A thorough understanding of this system is essential for anyone managing enterprise MS networks. Essential theory is complimented with a high level of hands on practice allowing delegates to observe the idiosyncrasies of Active Directory and Group Policy at first hand. Delegates learn the fundamental theory of AD and progress onto building a multi-domain network in the classroom. The course includes troubleshooting methods, and essential maintenance procedures. This course is designed to teach you the skills needed for day to day management of these technologies.
Technical staff working with AD based networks.
Supporting Windows server.
Network authentication methods, Active Directory defined, AD naming conventions, network management with AD, AD structures: Domains, Organisational Units, Forests & Trees, Sites, The Global Catalogue. Windows 2003 new features, installing AD.
Hands on Installing an AD network.
Management methods Server management tools, installing the additional tools, Terminal Server: Administration mode, Administrator accounts in AD, Local Security Policy.
Hands on Install the management tools, Management using Terminal Services.
AD management tools, AD users and computers, Creating & managing OUs, User Accounts and groups, controlling access to AD objects, moving objects, Publishing resources, locating objects in AD, delegating authority.
Hands on Creating a control OU structure and delegating authority.
What are Group Policies? Where Group Policy data is stored, security, Group Policy flow.
Hands on Implementing Group Policies
Local security templates, administrative templates, scripts, folder redirection, software deployment.
Hands on Scripts, redirecting the start menu, creating a secure, robust desktop environment.
DNS basics, troubleshooting, implementing DNS zones.
Hands on Building a unified DNS solution.
AD support tools, database internal structure, replication, replication tools, Single Operations Masters, tools for maintenance, maintenance techniques, Backing up AD, Directory Services restore mode, NTDSUtil, Authoritative & non-authoritative restoration, rebuilding.
Hands on NTDSUtil.
"Able to customise course which was excellent."
"Good pace. Well tailored to fit the needs of the group."
This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.