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Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

by Greg Shields

Dive into the installation and configuration of your first Windows Server 2016 Active Directory domain and explore AD object administration in this course.

What you'll learn

Just about everyone these days has spent time in an Active Directory, logging into computers and accessing resources, it's not all that often these days that you get to install an Active Directory. Most AD infrastructures around today are generations old, so old sometimes that the folks who built it may have moved onto new things.

That's why installing Active Directory remains a useful and important topic. You can't really understand a thing until you understand how it gets put together. Discussing those installation and some of the initial configuration tasks is a big part of this course.

This is the first of two courses on Active Directory in our 742 learning path. In this course, Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016*, you will learn how to install domain controllers in, yes, five different ways. First, you'll learn how to create your first Active Directory domain and forest. Next, you'll take a look at the users and computers in that structure, exploring both the graphical and PowerShell ways to manage these objects. Before finishing, you'll dig into your AD domain's groups and organizational units. By the end of this course, you'll see how they're managed, but also be presented with a few neat tricks that'll make their administration just that much easier.

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Course FAQ

What is Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft's server operating system that was developed alongside Windows 10.

What is Active Directory Domain Services used for?

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a domain controller that authenticates and authorizes users, as well as assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers on the network.

Who is this course for?

This Windows Server 2016 Active Directory setup course is for anyone interested in the installation and initial configuration tasks of an Active Directory, especially those preparing for the 70-742 MCSA exam.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn how to configure Active Directory in Windows Server 2016 in five different ways, create your first Active Directory domain and forest, and explore both the graphical, as well as the PowerShell ways to manage users and computers in that structure.

About the author

Greg Shields is Sr. Director of IT Ops Skills at Pluralsight and formerly Principal Author Evangelist. Reach him on Twitter @ConcentratdGreg.

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