Course detail

Microsoft Windows Desktop Systems

FEKT-XPC-MW1Acad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction to administering Windows, introduction to network technologies TCP/IP, IP addresses, introduction to DNS, NetBIOS and DHCP services. Administration of Windows: user accounts, file systems, user rigths vs. permissions, shared resources and printing, user environment (profiles, Group Policy), disk quotas, hardware and device drivers, troubleshooting system issues and backup, software installation, remote administration and Remote Desktop, system security (passwords, EFS, domains, Windows Firewall), auditing, security policies and templates, installation: unattended instalation CD based, network based, Service Packs, introduction to Windows Deployment Services, Windows Update, administration tasks scripting.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to implement, manage, maintain and support Microsoft Windows desktop systems as well as troubleshoot common issues.


Common user ability to work with Microsoft Windows.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Windows Internals, Part 1, 6th Edition - Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon, Alex Ionescu, Microsoft Press (CS)
Windows Internals, Part 2, 6th Edition - Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon, Alex Ionescu, Microsoft Press (CS)
Windows 7 resource kit - Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 Team at Microsoft,ISBN 9780735627000
Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 with Practice Test, Microsoft Press (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Installation and upgrade, user data migration.
2. System image creation, virtual hard drive management.
3. System image management and deployment.
4. Network (IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, network management tools, wireless networks).
5. Windows Firewall, remote management and application compatibility.
6. Resource sharing and security (file and printer sharing, offline files, NTFS permissions, EFS, BitLocker).
7. Mid-semester test.
8. Authentication and authorization, user account control (UAC), application restriction.
9. Device, disk and power management.
10. Monitoring and performance, WMI.
11. Backup and restore.
12. BranchCache, DirectAccess and VPN connections.
13. Windows Update and Internet Explorer.


To obtain strong knowledge about administering, implementing and designing Microsoft Windows desktop systems and network technologies based on the technologies. Course will provide students with hands on practice at lab environment. Course will provide guidance for preparation for Microsoft certification exams for desktop systems.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
  • Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer