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Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

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Who Needs to Attend

Systems engineers and those seeking such a position; Individuals currently supporting a competitive platform who want to enhance their skills using Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Professionals who are new to implementing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Individuals preparing for MCP Exam 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure, a core requirement for the MCSE certification.

 

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Follow-On Courses

 

Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

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Plan, implement, and configure the Active Directory.

This 5-day course includes self-paced and instructor-facilitated components. Get the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, implement, and troubleshoot a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory infrastructure. Learn your way around the Windows Server 2003 directory service environment, exploring forest and domain structure, Domain Name System (DNS), site topology and replication, organizational unit structure and delegation of administration, Group Policy, and user, group, and computer account strategies.

This course incorporates material from the following Official Microsoft Learning Product (OMLP):

  • Course 2279: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Certification:

This course will help you prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam:

  • Exam 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

What You'll Learn

 

  • Describe the logical and physical components of Active Directory
  • Create and configure a forest and domain structure by using an Active Directory infrastructure design
  • Plan and implement an organizational unit structure
  • Plan and implement Active Directory user, group, and computer accounts
  • Plan and implement a Group Policy strategy to centrally manage users and computers in an enterprise
  • Deploy, manage, and troubleshoot software that is deployed using Group Policy
  • Implement sites to manage and monitor Active Directory replication
  • Plan and implement the placement of domain controllers, global catalog servers, and DNS servers that are integrated with Active Directory
  • Plan and manage operations masters
  • Back up, restore, and maintain Active Directory
  • Plan and implement an Active Directory infrastructure that is based on a directory service design that an enterprise architect provides

Course Outline

 

1. Introduction to Active Directory Infrastructure

  • The Architecture of Active Directory
  • How Active Directory Works
  • Examining Active Directory using Command-Line Tools, Scripts, Snap-Ins, and Other Methods
  • The Active Directory Design, Planning, and Implementation Processes

2. Implementing an Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure

  • Creating a Forest and Domain Structure
  • Examining and Configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS
  • Raising Forest and Domain Functional Levels
  • Creating Trust Relationships
  • Securing Trusts Using SID Filtering

3. Implementing an Organizational Unit Structure

  • Creating and Managing Organizational Units
  • Delegating Administrative Control for Organizational Units
  • Planning an Organizational Unit Strategy

4. Implementing User, Group, and Computer Accounts

This section includes instruction on using command-line tools such as CSVDE and LDIFDE and managing accounts using Windows Script Host.

  • Introduction to Accounts
  • Creating and Managing Multiple Accounts
  • Implementing User Principal Name (UPN) Suffixes
  • Moving Objects in Active Directory
  • Planning an Account Strategy
  • Planning an Active Directory Audit Strategy

5. Implementing Group Policy

Learn to centrally manage users and computers in an enterprise.

  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Configuring Group Policy Refresh Rates and Group Policy Settings
  • Managing GPOs
  • Verifying and Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy for the Enterprise

6. Deploying and Managing Software by Using Group Policy

  • Introduction to Managing Software Deployment
  • Deploying Software
  • Configuring Software Deployment
  • Maintaining Deployed Software
  • Troubleshooting Software Deployment
  • Planning a Software Deployment Strategy

7. Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication

  • Introduction to Active Directory Replication
  • Creating and Configuring Sites
  • Managing Site Topology
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication Failures
  • Planning a Site

8. Implementing the Placement of Domain Controllers

This section includes guidelines for caching universal group membership for a site.

  • Implementing the Global Catalog in Active Directory
  • Determining the Placement of Domain Controllers in Active Directory
  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers

9. Managing Operations Masters

  • Introduction to Operations Master Roles
  • Transferring and Seizing Operations Master Roles
  • Planning the Placement of Operations Masters

10. Maintaining Active Directory Availability

  • Introduction to Maintaining Active Directory
  • Moving and Defragmenting an Active Directory Database
  • Backing Up Active Directory
  • Restoring Active Directory
  • Planning for Monitoring Active Directory

11. Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure

In this section, you'll plan and implement an Active Directory service infrastructure based on the business requirements of a fictitious organization, Tailspin Toys.

  • Creating an Active Directory Implementation Plan for Tailspin Toys
  • Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure for Tailspin Toys

Labs

 

Lab - Course Topic 2: Implementing Active Directory

Lab - Course Topic 3: Implementing an Organizational Unit Structure

Lab - Course Topic 4: Implementing an Account and Audit Strategy

Lab - Course Topic 5: Implementing Group Policy

Lab - Course Topic 6: Deploying and Managing Software Using Group Policy

Lab - Course Topic 7: Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication

Lab - Course Topic 8: Implementing the Placement of Domain Controllers

Lab - Course Topic 9: Managing Operations Masters

Lab - Course Topic 10: Maintaining Active Directory

Lab - Course Topic 11 - 1: Creating the Active Directory Implementation Plan for Tailspin Toys

Lab - Course Topic 11 - 2: Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure for Tailspin Toys

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