Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (70-640) Part 1

This course is part 1 of 5 in the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (70-640) series. This course will show you hands-on how to administer Active Directory using Windows Server 2008.
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(369)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 10, 2010
Duration
8h 2m
Table of contents
Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Lab Setup
The Course Scenario
Introduction to Active Directory
The Role of DNS in Active Directory
Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory
Remote Management
Creating Active Directory Objects
Managing Active Directory Objects
Description
Course info
Rating
(369)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 10, 2010
Duration
8h 2m
Description

This course is part 1 of 5 in the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (70-640) series. This course will show you hands-on how to administer Active Directory using Windows Server 2008. You'll walk away from the course able to install and configure Active Directory, create and manage Active Directory and Group Policy objects, deploy software and manage permissions with Group Policy, create sites, and manage backup, replication, security and more. To get the most out of this course, you should have a solid foundation in networking. Some experience with Windows Server will be helpful, but is not required.

About the author
About the author

Ed Liberman has worked in technology for over 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. He has helped thousands of people to get started or advance their careers in the IT industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Welcome to TRAINSIGNAL, and welcome to our Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Training course. Hi, my name's Ed Liberman, and you're watching the first lesson in this course called Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Training. In this lesson, I'm going to start off by giving you a brief introduction into who I am, then I'll go in and explain exactly what we're going to be doing throughout this course, and then I'll wrap things up by giving you my opinion on how to use this course in a way that you can get the most benefit from it.

Lab Setup
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Lab Setup. In this lesson we're going to start off by discussing the build out of this course. Now to be specific I just want to make sure that you understand that there really is no lab set up. Okay if you're going to follow along with everything that I'm doing here well I'm starting right now with nothing. I just have a computer. No operating system. No active directory. Nothing. So what we're going to do is discuss what is going to be built out in this course so that you can use it as a point of reference. Then I'm going to go ahead and explain my environment. Okay, I'm going to tell you about the computer that I have here, that I'm going to use for all the demonstration so it gives you again a point of reference when you're trying to figure out what you might need to follow along. Then one small actual lesson that I'm going to give you if you need it. If you don't then feel free to go ahead and just skip past the second half of this lesson, but I'm going to show you how to install Windows Server 2003, and I want to make sure to emphasize, it's going to be Windows Service 2003 not 2008, and Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 and the reason why is because later on in the course there is a point where I have built a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain controller but I don't show you how to do it. And if you don't know how to get there, well you can come back to this lesson and I'll show you how to do it.

Introduction to Active Directory
Welcome to Train Signal. You're watching an Introduction to Active Directory. In this lesson, we're going to start off by defining exactly what Active Directory is. Then, we'll look at some of the benefits of using Active Directory, we'll look at the structure that makes up the Active Directory database, we'll go through and define each of the individual Active Directory components, we'll talk briefly about Domain and Forest functional levels, although that is something we're going to get into in more detail in a later lesson, and then we'll talk just a little bit about something called Trust and Trust relationships that exist within Active Directory.

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory. Now, in this lesson, we're going to mix things up a little bit from the previous couple lessons. In the last couple lessons, we did a lot of talking, a lot of learning about different concepts and things like that, never really got to go in and see anything or touch anything. Well, in this lesson, we're going to reverse that. We're not going to talk much at all in the way of concepts; we're going to get right in and see how this stuff is installed. So, to get things started, we're going to take a lot at Globomantics and see how they're going to install Active Directory. And then we're going to go right into the operating system, or really, I shouldn't even say an operating system because we're going to go right into a computer which has nothing on it and install the operating system. We're going to install Windows Server 2008 R2. And then we're going to go ahead and install the forest root domain controller for the Globomantics network. And then we're going to follow that up by installing a replica domain controller, to give some fault tolerance and redundancy to their network.

Remote Management
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson on Remote Management. In this lesson we'll get things started by taking a look at Globomantics needs when it comes to Remote Management. Then I'll show you how to install a Windows 7 client computer. We will then join that client to the globomantics. local domain. We will enable Remote Desktop or really I should say we'll revisit the enabling of Remote Desktop because we already turned on Remote Desktop on our two servers so far. But then we'll come back to the Windows 7 client and we'll create a Remote Desktop Connection to those servers. And then I'll show you another form of Remote Management which is called the Remote Server Administration Tools. We'll see how to get that installed for Remote Administration. In an effort to work more efficiently, Globomantics wants to create an environment which will allow its IT administrators to manage the company servers without having to get up from their desk. This I can tell you is actually quite typical. I, here at TrainSignal, am one of the IT administrators and it is very rare that I go into the server room. Remote Management allows me to sit at my desk and still manage the servers. Well, Globomantics is looking to do the same thing. Now this will also increase the security of our servers in the server room. Because there's less traffic going in and out. Besides the benefit of not having to get up from your desk and therefore, being more comfortable, being more efficient et cetera, et cetera, there are also increased security benefits with Remote Management.

Creating Active Directory Objects
Welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching a lesson about creating Active Directory objects. In this lesson we're going to go ahead and start off by talking about what's going on in Globomantics and why we need to create some Active Directory objects for them. Then we'll go through and review something called Organizational Units, which we talked about in a previous lesson. Then I'll talk to you about three other types of objects called users, groups, and computers. And then we're going to go in and actually add the objects into Active Directory. And I'm going to show you four different ways to do it.