Course Outline
 

2279 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

 


 

Module 1: Introduction to Active Directory Infrastructure
This module introduces students to the Active Directory infrastructure, its logical and physical structure, and its function as a directory service. The module also introduces the command-line tools and snap-ins that you can use to examine the components of Active Directory and the Active Directory design, planning, and implementing process.
Lessons
The Architecture of Active Directory
How Active Directory Works
Examining Active Directory
The Active Directory Design, Planning, and Implementation Processes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the architecture of Active Directory.
Describe how Active Directory works.
Use command-line tools, scripts, snap-ins, and other methods to examine the components of Active Directory.
Describe the Active Directory design, planning, and implementation processes.

 

Module 2: Implementing an Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure
This module discusses Active Directory installation requirements, how to create a forest and domain structure by using the Active Directory Installation Wizard, and the post-installation tasks you must perform. It also explains how to configure DNS in an Active Directory environment, raise forest and domain functional levels, and create trust relationships.
Lessons
Creating a Forest and Domain Structure
Examining and Configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS
Raising Forest and Domain Functional Levels
Creating Trust Relationships
Lab A: Implementing Active Directory
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create a forest and domain structure.
Configure DNS in an Active Directory environment.
Raise the functional level of a forest and a domain.
Create trust relationships between domains.
Secure trusts by using SID filtering.

 

Module 3: Implementing an Organizational Unit Structure
This module discusses how to create organizational units, how to delegate common administrative tasks, how to customize the delegation of administrative tasks for an organizational unit, and how to plan the implementation of an organizational unit structure.
Lessons
Creating and Managing Organizational Units
Delegating Administrative Control for Organizational Units
Planning an Organizational Unit Strategy
Lab A: Implementing an Organizational Unit Structure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and manage organizational units.
Delegate control of an organizational unit.
Plan an organizational unit strategy.

 

Module 4: Implementing User, Group, and Computer Accounts
This module explains how to plan and implement Active Directory user, group, and computer accounts. It also explains how to create multiple user and computer accounts by using command-line tools such as CSVDE and LDIFDE, and how to manage accounts by using Windows Script Host. The module also explains how to implement User Principle Name (UPN) suffixes.
Lessons
Introduction to Accounts
Creating and Managing Multiple Accounts
Implementing User Principal Name Suffixes
Moving Objects in Active Directory
Planning an Account Strategy
Planning an Active Directory Audit Strategy
Lab A: Implementing an Account and Audit Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the types of Active Directory accounts and groups.
Create multiple user and computer accounts.
Implement UPN suffixes.
Move objects within a domain and across domains in a forest.
Plan a strategy for user computer and group accounts.
Plan an Active Directory audit strategy.

 

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
This module explains how to plan and implement a Group Policy strategy to centrally manage users and computers in an enterprise.
Lessons
Creating and Configuring Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Configuring Group Policy Refresh Rates and Group Policy Settings
Managing GPOs
Verifying and Troubleshooting Group Policy
Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
Planning a Group Policy Strategy for the Enterprise
Lab A: Implementing Group Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and configure GPOs.
Configure Group Policy refresh rates and Group Policy settings.
Manage GPOs.
Verify and troubleshoot Group Policy.
Delegate administrative control of Group Policy.
Plan a Group Policy strategy for the enterprise.

 

Module 6: Deploying and Managing Software by Using Group Policy
In this module, students learn how to deploy and manage software by using Group Policy. The module focuses on basic concepts of deploying, configuring, and maintaining software, troubleshooting deployed software, and planning software deployment.
Lessons
Introduction to Managing Software Deployment
Deploying Software
Configuring Software Deployment
Maintaining Deployed Software
Troubleshooting Software Deployment
Planning a Software Deployment Strategy
Lab A: Deploying and Managing Software Using Group Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the basic concepts of software deployment by using Group Policy.
Deploy software by using Group Policy.
Configure software deployment by using Group Policy.
Maintain deployed software by using Group Policy.
Troubleshoot some common problems with software deployment.
Plan a software deployment strategy.

 

Module 7: Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication
This module explains how to implement sites to manage and monitor replication in Active Directory. The module presents basic concepts of replication and sites in Active Directory, specifically: creating, configuring, and managing sites; monitoring and troubleshooting replication failures; and planning a site strategy.
Lessons
Introduction to Active Directory Replication
Creating and Configuring Sites
Managing Site Topology
Troubleshooting Replication Failures
Planning a Site
Lab A: Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the components and the process of replication.
Create and configure sites.
Manage an Active Directory site topology.
Monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory replication failures.
Plan a site strategy.

 

Module 8: Implementing the Placement of Domain Controllers
This module introduces students to the placement of domain controllers. It focuses on the placement and planning of domain controllers, including global catalog servers, and DNS servers that are integrated with Active Directory. The module also discusses guidelines for caching universal group membership for a site.
Lessons
Implementing the Global Catalog in Active Directory
Determining the Placement of Domain Controllers in Active Directory
Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers
Lab A: Implementing the Placement of Domain Controllers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Implement the global catalog in Active Directory.
Determine the placement of domain controllers in Active Directory.
Plan for the placement of domain controllers in Active Directory.

 

Module 9: Managing Operations Masters
This module introduces students to managing operations masters in Active Directory. It explains the purpose of each of the five types of operations masters, how to transfer and seize operations master roles, and how to plan a strategy for placing operations masters.
Lessons
Introduction to Operations Master Roles
Transferring and Seizing Operations Master Roles
Planning the Placement of Operations Masters
Lab A: Managing Operations Masters
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the purpose of each of the five operations master roles in Active Directory.
Transfer and seize operations master roles in Active Directory.
Plan for the placement of operations masters in Active Directory.

 

Module 10: Maintaining Active Directory Availability
This module explains basic concepts about maintaining Active Directory availability, including how to defragment, move, back up, restore, and monitor an Active Directory database.
Lessons
Introduction to Maintaining Active Directory
Moving and Defragmenting an Active Directory Database
Backing Up Active Directory
Restoring Active Directory
Planning for Monitoring Active Directory
Lab A: Maintaining Active Directory
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the relationship between data modification and maintenance of the Active Directory database.
Move and defragment an Active Directory database.
Back up Active Directory.
Restore Active Directory by using the primary, normal, or authoritative restore methods.
Apply guidelines for monitoring Active Directory.

 

Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure
This module provides students with the skills to plan and implement an Active Directory service infrastructure based on the business requirements of a fictitious organization.
Lessons
Creating an Active Directory Implementation Plan for Tailspin Toys
Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure for Tailspin Toys
Lab A: Creating the Active Directory Implementation Plan for Tailspin Toys
Lab B: Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure for Tailspin Toys
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Review the Active Directory design and create an Active Directory implementation plan for Tailspin Toys.
Implement the Active Directory infrastructure for Tailspin Toys.