M2279: Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

5 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2279

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This five-day instructor-led 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. This is the sixth course in the Windows Server 2003 Systems Engineer curriculum.

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Introduction to Active Directory Infrastructure (4 topics)

  • 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 (5 topics)

  • 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 (4 topics)

  • Managing Organizational Units
  • Delegating Administrative Control for Organizational Units
  • Planning an Organizational Unit Strategy

Implementing User, Group, and Computer Accounts (6 topics)

  • 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 (6 topics)

  • 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 (6 topics)

  • 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 (5 topics)

  • Introduction to Active Directory Replication
  • Creating and Configuring Sites
  • Managing Site Topology
  • Troubleshooting Replication Failures
  • Planning a Site

Implementing Placement of Domain Controllers (3 topics)

  • 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 (3 topics)

  • Introduction to Operation Master Roles
  • Transferring and Seizing Operations Master Roles
  • Planning the Placement of Operations Masters

Maintaining Active Directory Availability (5 topics)

  • 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 (2 topics)

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


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