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Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (M6425)

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Course number HF847S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Price USD $2,500
CAD $2,750

Special note

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.


Course overview

This 5-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.


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
  • Some experience creating objects in Active Directory
  • Foundation course (6424) or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server Environment

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


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.

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Course objectives

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


Course outline

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

Lab: Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest

  • Exercise 1: Perform Post-Installation Configuration Tasks
  • Exercise 2: Install a New Windows Server 2008 Forest with the Windows Interface

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

Lab: Create and Run a Custom Administrative Console

  • Exercise 1: Perform Basic Administrative Tasks Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-in
  • Exercise 2: Create a Custom Active Directory Administrative Console
  • Exercise 3: Perform Administrative Tasks with Least Privilege, Run as Administrator and User Account Control
  • Exercise 4: (Advanced Optional) Advanced MMC Customization and Remote Administration
Lab: Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Exercise 1: Finding Objects in Active Directory
  • Exercise 2: Using Saved Queries
  • Exercise 3: (Advanced Optional) Explore Saved Queries
Lab: Use DS Commands to Administer Active Directory
  • Exercise 1: 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
Lab: Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Exercise 1: Create User Accounts
  • Exercise 2: Administer User Accounts
  • Exercise 3: (Advanced Optional) Explore User Account Name Attributes
Lab: Configure User Object Attributes
  • Exercise 1: Examine User Object Attirbutes
  • Exercise 2: Manage User Object Attributes
  • Exercise 3: Create Users from a Template
  • Exercise 4: (Advanced Optional) Create Users with a Batch File
Lab: Automate User Account Creation
  • Exercise 1: Export and Import Users with CSVDE
  • Exercise 2: Import Users with LDIFDE

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
Lab: Administer Groups
  • Exercise 1: Implement Role-Based Management Using Groups
  • Exercise 2: Manage Group Membership from the Command Line
  • Exercise 3: (Advanced Optional) Explore Group Membership Reporting Tools
  • Exercise 4: (Advanced Optional) Understand "Account Unknown" Permissions
Lab: Best Practices for Group Management
  • Exercise 1: Implement 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
Lab: Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Exercise 1: Join a Computer to the Domain with the Windows Interface
  • Exercise 2: Securing Computer Joins
  • Exercise 3: Managing Computer Account Creation with Best Practices
Lab: Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Exercise 1: Administer Computer Objects through their Lifecycle
  • Exercise 2: Administer and Troubleshoot Computer 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
Lab: Implement Group Policy
  • Create, Edit and Link GPOs
Lab: Explore Group Policy Settings and Features
  • Exercise 1: Use Filtering and Commenting
  • Exercise 2: Mange Administrative Templates
Lab: Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Exercise 1: Configure GPO Scope with Links
  • Exercise 2: Configure GPO Scope with Filtering
  • Exercise 3: Configure Loopback Processing
Lab: Troubleshoot Policy Application
  • Exercise 1: Perform RSoP Analysis
  • Exercise 2: using the Group Policy Results Wizard
  • Exercise 3: View Policy Events

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:
Lab: Delegate the Support of Computers
  • Exercise 1: Configure the Membership of Administrators Using Restricted Groups Policies
Lab: Manage Security Settings
  • Exercise 1: Manage Local Security Settings
  • Exercise 2: Create a Security Template
  • Exercise 3: Use Security Configuration and Analysis
  • Exercise 4: Use the Security Configuration Wizard
Lab: Manage Software with GPSI
  • Exercise 1: Deploy Software with GPSI
  • Exercise 2: Upgrade Applications with GPSI
Lab: Audit File System Access
  • Exercise 1: Configure Permissions and Audit Settings
  • Exercise 2: Configure Audit Policy
  • Exercise 3: Examine Audit Events

Module 8: Secure Administration
This module explains how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely.

Lessons:
  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Changes
Lab: Delegate Administration
  • Exercise 1: Delegate Permission to create and support User Accounts
  • Exercise 2: View Delegated Permissions
  • Exercise 3: Remove and Reset Permissions
Lab: Audit Active Directory Changes
  • Exercise 1: Audit Changes to Active Directory using Default Audit Policy
  • Exercise 2: Audit Changes to Active Directory using Directory Service Changes auditing

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
Lab: Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
  • Exercise 1: Configure the Domain's Password and Lockout Policies
  • Exercise 2: Configure Fine-Grained Password Policy
Lab: Audit Authentication
  • Exercise 1: Audit Authentication
Lab: Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Exercise 1: Install RODC
  • Exercise 2: Configure Password Replication Policy
  • Exercise 3: Manage Credential Caching

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
Lab: Installing the DNS Service
  • Exercise 1: Add the DNS Server Role
  • Exercise 2: Configure Forward Lookup Zones and Resource Records
Lab: Advanced Configuration of DNS
  • Exercise 1: Enable Scavenging of DNS Zones
  • Exercise 2: Create Reverse Lookup Zones
  • Exercise 3: Explore Domain Controller Location
  • Exercise 4: Configure Name Resolution for External Domains

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
Lab: Install Domain Controllers
  • Exercise 1: Create an Additional DC with the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
  • Exercise 2: Add ad Domain Controller from the Command Line
  • Exercise 3: Remove a Domain Controller
  • Exercise 4: Create a Domain Controller from Installation Media
Lab: Install a Server Core DC
  • Exercise 1: Perform Post-Installation Configuration on Server Core
  • Exercise 2: Create a Domain Controller with Server Core
Lab: Transfer Operations Master Roles
  • Exercise 1: Identify Operations Masters
  • Exercise 2: Transfer Operations Master Roles
Lab: Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
  • Exercise 1: Observe the Replication of SYSVOL
  • Exercise 2: Prepare to Migrate to DFS-R
  • Exercise 3: Migrate SYSVOL Replication to DFS-R
  • Exercise 4: Verify DFS-R Replicaton of SYSVOL

Module 12: Manage Sites and Active Directory Replication
This module explains 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.

Lessons :
  • Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Configure the Global Catalog and Application Partitions
  • Configure Replication
Lab: Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Exercise 1: Configure the Default Site
  • Exercise 2: Create Additional Sites
Lab: Configure the Global Catalog and Application Partitions
  • Exercise 1: Configure a Global Catalog
  • Exercise 2: Configure Universal Group Membership
  • Exercise 3: Examine DNS and Application Directory Partitions
Lab: Configure Replication
  • Exercise 1: Create a Connection Object
  • Exercise 2: Create Site Links
  • Exercise 3: Move Domain Controllers into Sites
  • Exercise 4: Designate a Preferred Bridgehead Server
  • Exercise 5: Configure Intersite Replication

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
Lab: Monitor Active Directory
  • Exercise 1: Monitor Real-Time Performance Using Task Manager and Resource Monitor
  • Exercise 2: Use Reliability Monitor and Event Viewer to Identify Performance-Related Events
  • Exercise 3: Monitor Events on Remote Computers with Event Subscriptions
  • Exercise 4: Attach Tasks to Event Logs and Events
  • Exercise 5: Monitor AD DS with Performance Monitor
  • Exercise 6: Work with Data Collector Sets
Lab: Manage the Active Directory Database
  • Exercise 1: Perform Database Maintenance
  • Exercise 2: Work with Snapshots and Recovering a Deleted User
Lab: Backup and Restore Active Directory
  • Exercise 1: Back up Active Directory
  • Exercise 2: Restore Active Directory and a Deleted OU

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
Lab: Raise Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Exercise 1: Raise the Domain Functional Level to Windows Server 2003
  • Exercise 2: Raise the Forest Functional Level to Windows Server 2003
  • Exercise 3: Raise the Domain Functional Level to Windows Server 2008
Lab: Administer a Trust Relationships
  • Exercise 1: Configure DNS
  • Exercise 2: Create a Trust Relationship
  • Exercise 3: Validate a Trust Relationship
  • Exercise 4: Assign Permission to Trusted Identities
  • Exercise 5: Implement Selective Authentication

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