Module 1: Overview of Active Directory Design
For most organizations, the Active Directory deployment may be the single most important component in the IT infrastructure. When organizations deploy AD DS or any of the other Active Directory services within Windows Server 2008, they are deploying a central authentication and authorization service that provides SSO access to many other network services in the organization. AD DS provides the primary security mechanism within most organizations, and it enables policy-based management for user and computer accounts. You can use the other Active Directory services to extend some of this functionality to users who are external to the organization.
The critical functionality that the Active Directory services provide means that you should design your Active Directory infrastructure to meet your organization's unique requirements. This module provides an overview of the information that you must gather to prepare for an Active Directory deployment, and it provides an overview of the steps that you use as you create an Active Directory design.
- Preparing For Active Directory Design
- Designing the Internal AD DS Infrastructure
- Extending the Active Directory Design
Lab : Exploring the Lab Scenario
- Exploring the Contoso Ltd. Scenario
- Exploring Additional Scenarios for Active Directory Designs
Module 2: Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
To design the infrastructure of an AD DS forest for your organization, first you must collect organizational and administrative requirements, and then you must decide which design to use. There are several possible designs, and each one requires some trade-offs. Based on the requirements of your organization, you must determine the type of AD DS forest and forest root domain. You also must plan for trusts between forests, determine whether your organization requires multiple forests, and determine which modifications, if any, you must make to the AD DS schema. In addition, you must design for the time synchronization of all computer clocks in your organization by using the Windows Time service (Win32Time).
In this module, you will learn about forest design concepts as well as about forest trusts, the AD DS schema, and the Windows Time Service.
- Designing an AD DS Forest
- Designing AD DS Forest Trusts
- Planning for AD DS Schema Changes
- Designing a Windows Time Service Deployment
Lab : Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
- Design an AD DS Forest
- Create and Implement Forest Trusts
Module 3: Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
After designing the infrastructure for the AD DS forest as described in Module 1, you need to design the AD DS domain infrastructure. To do this, you first need to decide on the AD DS domain design model and the placement and deployment of domain controllers, based on your organization's needs. After designing the AD DS domain, you then integrate the internal and external DNS namespaces with the AD DS domain by using DNS servers. If your design consists of multiple domains, you can create domain trusts to enable easy and reliable communication from one domain to another. You need to choose the right type of domain trust, based on your organization's needs.
In this module, you will learn about designing AD DS domains, DNS, and domain trusts.
- Designing AD DS Domains
- Designing DNS Namespaces in an AD DS Environment
- Designing AD DS Domain Trusts
Lab : Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
- Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
- Designing and Implementing DNS Integration
- Designing and Implementing Domain Trusts
Module 4: Designing AD DS Sites and Replication
You should design the site topology for the network after you design the logical structure of the AD DS infrastructure in your organization. The site topology is a logical representation of the physical network. You use the site topology to manage replication and logon network traffic, among other things. When you create the site design, include information about the location of the AD DS sites, the AD DS domain controllers within each site, and the site links and site-link bridges that support AD DS replication between sites. Windows Server 2008 uses site information for many purposes, including routing replication, client affinity, system volume (SYSVOL) replication, Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces, and service locations.
In this module, you will learn how to design a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers that are in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links.
- Designing AD DS Sites
- Designing AD DS Replication
Lab : Designing AD DS Sites and Replication
- Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
- Designing and Implementing AD DS Replication
Module 5: Designing AD DS Domain Controllers
This module explains how to design an AD DS domain controller.
- Designing Domain Controllers and Domain Controller Placement
- Designing RODC Deployments
- Designing Domain Controllers As Virtual Machines
- Designing Domain Controller Availability
Lab : Designing AD DS Domain Controllers
- Designing an AD DS Controller Deployment
- Designing and Implementing an RODC Deployment
Module 6: Designing AD DS Domain Administration
You can use an AD DS domain to simplify the administration of your IT resources by creating a manageable structure that underlies a network infrastructure based on the Windows operating system.
To design the effective administration of an AD DS domain, you need to first assess the state of the configuration and administration of the AD DS environment. To determine the best design for your AD DS domain administration, first collect information about how your organization needs to administer the various resources in your AD DS domain environment. This information provides the basis on which you can design and build the AD DS domain structures that will enable the most effective AD DS domain administrative methods for your organization, such as organizational units (OUs), AD DS groups, and user and computer account objects.
- Planning the Delegation of AD DS Administration
- Designing the Structure of OUs
- Designing an AD DS Group Strategy
- Planning to Manage User and Computer Accounts
Lab : Designing AD DS Domain Administration
- Creating and Implementing an OU Design
- Creating and Implementing an AD DS Group Design
- Automating User and Group Management
Module 7: Designing AD DS Group Policy
The AD DS Group Policy environment is the principal vehicle for configuration management in Windows Server 2008. An effective Group Policy design means a more standardized and easy-to-manage environment in which to perform all other administrative tasks.
This module introduces the key concepts for designing Group Policy as they relate to planning, implementing. and managing Group Policy in AD DS.
- Preparing for Group Policy Design
- Designing Group Policy Objects
- Designing Group Policy Processing
- Planning for Group Policy Management
Lab : Designing AD DS Group Policy
- Designing and Implementing Group Policy Objects
- Designing and Implementing Group Policy Application
Module 8: Designing AD DS Security
One of the primary reasons to deploy a directory service like AD DS is to provide security for the organization's network. Managing secure access to network resources is critical to ensuring that only authorized users can access the data and that only authorized administrators can make changes to the environment.
By ensuring that the AD DS deployment is secure, you can help ensure system stability and reliability, and you can minimize the number of successful attempts to jeopardize system security and integrity.
- Preparing to Design AD DS Security
- Designing AD DS Account and Password Policies
- Designing AD DS Domain Controller Security
- Designing AD DS Administrator Security
Lab : Designing and Implementing AD DS Security
- Designing and Implementing Security Policies for Accounts and Passwords
- Designing and Implementing Administrative Security Policies
Module 9: Designing a Public Key Infrastructure
This module explains how to design a PKI deployment by using Windows Server 2008 AD CS.
- Overview of PKI and AD CS
- Designing a Certification Authority Deployment
- Designing Certificate Templates
- Designing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Lab : Designing and Implementing a PKI Deployment
- Designing and Implementing a CA Hierarchy
- Designing and Implementing AD CS Certificate Templates
Module 10: Designing and Deploying AD RMS
This module explains how to design and implement a rights protection infrastructure by using AD RMS.
- AD RMS Overview
- Designing an AD RMS Deployment
- Extending the AD RMS Deployment Outside an Organization
Lab : Designing and Deploying AD RMS
- Designing an AD RMS Deployment
- Implementing an Internal AD RMS Deployment
- Verifying the AD RMS Deployment
Module 11: Designing an AD LDS Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an AD LDS deployment.
- AD LDS Deployment Scenarios
- Designing an AD LDS Server Deployment
- Designing AD LDS Replication
- Integrating AD LDS with AD DS
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD LDS Infrastructure
- Designing AD LDS Replication for Internal Applications
- Designing AD LDS Replication for External Applications
- Designing Highly Available LDAP Services for Multiple Applications
- Implementing an AD LDS Solution
Module 12: Designing an AD FS Infrastructure
This module explains how to design an implementation of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
- Overview of an AD FS Design
- Designing an AD FS Deployment
- Designing AD FS Claims and Applications
Lab : Integrating AD FS and AD RMS
- Configuring AD FS in the Account Partner
- Configuring AD FS in the Resource Forest
- Adding Resource and Account Partners
- Configuring AD RMS to Work with AD FS
- Configuring the AD FS Client
- Verifying AD RMS and AD FS Functionality
Module 13: Designing AD DS Transitions
This module explains how to design and implement AD DS upgrades and migrations.
- Choosing an AD DS Transition Strategy
- Designing a Domain-Upgrade Strategy
- Designing a Domain-Restructure Strategy
- Designing AD DS Domain Renaming
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Restructure
- Designing an AD DS Domain Restructure
- Implementing an AD DS Domain Restructure
Leads to examination
- 70-647 PRO Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator