Configuring & Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (Exam 70-640)

Course ID: HLT 6425

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
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.

Course Objective:
After completing this course, students will be able to implement and configure Active Directory domain services in their enterprise environment.

Target Student:
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.

Prerequisites:
To ensure your success, we recommend you first have equivalent knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of networking.
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.
  • An awareness of security best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware. A+ or equivalent knowledge
  • 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

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Content

Module 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services
Topic 1A: Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access
Topic 1B: Active Directory Components and Concepts
Topic 1C: Install Active Directory Domain Services
Lab : Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest

Module 2: Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently
Topic 2A: Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
Topic 2B: Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
Topic 2C: Find Objects in Active Directory
Topic 2D: Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Lab : Administer Active Directory Using Administrative Tools
Lab : Find Objects in Active Directory
Lab : Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory

Module 3: Managing Users and Service Accounts
Topic 3A: Create and Administer User Accounts
Topic 3B: Configure User Object Attributes
Topic 3C: Automate User Account Creation
Topic 3D: Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Create and Administer User Accounts
Lab : Configure User Object Attributes
Lab : Automate User Account Creation
Lab : Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts

Module 4: Managing Groups
Topic 4A: Overview of Groups
Topic 4B: Administer Groups
Topic 4C: Best Practices for Group Management
Lab : Administer Groups
Lab : Best Practices for Group Management

Module 5: Managing Computer Accounts
Topic 5A: Create Computers and Join the Domain
Topic 5B: Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Topic 5C: Perform an Offline Domain Join
Lab : Create Computers and Join the Domain
Lab : Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Lab : Perform an Offline Domain Join

Module 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Topic 6A: Understand Group Policy
Topic 6B: Implement GPOs
Topic 6C: Manage Group Policy Scope
Topic 6D: Group Policy Processing
Topic 6E: Troubleshoot Policy Application
Lab : Implement Group Policy
Lab : Manage Group Policy Scope
Lab : Troubleshoot Policy Application

Module 7: Managing User Desktop with Group Policy
Topic 7A: Implement Administrative Templates
Topic 7B: Configure Group Policy Preferences
Topic 7C: Manage Software with GPSI
Lab : Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
Lab : Manage Group Policy Preferences
Lab : Manage Software with GPSI

Module 8: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
Topic 8A: Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
Topic 8B: Manage Security Settings
Topic 8C: Auditing
Topic 8D: Software Restriction Policy and Applocker
Lab : Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership
Lab : Manage Security Settings
Lab : Audit File System Access
Lab : Configure Application Control Policies

Module 9: Securing Administration
Topic 9A: Delegate Administrative Permissions
Topic 9B: Audit Active Directory Administration

Module 10: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
Topic 10A: Configure Password and Lockout Policies
Topic 10B: Audit Authentication
Topic 10C: Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Lab : Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
Lab : Audit Authentication
Lab : Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

Module 11: Configuring Domain Name System
Topic 11A: Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
Topic 11B: Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
Topic 11C: Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration
Lab : Installing the DNS Service
Lab : Advanced Configuration of DNS

Module 12: Administering AD DS Domain Controllers
Topic 12A: Domain Controller Installation Options
Topic 12B: Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Topic 12C: Manage Operations Masters
Topic 12D: Configure Global Catalog
Topic 12E: Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
Lab : Install Domain Controllers
Lab : Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Lab : Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Lab : Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching
Lab : Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Module 13: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication
Topic 13A: Configure Sites and Subnets
Topic 13B: Configure Replication
Lab : Configure Sites and Subnets
Lab : Configure Replication

Module 14: Directory Service Continuity
Topic 14A: Monitor Active Directory
Topic 14B: Manage the Active Directory Database
Topic 14C: Active Directory Recycle Bin
Topic 14D: Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers
Lab : Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance
Lab : Manage the Active Directory Database
Lab : Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Lab : Back Up and Restore Active Directory

Module 15: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests
Topic 15A: Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
Topic 15B: Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
Topic 15C: Move Objects between Domains and Forests
Lab : Administer Trust Relationships