Microsoft Windows 2003 Configuring Active Directory Services
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Active Directory is the most valuable and complex feature of Windows 2003, providing vastly improved new functionality for organizations of all sizes. Companies that want to take advantage of the ease of administration and scalability that Windows 2003 provides will need a thorough understanding of how to implement Active Directory Services. After taking this hands-on course, you will be able to plan, design, install, configure, and administer a Windows 2003 Active Directory structure.
Who Needs to Attend
Enterprise network staff responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining Windows 2003 Active Directory services.
Our Microsoft Windows Server 2003 courses or equivalent knowledge is required before taking this course.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks
This course is part of the following programs or tracks:
Title 1: Understanding Active Directory
Learn the benefits and features of Active Directory and how it interoperates with X.500, LDAP, and other network standards. Learn the terminology needed to identify Active Directory objects and the strategy needed to design a Windows 2003 Active Directory network. Become familiar with the components that comprise Active Directory. Understand Active Directory objects and attributes. Understand Active Directory naming conventions and how Active Directory uses and integrates with DNS.
Title 2: DNS and Domain Controllers
Understand the process of deploying the DNS service for active directory. Understand the dcpromo utility and how it can be used to create domains, domain trees, and forests. You will learn how to analyze a successful promotion to make sure that the machine has been properly promoted to a domain controller. View the location and contents of different log files that will be created during the promotion process and learn about the clean-up process involving Ntdsutil. View demonstration labs that put these concepts to use.
Title 3: Designing for and Migrating to Active Directory
Learn how to plan for Active Directory deployment. Perform a network-wide inventory that describes both the physical and logical structure of Active Directory. Plan for domains and organizational units in forests. Understand the benefits and costs of single and multiple forests. Learn how to migrate your NT domain to Active Directory using the Active Directory Migration Tool. View demonstration labs that put these concepts to use.
Title 4: Domains Components and the Global Catalog
Learn about the domain structure, the various Active Directory models and how to implement them into a domain. Understand the difference between a one-way trust, transitive trust, and shortcut trust and how to set them up within a domain. View a demonstration lab that shows you how to verify that the Active Directory structure has been properly installed. Learn about using local and domain user accounts. Understand the difference between local, global, and universal groups. Explain when to use built-in users and groups. Get an understanding of the tree and forest structure used in Windows 2003 systems. Learn about the global catalog and its default attributes. Understand the steps for defining the global catalog. View demonstration labs that put these concepts to use.
Title 5: Group Policy
Explore Group Policy and learn to set up all three levels: Local Policy, Site Policy, and Domain Policy. Discover where and when Group Policy is applied, the order in which it is processed, and the exceptions to default Group Policy deployment. Learn what GPOs are and understand the different policy design types used to control and maintain them.
Title 6: Sites and Replication Administration
Learn the fundamentals of replication in Active Directory. Understand how transactions are completed. Create and modify objects; and then, follow the path of replication updates. Resolve attribute value conflicts when the same attribute has been changed on both replication partners. Learn how to analyze the size and network traffic requirements of an Active Directory database. Get an overview of the Active Directory database architecture, and learn how basic database garbage collection and input/output work. Understand the importance of performing database sizing and traffic analysis during database design. Learn how to use existing database test data to estimate expected database growth patterns and network traffic levels. Learn how to measure database scalability.
Title 7: Scripting and Schema
Learn about ASI scripting and how to use LDF files to automate administrative tasks. Understand the role of the schema. Learn about the object classes and how to edit the schema. Explain how to change FSMO roles. Understand how to use ntdsutil to transfer or seize FSMO roles.
Title 8: Managing and Administrating Active Directory
Learn how to protect Active Directory in case the Active Directory domain controller fails. Understand the difference between an authoritative and non-authoritative restore of the System State and the various utilities associated with both types of restores. View a demonstration lab that shows you how to use the Emergency Repair Disk in case of failures and create a System State backup. Implement different types of access permissions, including those for NTFS files and folders, shared folders, and Active Directory objects. Understand Dfs and auditing. Delegate common administrative tasks. Use RIS to remotely install Windows 2003. Analyze and troubleshoot domain and network problems using various troubleshooting tools, including Event Viewer, ipconfig, netdiag, dcdiag, ntdsutil, and Performance Monitor.