Planning Active Directory and Group Policy for 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.

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, Configuring

Expected Duration
150 minutes

Windows Server 2008 includes many enhancements to Active Directory and Group Policy. This course covers new AD roles, such as RODC, new AD functional levels, new Group Policy features, and ADMX files. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administration. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCITPro: Server Administrator certification.


Active Directory

  • install Active Directory Domain Services
  • match new AD DS features to their descriptions
  • install a read-only domain controller
  • match new RODC features to their descriptions
  • identify the requirements of AD DS security and recovery tools
  • match the AD DS auditing controls to their uses
  • create a forest trust
  • match the types of trusts to their purposes
  • design an Active Directory Infrastructure

Group Policy

  • recognize the functions of the new Group Policy features
  • recognize the enhancements to Group Policy
  • recognize how to create a custom base ADMX file
  • match examples of parts of an .admx file to their functions
  • create a central storage space for ADMX and ADML files
  • use the appropriate gpresult command to troubleshoot Group Policy
  • create a custom base ADMX file
  • create a central storage space for ADMX and ADML files
  • use the appropriate gpresult command





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