Active Directory Administration in Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Windows Server administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise; Windows Server administrators who manage infrastructure, web, and IT application servers for an enterprise organization; individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • three or more physical locations
  • three or more domain controllers
  • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have taken and passed the following MCTS level exams:70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

Expected Duration
150 minutes

Planning and implementing an enterprise administrative structure and an enterprise Group Policy strategy are tasks that are of utmost importance to an Enterprise Administrator. Designing the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administrative model involves creating the organizational structure, delegating administration, using compliance auditing, and using security groups to implement group strategy and to simplify group administration. This course explains the use of directory object auditing and covers the various tasks involved in designing a proper AD DS administrative model based on the specific business requirements of an organization. This course also describes the planning of the Group Policy strategy and provides an explanation of Group Policy and its various components, including the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), Group Policy Preferences, starter GPOs, administrative templates, and scope filtering options. The implementation of a Group Policy hierarchy, which involves linking GPOs, Group Policy processing order, and using the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) are also demonstrated in this course.
This course covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator. Passing the prerequisite MCTS exams and this Professional Series exam completes the requirements for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification.


The Enterprise Administrative Structure

  • use delegation of administration
  • recognize which AD administration model to use in an organization
  • distinguish between autonomy and isolation in AD logical design
  • create a new security group and add members to it
  • enable AD DS auditing
  • use delegation of administration
  • set up a security group
  • set up AD DS auditing

The Enterprise Group Policy

  • recognize the processing order of the Group Policy hierarchy
  • specify a domain controller for processing Group Policy and configure a slow WAN link
  • use Group Policy Preferences to set a policy
  • create a Starter GPO
  • perform basic GPO management tasks using the GPMC
  • perform advanced GPO management tasks using the GPMC
  • recognize ways you can manage device installation by computer
  • apply Group Policy in Windows Server 2008





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