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Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Configuring Active Directory Part 1

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Windows Server 2008 is the most recent server operating system released from Microsoft. With new roles specific to Active Directory, along with notable improvements in security, networking, and performance, Windows Server 2008 is designed to increase reliability and flexibility to any server infrastructure. Read-only domain controllers are introduced and described in this course, with demonstrations on how they can help improve security, generate faster logon times, and create more efficient resource access. Aligning with Microsoft exam 70-640 objectives: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, this course will also cover many of the different types of installations, as well as new deployment features and migration options. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
  • create a forest or domain
  • raise the forest and domain functional level
  • configure an unattended installation
  • recognize the options for an unattended installation
  • recognize the role of the ADMT in a test migration plan
  • recognize the functions of the ADMT
  • use forestprep and domainprep
  • configure the global catalog
  • configure sites and subnets
  • implement network infrastructure
  • configure DNS for Active Directory
  • recognize the operations masters and their roles
  • recognize the operations master role dependencies
  • recognize how to remove a domain
  • configure a trust
  • distinguish between trust relationships
  • recognize how to remove a domain
  • configure a trust
Windows Server 2008 includes several new Active Directory Domain Services roles. These roles are conveniently managed in the Server Manager console, which allows administrators to add, remove, and manage the server roles on any Windows Server 2008 server. This course covers new active directory server roles, such as the Active Directory Federation and Active Directory Rights Management roles, which enhance an organization's ability to safeguard domain resources, extend external network access, and facilitate the use of a single sign-on solution. This course also describes enhancements to Active Directory Certificate Services, which include new Enrollment Agent Templates, Online Responders, and a new enterprise PKI management tool, and is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
  • recognize the features of RODCs
  • install an RODC in a forest
  • install a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • recognize the new features of Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • recognize the role of Active Directory
  • install a root Certificate Authority
  • recognize the features of Active Directory Certificate Services
  • configure AD RMS
  • recognize the features of AD RMS
  • install AD FS role services
  • configure the web server
  • configure the federation server
  • configure Active Directory roles
Windows Server 2008 includes several new and improved Active Directory features. The most notable change is the renaming of Active Directory Services to Active Directory Domain Services. Further administration and security enhancements make Windows Server 2008 the most complete out of the box version to date. This course explores new account policy and fine-grain password policy features, along with improvements to common Active Directory administration, such as group membership, delegation, and importing data. Mapping to objectives set forth by Microsoft, this course is one in a series that prepares learners for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
  • create an account
  • import data
  • delegate control of an OU
  • configure group membership
  • distinguish between the domain account policies
  • recognize how fine-grained password policies are applied
  • configure domain password policies
  • configure a password policy
  • configure an Account Lockout Policy
  • configure a fine-grained policy
  • manage a fine-grained policy
  • configure a fine-grained password policy in a given scenario
  • configure an account lockout policy in a given scenario
New Group Policy features in Windows Server 2008 allow for improved centralized management and configuration of computers in an Active Directory (AD) environment. Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) version 2 is a built-in feature in Windows Server 2008 and includes new templates, new import and export options, and a new Starter Group Policy Object (GPO) container that can be used to store a collection of administrative settings to create a baseline object for future group policy object creation. This course explores group policy deployment along with policy auditing, inheritance, and delegation, and is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
  • create and edit a GPO
  • recognize the features of GPO administrative templates
  • recognize the features of GPO security templates
  • deploy software using Group Policy
  • configure software packages
  • create a GPO
  • block GPO inheritance
  • deploy a software package
  • customize the GPMC
  • configure administrative templates
  • configure security settings for AD GPOs
  • configure audit policies for event categories
  • customize a GPMC
  • configure a GPO
  • configure an audit policy
Windows Server 2008 represents the next generation of server operating systems from Microsoft. With this release come notable improvements in security, remote access, networking, and performance monitoring. New administration features such as the command-line PowerShell and Server Manager are designed to ease administration and offer a secure way of administering Windows Server 2008 servers. Further enhancements to Terminal Services ensure that Windows Server 2008 maximizes the availability and flexibility of remote access and virtual environments. This course discusses these features along with the various product versions available, deployment and installation strategies, and the new Active Directory roles.
  • determine which edition of Windows Server 2008 is appropriate for a given organization
  • match editions of Windows Server 2008 with corresponding characteristics
  • recognize the steps in the Windows Server 2008 installation process
  • identify the system requirements for the installation of Windows Server 2008
  • use Server Manager to add an optional feature
  • install the appropriate edition of Windows Server 2008 for a given company
  • identify server roles that are available with a Server Core installation
  • identify the benefits of a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008
  • recognize commands that are used in Server Core, in a given example
  • recognize how to install and customize Windows PowerShell
  • recognize how to use commands in Windows PowerShell
  • install Windows Server 2008 PowerShell
  • customize Windows Server 2008 PowerShell
  • use Windows Server 2008 PowerShell
  • identify the new Terminal Services features in Windows Server 2008
  • recognize the organizational benefits of using Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008
  • recognize how a read-only domain controller increases security in a branch office scenario
  • identify the features of the new Active Directory services in Windows Server 2008

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