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Windows Server 2012, Part 3: AD and IP Addresses

with expert JC Mackin


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Release date Release date 11/13/2013
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 57m
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Course description

When you start learning about Active Directory, you know you’re really getting into the meat of Windows network administration. In this course we’ll be starting from scratch, defining Active Directory and going on a tour of the graphical user interface, looking at the database itself, objects in the database, and the tools you use to configure it. We’ll be looking at the Active Directory hierarchy, with its forests, domains, and Organizational Units, or OUs. Next, we’ll talk about how to promote servers to be domain controllers, a process which has changed significantly in Windows Server 2012. Finally, we’ll be covering how to perform both basic Active Directory administration as well as some advanced concepts, tools, and techniques. Next we’ll be taking an exam-centric view of IP addressing. We’ll talk about IP version 4 addresses in the context of address blocks, and how the size of an address block varies with the subnet mask. Then we’ll give you tricks to help you quickly determine the address block size you need for a given network. Finally, we’ll be looking at the basics of IP version 6, what these addresses look like, the different categories of IPv6 addresses, and how to tell them apart.

Prerequisites

The course assumes that students have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows, basic networking concepts, and a fundamental understanding of computer hardware.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSE 2012: Server Infrastructure
MCSE 2012: Desktop Infrastructure
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
70-410: Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
Windows Server 2012

Meet the expert

JC Mackin JC Mackin (MCSA, MCSE) is a writer, analyst, and trainer who has specialized in Windows networks since Windows NT 4.0. He has authored or co-authored more than 10 books about Windows administration and certification, including many Microsoft Training Kits and the Exam Ref for Exam 70-417.


Course outline



Active Directory

AWS Domain Controller (26:11)
  • Introduction (00:18)
  • Active Directory Basics (01:46)
  • Active Directory Names (01:54)
  • Demo: Active Directory GUI (04:11)
  • Demo: SysVol (00:54)
  • Active Directory Hierarchy (02:06)
  • Demo: Organizational Unit (01:30)
  • Active Directory: Forest (00:50)
  • Active Directory: Domains (00:40)
  • Domain Controller Basics (01:29)
  • Promoting a Server to a DC (00:42)
  • Demo: Promoting a Server (05:24)
  • Demo: Verifying Promotion (00:26)
  • Promoting with PowerShell (01:15)
  • Dcpromo: Still Required With... (01:59)
  • Summary (00:38)
Objects (36:51)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Joining a Computer to a Domain (02:24)
  • Demo: DNS Server (01:06)
  • Demo: Joining Using the GUI (02:01)
  • Demo: Joining Using Sconfig (01:44)
  • Demo: Djoin.exe (04:42)
  • Demo: RedirCMP.exe (03:37)
  • Finding AD Objects (01:08)
  • Demo: Find Objects - GUI (01:11)
  • Demo: Find Objects - PowerShell (05:04)
  • Demo: Filter Operators (00:46)
  • User Accounts (01:27)
  • Demo: New User - GUI (02:18)
  • Demo: New User - PowerShell (01:36)
  • Demo: New User - DSAdd (02:08)
  • Demo: SID (00:46)
  • Demo: Add a User to a Group (00:33)
  • Demo: Modify User Properties (01:30)
  • Demo: Add a User to an ACL (01:43)
  • Summary (00:26)
Groups (14:08)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Group Accounts (03:24)
  • Demo: New Group (02:19)
  • Universal Groups (02:30)
  • Demo: Global Catalog Server (02:48)
  • Default Admin Groups in AD (01:05)
  • Demo: Admin Groups (00:58)
  • Summary (00:38)
Special Domain Controllers (12:50)
  • Introduction (00:19)
  • Global Catalog Servers (00:54)
  • Demo: Creating a GC (00:27)
  • Operations Master Roles (03:06)
  • Demo: Operations Master Roles (02:17)
  • NTDSUTIL (02:35)
  • Demo: NTDSUTIL (02:40)
  • Summary (00:29)

IP Addressing

IPV4 (20:24)
  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Interpreting IPv4: Computer #1 (00:42)
  • Interpreting IPv4: Computer #2 (00:31)
  • Interpreting IPv4: Computer #3 (00:29)
  • Determining ID Lengths in IPv4 (01:52)
  • Subnet Mask: Two Notations (00:59)
  • Subnet Mask: Address Block Size (00:53)
  • Routers Divide Address Blocks (01:04)
  • Address Blocks: Basics (01:00)
  • Network ID/Subnet Mask Example (00:46)
  • Smaller Address Blocks (04:20)
  • Larger Address Blocks (02:26)
  • Practice Question #1 (01:02)
  • Practice Question #2 (01:16)
  • Practice Question #3 (00:55)
  • Practice Question #4 (01:10)
  • Summary (00:27)
IPV6 (07:14)
  • Introduction (00:20)
  • Intoducing IPv6 (00:54)
  • Structure of an IPv6 Address (00:38)
  • What an IPv6 Address Looks Like (01:13)
  • Global IPv6 Addresses (00:47)
  • Link-Local Addresses (01:25)
  • Unique Local Addresses (01:22)
  • Summary (00:34)