WIN210 - Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-09-24 10:52:49.458
Last review date 2018-09-24 10:52:49.459

Subject Title
Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows

Subject Description
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform administration tasks on a Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Topics such as installation, user account creation and maintenance, permissions, printing, hardware and disk storage will be covered through lecture and hands-on exercises.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CPA/CNS/CTY Diploma Students

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Install a server operating system to create an appropriate configuration for a given company requirement.

2. Analyze server resource usage data to prevent potential performance bottlenecks.

3. Perform data back-up and restores to safeguard against data loss.

4. Configure Groups, User and Computer Accounts to ensure ongoing access to required resources on a network or server.

5. Configure permissions to protect server resources and control access.

6. Configure Windows server printing to control access to secure print devices.

7. Configure server hardware to ensure ongoing operation of the server.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

Introduction to Windows server 10%

  • The Windows Server Product Family
  • Server Editions
  • Server System Requirements
Installing Windows Server 10%
  • Installation Phases and Installation Process
  • Activating Windows Server
  • Creating A Domain Controller
  • An Introduction to Active Directory
Administer and Monitor Server 10%
  • Using and Creating Microsoft Management Consoles
  • Connecting to Remote Computers
  • Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Configuration
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Using Event Viewer and Task Manager
Back Up and Restore Data 10%
  • Backup Hardware and Software
  • Backup Types and Scheduling
  • Volume Shadow Copy
  • Backing Up and Restoring Active Directory
Licensing, Hot Fixes, and Service Packs 10%
  • Windows Operating System Service Packs
  • Windows Operating System Hotfixes
  • Administering Software Licensing
Managing Groups, User and Computer Accounts 10%
  • Understanding User Accounts
  • Local and Domain User Accounts
  • Working with Groups
  • Working with Computer Accounts
Working with NTFS to Manage File Resources 10%
  • Effective Permissions and Shared Folders
  • Using NTFS Permissions
Printing 10%
  • Print terminology and architecture
  • Creating and managing printers
  • Printer permissions
  • Troubleshooting printing
Manage and Maintain Hardware 10%
  • Device Drivers
  • Adding and Removing Hardware
  • Troubleshooting Devices and Drivers
Understanding and Managing Disk Storage 10%
  • Disk Storage Concepts and Terminology
  • Basic and Dynamic Storage
  • Types of Storage Volumes
  • RAID and Fault Tolerance
  • Managing Disks using Check Disk and Disk Defragmenter
  • Using Disk Quotas

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by lab sessions with the instructor,
reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes.

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts

Microsoft Official Academic Course. 70-410 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 with MOAC Labs Online Reg Card Set 

Author: Craig Zacker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-96611-2

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.
Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment 1
Assignment 2 10%
Quizzes 5%
Written Test 1 10%
Written Test 2 10%
Lab Test 10%
Final Examination

Approved by: Sheri Ladoucier