Course detail

Microsoft Windows Server Systems

FIT-IW2Acad. year: 2020/2021

  • Detailed insight into TCP/IP, routing, NAT and Windows Firewall.
  • Active Directory: user and computer accounts, OUs, user groups, Group Policy and management of user environments, security and delegation, administrative tasks scripting, remote software installation and Remote Installation Services,
  • backup and restore, troubleshooting hardware,
  • IIS. Introduction to security and cryptography, EFS, introduction to IPSec and VPN (PPTP and L2TP).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to implement, manage, maintain and support Microsoft Windows server systems as well as troubleshoot common issues.
General insight into problems of computer networks and their implementation.


Common user ability to work with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of administration based on the IW1 course.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Petr Šetka: Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Ze začínajícího správce expertem. ISBN: 80-251-0036-7
Dauti, Bekim. Windows Server 2016 Administration Fundamentals. Birmingham: Packt Publishing, 2017.
Francis, Dishan. Mastering Active Directory : automate tasks by leveraging PowerShell for Active Directory Domain Services 2016. Birmingham, UK: Packt Publishing, 2017.
Francis, Dishan. Mastering Active Directory : automate tasks by leveraging PowerShell for Active Directory Domain Services 2016. Birmingham, UK: Packt Publishing, 2017.
Moskowitz, Jeremy. Group policy : fundamentals, security, and the managed desktop. Indianapolis, Ind: Wiley, 2010.
Thomas, Orin. Inside out : Windows Server 2016. Microsoft, 2016.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For entering the exam, students have to get at least 20 points from the semester.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


To obtain strong knowledge about administering, implementing and designing Microsoft Windows server systems and network technologies based on the technologies. The course will provide students with hands-on practice in the lab environment. The course will provide guidance for preparation for Microsoft certification exams for server systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at any forms of education is optional. Exercises can be substituted in any other term (but we can not guarantee free space in the classroom - priority is given to enrolled students).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Installation and upgrade, Minimal system requirements, RIS, sysprep a riprep - server part, RIS Installation and configuration, WDS, Other imaging software
  2. Hardware and server performance, support server hardware, RAID, hardware differences from the station, multi-processor support. Device Manager Botlencsk subsystems - processor, memory, disk, network, Task manager, System monitor a Performance logs and alerts console
  3. Windows update services, skript, GPO distribution , Hotfix deployment methods, WUS (SUS) instalation and administration, MBSA
  4. Server network services (DHCP, TCP/IP), scopes, DHCP options, reservations, leases
  5. Server name services (WINS a DNS), DNS resource types, root servers, DNS actualization
  6. Active directory architecture, application, concepts: Sites, forest, domain, domain tree, Global catalogue AD installation a promotion to DC/member server
  7. Domain accounts, Default domain groups and users, Account properties, user profiles, computers in the AD.
  8. Distributed file system (DFS), resources structure, distribution
  9. Group policy objects (GPO), Gpupdate, gpmc, Security Configuration Tool Set.
  10. Internet information services (IIS), WWW, virtual directory, scripts support, web configuration 
  11. Resolving problems with access to network resources, disk quotas, permissions, network availability
  12. Restore and backup, Automatic recovery, shadow copies, network services backup
  13. Terminal services and remote administration, terminal services licencing, Remote desktop sessions maintaining

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer