Microsoft Course 6432 - Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers — A 2-Day Course
Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 page for courses currently available in this subject area.
This two-day instructor-led M6432 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.
On completion of this M6432 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Plan an Active Directory server deployment
- Identify different approaches to Active Directory server deployment
- Add an AD DS server role
- Remove an AD DS server role
- Identify strategies for developing, monitoring, and reviewing baselines
- Create baselines for different Active Directory roles with the appropriate metrics using the Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor (WRPM)
- Create a monitoring plan based on business needs and environments
- Evaluate a monitoring plan based on business needs and environments
- Determine the health of Active Directory servers using performance monitoring and event log triggers
- Configure effective alerts and responses as well as evaluate alternative recommendations for AD DS servers to meet a business goal
- Describe the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008 AD DS
- Implement the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008 AD DS
- Perform AD DS maintenance and administrative tasks
- Explain the proven methods to harden the Active Directory servers
- Deploy the proven methods to harden the Active Directory servers
- Decide which Windows Server 2008 security features can address a given business situation
- Add service roles to a Windows Server 2008 network
- Deploy an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server role
- Operate an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server role
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.
Before attending this course, students should have the following skills:
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge equivalent to the following courses:
- Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
- Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
Managing an Active Directory Server Lifecycle
This module explains how to support and maintain Active Directory servers to meet changing business requirements in an enterprise environment.
- Planning an Active Directory Server Deployment
- Using Active Directory Server Deployment Technologies
- Adding AD DS Server Roles
- Removing AD DS Server Roles
Creating Baselines for Active Directory Servers
This module explains how to create baselines using the WRPM and through analysis, make decisions to improve server performance.
- Baseline Methodologies for Active Directory Servers
- WRPM Overview
- Using Metrics to Create Baselines for Active Directory Servers
Monitoring the System Health of Active Directory Servers
This module explains how to create and evaluate a monitoring plan based on business needs and environments. It also explains how to determine the health of Active Directory servers using performance monitoring and even log triggers.
- System Health Overview
- Using Long-Term Monitoring to Identify Trends
- Setting Thresholds and Alerts for Short-Term Monitoring
- Choosing the Appropriate Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools
Managing Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to implement the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008 AD DS.
- Restarting and Restoring Active Directory
- Overview of the Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Roles
- Planning Sites and Replication
- Managing RODCs
- Methods of Managing Windows Server Core
- Best Practices for GPOs and Links
- Delegating Active Directory Administration
Maintaining Security for Active Directory Servers
This module explains how to deploy proven methods to harden the Active Directory servers.
- Server Hardening Techniques
- Using the MBSA to Discover and Remove Security Holes
- Using Fine-Grained Password Policies to Simplify Network Organization
- Planning Security Auditing
- Enhancing Physical Security
Managing Active Directory Service Roles
This module explains how to add non-AD-DS service roles to a Windows Server 2008 network and manage those roles with supplied tools.
- Using Windows Server 2008 Tools for AD CS
- Implementing AD LDS
- AD FS Overview
- AD RMS Overview