Active Directory @ Learning Tree

Learning Tree ,London, United Kingdom

Jun 2006 – London, United Kingdom

I attended this course in order to have no downtime when upgrading UKTV’s database servers. There was no downtime for any of the sites.

Course overview:

  • Windows Server 2003 AD Fundamentals
    • Exploring the AD infrastructure
    • The role of DNS in an AD environment
  • Deploying a Windows Server 2003 AD
  • Upgrading existing AD environments
    • Planning and preparing for the upgrade
    • Modifying the Active Directory with ADPREP
  • Managing domain controllers with Server Manager
    • Adding and removing server roles
    • Enhancing server functionality with features
    • Analysing security logs with Event Viewer
  • Creating the Active Directory Forest
  • Building domain controllers and domains
    • Troubleshooting domain creation
    • Working with new DCPROMO features
  • Cleaning up metadata from the AD
    • Properly retiring domains and domain controllers
    • Removing unwanted objects with NTDSUTIL
  • Managing Flexible Single-Master Operation (FSMO) roles
    • Documenting the role holders
    • Transferring roles between domain controllers
    • Recovering from FSMO failures
  • Planning and configuring Active Directory sites
    • Creating sites to delineate the replication topology
    • Defining site properties to control replication traffic
    • Assigning clients to sites dynamically
  • Enumerating domain logon service requirements
    • Assessing the impact of Global Catalogue availability
    • Building a Kerberos time convergence hierarchy
  • Managing Active Directory Replication
  • The fundamentals of multimaster replication
    • Identifying the Update Sequence Numbers (USN)
    • Monitoring replication data with administrative tools
    • Resolving data collision issues
  • Creating and customising replication topology
    • Analysing the role of the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC)
    • Monitoring intra- and inter site replication
    • Controlling replication with site-links and site-link bridges
  • Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
    • Minimising the impact on network traffic
    • Migrating SYSVOL replication to DFSR
  • Recovering from Active Directory disasters
    • Viewing and reanimating deleted objects
    • Backing up and restoring the database
  • Securing the Active Directory
  • Enforcing object security
    • Configuring security settings
    • Utilising inheritance to control object access
  • Leveraging AD auditing
    • Monitoring object access
    • Minimising the impact of auditing on domain controller performance
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory services
    • Diagnosing and recovering from AD service failures
    • Identifying AD service malfunctions with OS tools
  • Installing a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)
    • Adding DNS and the Global Catalogue to an RODC
    • Delegating RODC management
  • Windows Server Core benefits
    • Adding supported roles
    • Building a domain controller on Server Core