70-640 – Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Series!

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Overview: This series covers everything you need to know about 70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory. Students will learn about installing the Active Directory role, working with Active Directory objects, understanding GPOs, managing users and groups with AD, working With Domain Controllers, adding DNS, securing the authentication process, monitoring and supporting AD, planning Active Directory deployment, IDA solutions, and Active Directory Certificate Services.

Series Taught By: Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 18
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Course Modules:

Module 01 – Installing the Active Directory Role

(Duration: 1h 23m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: What is IDA?
  3. What is Active Directory Identity and Access (IDA)
  4. Five Components of the IDA Platform
  5. What Windows 2008 Server Offers Beyond the IDA
  6. Lesson 2: How to Install the AD DS Role
  7. What are the Different Components?
  8. Preparation Checklist for Creating a Windows Server 2008 Forest
  9. How to Add the Directory Service Role
  10. Demo – Creating a Windows Server 2008 Forest
  11. Lesson 3: The New Windows 2008 Server Core
  12. Understanding Server Core
  13. Lesson 4: Installing AD DS Server Core
  14. Installing Server Core
  15. Demo – Installing a Server Core Domain Controller
  16. Chapter 01 Review
  17. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Understanding GPOs

(Duration: 2h 18m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Using Group Policy
  3. Review of Group Policy
  4. Lesson 2: What Are Group Policy Objects
  5. Group Policy Objects
  6. Scope
  7. Policy Settings
  8. Filtering Administrative Template Policy Settings
  9. Demo
  10. – Group Policy
  11. Lesson 3: Restricted Group Policies
  12. Understanding Restricted Groups Policies
  13. Demo
  14. – Restricted Groups
  15. Lesson 4: Analyzing Security Settings
  16. How to Configure the Local Security Policy
  17. Using Security Templates and Deploying the GPOs
  18. Analyzing the Security Configuration of a Computer
  19. Creating Security Templates from the Results
  20. Lesson 5: Using The Security Configuration Wizard
  21. The Security Configuration Wizard
  22. Security Policy
  23. Demo
  24. – SCW
  25. Lesson 6: Deploying Software with Group Policy
  26. Understanding GP Software Installation
  27. Windows Installer Programs
  28. Preparing an SDP
  29. Creating a Software Deployment GPO
  30. Managing the Scope of Software Deployment GPO
  31. Demo
  32. – Software Deployment
  33. Lesson 7: Understanding Group Policy Scope
  34. GPO Links
  35. What is Inheritance and Precedence?
  36. Security Filtering to Modify GPO Scope
  37. WMI Filters
  38. Enabling or Disabling GPOs and GPO Nodes
  39. Lesson 8: How Group Policy Settings are Processed
  40. Group Policy Processing
  41. Group Policy Options
  42. Demo
  43. – Group Policy Scope
  44. Lesson 9: Verifying Group Policy Settings
  45. Resultant Set of Policy
  46. GP Results Wizard GPresult.exe
  47. Group Policy Modeling Wizard
  48. Demo
  49. – Verifying Group Policy
  50. Lesson 10: Enabling Auditing
  51. Audit Policy
  52. How to Audit Access to Files and Folders
  53. Global Access Auditing
  54. “Reason for Access” Reporting
  55. Enabling the Audit Policy
  56. Demo
  57. – Auditing
  58. Chapter 03 Review
  59. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -Working With Domain Controllers

(Duration: 46m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Installation Options
  3. Creating a New Forest Creating a New Tree
  4. Migrating a Domain
  5. Deleting a Domain
  6. Lesson 2: How to Install a Domain Controller
  7. Installing a DC with the Windows GUI
  8. Using Unattended Installation and Answer Files
  9. Installation Options
  10. Lesson 3: Introducing the Operations Master
  11. s
  12. Single Master Operations
  13. Forest Wide Roles
  14. Domain
  15. -Wide Roles
  16. Lesson 4: Designing Where to Deploy the Operation Masters
  17. Where to Place These Operations Masters
  18. Identifying the Operations Masters
  19. Transferring Operations Master Roles
  20. Seizing Operations Masters
  21. How to Seize or Transfer Operation Master Roles
  22. Extending the Schema
  23. Demo
  24. – FSMO
  25. Lesson 5: SYSVOL Replication with DFS
  26. How to Raise the Domain Functional Level
  27. Understanding the Migration Steps
  28. Chapter 05 Review
  29. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Securing the Authentication Process

(Duration: 40m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Password Security Policies
  3. Understanding Password Policies
  4. Understanding Password Settings Object
  5. Demo
  6. – Passwords
  7. Lesson 2: Introducing the Read
  8. -Only Domain Controller
  9. Why RODC
  10. RODC Options
  11. Lesson 3: Installing the RODC
  12. Deploying an RODC
  13. Password Replication Policy
  14. Lesson 4: Auditing Authentication Events
  15. Account Logon Events
  16. Configuring Authentication
  17. -Related Audit Polices
  18. Demo
  19. – Account Logging
  20. Chapter 07 Review
  21. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Planning Active Directory Deployment

(Duration: 2h 2m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: What Are Sites?
  3. Understanding What a Site Is
  4. Site Traffic
  5. Planning Sites
  6. Controlling Replication
  7. Site Links
  8. Bridgehead Server
  9. Replication Scheduling
  10. Replication Protocols
  11. Forcing Intersite Replication
  12. Summarizing Site Planning
  13. Lesson 2: Deciding on Site Boundaries
  14. Defining Sites
  15. Managing Domain Controllers in Sites
  16. SRVs
  17. Site Coverage
  18. Demo – Sites and Subnets
  19. Lesson 3: Working with Global Catalog Placement with AD Partitions
  20. Reviewing AD Partitions
  21. Understanding the Global Catalog
  22. Placing GC Servers
  23. What’s Found in the Global Catalog
  24. Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC)
  25. Partial Attribute Set
  26. Promoting a Domain Controller to a Global Catalog
  27. Lesson 4: Controlling Replication Between Sites
  28. Understanding AD Replication
  29. Replication
  30. Intersite Replication
  31. Monitoring Replication
  32. Lesson 5: Managing the Global Catalog
  33. Configuring a Global Catalog
  34. Understanding Application Directory Partitions
  35. Lesson 6: Configuring AD Trust Relationships
  36. Defining the Forest Infrastructure
  37. Moving Objects
  38. Migration Issues
  39. Trust Relationships
  40. Securing Trust Relationships
  41. Demo
  42. – Trusts
  43. Lesson 7: Choosing the Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  44. Functional Levels
  45. Domain Functional Levels
  46. Forest Functional Levels
  47. Chapter 09 Review
  48. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Acte Directory Certificate Services

(Duration: 43m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Understanding AD CS
  3. Understanding AD CS
  4. CA Options
  5. Creating the CA Hierarchy
  6. Some Best Practices
  7. Additional Planning Requirements
  8. Certificate Enrollment Types
  9. Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES)
  10. AutoEnrollment
  11. Configuring AutoEnrollment
  12. Web Enrollment
  13. Authentication Mechanism Assurance
  14. Enrollment Agents
  15. Deploying Multi-Forest Certificates
  16. X.509 Certificate Mapping
  17. AD CS Illustration
  18. Lesson 2: Installing AD CS
  19. Installing AD CS
  20. Supported Deployments
  21. Standalone Root & Subordinate
  22. Enterprise Root & Subordinate
  23. Lesson 3: Configuring and Using AD CS
  24. Finalizing the Configuration of an Issuing CA
  25. More about the CRL
  26. Considerations for the Use and Management of AD CS
  27. More on Certificate Templates
  28. Types of Templates
  29. Chapter 11 Review
  30. Course Closure
  31. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 -Working With Active Directory Objects

(Duration: 2h 23m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Working with the MMC
  3. Understanding the MMC
  4. How to Use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
  5. Customize the MMC with Snap-ins
  6. Learn How to Use the Alternate Login Credentials
  7. Demo – Custom MMC
  8. Lesson 2: Working with Objects in Active Directory
  9. Creating an OU
  10. Creating a User Object
  11. Creating a Group Object
  12. Lesson 3: How to Search Through Active Directory
  13. How to Find Objects in Active Directory
  14. Introducing LDAP
  15. Demo – Using Active Directory
  16. Lesson 4: Securing and Delegating AD Objects
  17. Understanding Delegation
  18. What are User Rights?
  19. Using the Delegation of Control Wizard
  20. Demo – Delegation
  21. Lesson 5: Adding Computer Accounts to AD
  22. Understanding Workgroups, Domains, and Trusts
  23. Identifying Requirements for Joining a Computer to the Domain
  24. Offline Domain Join
  25. Lesson 6: Organizing AD with Container Objects
  26. Understanding Containers
  27. Creating OUs for Computers
  28. Adding a Computer to the Domain
  29. Restricting the Ability of Users to Create Computers
  30. Demo
  31. – Joining the Domain
  32. Lesson 7: Working With Computer Objects and Accounts
  33. Configuring Computer Properties
  34. Moving a Computer
  35. Managing a Computer with the AD Users and Computers
  36. Recognizing a Computer Account Problem How to Reset a Computer Account
  37. How to Rename a Computer
  38. Ways to Disable/Enable Computer Accounts
  39. How to Delete a Computer Account
  40. Recycling the Computer Account
  41. Demo
  42. – Recycling the Computer Account
  43. Lesson 8: Automating Computer Account Creation
  44. Importing Computers with CSVDE
  45. Importing Computers with LDIFDE
  46. Creating Computers with DSadd
  47. Creating Computers with Netdom
  48. Windows PowerShell
  49. Creating Computers with VBScript
  50. Demo
  51. – Automating Computer Creation
  52. Chapter 02 Review
  53. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 – Managing Users and Groups with AD

(Duration: 2h 19m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Automating User Account Creation
  3. Automating the Creation of User Accounts with Templates
  4. Introduction to the Active Directory Command
  5. -Line Tools
  6. Demo
  7. – Automating User Accounts
  8. Lesson 2: Working with User Attributes
  9. How to Manage User Attributes
  10. Understanding the Name and Other User Attributes
  11. Account Properties
  12. Managing User Attributes without the GUI
  13. Lesson 3: User Account Administrative Tasks
  14. Administrative Tasks
  15. Protected Admin
  16. Demo
  17. – Supporting User Accounts
  18. Lesson 4: Using PowerShell to Create User Accounts
  19. What is Windows PowerShell?
  20. Key Elements of PowerShell
  21. User Creation with PowerShel
  22. l
  23. PowerShell Scripting
  24. Demo
  25. – Creating Users with PowerShell
  26. Lesson 5: Group Creation and Management
  27. Managing Your Enterprise with Groups
  28. Defining Group Naming Conventions
  29. Lesson 6: The Basics of Groups
  30. Understanding Groups
  31. What’s a Group Scope?
  32. Allowed Group Scope Conversions
  33. Managing Group Membership
  34. Using Groups for Permissions
  35. AGDLP and AGGUDLP Illustrated
  36. Local vs. Domain
  37. Demo
  38. – Managing Groups
  39. Lesson 7: Best Practices for Using AD Groups
  40. Best Practices for Group Attributes
  41. Default Windows Groups
  42. Lesson 8: Automating Group Creation
  43. Creating and Managing Groups
  44. Managing Group Membership with Windows PowerShell and VBScript
  45. Demo
  46. – Automating Creation of Groups
  47. Lesson 9: Advanced Group Options
  48. Protecting Groups from Accidental Deletion
  49. Delegating the Management of Group Membership
  50. What are Shadow Groups?
  51. Special Groups
  52. Demo
  53. – Administering Groups
  54. Chapter 04 Review
  55. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Adding DNS

(Duration: 59m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: DNS Basics
  3. Overview
  4. DNS and IPv6
  5. Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  6. Types of DNS Servers
  7. Dynamic DNS
  8. Secure Dynamic DNS (SDDNS)
  9. The Split Brain Option
  10. Lesson 2: DNS Definitions and Terms
  11. Understanding DNS
  12. DNS Terms
  13. Types of Records
  14. Windows Server DNS Features
  15. Demo
  16. – DNS
  17. Lesson 3: Setting up DNS for the Enterprise
  18. Configuring DNS
  19. Considerations for Security
  20. Working with DNS Server Settings
  21. Application Directory Partitions
  22. Administering DNS Servers
  23. Demo
  24. – Global Names
  25. Chapter 06 Review
  26. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -Monitoring and Supporting AD

(Duration: 58m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Preparing for Recovery
  3. Important Concepts
  4. Twelve Categories of AD DS Administration
  5. Lesson 2: Active Directory Tools
  6. Tools
  7. Performing Online/Offline Maintenance
  8. Offline Maintenance
  9. Built
  10. -in Directory Protection Measures
  11. Backups
  12. Proactive Restores
  13. Restarting in DSRM
  14. Identifying the Backup Set
  15. Other Options
  16. Backup/Restore GPOs
  17. Using the AD Recycle Bin
  18. Lesson 3: Monitoring Active Directory Performance
  19. Managing System Resources
  20. Task Manager
  21. Event Viewer
  22. WRPM
  23. WSRM
  24. Server Manager
  25. PowerShell
  26. Baselines
  27. Demo – Performance Monitor
  28. Chapter 08 Review
  29. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -IDA Solutions

(Duration: 1h 16m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Understanding AD FS
  3. Understanding AD FS
  4. B2B
  5. Support of AD FS
  6. The AD FS Process
  7. Working with FS Designs
  8. AD FS Components
  9. Lesson 2: Installing AD FS
  10. Installing AD FS
  11. Lesson 3: Configuring and Using AD FS
  12. Finalizing the Configuration of AD FS
  13. Using and Managing AD FS
  14. Lesson 4: Understanding AD RMS
  15. Understanding AD RMS
  16. New AD RMS Features
  17. Basic Concepts
  18. AD RMS Installation Scenarios
  19. Preparing AD RMS Installation Prerequisites
  20. Lesson 5: Installing AD RMS
  21. AD RMS Considerations
  22. Understanding AD RMS Certificates
  23. Lesson 6: Configuring and Using AD RMS
  24. Configuring AD RMS
  25. Lesson 7: Understanding AD LDS
  26. What is AD LDS?
  27. Comparing LDS with DS
  28. AD LDS Scenarios
  29. Lesson 8: Installing AD LDS
  30. Installing AD LDS
  31. Demo
  32. – Installing AD LDS
  33. Lesson 9: Configuring and Using AD LDS
  34. Working with AD LDS Tools
  35. Creating an LDS Instance
  36. Other Options
  37. Lesson 10: Security Review
  38. Review
  39. Chapter 10 Review
  40. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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