20742 - Identity with Windows Server 2016

20742 - Identity with Windows Server 2016

Length : 5 days

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

Who Needs To Attend

• Active Directory 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

What You'll Learn

• 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


• 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

Classroom Outline

1. Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers (DCs)
Overview of AD DS
Overview of AD DS domain controllers
Deploying domain controller

2. Managing Objects in AD DS
Managing user accounts
Managing groups in AD DS
Managing computer accounts
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
Implementing and managing organizational units

3. Advanced AD DS Infrastructure Management
Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
Configuring AD DS trusts

4. Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication
Overview of AD DS replication
Configuring AD DS sites
Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication

5. Implementing Group Policy
Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and administering GPOs
Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

6. Managing User Settings with Group Policy
Implementing administrative templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and scripts
Configuring Group Policy preferences

7. Securing Active Directory Domain Services
Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing Audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts (MSAs)

8. Deploying and Managing AD CS
Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs

9. Deploying and Managing Certificates
Deploying and managing certificate templates
Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
Using certificates in a business environment
Implementing and managing smart cards

10. Implementing and Administering AD FS
Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Overview of Web Application Proxy

11. Implementing and Administering AD RMS
Overview of AD RMS
Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS content protection

12. Implementing AD DS Synchronization with Azure AD
Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
Managing identities with directory synchronization

13. Monitoring, Managing, and Recovering AD DS
Monitoring AD DS
Managing the Active Directory database
Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions

Classroom Labs

Lab 1: Deploying and Administering AD DS

Lab 2: Managing AD DS objects

Lab 3: Administering AD DS

Lab 4: Domain and Trust Management in AD DS

Lab 5: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Lab 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 7: Troubleshooting a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 8: Managing User Settings with GPOs

Lab 9: Securing AD DS

Lab 10: Deploying and Configuring a Two-Tier CA Hierarchy

Lab 11: Deploying and Using Certificates

Lab 12: Implementing AD FS

Lab 13: Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

Lab 14: Configuring Directory Synchronization

Lab 15: Recovering Objects in AD DS

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