Course 541:
Windows Active Directory Management

(4 days)


Course Description

In this hands-on course, you’ll learn the essentials of Windows Active Directory Management. The focus will be on the practical design, deployment, and management principals of the Active Directory for all size organizations.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit senior desktop administrators, domain and enterprise administrators, security administrators, and managers who need to understand the Active Directory.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Active Directory Fundamentals

  • Active Directory Essentials
  • Workshop: Promote a Stand-Alone Server into a Domain Controller
  • Built-In Active Directory Management Tools
  • User and Group Management
  • Workshop: Creating and Managing Users and Groups
  • Domain Functional Levels
  • Active Directory Sites
  • Workshop: Manage Domain Functional Levels and Define Active Directory Sites

Chapter 2: Active Directory and Network Services

  • Windows Domain Naming System (DNS)
  • Active Directory Integration with DNS
  • Workshop: Install and Configure an Active Directory Integrated DNS Server Domain Authentication with NTLM and Kerberos
  • Global Catalogs
  • Workshop: Examine Client Authentication

Chapter 3: Active Directory Security

  • Understanding Built-In Active Directory Groups
  • Delegating Administrative Authority
  • Workshop: Delegating Active Directory Management
  • Securing and Auditing Active Directory Objects
  • Workshop: Monitoring Active Directory Changes

Chapter 4: Group Policies Management

  • Building and Managing Group Policies
  • Workshop: Configuring User and Computer Group Policies
  • Fine-Tuning Group Policies with Filtering, Loopback, and Inheritance
  • Using Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP) and Group Policy Modeling
  • Workshop: Utilizing Group Policy Tools
  • Deploying and Managing Applications with Group Policies
  • Workshop: Deploy Office with Group Policy

Chapter 5: Controlling Active Directory Replication

  • Understanding the Active Directory Replication Model
  • Locating Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Role Holders
  • Workshop: Build Additional Domain Controllers and Transferring FSMO Roles
  • Creating and Configure Site to Site Replication
  • Workshop: Creating additional Sites and Scheduling Replication

Chapter 6: Designing an Enterprise Active Directory

  • Managing Multiple Domains
  • Interconnecting Forests
  • Workshop: Build an Additional Domain and Create Cross-Forest Trusts
  • Deploying Active Directory Enabled Applications
  • Workshop: Deploy an AD-Enabled Application

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Active Directory

  • Performing Backup and Restoration of an Active Directory
  • Authoritative vs. Non-Authoritative Restoration
  • Workshop: Performing an Authoritative Restoration of the Active Directory
  • Active Directory Troubleshooting Tools
  • Classroom Scenarios: Troubleshooting Active Directory Issues

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