Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

MW1 Acad. year 2006/2007 Winter semester 5 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 Remote Installation Services, Windows Update, introduction to Internet Information Services, Internet Explorer, administration tasks scripting.


Language of instruction




Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

60 exam, 30 half-term test, 10 exercises



Kurečka Radomír, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)


Bělohlávek Jiří, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Fiedor Jan, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Mates Vojtěch, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Solár Peter, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Viktorin Jiří, Ing. (FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

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

Generic learning outcomes and competences

General insight into problems of computer networks and their implementation.

Learning objectives

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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Common user ability to work with Microsoft WLindows.

Study literature

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Paul McFedries, Scott Andersen, Austin Wilson, Geoff Winslow, ISBN: 80-251-0037-5
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Training Kit, Microsoft Corporation, ISBN: 80-7226-717-5

Fundamental literature

Syllabus of lectures

  1. System architecture, History, Processes, multitak, services, multi user, networking, multimedia, minimum system requirements, HCL
  2. Instalation and upgrade systému, Upgrade, instalaion loging, Unattend instalation, Instalation from network, RIS, sysprep a riprep station part
  3. Hardware and drivers, Plug and Play ,Windows driver model, Hardware abstraction layer, driver signing, multiprocessor systems, Device manager
  4. Disk management, Primary and extended partition, MBR,
    File systems, Dynamic disks, defragmentation, disk cleanup 
  5. Performance, Botlencsk subsystems - processor, memory, disk, network, Task manager, System monitor and Performance logs and alerts conzole, System information, Performance maintaining
  6. Software and systéem aktualization , Administrativ tools,
    Software a komponents, msi packages, Service pack andhotfix, Windows update a package distribution, automatic updates, sigverif
  7. Users and groups, user accounts propperties, skupiny default users and groups, Authentication, Access token, password policies
  8. User Desktop, Control panel, Accesibility tools,
    local a roaming profiles, mandatory profiles,
    Fast user switching
  9. NTFS file system, NTFS properties: Permitions, indexation, Inheritence, copy and moving, cacls command
  10. Network configuration, MS Windows networks network protokols (NetBeui, IPX/SPX) TCP/IP, klient sítě MS Win, sdílení, default configuration, IP address configuration, DNS, WINs servers, alternative configuration, Detekce commands: ipconfig, ping, tracert, Virtual connections (NIS, modem/VPN), Domains and workgroups 
  11. Sharing, local and network access, Administrative sharing, sharing permittions, Map network drive, Offline files, Net use, net share, net view
  12. EFS security, encryption theory, moving and copy,
    import a export certifikates, Recovery agents, Command cipher
  13. Backup and recovery, Event viewer, Authomatic repare

Controlled instruction

No requirements.

Exam prerequisites

No requirements.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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