Cisco IOS and CLI

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Overview For the Cisco CCNA you are required to know how to configure Cisco routers and Cisco switches using the command line interface or CLI. A command line interface is a command driven user shell that allows the user to interface with the operating system. The command line interface or CLI is operated with just […]
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Active Directory Replication

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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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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Operators Master Role Placement Global Catalog

Operators Master Role Placement Global Catalog In Active Directory there are five operations master roles known as FSMO roles. This video looks at which Domain Controllers you should put these roles on and also which Domain Controllers you should make into Global Catalog Servers. There are five operations master roles. The Schema and Domain Naming […]
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Moving operation roles

Moving operation roles Active Directory has 5 operations master roles. These roles can be moved from Domain Controller to Domain Controller. Two are at the forest level and three are at the domain level. This video looks at how to move these operations roles from one Domain Controller to another. How To Points The 3 […]
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Operation Master Role

Operation Master Role Active Directory has five operations master roles otherwise known as FSMO roles. These roles are assigned to one Domain Controller to ensure changes happen in only one location at a time. This ensures that the Active Directory database is kept consistent. This video goes through the five operations master roles. At the […]
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Global Catalog Servers

Global Catalog Servers Global Catalog Servers contain a partial replica for every object in Active Directory. A Global Catalog Server is used to find objects in any domain in the forest. Any Domain Controller can be made into a Global Catalog Server. This video looks at how to remove or make a Domain Controller into […]
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Installing Active Directory on Server Core

Installing Active Directory on Server Core This video looks at promoting a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Core to a Domain Controller using the command line. This covers using an answer file and also using the command line only. The core edition of Windows Server is a scaled down version of Windows Server with […]
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