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Managing User Accounts in Windows 2012 Active Directory

Before users can login to your Windows 2012 network, they have to have a user account...


Bryan O'Connor | 30 March 2013

Before users can login to your Windows 2012 network, they have to have a user account...

One of the courses I teach is the Microsoft Windows 2012 Installing and Configuring course, the Microsoft designation is the 20410B.

In the presentation, I cover an overview Managing User Accounts in Windows Server 2012 DNS.

This demonstration shows you how to do basic User Account Management. To do this we use Active Directory Users and Computers. However AD management is quite a complex topic and later demos will cover more of the AD Utilities available. Below is a brief description of each:

Active Directory Administration Snap-Ins

Most AD DS administration is performed with the following snap-ins and consoles:

  • Active Directory Users and Computers. This snap-in manages most common day-to-day resources, including users, groups, computers, and organizational units (OUs). This is likely to be the most heavily used snap-in for an Active Directory administrator.
  • Active Directory Sites and Services. This snap-in manages replication, network topology, and related services.
  • Active Directory Domains and Trusts. This snap-in configures and maintains trust relationships and the forest functional level.
  • Active Directory Schema snap-in. This snap-in examines and modifies the definition of Active Directory attributes and object classes. It is the blueprint for AD DS. It is rarely viewed, and even more rarely changed. Therefore, the Active Directory Schema snap-in is not installed, by default.

The demonstration is available at the BryanQA Youtube site

Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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