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

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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:

                  Please note:  On Monday, May 23rd Eric's SI hours will be from 9 to 11 instead of 2 to 4.

Advisement & Registration  For Fall 2018 -
I don't have a lot of students signing up!!!!  Please note that I will NOT be on campus after May 1st.  Please make appointments soon!

The advisement and registration period for Fall  2018 courses begins on April 11th and ends on April 27th  Please be sure to schedule an appointment with an advisor regarding Fall 2018 courses.
If you are a CIS major (or are thinking of becoming a CIS major), please be sure that you meet with a CIS advisor. If you've been assigned to the general advisement area in G-building or to a Professor who is not a CIS Professor, PLEASE meet with a CIS faculty member instead.  Depending on your major, please make an appointment with the following:
 Networking: Janelle
 Arruda (K217)
Forensicis or Computer Science: Igor Kholodov (K211)
 Security or Computer Science:
 Silvino Ferreira (K216)
 Multimedia and Internet: Rose Ferro (K218)
 All others: Priscilla Grocer (K112)
 Sign up sheets will be posted on their respective office

Homework Submission and Final Exam Information

The final exam for this course will be administered online for ALL STUDENTS.   The exam will be administered within eLearning and will be available from Friday, May 11th to Monday May 14th (11:59pm).  Please be sure to take it during that time frame.
The final exam is a approximately 80 multiple choice questions. 
It is cumulative and does include all topics covered this semester.  There is an enforced 2 hour maximum time limit. 

Homework Submissions

  • The absolute last date that any homework  will be accepted is Thursday May 10th  at midnight - no exceptions.    This applies only to work that is still within the acceptable late period; do not send anything that's more than 2 weeks late unless you've received permission from me.  
  • If you owe me a lot of work, please do not send more than one assignment per email and please do not send them all at once; send them as you complete them.


Week of


During class on 4/23 I covered folder redirection and logon scripts.  A homework including both topics was assigned.  This is the last homework of the semester.  

Fall Registration:  Those who intend on taking CIS231 in the Fall, please register early!   Classes that have low enrollment could be cancelled.  Registering early will help avoid that.   (bills are not due until August)

Next week: 
I will not lecture during the regularly scheduled class time on April 30th.  I will hold an open lab.  You can work on homework during class and both Eric and I will be available to help.
Note also that I will also be holding open lab for my CIS232 course on Tuesday, May 1st - K104, 11 to 1:30.  Please feel free to use that time for help as well.

The last week of classes:
I will not be on campus at all during the last week of classes.   I will be out of town but will be checking my email regularly so don't hesitate to email me if you have a question.
Eric will hold an SI session during the normally scheduled class time on May 7th.

Final Exam
Final exam information is posted at the top of this page.  Please be sure to take the final during the scheduled time.

Week of 


During class on 4/19 I finished the topic of File system Security.  A homework on that topic was assigned.

Next week I will cover folder redirection and logon scripts.   The last homework will be assigned at that time. 

Please note:  On Monday, May 23rd Eric's SI hours will be from 9 to 11 instead of 2 to 4.

Please remember, if you plan on taking CIS231 in the fall REGISTER EARLY!!!   If enrollment is low the college will cancel the class therefore, to avoid the risk of having a class be cancelled because of low enrollment,  please do not wait until the last minute to register.  Register Early - bills are not due until August. 

On Tuesday May 24th   my CIS232 class has open lab.   If you're available, consider dropping by to work on homework while I'm available to help.
I will be in K104 from 11 to 1:30.

Week 10


During class on 4/9 I demonstrated a number of different approaches to creating shares.  I also covered share permissions and covered Taking Ownership of folders.

No new homework was assigned this week.  I will finish the topic of file system security next week.

Next Week:    Please remember that BCC is closed on Monday for the Patriots day holiday and we will follow Monday's schedule on Thursday.   We will meet on Thursday, 4/19 next week

Week 9


During class on 4/2 I covered the topic of profiles.  A homework assignment on this topic was assigned.   I also started the topic of shared folders and will continue with this topic next week.


Week 8


During class on 3/26 I finished DS commands and started the topic of profiles.   A DS commands homework was assigned.

If you've fallen drastically behind and feel you can still catch up PLEASE stop by my office so we can talk.   If you don't at all feel that you can catch up, please remember that the last date that students can withdraw from a course is April 5th.    Please refer to the syllabus regarding the college's withdrawal policy.


Week 7


During class on 3/19 I covered local security policies, Password setting objects and I started covering DS commands.

Two homework assignments were assigned. 


Week 6


During class on 3/15 I covered user account management, account policies, group types and scopes as well as built-in groups.  One additional homework was assigned.

Next week is Spring Break.  I will be available via email during spring break.  If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me.

Week 5


During class on 2/26 I finished the topics from chapters 24 & 25 and I started the topic of creating users (chapter 30).  A homework including topics from chapters 24 & 25 has been posted on the homework page.

The videos from class have been posted on eLearning.

Please note:  regarding the due date of the homework assigned on 2/26. (homework #4)... instead of the typical 2 weeks, I've allowed 3 but that's only because I don't like to make homework due during spring break.   There will be another homework assigned next week and it will have the same due date as homework #4.   

Virtual Machines:  Please remember, when you aren't using your machines, leave your server powered on and power down your clients.

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.