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MS2279 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

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This course includes self-paced and instructor-facilitated components. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, implement, and troubleshoot a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory directory service infrastructure. The course focuses on a Windows Server 2003 directory service environment including forest and domain structure, Domain Name System (DNS), site topology and replication, organizational unit structure and delegation of administration, Group Policy, and user, group, and computer account strategies.
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Course MS2278, Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure or equivalent knowledge
Detailed Class Syllabus

Introduction to Active Directory Infrastructure
  • The Architecture of Active Directory

  • How Active Directory Works

  • Examining Active Directory

  • The Active Directory Design, Planning, and Implementation Processes

  • Implementing an Active Directory Forest and Domain Structure
  • Creating a Forest and Domain Structure

  • Examining and Configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS

  • Raising Forest and Domain Functional Levels

  • Creating Trust Relationships

  • Securing Trusts Using SID Filtering

  • Implementing an Organizational Unit Structure
  • Managing Organizational Units

  • Delegating Administrative Control for Organizational Units

  • Planning an Organizational Unit Strategy

  • Implementing User, Group, and Computer Accounts
  • 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

  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy objects (GPOs)

  • Configuring When Group Policy Is Applied

  • Managing GPOs

  • Verifying and Troubleshooting Group Policy

  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy

  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy for the Enterprise

  • Deploying and Managing Software by Using Group Policy
  • Introduction to Managing Software Deployment

  • Deploying Software

  • Configuring Software Deployment

  • Maintaining Deployed Software

  • Troubleshooting Software Deployment

  • Planning a Software Deployment Strategy

  • Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication
  • Introduction to Active Directory Replication

  • Creating and Configuring Sites

  • Managing Site Topology

  • Troubleshooting Replication Failures

  • Planning a Site

  • Implementing Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Implementing the Global Catalog in Active Directory

  • Determining the Placement of Domain Controllers in Active Directory

  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers

  • Managing Operations Masters
  • Introduction to Operation Master Roles

  • Transferring and Seizing Operations Master Roles

  • Planning the Placement of Operations Masters

  • Maintaining Active Directory Availability
  • Introduction to Maintaining Active Directory

  • Moving and Defragmenting the Active Directory Database

  • Backing Up Active Directory

  • Restoring Active Directory

  • Planning for Monitoring Active Directory

  • Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Creating the Active Directory Implementation Plan for Tailspin Toys

  • Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure for Tailspin Toys
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