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Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Course

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Training Course


Course Description: : The Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services course instructs users on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008.

Upon completion of the course, users will be able to:

  • Install Active Directory Domain Services
  • Configure Domain Name Services for Active Directory Domain Services
  • Configure Active Directory objects and trusts
  • Configure Active Directory sites and replication
  • Create and configure group policies
  • Configure user environments using group policies
  • Implement security using group policies
  • Implement an Active Directory Domain Services monitoring plan
  • Implement an Active Directory Domain Services maintenance plan
  • Troubleshoot group policy issues
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure

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Course Syllabus



Section 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services
This section provides an overview of Active Directory components and concepts and steps through the basics of installing and configuring an Active Directory domain
Topics
Topic 1: Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access
Topic 2: Active Directory Components and Concepts
Topic 3: Install Active Directory Domain Services
Lab 1: 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

Section 2: Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently
This section discusses how to work securely and efficiently in Active Directory using Administration Tools and some best practices as well as use of Windows PowerShell.
Topics
Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Lab 1: 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 2: Find Objects in Active Directory
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Saved Queries
Lab 3: Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Use PowerShell Commands to Administer Active Directory

Section 3: Managing Users and Service Accounts
This section discusses how to create, manage and support user and Managed Service Accounts in Active Directory.
Topics
Create and Administer User Accounts
Configure User Object Attributes
Automate User Account Creation
Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts
Lab 1: Create and Administer User Accounts
Create User Accounts
Administer User Accounts
Lab 2: Configure User Object Attributes
Examine User Object Attributes
Manage User Object Attributes
Create Users from a Template
Lab 3: Automate User Account Creation
Export and Import Users with CSVDE
Import Users with LDIFDE
Import Users by Using Windows PowerShell
Lab 4: Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts
Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Section 4: Managing Groups
This section discusses how to create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory.
Topics
Overview of Groups
Administer Groups
Best Practices for Group Management
Lab 1: Administer Groups
Implement Role-Based Management by Using Groups
(Advanced Optional) Explore Group Membership Reporting Tools
(Advanced Optional) Understand Account Unknown Permissions
Lab 2: Best Practices for Group Management
Implement Best Practices for Group Management

Section 5: Managing Computer Accounts
This section discusses how to create and configure computer accounts.
Topics
Create Computers and Join the Domain
Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Perform an Offline Domain Join
Lab 1: Create Computers and Join the Domain
Join a computer to the Domain with the Windows Interface
Secure Computer Joins
Manage Computer Account Creation
Lab 2: Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Administer Computer Objects Through Their Life Cycle
Administer and Troubleshoot Computer Accounts
Lab 3: Perform an Offline Domain Join
Perform an Offline Domain Join

Section 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This section discusses what Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement Group Policy in your organization.
Topics
Understand Group Policy
Implement GPOs
Manage Group Policy Scope
Group Policy Processing
Troubleshoot Policy Application
Lab 1: Implement Group Policy
Create, Edit, and Link GPOs
Use Filtering and Commenting
Lab 2: Manage Group Policy Scope
Configure GPO Scope with Links
Configure GPO Scope with Filtering
Configure Loopback Processing
Lab 3: Troubleshoot Policy Application
Perform RSoP Analysis
Use the Group Policy Modeling Wizard
View Policy Events

Section 7: Managing User Desktop with Group Policy
This section discusses how to manage and configure desktop environments using Administrative templates and Group Policy Preferences as well as how to deploy software using Group Policy
Topics
Implement Administrative Templates
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Manage Software with GPSI
Lab 1: Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
Manage Administrative Templates
Lab 2: Manage Group Policy Preferences
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Verify Group Policy Preferences Application
Lab 3: Manage Software with GPSI
Deploy Software with GPSI
Upgrade Applications with GPSI

Section 8: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
This section discusses how to use Group Policy to manage a variety of components and features of Windows. It will also explain how to audit files and folders and how to restrict access to applications using application control policies.
Topics
Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
Manage Security Settings
Auditing
Software Restriction Policy and Applocker
Lab 1: Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership
Configure the Membership of Administrators by Using Restricted Group Policies
Lab 2: Manage Security Settings
Manage Local Security Settings
Create a Security Template
Use the security Configuration Wizard
Lab 3: Audit File System Access
Configure Permissions and Audit Settings
Configure Audit Policy
Examine Audit Results
Lab 4: Configure Application Control Policies
Configure Application Control Policies

Section 9: Securing Administration
This section discusses how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely.
Topics
Delegate Administrative Permissions
Audit Active Directory Administration
Lab 1: Delegate Administration
Delegate Permission to Create and Support User Accounts
View Delegated Permissions
Remove and Reset Permissions
Lab 2: Audit Active Directory Changes
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Default Audit Policy
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Directory Service Changes Auditing

Section 10: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
This section discusses the domain-side components of authentication, including the policies that specify password requirements and the auditing of authentication-related activities.
Topics
Configure Password and Lockout Policies
Audit Authentication
Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Lab 1: Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
Configure the Domains Password and Lockout Policies
Configure a Fine-Grained Password Policy
Lab 2: Audit Authentication
Audit Authentication
Lab 3: Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Exercise 1: Install an RODC
Exercise 2: Configure Password Replication Policy
Exercise 3: Manage Credential Caching

Section 11: Configuring Domain Name System
This section discusses how to implement DNS to support name resolution both within your AD DS domain and outside your domain and your intranet.
Topics
Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration
Lab 1: Installing the DNS Service
Add the DNS Server Role
Configure Forward Lookup Zones and Resource Records
Lab 2: Advanced Configuration of DNS
Enable Scavenging of DNS Zones
Explore Domain Controller Location
Configure Name Resolution for External Domains

Section 12: Administering AD DS Domain Controllers
This section discusses 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.
Topics
Domain Controller Installation Options
Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Manage Operations Masters
Configure Global Catalog
Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
Lab 1: 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 2: Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Perform Post-Installation Configuration on Server Core
Create a Domain Controller with Server Core
Lab 3: Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Identify Operations Masters
Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Lab 4: Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching
Configure a Global Catalog
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching
Lab 5: 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

Section 13: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication
This section discusses how to create a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links and how to configure replication amongst those servers.
Topics
Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure Replication
Lab 1: Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure the Default Site
Create Additional Sites
Move Domain Controllers into Sites
Lab 2: Configure Replication
Create a Connection Object
Create Site Links
Designate a Preferred Bridgehead Server
Configure Intersite Replication

Section 14: Directory Service Continuity
This section discusses 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.
Topics
Monitor Active Directory
Manage the Active Directory Database
Active Directory Recycle Bin
Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers
Lab 1: Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance
Monitor AD DS with Performance Monitor
Work with Data Collector Sets
Lab 2: Manage the Active Directory Database
Perform Database Maintenance
Work with Snapshots and Recover a Deleted User
Lab 3: Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin
Restore Deleted Objects with Active Directory Recycle Bin
Lab 4: Back Up and Restore Active Directory
Back Up Active Directory
Restore Active Directory and a Deleted OU

Section 15: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests
This section discusses 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.
Topics
Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
Move Objects between Domains and Forests
Lab 1: Administer Trust Relationships
Configure Name Resolution between Contoso.com and Tailspintoys.com
Create a Forest Trust

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