Active Directory Design and Implementation

Essential skill needed to design, implement and support an Active Directory enterprise

Using Active Directory (AD) correctly can make life a lot easier and more efficient. This course covers everything which AD can do for you and your organisation for example, how to assign policies, deploy and update software. AD networks can vary from a small installation with a few computers, users and printers to tens of thousands of users, many different network domains and large server farms spanning many geographical locations.

Course Code
4 Days
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course will allow you to plan and design an Active Directory (AD) implementation which meets the needs of your organisation, as well as how to maintain this AD on a day-to-day basis.  The course also goes through other AD services within Windows 2012 such as Lightweight Directory Services and Rights Management Services.

Who is this course for

Anyone seeking a Windows Server qualification or server administrators who will be designing, implementing and managing Windows based networks with Active Directory using Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

You will learn how to
  • Plan your Active Directory structure
  • Active Directory Migration
  • Implement and maintain Domain Controllers
  • Configure Replication
  • Use Group Policy
  • Manage special FISMO roles and the Schema
  • Take advantage of new functionality such as Read only Domain controllers, Federated Services and Rights management Services.
Benefits for your organisation

Modern businesses and organisations rely on the smooth running of directory services for just about all their operations, and  trained administration staff are crucial. Active Directory services are also changing, so prepare to take advantage of the new functionality of Windows Server 2012.

Benefits for you as an individual

Active Directory Skills are key in just about any organisation these days.  Let an expert guide you through understanding the traditional and the new concepts of Active Directory, receiving new hands on  skills, that will extend and update your knowledge.

Introduction to Active Directory
  • Introduction to Active Directory Services
  • Domain and Forest Levels
  • Joining Active Directory
  • Installing Domain Administration Tools
  • Organisational Units
  • User and Computer Accounts
  • Managing Groups
Additional Account Administration
  • Automating AD Tasks with Command Line Tools
  • The Active Directory Administrative Center
  • Un-deleting Objects in Active Directory
  • Managed Service Accounts (MSA)
  • Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)
Creating Domains, Trees and Forests
  • The Logical Structure of Active Directory
  • Active Directory Naming and DNS
  • Active Directory Database Structure
  • The Global Catalog
  • Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Active Directory Structural Objects
  • Migrating or Upgrading Active Directory
  • Server Core Domain Controllers
  • Removing Active Directory
Trusts and Multiple Domains
  • Using Trusts with Active Directory
  • DNS and Trusts
  • Configuring Trusts with Active Directory
  • Group Nesting and Trust Relationships
  • Additional Trust Configuration
Active Directory Replication
  • Active Directory Replication
  • Active Directory Connections
  • DNS Zone Replication
  • Introduction to Physical Topology
  • Managing Connections and Replication
Active Directory Security
  • Active Directory Security
  • Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory Permissions and Delegation
  • Delegation of Control Wizard
  • Delegating Group Membership
  • Auditing Active Directory
  • Kerberos Overview
Group Policy
  • Group Policy Overview
  • Local Policies
  • Active Directory Group Policy
  • Managing Group Policy
  • Creating and Editing Policy
  • Security Filtering for Policies
  • Trouble Shooting Group Policy Application
  • Policy Files
  • Managing Password Policies
The Schema and Operations Masters
  • Active Directory Schema
  • Working with Object Attributes and ADSIEdit
  • Managing Operations Masters
  • The Five Operations Master Roles
  • Administering Operations Masters
  • Other Server Roles
Active Directory Maintenance
  • Introduction to Maintaining Active Directory
  • Taking Active Directory Snapshots
  • Backing Up Active Directory
  • Restoring Active Directory
  • Virtualisation Snapshots
  • Maintaining the Active Directory Database

Delegates should have attended ONE of the following courses OR have equivalent knowledge.
Windows Server 2008 Administration or Windows Server 2012 Administration.  Knowledge of managing Windows desktop operating systems is assumed during this course.