The Active Directory Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008

The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • three or more physical locations
  • three or more domain controllers
  • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Expected Duration
180 minutes

Windows Server 2008 is the most recent server operating system released from Microsoft. With new roles specific to Active Directory, along with notable improvements in security, networking, and performance, Windows Server 2008 is designed to increase reliability and flexibility to any server infrastructure. Read-only domain controllers are introduced and described in this course, with demonstrations on how they can help improve security, generate faster logon times, and create more efficient resource access. Aligning with Microsoft exam 70-640 objectives: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, this course will also cover many of the different types of installations, as well as new deployment features and migration options. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.


Creating the Active Directory Infrastructure

  • create a forest or domain
  • raise the forest and domain functional level
  • configure an unattended installation
  • recognize the options for an unattended installation
  • recognize the role of the ADMT in a test migration plan
  • recognize the functions of the ADMT
  • use forestprep and domainprep
  • configure the global catalog
  • configure sites and subnets
  • implement network infrastructure

Configuring and Modifying Domains and Forests

  • configure DNS for Active Directory
  • recognize the operations masters and their roles
  • recognize the operations master role dependencies
  • recognize how to remove a domain
  • configure a trust
  • distinguish between trust relationships
  • recognize how to remove a domain
  • configure a trust





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