Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

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Course Code MS6425



This five-day instructor-led course provides to teach Active Directory Technology Specialists with the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment, implement Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.

The primary audience for this course are AD Technology Specialists, Server Administrators, and Enterprise Administrators who want to learn how to implement AD in a distributed environment, secure domains using Group Policies, and perform backup, restore, and monitor and troubleshoot AD configuration to ensure trouble free operation.


Course Length 5 days


Before attending this workshop, students should have:

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic understanding of networking.

  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems.

  • An awareness of security best practices.

  • Basic knowledge of server hardware. A+ or equivalent knowledge

  • Some experience creating objects in Active Directory.

  • Foundation course (6424A) or equivalent knowledge.

  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server Environment.


Skills and Key Topics After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Integration.

  • Configure Active Directory Integrated Zones.

  • Configure Read Only DNS

  • Configure Active Directory Objects.

  • Automate AD DS object management.

  • Delegate Administrative access to AD DS objects.

  • Configure AD DS trusts

  • Describe AD DS replication.

  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services sites.

  • Configure and monitor AD DS replication

  • Describe Group Policies

  • Configure the scope of Group Policy objects.

  • Evaluate the application of Group Policy objects.

  • Manage Group Policy objects.

  • Delegate administrative control of Group Policies.

  • Configure Group Policy settings.

  • Configure scripts and folder redirection Using Group Policies.

  • Configure administrative templates.

  • Deploy software using Group Policy.

  • Configure security settings.

  • Implement fine-grained password policies.

  • Restrict group membership and access to software.

  • Manage security using security templates.

  • Maintain the AD DS Domain Controllers.

  • Back up the Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Restore the Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Troubleshoot Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Troubleshoot DNS integration with AD DS.

  • Troubleshoot AD DS replication.

  • Describe Group Policy troubleshooting.

  • Troubleshoot Group Policy application.

  • Troubleshoot Group Policy Settings.

  • Implement an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure.


Instructional Method         Interactive presentation and practical application through hands-on labs and group activities


Certification Preparation  This course will prepare you for the following MCTS exam 70-640

                                            TS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory: Configuring


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