Managing and Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services Course

Explore the intricacies of managing and maintaining AD DS with this course covering MSAs, advanced deployments and more.

1 hour, 36 minutes

Course description

Take a closer look at managing and maintaining active directory domain services with this course. In less than two hours you’ll explore configuring account security, configuring Managed Service Accounts (MSAs), group MSAs, Active Directory advanced deployments, AD trusts, AD sites and much more.


AD Site Links

Video - 00:03:00

In this episode, learn about the important considerations when creating site links, how to use site links to increase performance, and how to assign site link prioritization.
AD Sites

Video - 00:06:00

Learn about the best practices for usage of sites, the implications of replications and site design, Barbara discusses the various types of segregation by site and why these might be considerations 
Advanced Trust Settings

Video - 00:05:00

Review the AD security settings for trusts and understand the usage of SID filtering and name suffix routing as a defense-in-depth security policy. 
AD Trusts

Video - 00:11:00

This episode tackles the concepts and implementation of trusts. Work through the inheritance properties and transitive trust, including the overall trust flows and implications.
AD Migration

Video - 00:08:00

In this episode, learn how to use the AD Migration Tool (ADMT) to move users, groups, resources, and assets to different domains and forests, including implementing pre-migration steps and final options.
Deploying New AD Domains

Video - 00:05:00

Walk through the deployment phase of adding a domain using the configuration wizard, and examine the considerations and processes involved.
AD Functional Levels

Video - 00:03:00

Understand the various functional levels and how they affect design and implementation, and learn how to raise functional levels on DCs and forests.
AD Advanced Deployments

Video - 00:07:00

In this episode, you’ll first examine some of the design considerations and boundaries for setting up AD domains, forests, and OUs. Then you’ll learn about the issues involved with implementing changes or new domains.
SYSVOL Replication

Video - 00:03:00

Explore SYSVOL and how it’s handled in AD domains and forests. Learn about protocol options for replication and follow along as PowerShell commands are used for FRS to DFS migration.  
AD DS Recovery

Video - 00:11:00

In this critical episode, examine the built-in MS utilities, Ntdsutil and Administrative Center, for recovery of the AD databases. Then walk through the restore options using a snapshot, the recycle bin, and an authoritative restore. 
Group MSAs

Video - 00:03:00

Learn the benefit of using group MSAs and how to configure objects to associate with MSA groups using PowerShell. Work in PowerShell to create a KDS (Key Distribution Services) root key. 
Configuring MSA Service Accounts

Video - 00:05:00

In this video, learn best practices when it comes to setting up service accounts, explore service account management, and see how to configure and maintain MSA accounts. 
Configuring Authentication Policies and Silos

Video - 00:07:00

In this episode, learn how to authenticate users, services, and computers using the Directory Admin Center, and how to work with authentication and silo policies.  
Configuring PSOs

Video - 00:06:00

Learn how to work with PSOs to deploy general and security policies using PowerShell commands.
Configuring Account Security

Video - 00:12:00

Using Server Manager, walk through the built-in security tools that can create a strong security program. Learn about Password Settings Objects (PSOs) and how they are applied, along with how Kerberos is used by AD domain controllers.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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