Active Directory and Group Policy Management

Course:  ADGPM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This 5-day course focuses on Active Directory and Group Policy management. Participants will gain an understanding Active Directory implementation and how to customize user/computer environments using Group Policy.

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Topics Covered In This Course


Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Installing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controller Roles

Configuring Domain Name Service for Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Integration
  • Configuring Active Directory Integrated Zones
  • Configuring Read Only DNS Zones

Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts

  • Configuring Active Directory Objects
  • Strategies for Using Groups
  • Automating AD DS Object Management
  • Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Configuring Active Directory Sites and Replication

  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Overview of AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Creating and Configuring Group Policy

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy

Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy

  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policies
  • Configuring Administrative Templates
  • Group Policy Preferences
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy

Implementing Security Using Group Policy

  • Configuring Security Policies
  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Managing Security Using Security Templates

Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Monitoring Plan

  • Monitoring AD DS Using Event Viewer
  • Monitoring Active Directory Domain Servers Using Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • Configuring AD DS Auditing

Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Maintenance Plan

  • Maintaining the AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Backing Up Active Directory Domain Services
  • Restoring Active Directory Domain Services

Troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS, and Replication Issues

  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services
  • Troubleshooting DNS Integration with AD DS
  • Troubleshooting AD DS Replication

Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues

  • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings

Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Infrastructure

  • Overview of the AD DS Deployment
  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy
  • Implementing the Corporate Desktop Policy
What You Can Expect

The objective is to provide Active Directory Technology Specialists with the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services, implement Group Policies to customize and manage computing environments, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.

  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • AD Objects and Trusts
  • Active Directory Replication and Management
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Group Policy Preferences
  • Customization and Management Utilizing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory and Group Policy Issues
Who Should Take This Course

The primary audiences for this course are AD Technology Specialists, Server Administrators, and Enterprise Administrators, who want to learn how to implement AD in a distributed environment, secure and customize domains using Group Policies, and monitor and troubleshoot AD configuration to ensure trouble free operation.

Recommended Prerequisites

Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that candidates have at least two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on Active Directory.

Training Style

Instructor-led participative lecture with extensive hands-on labs.

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