Server Infrastructure 70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

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  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks
 

Description

This course will prepare the student for Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Topics covered include configuring and maintaining Active Directory infrastructure, server roles, objects, environment, and Certificate Services.

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Topics Covered

Course Introduction - Duration: 4m

Chapter 01 - Installing the Active Directory Role - Duration: 1h 23m

Lesson 1: What is IDA?

  • What is Active Directory Identity and Access (IDA)
  • Five Components of the IDA Platform
  • What Windows 2008 Server Offers Beyond the IDA

Lesson 2: How to Install the AD DS Role

  • What are the Different Components?
  • Preparation Checklist for Creating a Windows Server 2008 Forest
  • How to Add the Directory Service Role
  • Demo - Creating a Windows Server 2008 Forest

Lesson 3: The New Windows 2008 Server Core

  • Understanding Server Core

Lesson 4: Installing AD DS Server Core

  • Installing Server Core
  • Demo - Installing a Server Core Domain Controller
  • Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 - Working With Active Directory Objects - Duration: 2h 30m

Lesson 1: Working with the MMC

  • Understanding the MMC
  • How to Use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
  • Customize the MMC with Snap-ins
  • Learn How to Use the Alternate Login Credentials
  • Demo - Custom MMC

Lesson 2: Working with Objects in Active Directory

  • Creating an OU
  • Creating a User Object
  • Creating a Group Object

Lesson 3: How to Search Through Active Directory

  • How to Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Introducing LDAP
  • Demo - Using Active Directory

Lesson 4: Securing and Delegating AD Objects

  • Understanding Delegation
  • What are User Rights?
  • Using the Delegation of Control Wizard
  • Demo - Delegation

Lesson 5: Adding Computer Accounts to AD

  • Understanding Workgroups, Domains, and Trusts
  • Identifying Requirements for Joining a Computer to the Domain
  • Offline Domain Join

Lesson 6: Organizing AD with Container Objects

  • Understanding Containers
  • Creating OUs for Computers
  • Adding a Computer to the Domain
  • Restricting the Ability of Users to Create Computers
  • Demo - Joining the Domain

Lesson 7: Working With Computer Objects and Accounts

  • Configuring Computer Properties
  • Moving a Computer
  • Managing a Computer with the AD Users and Computers
  • Recognizing a Computer Account Problem
  • How to Reset a Computer Account
  • How to Rename a Computer
  • Ways to Disable/Enable Computer Accounts
  • How to Delete a Computer Account
  • Recycling the Computer Account
  • Demo - Recycling the Computer Account

Lesson 8: Automating Computer Account Creation

  • Importing Computers with CSVDE
  • Importing Computers with LDIFDE
  • Creating Computers with DSadd
  • Creating Computers with Netdom
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Creating Computers with VBScript
  • Demo - Automating Computer Creation
  • Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 - Understanding GPOs - Duration: 2h 18m

Lesson 1: Using Group Policy

  • Review of Group Policy

Lesson 2: What Are Group Policy Objects

  • Group Policy Objects
  • Scope
  • Policy Settings
  • Filtering Administrative Template Policy Settings
  • Demo - Group Policy

Lesson 3: Restricted Group Policies

  • Understanding Restricted Groups Policies
  • Demo - Restricted Groups

Lesson 4: Analyzing Security Settings

  • How to Configure the Local Security Policy
  • Using Security Templates and Deploying the GPOs
  • Analyzing the Security Configuration of a Computer
  • Creating Security Templates from the Results

Lesson 5: Using The Security Configuration Wizard

  • The Security Configuration Wizard
  • Security Policy
  • Demo - SCW

Lesson 6: Deploying Software with Group Policy

  • Understanding GP Software Installation
  • Windows Installer Programs
  • Preparing an SDP
  • Creating a Software Deployment GPO
  • Managing the Scope of Software Deployment GPO
  • Demo - Software Deployment

Lesson 7: Understanding Group Policy Scope

  • GPO Links
  • What is Inheritance and Precedence?
  • Security Filtering to Modify GPO Scope
  • WMI Filters
  • Enabling or Disabling GPOs and GPO Nodes

Lesson 8: How Group Policy Settings are Processed

  • Group Policy Processing
  • Group Policy Options
  • Demo - Group Policy Scope

Lesson 9: Verifying Group Policy Settings

  • Resultant Set of Policy
  • GP Results Wizard
  • GPresult.exe
  • Group Policy Modeling Wizard
  • Demo - Verifying Group Policy

Lesson 10: Enabling Auditing

  • Audit Policy
  • How to Audit Access to Files and Folders
  • Global Access Auditing
  • “Reason for Access” Reporting
  • Enabling the Audit Policy
  • Demo - Auditing
  • Chapter 03 Review

Chapter 04 - Managing Users and Groups with AD - Duration: 2h 19m

Lesson 1: Automating User Account Creation

  • Automating the Creation of User Accounts with Templates
  • Introduction to the Active Directory Command-Line Tools
  • Demo - Automating User Accounts

Lesson 2: Working with User Attributes

  • How to Manage User Attributes
  • Understanding the Name and Other User Attributes
  • Account Properties
  • Managing User Attributes without the GUI

Lesson 3: User Account Administrative Tasks

  • Administrative Tasks
  • Protected Admin
  • Demo - Supporting User Accounts

Lesson 4: Using PowerShell to Create User Accounts

  • What is Windows PowerShell?
  • Key Elements of PowerShell
  • User Creation with PowerShell
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • Demo - Creating Users with PowerShell

Lesson 5: Group Creation and Management

  • Managing Your Enterprise with Groups
  • Defining Group Naming Conventions

Lesson 6: The Basics of Groups

  • Understanding Groups
  • What’s a Group Scope?
  • Allowed Group Scope Conversions
  • Managing Group Membership
  • Using Groups for Permissions
  • AGDLP and AGGUDLP Illustrated
  • Local vs. Domain
  • Demo - Managing Groups

Lesson 7: Best Practices for Using AD Groups

  • Best Practices for Group Attributes
  • Default Windows Groups

Lesson 8: Automating Group Creation

  • Creating and Managing Groups
  • Managing Group Membership with Windows PowerShell and VBScript
  • Demo - Automating Creation of Groups

Lesson 9: Advanced Group Options

  • Protecting Groups from Accidental Deletion
  • Delegating the Management of Group Membership
  • What are Shadow Groups?
  • Special Groups
  • Demo - Administering Groups
  • Chapter 04 Review

Chapter 05 - Working With Domain Controllers - Duration: 46m

Lesson 1: Installation Options

  • Creating a New Forest
  • Creating a New Tree
  • Migrating a Domain
  • Deleting a Domain

Lesson 2: How to Install a Domain Controller

  • Installing a DC with the Windows GUI
  • Using Unattended Installation and Answer Files
  • Installation Options

Lesson 3: Introducing the Operations Masters

  • Single Master Operations
  • Forest Wide Roles
  • Domain-Wide Roles

Lesson 4: Designing Where to Deploy the Operation Masters

  • Where to Place These Operations Masters
  • Identifying the Operations Masters
  • Transferring Operations Master Roles
  • Seizing Operations Masters
  • How to Seize or Transfer Operation Master Roles
  • Extending the Schema
  • Demo - FSMO

Lesson 5: SYSVOL Replication with DFS

  • How to Raise the Domain Functional Level
  • Understanding the Migration Steps
  • Chapter 05 Review

Chapter 06 - Adding DNS - Duration: 59m

Lesson 1: DNS Basics

  • Overview
  • DNS and IPv6
  • Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  • Types of DNS Servers
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Secure Dynamic DNS (SDDNS)
  • The Split Brain Option

Lesson 2: DNS Definitions and Terms

  • Understanding DNS
  • DNS Terms
  • Types of Records
  • Windows Server DNS Features
  • Demo - DNS

Lesson 3: Setting up DNS for the Enterprise

  • Configuring DNS
  • Considerations for Security
  • Working with DNS Server Settings
  • Application Directory Partitions
  • Administering DNS Servers
  • Demo - Global Names
  • Chapter 06 Review

Chapter 07 - Securing the Authentication Process - Duration: 40m

Lesson 1: Password Security Policies

  • Understanding Password Policies
  • Understanding Password Settings Object
  • Demo - Passwords

Lesson 2: Introducing the Read-Only Domain Controller

  • Why RODC
  • RODC Options

Lesson 3: Installing the RODC

  • Deploying an RODC
  • Password Replication Policy

Lesson 4: Auditing Authentication Events

  • Account Logon Events
  • Configuring Authentication-Related Audit Polices
  • Demo - Account Logging
  • Chapter 07 Review

Chapter 08 - Monitoring and Supporting AD - Duration: 58m

Lesson 1: Preparing for Recovery

  • Important Concepts
  • Twelve Categories of AD DS Administration

Lesson 2: Active Directory Tools

  • Tools
  • Performing Online/Offline Maintenance
  • Offline Maintenance
  • Built-in Directory Protection Measures
  • Backups
  • Proactive Restores
  • Restarting in DSRM
  • Identifying the Backup Set
  • Other Options
  • Backup/Restore GPOs
  • Using the AD Recycle Bin

Lesson 3: Monitoring Active Directory Performance

  • Managing System Resources
  • Task Manager
  • Event Viewer
  • WRPM
  • WSRM
  • Server Manager
  • PowerShell
  • Baselines
  • Demo - Performance Monitor
  • Chapter 08 Review

Chapter 09 - Planning Active Directory Deployment - Duration: 2h 2m

Lesson 1: What Are Sites?

  • Understanding What a Site Is
  • Site Traffic
  • Planning Sites
  • Controlling Replication
  • Site Links
  • Bridgehead Server
  • Replication Scheduling
  • Replication Protocols
  • Forcing Intersite Replication
  • Summarizing Site Planning

Lesson 2: Deciding on Site Boundaries

  • Defining Sites
  • Managing Domain Controllers in Sites
  • SRVs
  • Site Coverage
  • Demo - Sites and Subnets

Lesson 3: Working with Global Catalog Placement with AD Partitions

  • Reviewing AD Partitions
  • Understanding the Global Catalog
  • Placing GC Servers
  • What’s Found in the Global Catalog
  • Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC)
  • Partial Attribute Set
  • Promoting a Domain Controller to a Global Catalog

Lesson 4: Controlling Replication Between Sites

  • Understanding AD Replication
  • Replication
  • Intersite Replication
  • Monitoring Replication

Lesson 5: Managing the Global Catalog

  • Configuring a Global Catalog
  • Understanding Application Directory Partitions

Lesson 6: Configuring AD Trust Relationships

  • Defining the Forest Infrastructure
  • Moving Objects
  • Migration Issues
  • Trust Relationships
  • Securing Trust Relationships
  • Demo - Trusts

Lesson 7: Choosing the Domain and Forest Functional Levels

  • Functional Levels
  • Domain Functional Levels
  • Forest Functional Levels
  • Chapter 09 Review

Chapter 10 - IDA Solutions - Duration: 1h 6m

Lesson 1: Understanding AD FS

  • Understanding AD FS
  • B2B
  • Support of AD FS
  • The AD FS Process
  • Working with FS Designs
  • AD FS Components

Lesson 2: Installing AD FS

  • Installing AD FS

Lesson 3: Configuring and Using AD FS

  • Finalizing the Configuration of AD FS
  • Using and Managing AD FS

Lesson 4: Understanding AD RMS

  • Understanding AD RMS
  • New AD RMS Features
  • Basic Concepts
  • AD RMS Installation Scenarios
  • Preparing AD RMS Installation Prerequisites

Lesson 5: Installing AD RMS

  • AD RMS Considerations
  • Understanding AD RMS Certificates

Lesson 6: Configuring and Using AD RMS

  • Configuring AD RMS

Lesson 7: Understanding AD LDS

  • What is AD LDS?
  • Comparing LDS with DS
  • AD LDS Scenarios

Lesson 8: Installing AD LDS

  • Installing AD LDS
  • Demo - Installing AD LDS

Lesson 9: Configuring and Using AD LDS

  • Working with AD LDS Tools
  • Creating an LDS Instance
  • Other Options

Lesson 10: Security Review

  • Review
  • Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 - Active Directory Certificate Services - Duration: 43m

Lesson 1: Understanding AD CS

  • Understanding AD CS
  • CA Options
  • Creating the CA Hierarchy
  • Some Best Practices
  • Additional Planning Requirements
  • Certificate Enrollment Types
  • Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES)
  • AutoEnrollment
  • Configuring AutoEnrollment
  • Web Enrollment
  • Authentication Mechanism Assurance
  • Enrollment Agents
  • Deploying Multi-Forest Certificates
  • X.509 Certificate Mapping
  • AD CS Illustration

Lesson 2: Installing AD CS

  • Installing AD CS
  • Supported Deployments
  • Standalone Root & Subordinate
  • Enterprise Root & Subordinate

Lesson 3: Configuring and Using AD CS

  • Finalizing the Configuration of an Issuing CA
  • More about the CRL
  • Considerations for the Use and Management of AD CS
  • More on Certificate Templates
  • Types of Templates
  • Chapter 11 Review
  • Course Closure
 

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