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Microsoft Active Directory  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Microsoft Active Directory course description

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.

What will you learn
  • Install AD on multiple PCs.
  • Use the tools to create and manage objects.
  • Create appropriate group policies to restrict selected user’s desktops and network access.
  • Install DNS to support Active Directory without loosing Internet Connectivity.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot AD problems
  • Backup Active Directory.
Microsoft Active Directory course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical staff working with AD based networks.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Supporting Windows server.

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
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Microsoft Active Directory course contents

  • Introduction to Active Directory
  • 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.

  • Windows overview
  • 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.

  • Creating & Managing Objects (a quick look)
  • 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.

  • Introduction to Group Policies
  • What are Group Policies? Where Group Policy data is stored, security, Group Policy flow.
    Hands on Implementing Group Policies

  • Working with 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.

  • Implementing DNS
  • DNS basics, troubleshooting, implementing DNS zones.
    Hands on Building a unified DNS solution.

  • Maintaining and managing the AD database
  • 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.

Learning path



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Training approach

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.