CIS131 Windows Server Administration I
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Spring 2018
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials


SI Information


SI Hours:  Eric Botelho will be available from 2 to 4 on Monday's in K102.   Please take advantage of this time if you need help with anything related to this course.  Eric's email address:


Week 4



During class on 2/20 I finished chapter 7 and started covering the topics in chapters 24 & 25. 

A homework for chapter 7 was assigned.  

Next week I will finish the topics from chapters 24 & 25 and then begin topics from chapter 30.


Week 3


During class on 2/12 I covered chapter 5 and started chapter 7.  A homework for chapter 5 was assigned and is available on the homework page of this site.

The class videos have been posted to eLearning.

Next week I will lecture from chapters 24 & 25.

Next week's class:  Next Monday is a holiday.  BCC will be closed on Monday but will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday.  This means that we will meet on Tuesday, 2/20,  instead of Monday next week.  All Tuesday's classes are cancelled. 

Week 2


During class on 2/5 I finished chapter 4 and assigned the first homework.  The homework is available on the homework page.

The class videos are posted on the eLearning site.

Next week I will cover topics from chapter 5.

SI:  Eric Botelho will be an SI for this course this semester.  He will be available certain hours in K-building. 
In an effort to determine the time that works best for most students, Eric has created a survey and is asking you to identify the times that would work best for you.  He will also be available for questions via email.  His email address is

Please complete the survey by Friday, 2/9.   Click here to access Survey

Week 1

During class on 1/29I provided an overview of the course, went over the course syllabus and course policies.  I also went over the process of connecting to the vmware server using both the web-flash and web-html5 clients.  In addition,  went over the difference between local and domain accounts and demonstrated the process of logging in at all clients as well as on the server.

I also started but did not finish lecturing from chapter 4.

The lecture  recordings are posted on the eLearning site.  Use your AccessBCC credentials to login.

OnLine students:  Students who have opted to take the course online and have not yet emailed me to inform me of this must do so ASAP. 

Homework:  Before next week all students should make sure they are able to login to their VMware server and their Windows 10 and Windows 7 clients  from home.    If you are not able to connect or login, please contact me ASAP so that I can help resolve the problem.   You should also make sure that you're able to login as the domain administrator at the server and login as both the local and domain administrator at each client.  



Please refer to the Course Syllabus for textbook  requirements for the course.   In addition, look over the course policies available at the top of this page.

BCC classes begin on Tuesday, January 23rd. Since this course meets on a Monday and there are no classes on Monday during the first week of classes, we will meet for the first time on Monday, January 29th.    

On-Line Students
This course is offered as a student option course; this means students can opt to take it on line or face-to-face.  For those who intend on taking it on line: please note I intend on keeping the on-line students in sync with the face-to-face students.  I will  update the class website weekly but will do so only AFTER I've completed the in-class lecture.  The posting will identify what we did that week and what I hope to accomplish the following week.  Any homework assigned will also be posted at that time.   I also intend to record (desktop and voice) the class lecture and will post it on the elearning site.   Since the face-to-face class meets for the first time on Monday January 29th the first update won't happen until after that date.  If you haven't already informed me, you MUST email me to let me know if you plan on taking the class online.   

All materials for the course, for both in-class and on-line students, will be available on this site and the eLearning site.;no hard copies will be provided in class.

If you have questions about this site at any time and/or you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to ask in class, email me, stop by during an office hour, or make an appointment to see me.  My office is in K-217, my email address is and my office hours are listed within my schedule.