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Maintaining Win2K3 Active Directory

with expert Rafiq Wayani


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Release date Release date 8/31/2007
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 8h 0m
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Course description

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare to pass Microsoft exam 70-294. This course is intended for individuals pursuing the MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification.

Meet the expert

Rafiq Wayani Rafiq Wayani has extensive experience including more than 20 years in IT as Systems Architect, Software Engineer, DBA, and Project Manager. Wayani has instructed in a variety of technical areas, has designed and implemented network and information systems, and is certified across a wide range of platforms and systems including Microsoft Solutions Developer, Systems Engineer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Trainer; Novell Netware Administrator and Engineer; Master Certified Netware Engineer; and A Certified.


Course outline



Module 1

Intro to Active Directory (21:30)
  • Introduction (00:56)
  • Overview (02:11)
  • Provides Means for Control (01:16)
  • Stores Objects Securely (01:20)
  • Optimizes Network Traffic (00:41)
  • Additional Features (02:16)
  • Global Catalog (GC) (00:51)
  • Distinguished/Relative Names (02:28)
  • Where to Assign a GC Server (01:23)
  • View Site Names with ntdsutil (02:19)
  • Single Sign-On (02:03)
  • Authentication Process (01:43)
  • Authorization Process (01:45)
  • Summary (00:13)
Logical Structure (49:48)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Logical Structure Makeup (00:29)
  • Objects (01:00)
  • Object Classes (01:33)
  • Object/Object Class Demo (01:55)
  • Object Attributes (01:23)
  • AD Schema Explained (02:41)
  • Ways to Open AD Console (01:02)
  • Create a User Object (04:22)
  • Organizational Units (OU) (02:54)
  • Create an OU (00:35)
  • Add Users to an OU (02:06)
  • Add Security to OU (03:07)
  • Domains (06:03)
  • Set Up a Domain Controller (08:11)
  • Domain Trees (02:58)
  • Forests (01:44)
  • Create a Subdomain (06:48)
  • Summary (00:22)
Physical Structure (09:44)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Overview (01:09)
  • Two Components (00:11)
  • Domain Controllers (01:49)
  • Partitions (01:41)
  • Sites (02:13)
  • Default First Site Demo (01:45)
  • Summary (00:22)

Module 2

Operations Masters - Part 1 (08:07)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Overview (00:55)
  • Multimaster Replication (00:54)
  • Single Master Replication (00:21)
  • Operation Master (OM) Roles (00:48)
  • Forest-Wide OM Roles (00:27)
  • Domain-Wide OM Roles (01:42)
  • Operation Master Roles Demo (00:58)
  • Transfer OM Roles (01:11)
  • Summary (00:16)
Operations Masters - Part 2 (19:21)
  • Introduction (00:32)
  • Schema Master (02:08)
  • Domain Naming Master (00:47)
  • PDC Emulator (00:48)
  • Relative ID (RID) Master (00:57)
  • Infrastructure Master (02:00)
  • Transferring Master Roles (00:55)
  • Seize Master Roles (01:13)
  • Locate/View the Master Roles (01:18)
  • Register schmgmt.dll (01:37)
  • How to Transfer Roles (02:59)
  • How to Seize Roles (03:46)
  • Summary (00:15)
Visual Active Directory (26:56)
  • Introduction (00:26)
  • Windows Server 2003 Family (02:58)
  • Windows Server 2003 Admin (06:42)
  • Using Visual/Cmd-Line Tools (00:35)
  • AD Users and Computers Tool Demo (00:55)
  • Adding Snap-Ins to MMC (02:29)
  • View Active Directory Objects (01:02)
  • Working with Saved Queries (04:06)
  • Work with Actors OU (03:24)
  • User Security Settings (03:58)
  • Summary (00:17)
Command Line (23:53)
  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Introducing Cmd-Line Tools (00:27)
  • dsadd Demo (00:13)
  • Add Computer/Group/User (06:06)
  • Remove Computer/Group (00:39)
  • Using dsrm (cont.) (04:22)
  • One Step Groups/Members (01:44)
  • More Command-Line Tools (00:23)
  • dsmod Demo (04:05)
  • dsQuery Demo (05:05)
  • Summary (00:17)

Module 3

Advanced AD Tools (14:37)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Other Tools (00:31)
  • CSVDE Tool Demo (04:44)
  • Run-As Command (00:41)
  • Run-As Demo (05:15)
  • More dsquery Options (02:35)
  • Summary (00:19)
Best Practices (13:27)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Reasons for Cmd-Line Tools (02:30)
  • Rename Admin Account (00:52)
  • Rename Admin Account Demo (00:59)
  • Create Alt. Admin Account (01:47)
  • Use Accounts as Templates (00:30)
  • Template Account Demo (03:46)
  • More Best Practices (02:08)
  • Summary (00:24)
Resources and Security (15:16)
  • Introduction (00:26)
  • Resources and Security (00:48)
  • Create/Customize Template (03:45)
  • Apply GP w/ Security Template (02:45)
  • SCA Tool Demo (05:15)
  • Best Practices (01:58)
  • Summary (00:15)
Group Policy (GPO) (28:22)
  • Introduction (00:36)
  • Group Policy (01:11)
  • GP Management Console (02:14)
  • Create a New Group Policy (01:30)
  • Group Policy Object Editor (01:31)
  • Link Policy with a Container (02:04)
  • Test Group Policy (01:07)
  • Update Policy Using /force (02:53)
  • Group Policy Modeling Wizard (03:52)
  • Edit AllUsers Policy (02:03)
  • Group Policy Results (00:46)
  • Group Policy Results Demo (01:34)
  • Backup/Restore GPO Demo (03:21)
  • Best Practices (03:23)
  • Summary (00:10)

Module 4

Group Policy Software Install (21:24)
  • Introduction (00:26)
  • Overview (01:50)
  • Process (02:39)
  • Windows Installer (00:56)
  • Windows Installer Benefits (00:51)
  • Software Deployment Process (01:29)
  • Create a Shared Location (01:02)
  • Use Group Policy to Publish (05:05)
  • Use Group Policy to Assign (02:00)
  • Remove Installed Software (01:44)
  • Custom Categories (03:07)
  • Summary (00:13)
Disaster Recovery (16:49)
  • Introduction (00:32)
  • Disaster Recovery (00:40)
  • Automated System Recovery (01:08)
  • ASR Wizard (01:47)
  • Save Only System State Info (02:01)
  • ASR Restore (02:10)
  • Configure Shadow Copies (05:45)
  • Best Practices (02:30)
  • Summary (00:13)
Partitions and Replication (21:13)
  • Introduction (00:26)
  • Application Directory Partitions (01:39)
  • Domain/ForestDNSZones (01:46)
  • Create an AD Partition (03:35)
  • AD Rep. Zone and Scopes (01:21)
  • New AD Replication Option (01:37)
  • Backup AD Information Demo (02:19)
  • Restore AD Information Demo (05:40)
  • Check if Restore Worked (01:20)
  • Best Practices (01:06)
  • Summary (00:18)
Troubleshooting Tools (20:37)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Troubleshooting Overview (01:35)
  • Enhanced Debug Logging (00:41)
  • EDL Demo (07:16)
  • Windows Support Tools (01:02)
  • Install Windows Support Tools (01:18)
  • DNSCmd (01:37)
  • DNSCmd Demo (06:23)
  • Summary (00:15)

Module 5

More Troubleshooting Tools (23:41)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • DNSLint (00:42)
  • DNSLint Demo (07:38)
  • Netsh (00:50)
  • Netsh Demo (08:20)
  • DCGPOFix (02:10)
  • DCGPOFix Demo (01:21)
  • Best Practices (02:04)
  • Summary (00:08)
Troubleshooting AD (27:32)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Repadmin Tool (04:12)
  • Repadmin Demo (03:29)
  • ADSIEdit Snap-In Tool (01:16)
  • ADSIEdit Demo (01:13)
  • View/Edit AD Objects (04:47)
  • Connect to a Domain (03:25)
  • Domain/Forest Level (02:10)
  • LDP Tool (00:53)
  • LDP Demo (03:37)
  • Best Practices (01:50)
  • Summary (00:13)
Forest Trusts (30:05)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Forest Trusts in Server 2003 (04:08)
  • Create a Forest Trust Demo (00:36)
  • Set Domain/Forest to 2003 (02:14)
  • Create an Outgoing Trust (03:23)
  • Create an Incoming Trust (04:14)
  • Other Forest Features (01:57)
  • Add User Principal Names (04:08)
  • Disable SID Filtering (02:19)
  • Enable/Disable SID Filtering (03:04)
  • Best Practices (03:13)
  • Summary (00:16)

Module 6

DC Placement (22:32)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Global Catalog Server (05:25)
  • GC Customization (01:41)
  • Assign a Global Catalog (01:38)
  • AD Schema Manager (01:22)
  • Replicate AD Schema Attrib. (03:32)
  • Universal Group Memb. Cache (03:49)
  • Assign UGM Server (01:38)
  • Universal Groups (02:46)
  • Summary (00:13)
DC Placement - Sizing DC (17:47)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Active Directory Sizer (02:40)
  • AD Sizer Tool Demo (07:49)
  • Placing Domain Controllers (03:59)
  • Placing Global Catalog Servers (00:55)
  • UGM Caching (00:39)
  • AD Integrated DNS Servers (01:01)
  • Summary (00:16)
Maintaining AD (35:32)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Overview (00:30)
  • Data Modification Process (02:04)
  • Performance (01:22)
  • Fragmentation (00:48)
  • Integrity (01:40)
  • Move Active Directory (03:45)
  • Back Up Active Directory (01:23)
  • Compact Active Directory (01:35)
  • Copy Active Directory (04:19)
  • System State Data (02:56)
  • Back Up System State Data (03:52)
  • Methods to Restore AD (02:38)
  • Restore Active Directory (05:01)
  • Authoritative Restore (02:51)
  • Summary (00:13)
Monitor AD (12:23)
  • Introduction (00:25)
  • Reasons to Monitor (05:31)
  • 3 Levels of Monitoring (01:48)
  • Best Practices (04:22)
  • Summary (00:15)