Server 2016 Training: Windows Advanced Active Directory


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Windows Advanced Active Directory (Server 2016 Training) covers advanced Active Directory installation, configuration and maintenance. The training includes GPO, global catalog servers, service replication, sites, replication topology, PowerShell scripting & troubleshooting. If you need to know everything about the Active Directory, this is the course for you.

Course Dates and Pricing


Mar 6 - 9, 2018$2,775.00Apr 10 - 13, 2018$2,775.00May 8 - 11, 2018$2,775.00Jun 5 - 8, 2018$2,775.00

Course Outline

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

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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