Identity with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - M20742 Course Outline

(5 Days)

Overview

About this course

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Audience Profile

Audience profile

This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:

AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.
  • An awareness of basic security best practices.
  • Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.

At Course Completion

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure domain controllers.
  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
  • Implement AD DS in complex environments.
  • Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.
  • Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Manage user settings by using GPOs.
  • Secure AD DS and user accounts.
  • Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.
  • Deploy and manage certificates.
  • Implement and administer AD FS.
  • Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers

This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.

Lessons

· Overview of AD DS

· Overview of AD DS domain controllers

· Deploying a domain controller

Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS

· Deploying AD DS

· Deploying domain controllers by performing domain controller cloning

· Administering AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Describe AD DS and its main components.

· Describe the purpose of domain controllers and their roles.

· Describe the considerations for deploying domain controllers.

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS

This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.

Lessons

· Managing user accounts

· Managing groups in AD DS

· Managing computer objects in AD DS

· Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration

· Implementing and managing OUs

Lab: Managing AD DS objects

· Creating and managing groups in AD DS

· Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS

· Managing computer objects in AD DS

Lab: Administering AD DS

· Delegate administration for OUs

· Creating and modifying AD DS objects with Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Manage user accounts in AD DS.

· Manage groups in AD DS.

· Manage computer objects in AD DS.

· Use Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration.

· Implement and manage OUs.

· Administer AD DS.

Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.

Lessons

· Overview of advanced AD DS deployments

· Deploying a distributed AD DS environment

· Configuring AD DS trusts

Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS

· Implementing forest trusts

· Implementing child domains in AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Describe the components of an advanced AD DS deployment.

· Explain how to deploy a distributed AD DS environment.

· Explain how to configure AD DS trusts.

Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.

Lessons

· Overview of AD DS replication

· Configuring AD DS sites

· Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication

Lab: Implementing AD DS sites and replication

· Modifying the default site

· Creating additional sites and subnets

· Configuring AD DS replication

· Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Describe how AD DS replication works.

· Configure AD DS sites to help optimize authentication and replication traffic.

· Configure and monitor AD DS replication.

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.

Lessons

· Introducing Group Policy

· Implementing and administering GPOs

· Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing

· Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure

· Creating and configuring GPOs

· Managing GPO scope

Lab: Troubleshooting Group Policy infrastructure

· Verify GPO application

· Troubleshooting GPOs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Explain what Group Policy is.

· Implement and administer GPOs.

· Describe Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.

· Troubleshoot GPO application.

Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy

This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.

Lessons

· Implementing administrative templates

· Configuring Folder Redirection, Software Installation, and Scripts

· Configuring Group Policy preferences

Lab: Managing user settings with GPOs

· Using administrative templates to manage user settings

· Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences

· Configuring Folder Redirection

· Planning Group Policy (optional)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

· Implement administrative templates.

· Configure Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts.

· Configure Group Policy preferences

Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services

This module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).

Lessons

· Securing domain controllers

· Implementing account security

· Implementing audit authentication

· Configuring managed service accounts

Lab: Securing AD DS

· Implementing security policies for accounts, passwords, and administrative group