Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

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Course Details

In this comprehensive course you will not only discuss the crucial concepts and best practices of Active Directory, but you will also discover through hands-on exercises the Active Directory roles available in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You will gain the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 distributed environments, and you will create and configure Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory-related issues.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6425: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services, and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring.

Course Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of networking
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Experience creating objects in Active Directory
  • Concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server environment

Course Agenda

1. Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Active Directory, Identity, and Access
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts
  • Install AD DS

2. Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently

  • Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
  • Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory

3. Managing Users and Service Accounts

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts

4. Managing Groups

  • Administer Groups
  • Best Practices for Group Management

5. Managing Computer Accounts

  • Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Perform an Office Domain Join

6. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Understand Group Policy
  • Implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application

7. Managing User Desktop with Group Policy

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI

8. Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings

  • Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
  • Manage Security Settings
  • Auditing
  • Software Restriction Policy and AppLocker

9. Securing Administration

  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Administration

10. Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain

  • Configure Password and Lockout Policies
  • Audit Authentication
  • Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

11. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Install and Configure DNS Server in an AD DS Domain
  • Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration

12. Administering AD DS Domain Controllers

  • Domain Controller Installation Options
  • Install a Server Core DC
  • Manage Operations Masters
  • Configure DFS Replication of SYSVOL

13. Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication

  • Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Configure Replication

14. Directory Service Continuity

  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Manage the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers

15. Managing Multiple Domains and Forests

  • Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
  • Move Objects between Domains and Forests