Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Windows Server 2008 R2 is the 2009 refresh of Microsoft’s Windows Server product. This R2 release introduces improvements to existing features as well as the addition of new functionality. This course introduces the changes to Active Directory Domain Services administration including a review of key considerations when installing a new Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller to your AD DS infrastructure and the new Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) provided for easier Active Directory object management. The course also introduces the new Active Directory Recycle Bin and demonstrates how to enable it and use it to restore a deleted Active Directory object. Another popular new feature highlighted is the ability to perform offline domain joins; discussed are the conditions surrounding an offline join and the steps involved in joining a computer while offline.

Target Audience

This path is intended for administrators working with Windows Server 2008 who need to update their knowledge of new features and improvements provided by the Windows Server 2008 R2 release. It is also of interest to administrators planning on implementing Windows Server 2008 environments that may include Windows Server 2008 R2.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Integrating R2 into the Infrastructure

  • identify the changes in the Windows Server 2008 installation process
  • prepare an existing infrastructure for the addition of a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller
  • recognize how to migrate server roles to Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory DS Administration Interfaces

  • install the Active Directory Administrative Center for a given scenario
  • manage objects using the Active Directory Administrative Center
  • identify the functions of Active Directory Web Services
  • Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin

  • recognize the commands to enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • identify the requirements for enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Restoring Deleted Active Directory Objects

  • display the Deleted Objects container
  • recognize the commands to restore a deleted Active Directory object using Ldp.exe
  • restore objects using Windows PowerShell
  • Performing an Offline Join

  • recognize how to perform an offline domain join operation using djoin.exe
  • recognize the benefits of an offline domain join
  • Using New Active Directory DS Features