MS6425 – Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

1. Introducing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access                        
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts 
  • Install Active Directory Domain Services
2. Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently
  • Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
  • Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
3. Managing Users and Service Accounts
  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts
4. Managing Groups
  • Overview of Groups
  • Administer Groups   
  • Best Practices for Group Management
5. Managing Computer Accounts
  • Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Perform an Offline Domain Join
6. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Understand Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application
7. Managing User Desktop with Group Policy
  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI
8. Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
  • Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
  • Manage Security Settings
  • Auditing
  • Software Restriction Policy and Applocker
9. Securing Administration
  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Administration
10. Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
  • Configure Password and Lockout Policies
  • Audit Authentication
  • Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
11. Configuring Domain Name System
  • Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
  • Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration
12. Administering AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Domain Controller Installation Options
  • Install a Server Core Domain Controller
  • Manage Operations Masters
  • Configure Global Catalog
  • Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
13. Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication
  • Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Configure Replication
14. Directory Service Continuity
  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Manage the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers
15. Managing Multiple Domains and Forests
  • Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
  • Move Objects between Domains and Forests



Methods of the course performing

Multimedia lecture, classes, labs


Organization information

The price includes:

  • course performing and trainer providing
  • coffee brakes
  • lunch
  • training materials
  • certificate of the course accomplishment


Additional remarks:

Guarantee to start the course with minimum 2 participants.

Possibility to negotiate prices for groups bigger than 3 people.

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Associated courses:

(recommended for widening students** knowledge)

  • Micorosoft trainings


This five-day instructor-led course provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. It covers core AD DS concepts and functionality as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues.


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic understanding of networking
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • An awareness of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Some experience creating objects in Active Directory
  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server environment
  • A good knowledge of Windows Client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7


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