Planning Active Directory Services

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


To distinguish between global catalog servers and operations master roles and identify how they are enabled, administered, and placed in Active Directory infrastructure

Target Audience

Systems administrators, systems engineers, systems analysts, IT consultants, and support professionals with responsibility for planning, implementing, and maintaining Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; learners preparing for MCSE certification exams


Experience in implementing and administrating Windows network operating systems with directory services, and a proficient working knowledge of networking concepts

Expected Duration

160 min.

Course Objectives

Planning Active Directory Services

  • customize a global catalog server in a given scenario.
  • select an appropriate placement strategy for global catalog servers and domain controllers in a given scenario.
  • determine the need for universal group caching in a given scenario.
  • carry out global catalog services administration in an enterprise scenario.
  • determine the placement of operations master roles in a given scenario.
  • choose a suitable strategy for managing operations master roles in a given scenario.
  • manage operations master roles in an enterprise Active Directory structure.
  • suggest the best practices involved in assigning and managing operations master roles in an Active Directory infrastructure.