Course detail

Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

FEKT-XMW1General knowledgeMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester1. year of study5  credits

Introduction to administering Windows, introduction to network technologies TCP/IP, IP addresses, introduction to DNS, NetBIOS and DHCP services. Administration of Windows: user accounts, file systems, user rigths vs. permissions, shared resources and printing, user environment (profiles, Group Policy), disk quotas, hardware and device drivers, troubleshooting system issues and backup, software installation, remote administration and Remote Desktop, system security (passwords, EFS, domains, Windows Firewall), auditing, security policies and templates, installation: unattended instalation CD based, network based, Service Packs, introduction to Windows Deployment Services, Windows Update, administration tasks scripting.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to implement, manage, maintain and support Microsoft Windows desktop systems as well as troubleshoot common issues.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning


Common user ability to work with Microsoft Windows.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Vista resource KIT - Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt with the MSWinVista Team, ISBN 9780735622838
MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622): Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Enterprise Support Technicians (Pro - Certification), Tony Northrup
Windows 7 resource kit - Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 Team at Microsoft,ISBN 9780735627000

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Installation, Hardware requirements, Editions, Clean Install, Windows Product Activation, Vista upgrade, Upgrade Advisor
Windows Vista Hardware Advisor, Deploying methods in Business environment.
Windows Vista Migration and Easy Transfer. User State Migration Tool 3.0, Anytime Upgrade, Troubleshooting Installation. Application Compatibility.
Deploying Vista from custom Image, imagex, drvload, wdscapture, wpeutil, oscdimg, peimg, bcdedid, copype, sysprep, wimscript.ini, autoanattent.xml
Installation and Configuring Drivers. Drivers Signatures, HCL, Windows Software Engineering, Driver Verifier, Roll Back, Uninstall, Last Known Good. Device Maanger, Customizing apperiance, Aero
Deployment: SMS server, system Center Configuration manager, SCCM, boot DVD, Network Share, Light Touch Installation, Zero Touch installation
Configuring Internet Explorer, Parental Controls, Dynamic Security, Protected mode, Phishing Filter, popup blocker, Security Zones, Content Advisor, RSS feeds, Internet printing.
IE protected mode, internet zones, spyware, malware, mandatory integrity control.
User Access Control. Accounts, Permissions, Manage Policies, Secure Desktop. Windows Defender.
Deployment troubleshooting, user, profiles, roaming, profiles, ntuser.dat, Xp and Vista profiles, v2profiles, dsmod, user account template, offline files. Virtual files, registry, standard user analyzer,
Windows Firewall, TCP/IP, Port, Network Interface, Traffic, Public, Private, Work, Home.
GPO, local policy, multiple level group policy object, SOM, non admin, admin users. Policy categories, software settings, windows settings, administrative templates, computer configuration, user configuration,
Using Network Sharing center, Internet Connection Sharing, DNS Name resolution, NAT, Troubleshooting connectivity. IPCONFIG, PING, TRACERT, PATHPING, APIPA
GPO troubleshooting, prevent device installation. Order of inheritance, gpotool, gpresult, logs, system log, dcgpofix.
Network and Sharing center, share files, folders, printers. Wireless Security, WEP, WPA, filtering MAC. Remote assistance and remote desktop.
WFAS, IPSes, authentication, encryption AH, ESP, SHA-1, DH, DES 3DES, Kerberos, certificates, IP filter, NTLM, NTLMv2, preshared key
Windows mail, Protocols: SMTP, POP3, IMAP4. Newsgroups. Windows Calendar, Meeting Space.
access NTFS, smartcard, token, access controllist, permissions, local sec policy, event log.
Windows sidebar, Media player, Media center, Windows Fax, Scan. Optimizing Vista, ReadyBoost, Visual Effects, Indexing, power Plans, Disk cleanup, Diskeeper.
Sidebar dual view, windows installer,,. Msi, published and assigned software GPO.
Troubleshooting, Problem Reports and Solutions, Problem History, cleanup IE, Sysetm monitoring, Bottlenecks, Task Manager, reliability and performance tools.
Event, collection, forwarder, winrm, eventlog. Tasksch.exe, triggers, logon scripts, relog.exe, reliability monitor, LAN diagnostics, system diagnostic, performance mon advnced
Data Protectinos, Backup and restore tools. System State. External display, Network Projectors, Windows Mobile device center, sync center, Offline Files SideShow, Tabler PCs, Power States.
encryption, EFS, certificate authority. Import, export certificates, Data Recovery, Bitlocker, Bitlocker Drive preparation tool.
Conclusion for exam


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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Computer exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer