CIS131 Windows Server Administration I
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Spring 2017
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.

CIS131 SI Forum:  Eric has setup a CIS131 forum.  He will be monitoring it for questions.   Feel free to use it to communicate with him or other CIS131 students.   CIS131 Forum

SI's Email Address:  Eric can also be reached via his email address:

Friday Online SI Sessions  Interesetd in a Friday morning online SI session with Eric?  If so, go to the CIS131 Forum for more information


Week of



During class on 3/6 I covered user account management via Active Directory Users & Computers (ADUC).   I covered template objects, home folders and account policies.   A homework on user accounts was assigned.  

Homework:  Please remember that homework is a large percentage of your final grade.  Some students have not yet submitted the first assignment.  There's still time to catch up!  Please consider trying to catch up during Spring Break!

BCC's Spring Break is the week of March 13th.   
No homework is due during that week.  

I will be out of the country from March 8th to March 20th.  I will have limited access to email.  I will do my best to periodically check my email to see if anyone has any questions but I will not be correcting any papers.  If you email me a question during this time, please be patient in waiting for a response.   If I can't get to your question while I'm away, I will respond when I return.  I will correct any homework submitted when I return. 

Online Students; Please remember to check-in weekly. 

After Spring Break
The Monday after Spring Break:   I will NOT be in on 3/20/2017.  Eric Botelho will hold an SI session during the regularly scheduled class time; he will be in K102 from 11 to 1:40 for anyone who needs  help. 
Tuesday After Spring Break:    Tuesday, 3/21 I am holding open labs in two of my classes.  Feel free to stop by and work on homework during either of the sessions.  Times and locations:   K103 8 to 9:15,   K104  11 to 1:30

Week 5


During class on 2/27 I covered topics from chapters 24 & 25.  The next homework was assigned.  I also started the topic of creating user accounts (chapter 30)

As always, the videos are posted on the eLearning site.

A quick note regarding homework... do not wait until the assignment is due to work on the assignment.  A lot more homework will be assigned and when we come closer to the end of the semester  there may not be a lot of time between one assignment's due date and the next.   Try working on it as soon as it's assigned.  If you don't, you will find yourself in serious crunch time at the end of the semester.

Week 4


During class on 2/21 I finished chapter 5 and chapter 7.  Two new homework assignments were assigned.  

Next week I will lecture from chapters 24 & 25.

If anyone is still having problems connecting to the vmware server PLEASE let me know


Week 3


During class on 2/13 I finished chapter 4 and started but did not finish chapter 5.  I will wrap-up that chapter next week.  The chapter 4 homework was officially assigned today.

Online Students:  MUST send me a check-in email weekly!

Next week:  Please remember that this class will meet on Tuesday next week; Monday is a holiday and the college will be following Monday's schedule on Tuesday.

Week 2


During class this week I covered topics from chapter 4 related to control panel and administrative tools.

I posted but have not officially assigned the chapter 4 homework.  I will finish chapter 4 next week and begin chapter 5.

Online Students:  MUST send me a check-in email weekly!

Laptop Users Update:  If you're using a laptop at home and using the same laptop on campus, please click here to read more about the client setup.

Week 1

During class on 1/30 I 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 client, the desktop client and the terminal server method. In addition, I 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.    Lastly, I went over how to change the resolution and power options on the server, windows 7 and windows 10.

I will lecture from chapter 4 next week.

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 both 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 24th. 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 30th.    

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 30th 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.  


SI -- I have an SI for this course this semester.  His name is Eric Botelho.  He will attend class and will hold SI sessions outside of class.  The day and hours that he's available will be dependent on the results of this survey:    Please CLICK HERE to fill out the availability survey.