About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAAD2K8R2
Duration 3 Days

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This course is based fully on standard Microsoft course material.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for individuals who already have experience with Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who wish to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008 (R2).

Typical delegates include people who have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system and IT Professionals who work in medium and enterprise organizations with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and manage a Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory infrastructures.

Prerequisites

  • Experience planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Windows Server 2000 or 2003, Active Directory.
  • Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Vista.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Configure Active Directory Lightweight Services (AD LDS).
  • Configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to plan and prepare the environment and servers for installation, upgrade, and migration to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems from Windows Server 2003.

  • Overview of Windows Server
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Server Roles and Features
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Deploying Windows Server 2008

Lab: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2, Configuring Server Core, Enabling Remote Management, Adding the Domain Name System and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server Roles

Lab: Deploying Windows Server 2008

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services, Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services, Using an Unattended File with Windows Deployment Services, Completing Windows Deployment Services Configuration

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

This module describes how to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0. It further explains how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 and how to manage Active Directory Domain Services and server roles by using Windows PowerShell.

  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Managing AD DS with Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Server Roles with Windows PowerShell

Lab: Managing Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Using Windows PowerShell, Working with Active Directory by Using the Active Directory PowerShell Module, Managing IIS by Using Windows PowerShell, Configuring Server Manager Server Roles and Features by Using Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains the new and improved features of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Domain Services, such as RODC, fine-grained password policies and advanced auditing and others.

  • Active Directory Enhancements in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Managing Active Directory Objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Active Directory Database Management

Lab: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services

  • Installing and Configuring an RODC, Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies

Lab: Managing AD DS Objects and Database

  • Using PowerShell Commands to Administer Active Directory, Working with Active Directory Snapshots, Restoring Deleted Objects with Active Directory Recycle Bin

Module 4: Managing Group Policy in Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains what is new in the management of an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure, what improvements were made to Group Policy, what Group Policy Preferences are, and how the ability to restart the Active Directory database service (NTDS) supports and simplifies advanced administrative tasks.

Group Policy Enhancements in Windows server 2008
Managing Security with Group Policy
Managing Clients With Group Policy Preferences

Lab: Managing Group Policies

  • Creating a Central Store, Configuring Administrative Templates

Lab: Managing Client Security with Group Policy

  • Configuring Application Control Policies

Lab: Managing Clients with Group Policy Preferences

  • Deploying Group Policy Preferences

Module 5: Configuring Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2

This module explains how to configure Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2. It explains the steps for configuring the features of Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. It also explains the new Group Policy features in Active Directory domain services in Windows Server 2008 R2. The module also describes the features of other Active Directory Server roles in Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Configuring Active Directory Domain Services Features
  • Configuring Group Policy in Active Directory Domain Services
  • Features of Other Active Directory Server Roles

Lab: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services Features

  • Installing and Configuring Active Directory Administration Center
  • Configuring and Testing the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Configuring an Offline Domain Join

Lab: Configuring Group Policy in Active Directory Domain Services

  • Using Starter GPO
  • Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Implementing Application Control Policies

Module 6: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

This module explains how to manage enterprise PKI smoothly in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 while ensuring a manageable, secure infrastructure, maintaining application and legacy system compatibility.

  • Active Directory Certificate Services Overview
  • Deploying Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Managing Certificate Enrollment
  • Managing Certificate Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Lab: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Installing the AD CS Server Role and Configuring CAs, Managing Certificate Revocation, Managing Certificate Recovery

Module 7: Configuring Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

This module explains the Active Directory(AD) roles of AD LDS, AD FS and AD RMS, how they fit into the overall Windows Server 2008 management concept, and how to configure a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure to incorporate these roles.

  • Installing and Configuring AD LDS
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Installing and Configuring AD RMS

Lab: Configuring AD LDS

  • Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions, Configuring AD LDS Replication

Lab: Configuring AD RMS

  • Installing the AD RMS Server Role, Configuring AD RMS Templates, Configuring AD RMS Trust Policies, Testing AD RMS Functionality
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3 Days

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