Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Services

Once you've inherited an existing Active Directory environment or set one up from scratch, then what? It's time to keep it running smoothly and develop policies and procedures to keep user and computer accounts in check.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2019
Duration
1h 54m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Course Introduction
Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers
Creating and Managing Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units (OUs)
Configuring Service Authentication and Account Policies
Maintaining Windows Server 2019 Active Directory
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2019
Duration
1h 54m
Description

Companies around the world use Active Directory (AD) every day hosted on various Windows operating systems. Windows Server 2019 is the latest in a long line of supported Windows platforms. Even if you don't have to manage AD on Windows Server 2019 today, chances are you will at some point. In this course, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Services, you will learn how to maintain a healthy AD environment in Windows Server 2019. You will learn how to not only manage AD objects like user accounts, computer accounts, groups, organizational units and more, you will also learn how to maintain a healthy AD infrastructure. First, you will explore how to create, modify, and remove user and computer accounts. Next, you will learn how AD accounts are organized into groups and organizational units, and how to keep AD secure through password, service, and authentication policies. Finally, you will discover how to ensure AD databases and critical SYSVOL data is never lost. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to manage Active Directory objects and keep a Windows Server 2019 Active Directory environment in top-notch shape.

About the author
About the author

Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer, and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation, mainly focused around Windows PowerShell.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music playing) Hi everyone, my name is Adam Bertram. Welcome to my course, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Services. I'm a Microsoft MVP, blogger, freelance writer, and consultant around various Microsoft technologies. Did you know that Active Directory has been around since 1999? That's a long time! It's still around and used more than ever by organizations worldwide now available to be hosted on Windows Server 2019. This course is going to cover keeping up with Active Directory task, both from my GUI perspective and PowerShell. Yep, you get to learn some automation, too. Some of the major topics that we will cover include managing user and computer accounts, managing those user computer accounts as logical units with groups and organizational units, ensuring your Active Directory environment remains secure with various passwords, service, and authentication policies, and maintaining an Active Directory environment through replication checks, regular backups, restores, and Active Directory database maintenance. By the end of this course, you will have learned how to manage and maintain a healthy Active Directory environment your users will love you for. I hope you'll join me on this journey to Active Directory bliss with this Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Services course at Pluralsight.