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Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory D

Course Overview


Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services five-day instructor-led Training provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services covers core AD DS concepts and functionality as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues. After completing Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services course Participants will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environments.

Course Content


Introducing Active Directory Domain Services   

  • Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts
  • Install Active Directory Domain Services
  • Lab : Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest
    • Perform Post-Installation Configuration Tasks
    • Install a New Windows Server 2008 Forest with the Windows Interface
    • Raise Domain and Forest Functional Levels

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
  • Lab : Administer Active Directory Using Administrative Tools
    • Perform Administrative Tasks by Using Administrative Tools
    • Create a Custom Active Directory Administrative Console
    • Perform Administrative Tasks with Least Privilege, Run As Administrator, and User Account Control
  • Lab : Find Objects in Active Directory
    • Find Objects in Active Directory
    • Use Saved Queries
  • Lab : Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
    • Use PowerShell Commands to Administer Active Directory

Managing Users and Service Accounts   

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts
  • Lab : Create and Administer User Accounts
    • Create User Accounts
    • Administer User Accounts
  • Lab : Configure User Object Attributes
    • Examine User Object Attributes
    • Manage User Object Attributes
    • Create Users from a Template
  • Lab : Automate User Account Creation
    • Export and Import Users with CSVDE
    • Import Users with LDIFDE
    • Import Users by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts
    • Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Managing Groups   

  • Overview of Groups
  • Administer Groups
  • Best Practices for Group Management
  • Lab : Administer Groups
    • Implement Role-Based Management by Using Groups
    • (Advanced Optional) Explore Group Membership Reporting Tools
    • (Advanced Optional) Understand "Account Unknown" Permissions
  • Lab : Best Practices for Group Management
    • Implement Best Practices for Group Management

Managing Computer Accounts   

  • Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Perform an Offline Domain Join
  • Lab : Create Computers and Join the Domain
    • Join a computer to the Domain with the Windows Interface
    • Secure Computer Joins
    • Manage Computer Account Creation
  • Lab : Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
    • Administer Computer Objects Through Their Life Cycle
    • Administer and Troubleshoot Computer Accounts
  • Lab : Perform an Offline Domain Join
    • Perform an Offline Domain Join

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure   

  • Understand Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application
  • Lab : Implement Group Policy
    • Create, Edit, and Link GPOs
    • Use Filtering and Commenting
  • Lab : Manage Group Policy Scope
    • Configure GPO Scope with Links
    • Configure GPO Scope with Filtering
    • Configure Loopback Processing
  • Lab : Troubleshoot Policy Application
    • Perform RSoP Analysis
    • Use the Group Policy Modeling Wizard
    • View Policy Events

Managing User Desktop with Group Policy   

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI
  • Lab : Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
    • Manage Administrative Templates
  • Lab : Manage Group Policy Preferences
    • Configure Group Policy Preferences
    • Verify Group Policy Preferences Application
  • Lab : Manage Software with GPSI
    • Deploy Software with GPSI
    • Upgrade Applications with GPSI

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
  • Lab : Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership
    • Configure the Membership of Administrators by Using Restricted Group Policies
  • Lab : Manage Security Settings
    • Manage Local Security Settings
    • Create a Security Template
    • Use the security Configuration Wizard
  • Lab : Audit File System Access
    • Configure Permissions and Audit Settings
    • Configure Audit Policy
    • Examine Audit Results
  • Lab : Configure Application Control Policies
    • Configure Application Control Policies

Securing Administration   

  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Administration
  • Lab : Delegate Administration
    • Delegate Permission to Create and Support User Accounts
    • View Delegated Permissions
    • Remove and Reset Permissions
  • Lab : Audit Active Directory Changes
    • Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Default Audit Policy
    • Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Directory Service Changes Auditing

Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain   

  • Configure Password and Lockout Policies
  • Audit Authentication
  • Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Lab : Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
    • Configure the Domain's Password and Lockout Policies
    • Configure a Fine-Grained Password Policy
  • Lab : Audit Authentication
    • Audit Authentication
  • Lab : Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
    • Install an RODC
    • Configure Password Replication Policy
    • Manage Credential Caching
  • Configuring Domain Name System   
  • Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
  • Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration
  • Lab : Installing the DNS Service
    • Add the DNS Server Role
    • Configure Forward Lookup Zones and Resource Records
  • Lab : Advanced Configuration of DNS
    • Enable Scavenging of DNS Zones
    • Explore Domain Controller Location
    • Configure Name Resolution for External Domains

Administering AD DS Domain Controllers   

  • Domain Controller Installation Options
  • Install a Server Core Domain Controller
  • Manage Operations Masters
  • Configure Global Catalog
  • Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
  • Lab : Install Domain Controllers
    • Create an Additional DC with the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
    • Add a Domain Controller from the Command Line
    • Create a Domain Controller from Installation Media
  • Lab : Install a Server Core Domain Controller
    • Perform Post-Installation Configuration on Server Core
    • Create a Domain Controller with Server Core
  • Lab : Transfer Operations Masters Roles
    • Identify Operations Masters
    • Transfer Operations Masters Roles
  • Lab : Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching
    • Configure a Global Catalog
    • Configure Universal Group Membership Caching
  • Lab : Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
    • Observe the Replication of SYSVOL
    • Prepare to Migrate to DFS-R
    • Migrate SYSVOL Replication to DFS-R
    • Verify DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication   

  • Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Configure Replication
  • Lab : Configure Sites and Subnets
    • Configure the Default Site
    • Create Additional Sites
    • Move Domain Controllers into Sites
  • Lab : Configure Replication
    • Create a Connection Object
    • Create Site Links
    • Designate a Preferred Bridgehead Server
    • Configure Intersite Replication

Directory Service Continuity   

  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Manage the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers
  • Lab : Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance
    • Monitor AD DS with Performance Monitor
    • Work with Data Collector Sets
  • Lab : Manage the Active Directory Database
    • Perform Database Maintenance
    • Work with Snapshots and Recover a Deleted User
  • Lab : Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
    • Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin
    • Restore Deleted Objects with Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Lab : Back Up and Restore Active Directory
    • Back Up Active Directory
    • Restore Active Directory and a Deleted OU

Managing Multiple Domains and Forests   

  • Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
  • Move Objects between Domains and Forests
  • Lab : Administer Trust Relationships
    • Configure Name Resolution between Contoso.com and Tailspintoys.com
    • Create a Forest Trust

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