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COMP 3700 Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Installation and Administration

School School of Computing and Academic Studies
Program Computing Part-time Studies
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 60%
Start Date January 13, 2021
End Date March 31, 2021
Total Hours 36
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
Pre-requisites COMP 1002 - Applied Computer Concepts and COMP 2629 - Enterprise Networking Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge
CRN 46124

Acknowledgement of Territories

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Instructor Details

Name S Pal Singh
E-mail Instructor to provide
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2629. Students, who already understand network design and TCP learn to work in teams to plan, install and administer the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 in a virtual environment using VMWARE. Students are required to provide their own SSD drive with 120 GB capacity for back-up each week. Participants will gain experience of administration practices used in a client /server network environment. Topics include: Design and Implement Active Directory, creating and maintaining users and groups, roaming profiles, DHCP, DNS, VPN, Terminal Services management, storage solutions using RAID, print servers, group policies, backup management, and an disaster recovery management. File management techniques using Dynamic Disks and RAID will also be discussed. There is an overview of troubleshooting, performance monitoring and the fine-tuning a MS Windows Server 2016 for optimal performance. This course also provides some preparation for the MCSE exam 70-741; however additional self-study is required before writing the certification exam. Participants will be prepared to continue on to COMP 4704 Applied Network Security prior to COMP 4912 Applied Virtual Networks. Upon successful completion of COMP 3700 Microsoft Windows Server Administration, students will be able to use built-in troubleshooting tools, monitor performance, and implement a security and recovery plan for Windows Server 2016. COMP 3700 will be offered every other term.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a Windows 2016 Server Core.
  • Plan, design and implement Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Create and manage users, groups, shares, and file permissions.
  • Implement and test Roaming profiles for clients.
  • Plan and implement Group Policies and Security Policies.
  • Plan and implement file management techniques using Dynamic Disks and RAID.
  • Implement and configure Print Servers using universal print drivers or manufacture provided drivers.
  • Plan and implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services.
  • Install and configure a Domain name System (DNS) Server.
  • Plan and implement a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • Plan and Implement Terminal Services.
  • Strategy for backup management and implement it using Windows backup built-in tool
  • Plan and implement a disaster recovery plan for Windows server environment.
  • Troubleshoot a Windows 2016 Server using built-in troubleshooting tools.
  • Fine tune and performance monitor on Windows 2016 Server.

Learning Resources


Course Goals

  • Explore network client/server administration.
  • Be aware of industry standards and practices in a Windows Server environment.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Weekly Quizzes20
Weekly labs20You must complete and submit all labs in order to pass this course.
Mid Term*20You must average 50% or better between the midterm and final exams in order to pass this course.
Final Exam*40You must average 50% or better between the midterm and final exams in order to pass this course.

NOTE: Passing grade for this course is 60%

  • Makeup Tests, exams, or quizzes: There will be no makeup tests, exams, or quizzes. If you miss a test, exam or quiz, you will receive zero marks. Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor immediately.
  • Late assignments/online submissions or projects will not be accepted except for proof of illness. No assignments/projects will be accepted after marked assignments or solutions to questions have been posted.
  • Midterm exams, final exams, and project papers: The midterm and final exam will not be returned to the student.

By attending this course students agree to read this entire outline and understand that they have been made aware of the following:

  • Plagiarism and other forms of cheating will not be tolerated:

Students are encouraged to work in groups to develop peer to peer communication and support. However each student must complete and submit their own individual work (not copies of the same assignment) and not material found online or recycled from other courses.

Assignments and labs are to be completed by each student on an individual basis unless stated otherwise.

  • Academic misconduct also includes providing solutions to other students:

Students who cheat or enable other students to cheat will be documented and kept on file. Any subsequent instances of academic misconduct will meet with harsher penalties.

Penalties include being dropped with no refund and failing the course and/or being indefinitely removed from the program

  • Academic Integrity:

Violation of academic integrity, including plagiarism, dishonesty in assignments, examinations, or other academic performances are prohibited and will be handled in accordance with Policy 5104 - Academic Integrity and Appeals, and accompanying procedures.

Attendance Requirements

Please play this short video before the second lesson; Welcome to Computing PTS

Note: By attending this course you agree to read the Computing PTS Student Guide and you are aware of the department policies, deadlines and who to contact.

Computing PTS Attendance Policy

Attendance in lectures and labs is mandatory and recorded for all lessons in this course.

  • In case of illness or other unavoidable cause of absence, the PTS student must communicate as soon as possible with his/her Instructor indicating the reason for the absence.
  • Prolonged illness which causes the PTS student to miss 20% or more of the lessons will require a BCIT -approved medical certificate submitted to the department, substantiating the reason for the absence.

Excessive absence of 20% or more may result in failure or forced withdrawal from this course.

Course Specific Requirements

  • COMP 2629 - Enterprise Networking Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge.
  • All students must provide their own current model PC desktop or laptop with a web cam, a microphone and have high speed internet access. BCIT does not provide technical support for student’s devices.
  • Courses will be delivered in real time and may use two-way audio and video as well as group work.
  • All students must be computer literate and be able to log in during regular scheduled class hours in order to participate and complete this course.

Other information

Computer Use Guidelines

BCIT Computing students are expected to use BCIT resources in both a professional and ethical manner. When using BCIT computer resources, some specific expectations include:

  • Respect others. Do not download, view, or distribute inappropriate or offensive material.
  • Respect copyright. Do not download or share any unauthorized materials (e.g. music, movies, games and software).
  • Respect our vendor software agreements. Do not download products which are not used in your specific courses (we have tracking mechanisms in place). It is each student's responsibility to remove vendor provided software when the course ends.
  • Respect confidentiality. Do not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any account, system, or data. Do not attempt to bypass any protective mechanism or attempt unauthorized access or alteration of BCIT data.
  • Respect availability. Do not engage in any denial of service activity or take actions that will degrade the use of BCIT or other resources. Only use BCIT resources for your BCIT course work.

Please read BCIT policies 3501 Acceptable Use of Information Technology and 3502 Information Security.

Consequences of policy violation could result in loss of access to BCIT resources and / or removal from classes.

Course Schedule and Assignments


Outcome/Material Covered



Due Date


· Introduction to Comp3700
· Class Introductions
· Designing a Windows 2016 AD Network
· Forests, Trees, Domains, OUs, Sites
· Upgrade Strategies


Lab in Class:
Windows 2016 Network Design
AD Design
Home Work: Reading for Week 2

End of the Class


· Windows 2016 Minimum Requirements
· Installation of Windows 2016 Server
· Introduction to Windows 2016 Server Services
· Installing and configuring Active Directory


Lab in Class:
Installation of Windows 2016 server & Active Directory Lab

Home Work: Reading for Week 3

End of the Class


· Creating Users, Groups and Shared Folders
· Managing Active Directory
· Managing User Profiles
· File and Resource Sharing


Lab in Class: User and Group Management Lab
Home Work: Reading for Week 4

End of the Class


· Implementing Disk Management
· Installing and Managing Printers


Lab in Class: Disk Management Lab

Home Work: Reading for Week 5

End of the Class


· Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
· Domain Name System (DNS)
· Review for Midterm


Lab in Class: DHCP & DNS Lab
Home Work:
Reading for Week 7

End of the Class


Mid Term

Mid Term from Week 1 to Week 5

No Lab for this class


· Group Polices & Security Policies
· Windows 2016 Deployment
· MSI/ZAP Software Installation Packages

Chapter 8

Lab in Class: Security Lab
Home Work: Reading for Week 8

End of the Class

NOTE: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Please inform your instructor that you are dropping this course. You must also fill out and submit the 'REQUEST TO WITHDRAW FROM A PART-TIME STUDIES COURSE' before week 8 or else you will receive a failing grade on your academic record.


· Virtual Private Networks
· Network Security

Chapter 9

Lab in Class: VPN Lab
Home Work: Reading for Week 9

End of the Class


· IIS, NAT, Proxy, RAS
· Deploying Terminal Services

Chapters 4, 7

Lab in Class: Terminal Services Lab
Home Work: Reading for Week 10

End of the Class


· Performance Monitoring and Tuning
· Windows 2016 Registry

Chapter 11

Lab in Class: System Performance Lab
Home Work: Reading for Week 11

End of the Class

Course evaluation: To be conducted online during the lesson in Week 11 prior to the class break.

Students will have previously received a link to the survey via their preferred email. Those who do not have the link in their preferred email cannot complete this online evaluation.

If you did not receive the link please email: at least 48 hours before the lesson in Week 11.

Your instructor will leave the room for 15 minutes while each student logs in and completes this anonymous course evaluation.


· Troubleshooting a Windows 2016 Network
· Disaster Planning and Recovery
· Review for Final Exam

Chapter 12

Lab in Class: Backup & Restore Lab

End of the Class


Final Exam
Closed book written exam covering lectures 1-11


BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Computing and Academic Studies

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
S Pal Singh, Instructor
January 08, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Kevin Cudihee, Program Head
January 11, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Aaron Hunter, Acting Associate Dean
January 11, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.