Cloud 6425: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

6425: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

About this course

This five-day instructor-led course provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. It covers core AD DS concepts and functionality as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues. After completing this course students will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environments.
The course also provides a direct mapping to the objective domain of the 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring exam.

Audience profile

This course is intended for Active Directory Technology Specialists, Server and Enterprise Administrators who want to learn how to implement Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. Those attending would be interested in learning how to secure domains by using Group Policies, back up, restore, monitor, and troubleshoot configuration to ensure trouble-free operation of Active Directory Domain Services.
Those intending to take the 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the features and functionality of  Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Perform secure and efficient administration of Active Directory.
  • Manage users and service accounts.
  • Manage groups.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure.
  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy.
  • Manage enterprise security and configuration by using Group Policy settings.
  • Secure administration.
  • Improve the security of authentication in an AD DS Domain.
  • Configure Domain Name System.
  • Administer AD DS domain controllers.
  • Manage sites and Active Directory Replication.
  • Monitor, maintain and back up directory Service to ensure Directory Service continuity.
  • Manage multiple domains and forests.

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

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

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 : Configuring Active Directory ObjectsLab : Configuring Active Directory Objects and 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

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

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 : Lab Configuring User Environments Using Group Policies

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

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

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

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

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

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 : Deploying Active Directory Domain Services

Lab : Configuring Forest Trust Relationships

Lab : Planning a Group Policy Strategy

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
  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server environment
  • A good knowledge of Windows Client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7

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