize server processor and memory usage Create and configure hardware profiles Configure server power options
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 4 Introduction 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 Manager
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 5 Hardware 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 Catalog
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 6 Windows Server Catalog Web Site
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 7 Understanding Device Drivers A device driver is 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 signing is used to verify that a driver has been tested
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 8 Device 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 tool
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 9 Accessing Device Manager Control Panel System Hardware Tab Computer Management System Tools Device Manager
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 10 Device 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 Wizard
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 11 The Hardware Update Wizard
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 12 Activity 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 exercise
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 13 Adding New Devices Two main categories of devices Plug and Play Legacy Plug and Play devices typically installed and configured automatically Legacy devices typically configured manually
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 14 Plug and Play Devices
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