Windows Server 2016 Advanced Active Directory
(W8AAD, Live Instructor-Led Training, 4 days)


This SETC Certified course covers advanced Active Directory topics in the context of installation, configuration and maintenance. This course includes coverage of GPO, global catalog servers, service replication, sites, replication topology, WMI scripting and troubleshooting techniques. If you need to know everything about the Active Directory, this is the course for you.

Dates and Pricing

Jan 9 to Jan 12, 2018$2,500/person Feb 6 to Feb 9, 2018$2,500/person Mar 6 to Mar 9, 2018$2,500/person


Active Directory Fundamentals
Active Directory Concepts
Active Directory Improvements
Active Directory Services Interface
Active Directory Objects and Attributes
Active Directory Users and Computers Improvements
Active Directory Federation Services
LDAP Fundamentals
Active Directory Architecture
Active Directory Service Architecture
Active Directory System Agent Functions
Physical and Logical Components
Logical Structure: OU#39;s, Domains, Trees, Forests
Delegation of Administration
Physical Structure: Domain Controllers, Two-way Kerberos Trusts
Naming Conventions Used with Active Directory
Relative Distinguished Name, Distinguished Name, User Principal Name, Domain Component Naming
DNS Architecture
DNS Naming Conventions
DNS Zone Types
DNS Resource Records
Forwarders and Slaves
Maintaining the DNS Database
Installing and Managing Active Directory Services
Promoting a Domain Controller
Creating a Domain Tree or a Child Domain
Database and Log locations
Permissions for Default Users and Groups
Directory Services Restore Mode Password
Adding Additional Domain Controllers to a Forest
Demoting a Domain Controller
MetaData Cleanup with NTDSUtil
Group Policy Administration
Introduction to the GPMC
Predefined Group Policies
Default Domain Policy
Default Domain Controllers Policy
Creating Group Policy Objects
Backing Up and Restoring Group Policy Objects
Administrative Templates
Windows Settings for Users and Computers
Software Deployment using Group Policy
Creating .MSI Packages
How Group Policy is Applied
Group Policy Application and Inheritance
Troubleshooting Group Policy
Managing and Maintaining Active Directory
Publishing Resources in Active Directory
Configuring a Time Server in Windows Server 2016
Delegation of Administration
Custom Delegation
Defining an Audit Policy
The Secedit Database
INF Security Templates
Creating Custom Security Templates
Security Configuration and Analysis Console
Hardening Computer Accounts
Domain Components
Domain Functional Levels
Setting Up Trust Relationships
Different Types of Trust Relationships
FSMO Roles
FSMO Role Maintenance Using NTDSUtil
Group Types: Domain Local, Global and Universal Groups
Global Catalog Servers
What is the Global Catalog?
Global Catalog Servers
Additional Global Catalog Servers
When is the Global Catalog Queried?
Directory Service Replication
Replication Fundamentals
Advanced Replication
Using the Replmon Utility
Replication Components: USNs, High Watermark, Up-to-Dateness Vector
Inter and Intra-site Replication
Initiating Urgent Replication
Sites and Replication Topology Administration
Using AD Sites and Services
Creating Sites and Subnets
Bridgehead Servers
Site Links and Site Link Bridges
Site Link Scheduling
Site Link Transitivity
Active Directory maintenence
Database File Structure
Database Transaction Log Details
Backing Up the System State
Authoritative vs. Non-Authoritative Restore
Verifying the Restore Process
Active Directory Scripting
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Deploying Scripts Using Group Policy
ADSI Scripts
Using LDIFDE to Add, Modify and Delete Users Objects
Automating Administrative Tasks Using LDF Files
Active Directory Schema
What is the Schema?
How to Edit the Schema
Object Classes and Schema Objects
Changing the Schema Master using NTDSUtil
Troubleshooting Active Directory
The Event Viewer
Diagnostic Logging
Using Netdiag
Using DCDiag
Using the Recovery Console
Active Directory Log Files
Using Performance Logs and Alerts
Spotlight On Active Directory Software from Quest