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Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742)

Authors: Peter Grant, Gary Grudzinskas, Darren Mar-Elia, Neil Morrissey, Greg Shields

This path focuses on installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AS DS) in Windows Server 2016. It also covers Group Policy implementation, Active... Read more

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742)

These courses will help prepare you to sit for Microsoft’s 70-742 certification exam.

Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

by Greg Shields

Feb 26, 2018 / 3h 20m

3h 20m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. Introduction16m
  3. Install and Configure Domain Controllers1h 36m
  4. Create and Manage Active Directory Users and Computers48m
  5. Create and Manage Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units36m

Manage and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

by Greg Shields

Jul 10, 2017 / 3h 53m

3h 53m

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AD has been around since quite literally the last century, first released with Windows 2000 Server. In its nearly twenty years of service we've so far seen eight updates to its functions and features, aligned with each major OS version. Those eight updates in not-quite twenty years should give you some idea of its maturity, as well as the relative deceleration of what's new and exciting in terms of new capabilities. This course, Manage and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016, focuses on the "slightly more advanced" topics, because much of what you'll see here isn't all that different from the same management and maintenance of Active Directory in recent versions. First, you'll take a look at the special tactics in managing service accounts and password policies. Next, you'll explore some of the maintenance activities where native Windows Server solutions exist. Finally, you'll finish up with an extended look at Active Directory in complex configurations, focusing on where and when it makes sense to expand past single domains, single forests, and single AD site configurations. By the end of this course, you'll be able to efficiently manage and maintain an Active Directory environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. Introduction25m
  3. Configure Service Authentication and Account Policies55m
  4. Maintain Active Directory1h 16m
  5. Configure Active Directory in a Complex Enterprise Environment1h 14m

Group Policy Fundamentals

by Darren Mar-Elia

Feb 5, 2015 / 11h 35m

11h 35m

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This course, presented by 12-time Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia, aka the "GPOGUY," provides you with all the information and tools you need to become a Group Policy expert. Starting with the basics around how Group Policy works, Darren shares his 15 years of Group Policy experience to teach you Group Policy, which parts to leverage for key scenarios, and the best ways to deploy it in your Windows desktop and server environments.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Group Policy42m
  2. Group Policy's Capabilities43m
  3. Group Policy Processing51m
  4. Tools of the Trade38m
  5. How Group Policy Gets Applied38m
  6. Policy Scenarios - Desktop and Server Lockdown31m
  7. Policy Scenarios - Security Policy40m
  8. Policy Scenarios - Managing Internet Explorer Configuration40m
  9. Policy Scenarios - Deploying Software Using Group Policy38m
  10. Policy Scenarios - Folder Redirection, User Settings, and Data37m
  11. Policy Scenarios - Introduction to Group Policy Preferences58m
  12. Policy Scenarios - Managing Startup/Logon Scripts35m
  13. Policy Scenarios - Kiosks and Remote Desktop Services30m
  14. Group Policy Management Tasks43m
  15. Basic Group Policy Troubleshooting54m
  16. Group Policy Deployment Strategies35m
  17. Introduction to Group Policy Scripting35m

Group Policy: Advanced Targeting

by Peter Grant

Sep 13, 2016 / 2h 20m

2h 20m

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If you thought GPO settings can only be applied by linking GPOs to OUs, then you've just barely touched the surface. In this course, Group Policy: Advanced Targeting, you will learn how to get the most out of group policy and this course may also enlighten you to features you didn't know existed. First, you'll learn how to control Group Policy settings using security groups rather than the GPMC. Next, you'll be walked through the end-to-end process for dynamic WMI filtering, as well as shown tools to help you decipher the WMI query language. Finally, you'll be shown how to replace logon scripts and other manual tasks quickly and easily by using Item Level Targeting and Group Policy Preferences. By the end of this course, you'll know how to address almost any edge case and understand how to replace your legacy logon scripts.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Understanding Default GPO Targeting Limitations12m
  3. Applying GPO Settings Using Security Groups23m
  4. Applying GPO Settings Based on Computer Features33m
  5. Using Item-level Targeting to Customize Preference Settings39m
  6. Simplifying Your GPO Infrastructure31m

Group Policy: Troubleshooting

by Peter Grant

May 31, 2016 / 1h 59m

1h 59m

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Group Policy processing is at the heart of any Active Directory infrastructure. Knowing how to set it up is one thing, but being able to troubleshoot and resolve complex issues can really make you stand out from the crowd. In this course, you'll learn a three-phased, practical approach for methodically tackling any Group Policy problem. You'll start by looking at the 'obvious' problems and you'll learn where to start troubleshooting any issue. Next, you'll learn what the common infrastructure issues are and how to resolve them, and finally you'll gain a low level understanding of the Group Policy mechanics. By the end of this course, you will have learned more than just how to troubleshoot Group Policy; you'll have seen computers querying DNS for their domain controllers, you'll learn how to use tools such as LDP in order to look under the hood at the Group Policy Active Directory attributes, and you'll understand in more detail how Active Directory replication operates and how to fix it when it's broken. By using the methodology in this course combined with the deeper understanding of how group Policy works, you'll be able to solve the most complex issues, fast.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Want to Be a Group Policy Superhero?2m
  3. Phase 1: Check the 'Obvious'38m
  4. Phase 2: Check the Infrastructure31m
  5. Phase 3: Deep Dive Troubleshooting33m
  6. Summarizing the Journey12m

Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2016

by Gary Grudzinskas

Mar 9, 2017 / 5h 10m

5h 10m

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Security is more important than ever to a business. Assuring that your data is safe, your communications are protected, and your workers can be safely identified can prevent a catastrophic breach of security that could adversely affect an enterprise. In this course, Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2016, you'll learn how to properly use this technology and have the peace of mind knowing you are providing the protection of your infrastructure deserves. First, you'll explore how to set up and administer a certification authority. Next, you'll discover how to use certificates for your business and security needs. Finally, you'll learn how to implement smart cards. By the end of this course, you'll know how to secure your network, your data, your connections, and your users by using certificates in your environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Understanding the AD CS Infrastructure24m
  3. Building the Lab Environment23m
  4. Deploying the Root CA23m
  5. Deploying Subordinate Enterprise CA35m
  6. Administering Certificate Server25m
  7. Securing Your CA27m
  8. Maintaining CA29m
  9. Deploying Certificates45m
  10. Using Certificates45m
  11. Using Smartcards in Windows 201627m

Implementing Windows Server 2016 Identity Federation and Access

by Neil Morrissey

Jun 19, 2017 / 3h 25m

3h 25m

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More users today are working outside the traditional corporate office, and they require seamless, secure access to applications and content on the corporate network, as well as in the cloud. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Identity Federation and Access, you'll receive the most up to date knowledge on authenticating and authorizing users using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Web Application Proxy (WAP), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). First, you'll learn how to install and configure ADFS to authenticate users using new methods in 2016, like device authentication and Azure MFA for primary authentication, as well as how to use ADFS to provide seamless single sign-on to applications in the cloud and on-premises. Next, you'll cover how to publish applications to the Internet using Web Application Proxy. Finally, you'll explore how to protect content from being viewed, edited, and printed by certain users and groups, using AD RMS. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to provide flexible authentication methods to your users, and provide secure access to documents and applications.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Install and Configure Active Directory Federation Services59m
  3. Integrating ADFS with Other Technologies1h 11m
  4. Implementing Web Application Proxy37m
  5. Install & Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services34m

What you will learn

  • Installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Managing and maintaining AD DS
  • Creating and managing Group Policy
  • Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Implementing identity federation and access solutions

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