Active Directory Replication

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Active Directory Replication This video looks at how Domain Controllers in Active Directory replicate data between each other. Domain Controllers can either replicate at the site level or between sites. A different approach is used for each because at the site level you want changes to happen quickly. Between sites replication may be reduced and […]
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Sites and Subnets

Sites and Subnets Active Directory allows you to model your physical network topology using sites. This video looks at how to create sites in Active Directory. Creating sites allows you to control how data is replicated in your organization. Demonstration 04:05 Sites Definition Microsoft defines a site as a group of well-connected networks. Advantages of […]
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Active Directory Trusts

Active Directory Trusts Trusts in Active Directory create the pathways for authentication to occur. They are used to link Active Directory domains to each other and also link Active Directory domains to non Microsoft systems. Demonstration 08:56 In order to share resources between two domains, there must a trust or trusts connecting the two domains. […]
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Uninstalling Active Directory

Uninstalling Active Directory At any stage you can add and remove domain controllers from Active Directory. This video looks at how to remove the last domain controller from a child domain. When this occurs, the Active Directory database will be removed and with it anything that was stored in it. This video looks at how […]
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Adding a child domian

Adding a child domian This video looks at how to add a child domain to an existing domain in Active Directory. Child domains can access resources from the parent and also from any other domain in the forest. This video will look at adding the east domain to the existing domain. Demonstration at 04:35 Things […]
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Upgrading Active Directory

Upgrading Active Directory This video looks at upgrading your current Active Directory environment so that you can deploy Windows Server 2008/R2 domain controllers in your environment. The video looks at the prerequisites required, the commands you need to run and a demonstration of how to prepare your environment for Windows Server 2008/R2. Upgrading demo 05:40 […]
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Forest Functional Levels

Forest Functional Levels Like domain functional levels, the forest functional level determines which additional features in Active Directory will be available. In order to raise your forest functional level, all domains in the forest domain functional level must be at that corresponding forest functional level or higher. This video looks at the features that are […]
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Domain Functional Levels

Domain Functional Levels Active Directory has functional levels at the domain and forest levels which determine which Active Directory features are available. The higher the functional level the more features available. This video looks at which domain functional levels are available and how to raise the domain functional level to get access to these features. […]
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External time source

External time source In any environment you need to ensure that the time and date on your computers is set correctly. If the time drifts too far from the correct time, this can cause problems logging in to the network and cause time sensitive authentication systems to fail. This video looks at keeping computers in […]
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Seizing Operation Master Roles

Seizing Operation Master Roles Active Directory has five operational master roles that can be transferred from domain controller to domain controller as required. In some cases the role may not be able to be transferred; for example, if the hardware on the domain controller was to fail, a transfer cannot be made. When this occurs, […]
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