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SCO OpenServer Release 5 Administration I: User Services

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1. Introduction to SCO UNIX/LINUX Systems

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Administer SCO OpenServer Release 5 by use of the SCOadmin (ADM) interface.
  • Consider user requirements and set system defaults for user accounts.
  • Create and modify user accounts.
  • Terminate processes running on the system.
  • Mount and unmount a file system.
  • Monitor file space and directory usage.
  • Transfer files to and from disks and tapes.
  • Complete file system backups.
  • Restore the entire non-root file system.

Introduction to SCO OpenServer 5 Administration I: User Services is for front-line system administrators and key operators and provides a solid foundation for a range of daily responsibilities. Using the SCOadmin menu interface, students learn a variety of necessary tasks ranging from managing user accounts to tracking print requests on pre-installed systems.

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Using SCO Administration Tools
  • Using SCOadmin (ADM).
  • Using other sources of assistance.
  • The super user account.
Administering User Accounts
  • Analyzing user account requirements.
  • Creating and removing user accounts.
  • Modifying individual user accounts.
  • Locking and unlocking accounts.
  • Account activity reports.
  • Troubleshooting user accounts.
Managing Processes
  • Managing user groups.
  • Terminating a process.
  • Scheduling job processes.
Working with File Systems
  • The basics of file systems.
  • Information regarding file systems.
  • Mounting and unmounting file systems.
  • Repairing non-root file systems.
  • Monitoring file systems.
  • Locating and managing user files.
  • Managing temporary system files and directories.
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Working with Disks and Tapes
  • Working with floppy disks.
  • Working with tape drives.
  • Transferring data to tape or disk.
  • Transferring data to a DOS disk.
File System Backups
  • Organizing and maintaining file system backups.
  • Managing file system backup schedules.
  • Backing up a file system.
  • Verifying a file system backup.
  • Restoring a selected backup file system.
  • Restoring a non-root file system.
Managing Printers
  • Managing the print service.
  • Managing print jobs.
  • Accepting and rejecting print jobs.
  • Disabling and enabling printers.
  • Viewing and changing printer settings.
  • Troubleshooting printer issues.
Starting and Stopping the System
  • Starting SCO OpenServer systems.
  • Stopping SCO OpenServer systems.
  • Switching SCO OpenServer system modes.

Scheduling is customized to meet the needs of individual clients.

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Continue your training with the following courses :      Click on the course title for more information
SCO OpenServer Release 5 Administration II: System Configuration and Maintenance
Shell Programming for System Administrators
SCO OpenServer Release 5 Network Administration

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Learn more about the instructor, Scott Thacker, and his training qualifications.

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