70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

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Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory (18%)
Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure (17%)
Configuring Active Directory roles and services (14%)
Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects (18%)
Maintaining the Active Directory environment (18%)
Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (15%)

More detail: https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-640.aspx

Part 1: Active Directory Infrastructure

1.1 Introduction to Active Directory
1.2 New features
1.3 Active Directory under the hood
1.4 Forest and trees
1.5 Active Directory system requirements
1.6 Installing Active Directory
1.7 Installing Active Directory On Server Core
1.8 Global Catalog
1.9 Operation Master Roles
1.10 Moving operational master roles
1.11 Operation Master Role and Global Catalog Placement
1.12 Seizing operation master roles
1.13 Setting an external time source
1.14 Domain function levels
1.15 Forest function levels
1.16 Upgrading Active Directory
1.17 Adding a child domain
1.18 Uninstalling Active Directory
1.19 Trusts
1.20 Sites and Subnets
1.21 Replication

Part 2: Maintaining Active Directory objects

2.1 User Accounts
2.2 Creating a user
2.3 Computer accounts
2.4 Windows Groups
2.5 Group Types
2.6 Default Local Groups
2.7 Built-in Domain Groups
2.8 Domain Groups
2.9 Special Identities
2.10 AGDLP
2.12 Universal Group Caching
2.13 Contacts
2.14 Protected Admin
2.15 Service Accounts
2.16 Managed Services Accounts
2.17 Offline Domain Join
2.18 Organizational Units
2.19 Delegation of Control
2.20 Active Directory Command Line Tools
2.22 PowerShell
2.23 VBScript
2.24 Active Directory Migration Tool
2.25 Active Directory Partitions
2.26 RSAT & Snap-ins

Part 3: Group Policy

3.1 Introduction
3.2 New Features
3.3 Configuring Group Policy
3.4  Installing Group Policy
3.5  Processing Order
3.6  Enforced and Blocked
3.7  Loopback processing
3.8 Preferences
3.9 Starter GPO’s
3.10  Filtering Group Policy
3.11 Replication
3.12 Restricted Groups
3.13 Local Group Management with Preferences
3.14 Software installation Introduction
3.15 Software installation demonstration
3.16 AppLocker
3.17 Optimization
3.18  Troubleshooting Group Policy
3.19 Security Templates
3.20 Security Configuration Wizard
3.21 Auditing
3.22 Auditing Active Directory
3.23 Auditing Files
3.24 Active Directory Password Policy
3.25 Fine-Grained Password Policy
3.26 Deny Domain Local Group

Part 4: DNS

DNS has been moved to the DNS course section. This is under development, but when complete will allow you to view any of the DNS videos that we have or choose the videos that relate only to Windows Sever 2008. Link to the DNS course is below followed by the videos that will end up being in this course.

DNS Course

4.1 DNS Introduction
4.2 Windows DNS Requirements
4.3 Installing DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2
4.4 DNS Namespace
4.5 DNS Root Hint Demo
4.6 DNS Zones
4.7 DNS Zone Demo
4.8 DNS Records
4.9 DNS Record Demo
4.10 Forwarding and conditional forwarding
4.11 DNS Demonstration on Forwarding and Conditional Forwarding
4.12 DNS Split-Brain
4.13 Time To Live, Ageing and Scavenging
4.14 DNS and Active Directory
4.15 DNS round robin and Windows server options

For information not covered in DNS yet, consider watching the videos from the 70-642 course.

2 DNS Zones
3 DNS Records
4 DNS Replication

Part 5: Active Directory Roles and Services

1 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 Active Directory Right Management Service
3 Read only Domain Controllers
4 Federation Services course



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