Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

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					Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers
Duration: 2 Days           Course Code: M6432


Overview:

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage and
maintain Windows Server 2008 Active Directory servers. The course focuses on the Active Directory
server lifecycle by creating baselines, monitoring the system health, and maintaining security for the
Active Directory servers. The course also focuses on managing Active Directory Domain Services (AD
DS) and Active Directory service roles.


Target Audience:
This course is intended for Server Administrators who are familiar with Windows Server 2008 and who are, or will be, responsible for the daily
management and maintenance of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory servers. It is also intended for IT professionals who could benefit from
acquiring the skills required by a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Server Administrator, such as a Server Administrator who is
responsible for network application servers and works closely with the Active Directory Server Administrator, or an Enterprise Administrator
who wants to understand the operational requirements of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory servers before designing a network server
infrastructure.



Objectives:

 After completing this course, students will be able to:                 Configure effective alerts and responses as well as evaluate
                                                                         alternative recommendations for AD DS servers to meet a business
 Plan an Active Directory server deployment.                             goal.

 Identify different approaches to Active Directory server                Describe the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008 AD
 deployment.                                                             DS.

 Add an AD DS server role.                                               Implement the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008
                                                                         AD DS.
 Remove an AD DS server role.
                                                                         Perform AD DS maintenance and administrative tasks.
 Identify strategies for developing, monitoring, and reviewing
 baselines.                                                              Explain the proven methods to harden the Active Directory servers.

 Create baselines for different Active Directory roles with the          Deploy the proven methods to harden the Active Directory servers.
 appropriate metrics using the Windows Reliability and
 Performance Monitor (WRPM).                                             Decide which Windows Server 2008 security features can address a
                                                                         given business situation.
 Create a monitoring plan based on business needs and
 environments.                                                           Add service roles to a Windows Server 2008 network.

 Evaluate a monitoring plan based on business needs and                  Deploy an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
 environments.                                                           server role.

 Determine the health of Active Directory servers using                  Operate an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD
 performance monitoring and event log triggers.                          LDS) server role.




Prerequisites:
  In addition to their professional experience, students who attend
   this training should have technical knowledge equivalent to the
   following courses:
• 6424A: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

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• 6425A: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
 Domain Services
• 6426A: Configuring Identity and Access Solutions with Windows
 Server 2008 Active Directory
• 6430A: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008
 Servers




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Content:

• Module 1: Managing an Active Directory        This module explains how to create and          • Server Hardening Techniques
 Server Lifecycle                                evaluate a monitoring plan based on            • Using the MBSA to Discover and Remove
line                                             business needs and environments. It also        Security Holes
                                                 explains how to determine the health of        • Using Fine-Grained Password Policies to
This module explains how to support and          Active Directory servers using performance      Simplify Network Organization
 maintain Active Directory servers to meet       monitoring and even log triggers.              • Planning Security Auditing
 changing business requirements in an           line                                            • Enhancing Physical Security
 enterprise environment.                           Lessons                                      line
line                                                                                               Lab: Maintaining Security for the Active
   Lessons                                      • System Health Overview                           Directory Servers
                                                • Using Long-Term Monitoring to Identify
• Planning an Active Directory Server            Trends                                         • Manually Implementing AD DS Server
 Deployment                                     • Setting Thresholds and Alerts for              Hardening
• Using Active Directory Server Deployment       Short-Term Monitoring                          • Assessing Ongoing Security Requirements
 Technologies                                   • Choosing the Appropriate Windows Server       • Deploying Fine-Grained Password Policies
• Adding AD DS Server Roles                      2008 Monitoring Tools                          line
• Removing AD DS Server Roles                   line                                               After completing this module, students will
line                                               Lab: Monitoring the Active Directory            be able to:
   Lab: Managing and Maintaining a Windows         Server Roles
    Server 2008 Domain Controller                                                               • Describe the techniques used for manual
                                                • Setting a Performance Alert to Meet a          server hardening.
• Evaluating the Need for AD DS Promotion        Business Goal                                  • Use the MBSA to discover and remove
• Meeting the Need by Adding a Role             • Discussing Alert Response Strategies           security holes.
• Managing a Change Request for an RODC by • Building a Case for Configuration Change           • Explain why you would use fine-grained
 Using the Command Line                         line                                             password policies and how to maintain them.
• Developing a Management and Maintenance          After completing this module, students       • Explain when to perform security auditing
 Plan                                               will be able to:                             and how to define a proper security baseline.
• Evaluating the Management and Maintenance                                                     • Explain how to solve physical security
 Plan                                           • Define system health, server health, and       problems and the ramifications of lax security
line                                             Active Directory health.                        policies.
   After completing this module, students will  • Define the best procedures to ensure          line
    be able to:                                  system health and optimal performance for         Module 6: Managing Active Directory
                                                 Active Directory servers.                         Service Roles
• Plan an Active Directory server deployment.   • Set thresholds and alerts that are used for
• Identify different approaches to Active        short-term monitoring.                         This module explains how to add non-AD-DS
 Directory server deployment.                   • Describe the Windows Server 2008               service roles to a Windows Server 2008
• Add an AD DS server role.                      monitoring tools and how to decide when the     network and manage those roles with
• Remove an AD DS server role.                   different tools are appropriate in different    supplied tools.
line                                             business situations.                           line
   Module 2: Creating Baselines for Active      line                                               Lessons
    Directory Servers                              Module 4: Managing Active Directory
                                                    Domain Services                             • Using Windows Server 2008 Tools for AD
This module explains how to create baselines                                                     CS
 using the WRPM and through analysis, make This module explains how to implement the            • Implementing AD LDS
 decisions to improve server performance.        methodology of maintaining Windows Server      • AD FS Overview
line                                             2008 AD DS.                                    • AD RMS Overview
   Lessons                                      line                                            line
                                                   Lessons                                         Lab: Managing Active Directory Service
• Baseline Methodologies for Active Directory                                                       Roles
 Servers                                        • Restarting and Restoring Active Directory
• WRPM Overview                                 • Overview of the Flexible Single Master        • Installing the AD LDS Role
• Using Metrics to Create Baselines for Active   Operations (FSMO) Roles                        • Identifying Ongoing Management Concerns
 Directory Servers                              • Planning Sites and Replication                • Using Windows Server 2008 Tools for
line                                            • Managing RODCs                                 Managing AD LDS
   Lab: Creating Baselines for Active Directory • Methods of Managing Windows Server Core       line
    Servers                                     • Best Practices for GPOs and Links                After completing this module, students will
                                                • Delegating Active Directory Administration       be able to:
• Involving Users in Baseline Development       line
• Choosing Relevant WRPM Counters and              Lab: Managing AD DS                          • Use the Windows Server 2008 tools to
 Durations                                                                                       operate Certificate Services.
• Evaluating and Revising a Baseline Document • Offline Defragging of the Active Directory      • Explain when to use AD LDS.
 in the Face of Business Changes                 Database                                       • Identify management concerns with Active
line                                            • Evaluating an RODC with Read-Only DNS          Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
   After completing this module, students will   Solution                                       • Identify management concerns with Active


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  be able to:                                   • Making Site Replication Decisions               Directory Rights Management Services (AD
                                                • Group Policy Link Strategies                    RMS).
• Define strategies for developing baselines.   line                                             line
• Explain the use of the WRPM as a baseline        After completing this module, students
 creation and revision tool.                       will be able to:
• Describe some of the specific metrics that
 may be relevant for the different Active       • Describe the impact of Windows Server
 Directory roles.                                2008 methods for restarting Active Directory
line                                             without rebooting.
   Module 3: Monitoring the System Health of    • Define the FSMO roles and the Global
   Active Directory Servers                      Catalog pseudo-role.
                                                • Explain the importance of site definitions
                                                 and how to optimize the AD DS replication
                                                 activity.
                                                • Explain the functionality of RODCs and the
                                                 key benefits with RODCs deployed.
                                                • Explain the methods of managing Windows
                                                 Server Core.
                                                • Identify the best practices for Group Policy
                                                 Objects (GPOs) and links.
                                                • State the pros and cons of delegating
                                                 administration of Active Directory.
                                                line
                                                   Module 5: Maintaining Security for Active
                                                   Directory Servers

                                                This module explains how to deploy proven
                                                 methods to harden the Active Directory
                                                 servers.
                                                line
                                                   Lessons




Further Information:
For More information, or to book your course, please call us on +971 4 366 4550
training@globalknowledge.ae
www.globalknowledge.ae

Global Knowledge, Dubai Knowledge Village, Block 2A,First Floor, Office F68, Dubai, UAE




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