Course details

Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

IW1 Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

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.


Language of instruction




Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

55 exam, 20 mid-term test, 25 exercises



Fiedor Jan, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS 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 Windows.

Study literature

  • McLean, I., Thomas, O.: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Press, 2009
  • Tulloch, M., Northrup, T., Honeycutt, J., Wilson, E., The Windows 7 Team at Microsoft: Windows 7 Resource Kit, Microsoft Press, 2009
  • Bott, E., Siechert, C., Stinson, C.: Mistrovství v Microsoft Windows 7, Computer Press, 2010
  • Russinovich, M. E., Solomon, D. A., Ionescu, A.: Windows Internals, Fifth Edition, Microsoft Press, 2010
  • Regan, P.: MCTS 70-680 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring, Que, 2011
  • Windows 7 Technical Library:

Fundamental literature

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Installation and upgrade, user data migration.
  2. System image creation, virtual hard drive management.
  3. System image management and deployment.
  4. Network (IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, network management tools, wireless networks).
  5. Windows Firewall, remote management and application compatibility.
  6. Resource sharing and security (file and printer sharing, offline files, NTFS permissions, EFS, BitLocker).
  7. Mid-semester test.
  8. Authentication and authorization, user account control (UAC), application restriction.
  9. Device, disk and power management.
  10. Monitoring and performance, WMI.
  11. Backup and restore.
  12. BranchCache, DirectAccess and VPN connections.
  13. Windows Update and Internet Explorer.

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Windows 7 installation, upgrade, migration.
  2. Windows 7 deployment.
  3. Network, Windows Firewall, remote management.
  4. NTFS, EFS, sharing.
  5. UAC, application restriction, disk management.
  6. Monitoring and performance, Backup and restore.

Controlled instruction

Attendance at any forms of education is optional.

Exam prerequisites

Attendance at any forms of education is optional. For entering the exam, students have to get at least 20 points from the semester.

Course inclusion in study plans

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