6425 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

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This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: Exam 70-640
Certificate: MCSA: Windows Server 2008

Overview

This course provides in-depth training on configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore, and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues.

Objectives

After completing this course students will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environments. Students will also be able to:
  • Describe the features and functionality of Active Directory Domain Services. - Perform secure and efficient administration of Active Directory.
  • Manage users and service accounts.
  • Manage groups.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure.
  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy.
  • Manage enterprise security and configuration by using Group Policy settings.
  • Secure administration.
  • Improve the security of authentication in an AD DS Domain.
  • Configure Domain Name System.
  • Administer AD DS domain controllers.
  • Manage sites and Active Directory Replication. - Monitor, maintain and back up directory Service to ensure Directory Service continuity.
  • Manage multiple domains and forests.

Audience

This course is intended for Active Directory Technology Specialists, Server and Enterprise Administrators who want to learn how to implement Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. Those attending would be interested in learning how to secure domains by using Group Policies, back up, restore, monitor, and troubleshoot configuration to ensure trouble-free operation of Active Directory Domain Services. Those intending to take the 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

Syllabus

Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • 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

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
  • Lab : Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Lab : Use Windows PowerShell 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
  • Lab : Configure User Object Attributes
  • Lab : Automate User Account Creation
  • Lab : Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts

Managing Groups

  • Overview of Groups
  • Administer Groups
  • Best Practices for Group Management
  • Lab : Administer Groups
  • Lab : 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
  • Lab : Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Lab : Perform an Office 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
  • Lab : Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Lab : Troubleshoot Policy Application

Managing User Desktop with Group Policy

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI
  • Lab : Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
  • Lab : Manage Group Policy Preferences
  • Lab : Manage Software 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
  • Lab : Manage Security Settings
  • Lab : Audit File System Access
  • Lab : Configure Application Control Policies

Securing Administration

  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Administration
  • Lab : Delegate Administration
  • Lab : Audit Active Directory Changes

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
  • Lab : Audit Authentication
  • Lab : Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

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
  • Lab : Advanced Configuration of DNSv

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
  • La

Training provider

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Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
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Duration: 5 days
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