Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294 Training
Microsoft's Active Directory is the foundation of an enterprise-level Windows network, and Windows Server 2003 includes a number of improvements and enhancements to its directory services that will make a network administrator's job easier. This online training series will teach learners the basics of how directory services work and the role they play in the network, and specifically how the directory services concept is implemented in Microsoft's Active Directory. The goal of this series is to prepare the learner for the MCSE 70-294 exam.
This Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294 online training series provides 37 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:
1 . Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
2 . Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts
3 . Creating User and Group Strategies
4 . Working with Forests and Domains
5 . Restructuring a Forest and Renaming Domains
6 . Working with Trusts and Organizational Units
7 . Working with Active Directory Sites
8 . Working with Domain Controllers
9 . Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema
10 . Working with Group Policy
11 . Deploying Software via Group Policy
12 . Ensuring Active Directory Availability
Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
This course provides an overview of the Active Directory infrastructure along with basic terms and concepts.
- Active Directory basic concepts
- Naming schemes
- Installing Active Directory
- Logical components
- Physical components
- Organizational components
- Using administrative tools
- MMC snap-ins
- Command-line tools
- More command-line tools
- Access control
- New features
Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts
This course provides an introduction to the concept of security principles and Security Identifiers (SIDs). It also discusses how to work with Active Directory user accounts, group accounts, and computer accounts.
- Security principal accounts
- Naming conventions and limitations
- Working with user accounts
- Creating user accounts
- Managing user accounts
- Working with group accounts
- Built-in group accounts
- Creating group accounts
- Managing group accounts
- Working with computer accounts
- Managing computer accounts
- Managing multiple accounts
- Moving account objects
- Troubleshooting account problems
Creating User and Group Strategies
This course provides information about planning effective strategies for managing users and groups in Active Directory. The course addresses the creation of user authentication strategies, authentication concepts, and how to plan a smart card authentication strategy. Throughout the course, new smart card authentication features for Windows Server 2003 are highlighted.
- Planning a password policy
- Defining a password policy
- Authentication strategies
- Authentication types
- Planning for smart cards
- Preparing enrollment stations
- Enrolling users
- Understanding groups
- Security strategies for groups
Working with Forests and Domains
This course provides an overview of forests and domains. The course walks the learner through the steps of creating a forest and domain structure, installing domain controllers, creating the forest root domain and a child domain, and setting the functional level of a forest and domain. It also provides information about integrating DNS zones into Active Directory and how to configure DNS servers for use with Active Directory.
- The role of the forest
- The role of the domain
- Forest and domain functional levels
- Raising the functional level
- Creating a forest root domain
- Creating a new domain tree and a new child domain
- Creating a new domain controller
- Assigning and transferring forestwide master roles
- Assigning and transferring domainwide master roles
- Using application directory partitions
- Establishing trust relationships
- Implementing DNS
- Configuring DNS servers
Restructuring a Forest and Renaming Domains
This course explains the procedures involved in restructuring an existing forest. It explains how to prepare for a domain rename, how to execute the domain rename, and how to verify that the rename was successful.
- Domain rename issues
- Preparing for a domain rename
- More domain rename preparation
- Domain rename planning and documentation
- Creating the domain rename instructions
- Executing the domain rename instructions
- Repairing the domain after a rename
- Other tasks to perform after a domain rename
- Changing DNS host names of domain controllers
Working with Trusts and Organizational Units
This course provides information on two important components of Active Directory: trust relationships and OUs.
- Active Directory Trusts
- Working with Active Directory Trusts
- Working with organization units
- Creating organizational units
- Planning an OU structure and strategy
Working with Active Directory Sites
This course examines the role of sites in the Active Directory infrastructure, and how replication, authentication, and distribution of services information work within and across sites.
- The role of sites
- Relationship of sites to other components
- Creating and renaming sites
- Creating subnets
- Creating site links
- Site replication overview
- Configuring site replication
- Configuring bridges and bridgehead servers
- Troubleshooting replication failure
- Monitoring FRS replication
Working with Domain Controllers
This course provides information about installing and configuring domain controllers. It also provides information on planning and diagnosing operation master roles.
- Planning Domain Controllers
- Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard
- Creating additional Domain Controllers
- Upgrading and placing Domain Controllers
- Backing up and restoring Domain Controllers
- Managing Operations Masters
- Transferring Operations Master roles
- Seizing the Master and responding to failures
- schema naming RID PCD infrastructure promotion upgrading restoring transferring
Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema
This course examines the role of Global Catalog servers and schema in Active Directory, including how to create, manage, and place GC servers and how to troubleshoot GC and schema issues.
- Functions of the Global Catalog
- Customizing the Global Catalog
- Working with the Global Catalog and GC servers
- More Global Catalog issues
- Active Directory Schema components
- Working with the Active Directory Schema
Working with Group Policy
This course provides an overview about the basics of Group Policy terminology and concepts as well as strategies for planning and implementing Group Policy
- Understanding Group Policy
- Planning a Group Policy strategy
- Strategy for configuring user and computer environments
- Creating, configuring, and managing GPOs
- Configuring application of Group Policy
- Delegating administrative control and verifying Group Policy
- Automatically enrolling user and computer certificates
- Redirecting folders and configuring security settings
- Software restriction policies and Group Policy best practices
- Troubleshooting Group Policy
Deploying Software via Group Policy
This course introduces the learner to Group Policy's software installation feature. The course explains how to use the components of software installation: Windows installer packages, transforms, patches, and application assignment scripts. Learners will walk through the steps of preparing for Group Policy software installation, working with the GPO Editor and setting installation options. Finally, the course covers how to upgrade applications, manage applications, and troubleshoot problems that can occur with Group Policy software deployment.
- Introduction to Group Policy software deployment
- Group Policy software installation options
- Group Policy software installation components
- Preparing for Group Policy software installation
- Working with the GPO Editor
- Assigning and publishing applications
- Configuring properties and upgrading applications
- Managing applications
- Troubleshooting software deployment
Ensuring Active Directory Availability
This course provides information to help you diagnose and resolve Active Directory database issues, restore Active Directory directory services, and perform both an authoritative and nonauthoritative restore operation to ensure that your Windows Server 2003 network directory services are highly available.
- The Active Directory database
- Tombstone process and Garbage Collection
- Fault tolerance and performance
- Defragmenting the database
- Moving the database or log file
- Monitoring the database
- Backing up Active Directory
- Performing a normal restore
- Authoritative and primary restores
- Troubleshooting availability
- Using Ntdsutil command options
- More Ntdsutil command options
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294
This online training series is for anyone preparing for the MCSE Exam 70-294, or for anyone who wants to learn about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.
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