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Create and Deploy a Group Managed Service Account (gMSA)

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to create and deploy a group Managed Service Account.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jan 17, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Configure the Environment

    Log in to both VMs and then join the dev-vm to

  2. Challenge

    Configure the KDS Root Key

    Next, we need to configure our KDS root key.

    Helpful Hint: Keep in mind that you have to set it back 10 hours or it won't take effect when you need it to.

  3. Challenge

    Create a Global Group

    Create a global group named SandyGroup and add both servers into this group.

  4. Challenge

    Create a New gMSA

    We are ready to create the group Managed Service Account. In this objective, create a gMSA and include SandyGroup as the principal allowed to retrieve the managed password.

  5. Challenge

    Test the gMSA

    Finally, we will test the gMSA by creating a task in the scheduler that opens Notepad.exe using the gMSA instead of standard computer privileges.

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