Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring: AD Accounts & Groups

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Windows Server and builds upon features found in previous versions of Windows Server, as well as providing a number of new features. This course examines user account creation, user templates, AD utilities to manipulate account, and methods to manipulate accounts with PowerShell. This course also looks at joining computers to domain, both online and offline, modifying account attributes, and resetting user passwords. Finally, this course examines Active Directory Groups, nesting, conversion, group management, shadow groups, and enumerating group membership with PowerShell. It is one of a series designed to prepare the learner for exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

Target Audience

Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this learning path.


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

User Templates and AD Utilities in Windows Server 2012

  • match the tool or utility supported by Active Directory to its correct description
  • Domain Joins in Windows Server 2012

  • describe the commands used to join a computer to a domain
  • Perform an Offline Domain Join in Windows Server 2012

    Managing AD User Accounts in Windows Server 2012

  • recognize what the Active Directory user account Accounts properties allow an administrator to do
  • recognize the characteristics of disabled accounts
  • User Account Attributes in Windows Server 2012

  • match the account attribute to its correct category
  • AD Groups Nesting and Conversion in Windows Server 2012

  • match the group scope supported by Active Directory with its correct description
  • recognize the best practice strategy for nesting groups and optimizing resource access efficiency and minimizing replication traffic
  • recognize how group scope can be converted
  • Managing Shadow Groups & Enumeration in Server 2012

  • recognize the different ways group membership can be managed
  • recognize why you would create a shadow group in Active Directory