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Windows Server 2016 AD DS

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Identity with Windows Server 2016

Duration: 5 Days

Price: $2795 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

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Delivery Options: Attend face-to-face in the classroom or remote-live attendance.

Students Will Learn

  • Installing and configuring domain controllers
  • Managing objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell
  • Implementing AD DS in complex environments
  • Implementing AD DS sites and configuring and managing replication
  • Implementing and managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Managing user settings by using GPOs
  • Securing AD DS and user accounts
  • Implementing and managing a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS
  • Deploying and managing certificates
  • Implementing and administering AD FS
  • Implementing and administering Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Implementing synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting and establishing business continuity for AD DS services

Course Description

This course teaches how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Course Prerequisites

Completion of the courses Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 and Networking with Windows Server 2016 or equivalent knowledge.

Course Overview

Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Deploying a Domain Controller
Managing Objects in AD DS
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups in AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
  • Implementing and Managing OUs
Advanced AD DS Infrastructure Management
  • Overview of Advanced AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Implementing Group Policy
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
Managing User Settings with Group Policy
  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection, Software Installation and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Securing Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Account Security
  • Implementing Audit Authentication
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Deploying and Managing AD CS
  • Deploying CAs
  • Administering CAs
  • Troubleshooting and Maintaining CAs
Deploying and Managing Certificates
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Managing Certificate Deployment, Revocation and Recovery
  • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
  • Implementing and Managing Smart Cards
Implementing and Administering AD FS
  • Overview of AD FS
  • AD FS Requirements and Planning
  • Deploying and Configuring AD FS
  • Overview of Web Application Proxy
Implementing and Administering AD RMS
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
Implementing AD DS Synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
  • Planning and Preparing for Directory Synchronization
  • Implementing Directory Synchronization by Using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing Identities with Directory Synchronization
Monitoring, Managing and Recovering AD DS
  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Backup and Recovery Options for AD DS and Other Identity and Access Solutions

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Course Benefits

  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees


Liked the enthusiasm the instructor brought to the subject and anecdotes that helped us better understand the concepts. Also, the tips were super helpful and would definitely consider taking more training from HOTT.
— C.L., Buffalo Exchange

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