CIS231 Windows Server Administration II
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Fall 2018
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Homework and In-Class Labs
Week 3


During class this week I went over some of the issues from last week's installs.  In addition I covered password recovery

The password recovery homework was assigned.

Next week -- please be sure to complete all the requirements listed in the installation instructions from last week's (9/17) class.   Please remember that 100% credit for these installs will only be received if you've completed ALL requirements BEFORE next week's class. 

A few additional comments:  After you've finished Windows 7 - clone it.  Next week you will do a SysPrep on this machine and if things are not done properly you could lose access to the machine.  The clone will be a backup :)

During class next week you will install Active Directory on the server and add each of our clients as accounts in the domain. 



Week 2


During class on 9/17/2018 I did a short pre-install lecture (posted on elearning) and then all students worked on the install labs.   You should all have successfully installed Windows 2012 R2, Windows 7 and Windows 10.    If you need electronic copies of the installation instructions they are available on the Homework page.

Install Comments / Issues
When creating second hard drive on server:
  Some students were not able to successfully add the second hard drive.   They went through all the steps but in the end the settings weren't saved.  I will try to resolve this before next week.  If you have the same problem, skip that step and hopefully I'll have a solution for you before next week.   If you're doing the work on campus, try using remote console instead of web console; it consistently works with that interface but that interface is only available while on campus.
Installing VMware tools:  The ability to do this from within the vmware system (which are the steps in the installation instructions) is broken.  You definitely need to install the tools -- it's what will give you full mouse functionality -- but you'll have to go to the vmware website (from within the virtual OS) to download and install the tools.  A link to the vmware tools on their site is provided on the Supplemental Materials page.

Each of the three sets of instructions includes a list of screenshots that you need to send me to confirm you've successfully completed the labs.  Submit One word processing document for each OS with all the required screenshots for the OS appropriately labeled.  Preferably all in one email.  
To receive full credit for these labs you must send the 3 documents with the screenshots by 9/30.   Submissions received later will lose points.

Next week I will review file system security and I will cover password recovery.  A homework on password recovery will be assigned.


Week 1


During the first week of class I provided an overview of the course, I reminded students of the various methods of accessing VMware on and off campus.   I went over the process of getting product keys from Microsoft Imagine and I did some CIS131 reviewing.   Next week all students will complete installations of 3 operating systems.  

Please note that the recorded lectures for this week have been posted on CIS231 websie in eLearning.    Use your AccessBCC credentials to login.
You should still have access to the video lectures form CIS131 in eLearning.  If you don't, please let me know ASAP.

Please be sure you are ready for next week's class.  We will be doing installations and you will need  to do the following BEFORE Monday.   (Preferably by Friday -   Please do not wait until Sunday night to test this. ) 

Online Students  Students who have opted to take the course online MUST let me know that you plan on taking the course online and MUST attend two classesSeptember 17th and October 1st.   Please note that all other lectures will be recorded and I will post the videos each week either on Tuesday or Wednesday of that week.

Microsoft Imagine please be sure to get product keys for the following OSs.  Email me ASAP if you weren't able to register.  Remember.... you don't have to download the ISO but do need to 'purchase' the Operating Systems (they are free).  Once 'purchased', the product key will be available to you on the site.  PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO TEST THIS!!!

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Update 64-bit  (English)
Windows 10 (Multiple Editions), Version 1803 (updated March 2018) 64-bit (English)
I will email you a product key for windows 7.

Login to Vmware from home; make sure you're able to see the CIS231 folder assigned to you.  In addition, Right click on the folder and make sure that the 'New Virtual machine / New Virtual Machine" items are NOT gray-shaded.
If you have problems with either VMWare or Microsoft Imagine, please let me know ASAP.  Preferably by Friday so that I have time to resolve the problem(s).



Welcome Back!

This class is a continuation of CIS131.  I will begin the semester with an overview of the course and a review of some of the topics you'll need to complete the review assignment.

No new textbook is required for this course.   I'll be covering topics from last semester's textbook as well as additional topics for which I'll provide web resources.  The additional topics will include but are not limited to installation of Windows 20012R2, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, NAT, Password Recovery, Powershell,  Terminal Services and more.

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.