CIS 240 - Windows 2000/NT Workstation and Server

Section Ref. #6420 - Spring 2001





Joseph E. Cannon, Ph.D., MasterCNE


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              T & Th  4:40 pm -  6:00 pm

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A study of the Windows NT/2000 network operating system (NOS).  Topics  include resource management and the features and the functions of the software for both workstations and servers.

PREREQUISITES:  Working knowledge Windows 98/me and CIS 140.





Microsoft Windows® 2000 Sever, Academic Learning Series, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-903-8, 2000.


Microsoft Windows® 2000 Sever: Lab Manual, Academic Learning Series, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-903-8, 2000.





Upon successful completion of the course a student should be able to:





I.   Introduction to Windows NT Workstation

        Administering Windows NT

        Administrative Tools

        Windows NT Security Dialog Box

        Setting Up User Accounts

        Setting Up Group Accounts

II.  Introduction to Windows 2000 Server

        Creating Local and Global Groups

        Implementing Built-in Groups

        Securing Network Resources with Shared-Folder Permissions

        Guidelines for Sharing Folders

        Sharing Folders and Assigning Permissions

        Accessing Shared Folders

III. Securing Network Resources with NTFS Permissions

        Introduction to NTFS

        Guidelines for Assigning NTFS Permissions

        Identifying Permission Problems

IV.  Setting Up Network Print Services

         Introduction to NT/2000 Printing

         Guidelines for Setting up a Network Printer

         Creating a Printing Pool

         Administering Network Printers

V.   Monitoring Network Resources




You are expected to attend all class sessions since attendance is a significant factor toward success in this course.  In case of an unavoidable absence, it is the student's responsibility to get that class's lecture material, discussions of tests, projects, handouts, etc., from another student.  Attendance will be used to help resolve any borderline course grades.





The textbook chapters shown on the course schedule should be read prior to the class covering that material.  You will be better prepared to understand the class presentation and participate in the class discussion.





EXAMS: There will be three examinations, each worth 200 points.  The  exams are cumulative, but each will be based mainly on the one third of the course material covered.  Attendance is mandatory as there will not be any make-up examinations.  Therefore, if an examination is missed the (and this includes arriving in class after the other students have finished) a grade of zero will be given.  At the end of the course the lowest exam grade is dropped.


PROJECTS: Projects must be turned in no later than the end of the class on the announced due date.  Projects will not be accepted late. If there is a problem getting to class on a due date e-mail the project as a Word document to  There will be four projects, each worth a maximum of 150 points as follows:


a.     Not completed with accurate results according to the Lab 

   specifications  . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . minus 25 pts

b. Lacking a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minus 10 pts

c. Lacking name and section on folder . . . . . . . . . . minus  5 pts

d. Lacking cover sheet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minus  5 pts

e. Lacking internal documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . minus 10 pts

f. Hand written documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minus 50 pts


PROJECT FORMAT: All project listings will be placed in a standard 9" by 12" pocket folder.  The student's name and section are to be displayed prominently on the outside of the folder.


GRADES: The grades will be calculated as follows:


A : 900 or more points

B : 800 - 899 points

C : 700 - 799 points

D : 600 - 699 points

F : 599 or less points




May be used with the prior consent of the instructor.




Is Forbidden L.




The Prince George’s Community College Student Handbook contains official policies and procedures regarding student conduct, academic integrity, and related matters. You are responsible for conducting yourself in accordance with those policies. The Student Handbook also contains a wealth of information designed to help students achieve success. Please pick up your free copy from the College Life Office in the Largo Student Center (near the bookstore).



The Computer Information and Office Systems Department issues its “CIS Info Sheet” for all students in CIS classes near the beginning of each semester. This sheet contains valuable information regarding lab locations and schedules, important dates during the semester, weather cancellation information, bookstore hours, etc. Look for this sheet to be distributed in class, and retain it along with this syllabus for future reference.




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Copying versus helping: It is a very simple matter to copy someone else's project or to ask a friend to write a project for you. It is more difficult to ask that friend to help you understand the concepts and then assist in correcting your project. The former is cheating; the latter is legitimate student-to-student tutoring. The former teaches you nothing, though it may get you a perfect score on a given project; the latter improves your ability to tackle the next project, the next exam, and the next assignment after that. While naturally I do my best to discourage cheating, I also encourage you to work with each other to improve your understanding, that is, to tutor and assist each other. I expect that you will always be able to explain your project. If you cannot explain it, I will assume that you didn't do it, and I will grade it accordingly. If you are unsure of the difference between helping and cheating, it is better to err on the side of caution. Also, review carefully the Indiana University Writing Center’s guidelines concerning plagiarism found at 



Here is a tentative course schedule.  Study the assigned material according to the list below.  Come to class prepared.  Each class session will be divided into lecture and lab with the first half being lecture and the second half being a hands-on lab.



Week        Class

 of       Activity*           Reading and Project Assignments*


1/25    Lecture & lab          Chapter 1            


2/01    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 1 and Lab 1     


2/08    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 2 and Lab 2


2/15    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 3 and Lab 3


2/22    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 4         

        Project #1 due 2/22 - Labs 1, 2, and 3


3/01    Exam #1                Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4


3/08    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 6 and Lab 7


3/15    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 8 and Lab 7


3/22    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 9 and Lab 8         


3/29    Project #2 due 3/21 - Labs 7 and 8


4/05    No Class – Spring Break

4/12    No Class – Spring Break


4/19    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 10 and Lab 9


4/26    Exam #2                Chapters 8, 9 and 10


5/03    Lecture & Lab          Chapter 11 and Lab 11

        Project #3 due 5/09 - Labs 9 and 11


5/10    Lecture & lab          Chapter 12 and Lab 13


5/17    Exam #3                Chapters 11 and 12

        Project #4 due 5/16 – Lab 13



*Syllabus is subject to change with notice given in class.