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Deborah Timmons is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She came into the Microsoft technical field after six years in the adaptive technology field, providing technology and training for persons with disabilities. She is the President and co-owner of Integrator Systems Inc.

Patrick Timmons is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet. He has been working in the IT industry for approximately 15 years, specializing in network engineering, and has recently completed his Bachelor of Science degree, with a Major in Computer Science. Patrick is the CEO of Integrator Systems Inc., a company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.Patrick and Deborah have four children--Lauren, Alexander, James and Katherine who take up a lot of their rare spare time.Integrator Systems Inc. designs and implements network solutions based on Microsoft and 3Com technology, produces custom applications based on customer needs, provides local and remote network troubleshooting and support, and provides courseware, training, and consultants to various horizontal and vertical markets. Integrator Systems is a Microsoft Certified Partner and 3Com Focus Partner. 

Managing and Maintaining Disaster Recovery: It will happen to you. Sooner or later it will happen to you. Will you be ready? The main idea behind disaster recovery is in the name-to be able to recover from a disaster. Disaster recovery allows you to be able to return the effected system to a proper working state
Perform system recovery for a server: Performing a system recovery (either a partial or full recovery) for a server is a task with which any network administrator should be very familiar and comfortable. Different levels of failure call for different methods of recovery. Let's look at some of the tools provided in Windows Server 2003 and their function. In a later section, we'll investigate how to use the different tools to recover from a server failure.
Back up files and System State data to media What is backup? Backup is a process of copying files and folders from one location in a single operation. It is done to protect data from loss due to various reasons. If you are careful about performing backups on a regular basis, when a data loss occurs you will be able to recover from it. You should be able to recover from the loss of data amounting to anything from a single file to a complete hard drive or set of hard drives in a system
The Event Log service provides the capabilities for applications and services to log their respective events. Under any configuration of Server 2003, Event Viewer will always record events in three different log
Task Manager will allow you to view the applications and processes that are currently running on your system. Task Manager provides "real time" monitoring of a server or system. You can access it in a number of ways
Manage software update infrastructure Most people who are running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP are familiar with the new innovation, Windows Update. With Windows Server 2003, Software Update Services (SUS) is introduced as a server-based distribution system for critical updates, security patches and service pack
Manage servers remotely: Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are both new to Server 2003. They use the same basic technology, but there are some fundamental differences between these two features.
Manage a server by using available support tools There are a few other ways of managing your servers remotely. Let's look at them briefly. Manage several servers by performing similar tasks This can be achieved by using the appropriate saved MMC consoles
Troubleshoot print queues Normally, when we're talking about printers, we mean the piece of hardware that produces printed copy. In the Windows world, the printer is a software interface between the physical printing device and the Windows operating system. Therefore, before you can access your physical print device, you must first configure a printer
Monitor system performance: Server 2003 has been designed for high performance immediately upon installation. However, it is always possible to tune the server settings for performance gains, which is why monitoring system performance is a natural part of system administration