Active Directory in Windows Server 2016

Get hands-on instruction of administering Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2016 in this four-day course.

Retail Price: $2,360.00

Next Date: 11/15/2021

Course Days: 4


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Audience

Students are typically responsible for day-to-day management of Active Directory Domain Services. 

Prerequisites

This course requires that student meet the following prerequisites, including that they have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 10.
  • An understanding of Windows PowerShell
  • Previous Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2016 operating system experience.

All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attending, course WS2016: Fundamentals of a Windows Server 2016 Network Infrastructure


Module 1: Installing and configuring DCs

This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS DCs
  • Deploying DCs

Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS

Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS

  • Deploying AD DS
  • Deploying a DC by performing DC cloning
  • Administering AD DS by using Active Directory Administrative Center
  • Moving Operations masters with  PowerShell

Lab: Installing a new domain controller using an IFM set

  • Creating a IFM set
  • Installing a domain controller using an IFM set
  • Moving Operations master using GUI tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe AD DS and its main components.
  • Describe the purpose of DCs and the roles that a DC can hold.
  • Describe the considerations for deploying DCs.
  • Cloning a domain controller
  • Creating a new domain controller from an IFM set
  • Move operations master roles

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS

This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.

Lessons

Managing user accounts

  • Managing groups in AD DS
  • Managing computer accounts
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
  • Implementing and managing organizational units

Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS

  • Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
  • Creating and configuring groups in AD DS
  • Managing computer objects in AD DS
  • Creating Groups and assigning permissions

Lab: Administering AD DS

  • Delegating administration for a branch office
  • Creating and modifying AD DS objects with Windows PowerShelll

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts in AD DS.
  • Manage groups in AD DS.
  • Manage computer objects in AD DS.
  • Use Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration.
  • Implement and manage OUs.
  • Administer AD DS.

Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS

This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.

Lessons

  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS database
  • Recovering AD DS objects

Lab A: Recovering objects in AD DS

  • Recovering AD objects

Lab B: Using NTDSUtil to manage AD DS

  • Install the new domain controller with an IFM set
  • Create a Snapshot of Active Directory
  • Resetting the Directory Services Restore Mode Password
  • Compacting the AD DS database

Lab C: Using Performance Monitor to establish a baseline (optional)

  • Monitoring Active Directory using Performance Monitor

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Enable the Active Director Recycle Bin and restore objects
  • Manage the AD DS database using NTDSUtil
  • Use Performance Monitor to establish a baseline

Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.

Lessons

  • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts

Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS

  • Implementing forest trusts
  • Implementing child domains in AD DS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the components of an advanced AD DS deployment.
  • Deploy a distributed AD DS environment..
  • Configure AD DS trusts.

Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS replication
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication

Lab: Managing and implementing AD DS sites and replication

  • Modifying the default site
  • Creating additional sites and subnets
  • Configuring AD DS replication
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how AD DS replication works.
  • Configure AD DS sites to help optimize authentication and replication traffic.
  • Configure and monitor AD DS replication.

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.

Lessons

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure

  • Creating and configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO scope

Lab: Troubleshooting a Group Policy infrastructure

  • Verify GPO application
  • Troubleshooting GPOs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain what Group Policy is.
  • Implement and administer GPOs.
  • Describe Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
  • Troubleshoot GPO application.

Module 6: Managing user settings with GPOs

This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.

Lessons

  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy preferences

Lab: Managing user settings with GPOs

  • Using administrative templates to manage user settings
  • Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Planning Group Policy (optional)
  • Implementing planned Group Policy settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe administrative templates.
  • Configure Folder Redirection and scripts.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Implement a Group Policy pan

Module 7: Securing AD DS

This module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).

Lessons

  • Securing domain controllers
  • Implementing account security
  • Implementing audit authentication
  • Configuring managed service accounts

Lab: Securing AD DS

  • Implementing security policies for accounts, passwords, and administrative groups
  • Deploying and configuring an RODC
  • Creating and associating a group MSA

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure domain controllers.
  • Implement account security.
  • Implement audit authentication.
  • Configure managed service accounts (MSAs)
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11/15/2021 - 11/18/2021 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Virtual Enroll