Microsoft Windows 2000 – Active Directory Design: Schema and Replication

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


To provide an overview of the Active Directory schema and replication components and give general guidelines on configuring and managing them for optimum performance and reliability

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-219; personnel in medium to very large computing environments that use the Windows 2000 network operating system


Experience in designing network infrastructures in environments that support 200-26,000+ users and 5-150+ physical locations using typical network services and applications including file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and web hosting

Expected Duration

225 min.

Course Objectives

Microsoft Windows 2000 – Active Directory Design: Schema and Replication

  • define the characteristics of schema object classes and attributes, and recognize the different values.
  • state the components that are part of the schema plan procedures and the schema modification procedures.
  • identify the safety precautions you should follow for schema modifications, determine which business need situations require schema modifications, and recognize the class and attribute changes that take place after making changes to the schema.
  • identify situations in which it is appropriate to modify the schema and select appropriate modifications for each situation.
  • state how replication works in the Active Directory, define the three main replication partitions, recognize the characteristics of the multimaster replication model, identify the roles of the different operation masters, and define the function of the propagation-dampening scheme.
  • recognize the structure of the replication topology, define the attributes of intersite and intrasite replication, and identify how the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) configures the replication topology.
  • identify the physical structure components of the Active Directory, state how to configure site link bridges, recognize the function of bridgehead servers, and define the two types of domain modes in a Windows 2000 network.
  • state requirements and best practices for planning sites for Active Directory replication, determine the amount of replication traffic and assess its different aspects, and recognize how to connect subnets in a site.
  • recognize how to control which domain controllers clients log on to, assess the need for additional domain controllers and the implications, define the role of global catalog servers in the replication process, and determine replication schedules and costs.
  • develop an intersite topology identifying the type of transport and the role of bridgehead servers, and determine when to revise site topologies and assess the impact of these changes.
  • plan your Active Directory site design.
  • state the implications of multiple-directory environments and the interoperability solutions, define how the Active Directory interacts and synchronizes with other directory services, and identify what you need to consider when planning a strategy for deploying the Active Directory in a multiple-directory environment.
  • define how data is interchanged between the Active Directory and the Microsoft Exchange 5.5 directory using the Active Directory Connector (ADC), and identify how to configure connection agreements, bridgehead servers, and the direction of synchronization.
  • develop a connection strategy, plan the configuration of connection agreements, and identify connection agreements required for the deployment of ADC.
  • plan ADC deployment strategies between Microsoft Exchange 5.5 and Windows 2000.