M2154: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2154

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Introduction to Active Directory in Windows 2000 (4 topics)

  • Introduction to Active Directory
  • Active Directory Logical Structure
  • Active Directory Physical Structure
  • Methods for Administering a Windows 2000 Network

Implementing DNS to Support Active Directory (7 topics)

  • Introduction to the Role of DNS in Active Directory
  • DNS and Active Directory
  • DNS Name Resolution in Active Directory
  • Active Directory Integrated Zones
  • Installing and Configuring DNS to Support Active Directory
  • Lab
  • Installing and Configuring DNS to Support Active Directory

Creating a Windows 2000 Domain (10 topics)

  • Introduction to Creating a Windows 2000 Domain
  • Installing Active Directory
  • The Active Directory Installation Process
  • Examining the Default Structure of Active Directory
  • Performing Post Active Directory Installation Tasks
  • Troubleshooting the Installation of Active Directory
  • Removing Active Directory
  • Labs
  • Creating a Windows 2000 Domain
  • Performing Post Active Directory Installation Tasks

Setting Up and Administering Users and Groups (10 topics)

  • Introduction to User Accounts and Groups
  • User Logon Names
  • Creating Multiple User Accounts
  • Administering User Accounts
  • Using Groups in Active Directory
  • Strategies for Using Groups in a Domain
  • Troubleshooting Domain User Accounts and Groups
  • Labs
  • Setting Up and Administering Domain User Accounts
  • Setting Up and Administering Groups in a Single Domain

Publishing Resources in Active Directory (8 topics)

  • Introduction to Publishing Resources
  • Setting Up and Administering Published Printers
  • Implementing Printer Locations
  • Setting Up and Administering Published Shared Folders
  • Comparing Published Objects and Shared Resources
  • Troubleshooting Published Resources
  • Lab
  • Publishing Resources in Active Directory

Delegating Administrative Control (8 topics)

  • Object Security in Active Directory
  • Controlling Access to Active Directory Objects
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Active Directory Objects
  • Customising MMC Consoles
  • Setting Up Taskpads
  • Labs
  • Delegating Administrative Control
  • Creating Custom Administrative Tools

Implementing Group Policy (10 topics)

  • Introduction to Group Policy
  • Group Policy Structure
  • Working with Group Policy Objects
  • How Group Policy Settings Are Applied in Active Directory
  • Modifying Group Policy Inheritance
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Labs
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Delegating Group Policy Administration

Using Group Policy to Manage User Environments (12 topics)

  • Introduction to Managing User Environments
  • Introduction to Administrative Templates
  • Using Administrative Templates in Group Policy
  • Assigning Scripts in Group Policy
  • Using Group Policy to Redirect User Folders
  • Using Group Policy to Secure the User Environment
  • Troubleshooting User Environment Management
  • Labs
  • Using Administrative Templates to Assign Registry-Based Group Policy
  • Using Group Policy to Assign Scripts to Users and Computers
  • Implementing Folder Redirection Policy
  • Implementing Security Settings by Using Group Policy

Using Group Policy to Manage Software (10 topics)

  • Introduction to Managing Software Deployment
  • Windows Installer Technology
  • Deploying Software
  • Configuring Software Deployment
  • Maintaining Deployed Software
  • Removing Deployed Software
  • Troubleshooting Software Deployment
  • Labs
  • Assigning and Publishing Software
  • Upgrading and Removing Software

Creating and Managing Trees and Forests (9 topics)

  • Introduction to Trees and Forests
  • Creating Trees and Forests
  • Trust Relationships in Trees and Forests
  • The Global Catalog
  • Strategies for Using Groups in Trees and Forests
  • Troubleshooting Creating and Managing Trees and Forests
  • Labs
  • Creating Domain Trees and Establishing Trusts
  • Using Groups in a Forest

Managing Active Directory Replication (12 topics)

  • Introduction to Active Directory Replication
  • Replication Components and Processes
  • Replication Topology
  • Using Sites to Optimise Active Directory Replication
  • Implementing Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication
  • Monitoring Replication Traffic
  • Adjusting Replication
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
  • Labs
  • Tracking Active Directory Replication
  • Using Sites to Manage Active Directory Replication
  • Monitoring Replication

Managing Operations Masters (6 topics)

  • Introduction to Operations Masters
  • Operations Master Roles
  • Managing Operations Master Roles
  • Managing Operations Master Failures
  • Lab
  • Managing Operations Masters

Maintaining the Active Directory Database (10 topics)

  • Introduction to Maintaining the Active Directory Database
  • The Process of Modifying Data in Active Directory
  • The Garbage Collection Process
  • Backing Up Active Directory
  • Restoring Active Directory
  • Moving the Active Directory Database
  • Defragmenting the Active Directory Database
  • Labs
  • Backing Up and Restoring Active Directory
  • Maintaining the Active Directory Database

Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure (5 topics)

  • Business Scenario
  • Requirements for the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Class Discussion: How to Implement the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Lab
  • Implementing the Active Directory Infrastructure

Prerequisites

- Course 2151, Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials, or equivalent skills and knowledge. - Course 2152, Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server, or equivalent knowledge and skills. These include: - Installing Windows 2000 - Using administrative tools in Windows 2000 - Configuring hard disks and partitions - Creating users - Creating and using security groups to manage access to resources - Creating and administering printers - Setting up and administering permissions for files and folders - Course 2153, Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure, or equivalent knowledge and skills. This includes: installing and configuring Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), DNS, and Certificate Services. - A thorough understanding of DNS, including hands-on experience configuring DNS, and setting up forward and reverse lookup zones.

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