S2K20411-1 - Understanding Active Directory Domain Services and Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this one day custom course you will focus on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is the most critical component in a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain-based network. This course explains why you implement specific AD DS features, how important components integrate with each other, and how you can ensure that your domain- based network functions properly. You will learn about new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment. Additional topics include configuring and managing Group Policy objects (GPOs), including settings and preferences, such as configuring GPO processing order, blocking of inheritance, enforced policies, filtering, managing slow-link processing, forcing Group Policy Update, software installation, folder redirection, scripts, administrative template settings, backup up, import, copy and restore GPOs, item-level targeting and delegating Group Policy management.

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Experience working in a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 environment is required.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Overview of AD DS
Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing RODCs
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database

Module 2: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and Administering GPOs
Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Module 3: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with Group Policy