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Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (6425)

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Module 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

This module explains how to install and configure Active Directory Domain Services and install and configure a read-only domain controller. Lessons

  • Introducing Active Directory, Identity, and access
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts
  • Install Active Directory Domain Services
  • Extend IDA with Active Directory Services

Module 2: Secure and Efficient Administration of Active Directory

This module explains how to work securely and efficiently in Active Directory. Lessons

  • Work with Active Directory Snap-ins
  • Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
  • Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Use DS Commands to Administer Active Directory

Module 3: Manage Users

This module explains how to manage and support user accounts in Active Directory. Lessons

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

Module 4: Manage Groups

This module explains how to create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory. Lessons

  • Manage an Enterprise with Groups
  • Administer Groups
  • Best Practices for Group Management

Module 5: Support Computer Accounts

This module explains how to create and configure computer accounts. Lessons

  • Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Administer Computer Objects and Accounts

Module 6: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module explains what Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement Group Policy in your organization. Lessons

  • Understand Group Policy
  • Implement a Group Policy
  • Explore Group Policy Settings and Features
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application

Module 7: Manage Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings

This module explains how to manage security and software installation and how to audit files and folders. Lessons

  • Delegate the Support of Computers
  • Manage Security Settings
  • Manage software with GPSI
  • Auditing

Module 8: Secure Administration

This module explains how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely. Lessons

  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Changes

Module 9: Improve the Security of Authentication in an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Domain

This module explains the domain-side components of authentication, including the policies that specify password requirements and the auditing of authentication-related activities. Lessons

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

Module 10: Configure Domain Name System (DNS)

This module explains how to implement DNS to support name resolution both within your AD DS domain and outside your domain and your intranet. Lessons

  • Review DNS Concepts, Components, and Processes
  • Install and Configure DNS Server in an AD DS Domain
  • AD DS,DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration

Module 11: Administer Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Domain Controllers

This module explains how to add Windows Server 2008 domain controllers to a forest or domain, how to prepare a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 forest or domain for its first Windows Server 2008 DC, how to manage the roles performed by DCs, and how to migrate the replication of SYSVOL from the File Replication Service (FRS) used in previous versions of Windows to the Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) mechanism that provides more robust and manageable replication. Lessons

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

Module 13: Directory Service Continuity

This module explains about the technologies and tools that are available to help ensure the health and longevity of the directory service. You will explore tools that help you monitor performance in real time, and you will learn to log performance over time so that you can keep an eye on performance trends in order to spot potential problems. Lessons

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

Module 14: Manage Multiple Domains and Forests

This module explains how to raise the domain and forest functionality levels within your environment, how to design the optimal AD DS infrastructure for your enterprise, how to migrate objects between domains and forests, and how to enable authentication and resources access across multiple domains and forests. Lessons

  • Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships

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