Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services



Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Windows Server 2008
Course # 6425
Course Starts On: April 7, 2014 - June 23, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course provides to teach Active Directory Technology Specialists with the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment, implement Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to implement and configure Active Directory domain services in their enterprise environment.

Course Audience:

The primary audience for this course are AD Technology Specialists, Server Administrators, and Enterprise Administrators who want to learn how to implement AD in a distributed environment, secure domains using Group Policies, and perform backup, restore, and monitor and troubleshoot AD configuration to ensure trouble free operation.

Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:
 Basic understanding of networking.
 Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
 An awareness of security best practices.
 Basic knowledge of server hardware. A+ or equivalent knowledge
 Some experience creating objects in Active Directory.
 Foundation course (6424A) or equivalent knowledge.
 Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server Environment.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to install and configure Active Directory Domain Services and install and configure a read-only domain controller.
Lessons                                 
 Installing Active Directory Domain Services
 Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers
 Configuring AD DS Domain Controller Roles
Lab: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
 Exercise 1: Evaluating Forest and Server Readiness for Installing an RODC
 Exercise 2: Installing and Configuring an RODC
 Exercise 3: Configuring AD DS Domain Controller Roles
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install Active Directory Domain Services.
Deploy Read-Only Domain Controllers.
Configure AD DS Domain Controller Roles.
Module 2: Configuring Domain Name Service for Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to configure Domain Name Services (DNS) for Active Directory Domain Services.
Lessons
 Overview of Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Integration
 Configuring Active Directory Integrated Zones
 Configuring Read Only DNS Zones
Lab: Configuring AD DS and DNS Integration
 Exercise 1: Configuring Active Directory Integrated Zones
 Exercise 2: Configuring Read-Only DNS Zones
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe Active Directory Domain Services and DNS integration.
 Configure Active Directory Integrated Zones.
 Configure read only DNS zones.
Module 3: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
This module explains how to configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts.
Lessons
Configuring Active Directory Objects
Strategies for Using Groups
Automating AD DS Object Management
Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
Configuring AD DS Trusts
Lab A: Configuring Active Directory Objects
 Exercise 1: Configuring AD DS Objects
 Exercise 2: Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy
 Exercise 3: Automating the Management of AD DS Objects
Lab B: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
 Exercise 1: Delegating Control of AD DS Objects
 Exercise 2: Configuring AD DS Trusts
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Configure Active Directory Objects.
 Describe strategies for using groups.
 Automate AD DS object management.
 Delegate Administrative access to AD DS objects.
 Configure AD DS trusts.
Module 4: Configuring Active Directory Sites and Replication
This module explains how to configure Active Directory sites and replication.
Lessons
 Overview of AD DS Replication
 Overview of AD DS Sites and Replication
 Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Lab: Configuring Active Directory Sites and Replication
Exercise 1: Configuring AD DS Sites and Subnets
Exercise 2: Configuring AD DS Replication
Exercise 3: Monitoring AD DS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe AD DS replication.
 Configure Active Directory Domain Services sites.
 Configure and monitor AD DS replication.
Module 5: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
This module explains how to create and configure Group Policy.
Lessons
 Overview of Group Policy
 Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
 Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
 Managing Group Policy Objects
 Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
Lab: Creating and Configuring GPOs
 Exercise 1: Creating Group Policy Objects
 Exercise 2: Managing the Scope of GPO Application
 Exercise 3: Verifying GPO Application
 Exercise 4: Managing GPOs
 Exercise 5: Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe Group Policy.
 Configure the scope of Group Policy objects.
 Evaluate the application of Group Policy objects.
Manage Group Policy objects.
 Delegate administrative control of Group Policies.
Module 6: Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
This module explains how to configure user environments using Group Policy.
Lessons
 Configuring Group Policy Settings
 Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policies
 Configuring Administrative Templates
 Group Policy Preferences
 Deploying Software Using Group Policy
Lab Configuring User Environments Using Group Policies
 Exercise 1: Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection
 Exercise 2: Configuring Administrative Templates
 Exercise 3: Configuring Preferences
 Exercise 4: Verifying GPO Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Configure Group Policy settings.
 Configure scripts and folder redirection using Group Policy.
 Configure administrative templates.
 Describe Group Policy preferences.
 Deploy software using Group Policy.
Module 7: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
This module explains how to implement security using Group Policy.
Lessons
Configuring Security Policies
Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
Managing Security Using Security Templates
Lab: Implementing Security Using Group Policies
 Exercise 1: Configuring Account and Security Policy Settings
 Exercise 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
 Exercise 3: Configuring Restricted Groups and Software Restriction Policies
 Exercise 4: Configuring Security Templates
 Exercise 5: Verifying the Security Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure security settings.
Implement fine-grained password policies.
Restrict group membership and access to software.
Manage security using security templates.
Module 8: Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Monitoring Plan
This module explains how to implement Active Directory Domain Services monitoring plan.
Lessons
 Monitoring AD DS Using Event Viewer
 Monitoring Active Directory Domain Servers Using Reliability and Performance Monitor
 Configuring AD DS Auditing
Lab: Monitoring Active Directory Domain Services
 Exercise 1: Monitoring AD DS Using Event Viewer
 Exercise 2: Monitoring AD DS Using Performance and Reliability Monitor
 Exercise 3: Configuring AD DS Auditing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Monitor Active Directory Domain Services using Event Viewer.
 Monitor Active Directory Domain servers using reliability and performance monitor.
 Configure Active Directory Domain Services Auditing.
Module 9: Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Maintenance Plan
This module explains how to implement an Active Directory Domain Services maintenance plan.
Lessons
 Maintaining the AD DS Domain Controllers
 Backing Up Active Directory Domain Services
 Restoring Active Directory Domain Services
Lab: Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Maintenance Plan
 Exercise 1: Maintaining AD DS Domain Controllers
 Exercise 2: Backing Up AD DS
 Exercise 3: Performing an Authoritative Restore of the AD DS Database
 Exercise 4: Restoring Data Using the AD DS Snapshot Viewer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Maintain the AD DS Domain Controllers.
 Back up the Active Directory Domain Services.
 Restore the Active Directory Domain Services.
Module 10: Troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS, and Replication Issues
This module explains how to troubleshoot Active Directory Domain Services, Domain Name Service, and Active Directory replication.
Lessons
 Troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services
 Troubleshooting DNS Integration with AD DS
 Troubleshooting AD DS Replication
Lab: Troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS, and Replication Issues
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Authentication and Authorization Errors
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting the Integration of DNS and AD DS
Exercise 3: Troubleshooting AD DS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Troubleshoot Active Directory Domain Services.
Troubleshoot DNS integration with AD DS.
Troubleshoot AD DS replication.
Module 11: Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
This module explains how to troubleshoot the application of Group Policy objects.
Lessons
Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings
Lab: Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Group Policy Scripts
Exercise 2: Troubleshooting GPO Lab11B
Exercise 3: Troubleshooting GPO Lab11C
Exercise 4: Troubleshooting GPO Lab11D
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Group Policy troubleshooting.
Troubleshoot Group Policy application.
Troubleshoot Group Policy Settings.
Module 12: Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Infrastructure
This module explains how to implement an Active Directory Domain Services Infrastructure.
Lessons
Overview of the AD DS Deployment
Planning a Group Policy Strategy
Lab A: Deploying Active Directory Domain Services
Exercise 1: Installing a Read-only Domain Controller (RODC) onto a Server Core, and Creating a Branch Office Site
Exercise 2: Creating a Domain in a Separate Tree and Separate Site
Lab B: Configuring Forest Trust Relationships
Exercise: Upgrading the Fabrikam Domain, and Creating a Forest Trust with Woodgrove Bank
Lab C: Planning a Group Policy Strategy
Exercise 1: Planning Group Policy
Exercise 2: Creating a Domain in a Separate Tree and Separate Site
Exercise 3: Implementing the Corporate Desktop Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Implement an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure.