Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742)

Authors: Gary Grudzinskas, Darren Mar-Elia, Greg Shields, Peter Grant, Neil Morrissey

This path focuses on installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AS DS) in Windows Server 2016. It also covers Group Policy implementation, Active... Read more

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742)

These courses will help prepare you to sit for Microsoft’s 70-742 certification exam.


Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

by Greg Shields

Feb 26, 2018 / 3h 20m

Intermediate • 3h 20m

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Just about everyone these days has spent time *in* an Active Directory, logging into computers and accessing resources, it's not all that often these days that you get to *install* an Active Directory. Most AD infrastructures around today are generations old, so old sometimes that the folks who built it may have moved onto new things. That's why installing Active Directory remains a useful and important topic. You can't really understand a thing until you understand how it gets put together. Discussing those installation and some of the initial configuration tasks is a big part of this course. This is the first of two courses on Active Directory in our 742 learning path. In this course, Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016*, you will learn how to install domain controllers in, yes, five different ways. First, you'll learn how to create your first Active Directory domain and forest. Next, you'll take a look at the users and computers in that structure, exploring both the graphical and PowerShell ways to manage these objects. Before finishing, you'll dig into your AD domain's groups and organizational units. By the end of this course, you'll see how they're managed, but also be presented with a few neat tricks that'll make their administration just that much easier.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m 16s
  2. Introduction
    16m 8s
  3. Install and Configure Domain Controllers
    1h 36m 13s
  4. Create and Manage Active Directory Users and Computers
    48m 50s
  5. Create and Manage Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
    36m 34s

Manage and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

by Greg Shields

Jul 10, 2017 / 3h 53m

Intermediate • 3h 53m

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AD has been around since quite literally the last century, first released with Windows 2000 Server. In its nearly twenty years of service we've so far seen eight updates to its functions and features, aligned with each major OS version. Those eight updates in not-quite twenty years should give you some idea of its maturity, as well as the relative deceleration of what's new and exciting in terms of new capabilities. This course, Manage and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016, focuses on the "slightly more advanced" topics, because much of what you'll see here isn't all that different from the same management and maintenance of Active Directory in recent versions. First, you'll take a look at the special tactics in managing service accounts and password policies. Next, you'll explore some of the maintenance activities where native Windows Server solutions exist. Finally, you'll finish up with an extended look at Active Directory in complex configurations, focusing on where and when it makes sense to expand past single domains, single forests, and single AD site configurations. By the end of this course, you'll be able to efficiently manage and maintain an Active Directory environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m 14s
  2. Introduction
    25m 10s
  3. Configure Service Authentication and Account Policies
    55m 1s
  4. Maintain Active Directory
    1h 16m 53s
  5. Configure Active Directory in a Complex Enterprise Environment
    1h 14m 2s

Group Policy Fundamentals

by Darren Mar-Elia

Feb 5, 2015 / 11h 35m

Intermediate • 11h 35m

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This course, presented by 12-time Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia, aka the "GPOGUY," provides you with all the information and tools you need to become a Group Policy expert. Starting with the basics around how Group Policy works, Darren shares his 15 years of Group Policy experience to teach you Group Policy, which parts to leverage for key scenarios, and the best ways to deploy it in your Windows desktop and server environments.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Group Policy
    42m 12s
  2. Group Policy's Capabilities
    43m 7s
  3. Group Policy Processing
    51m 29s
  4. Tools of the Trade
    38m 10s
  5. How Group Policy Gets Applied
    38m 11s
  6. Policy Scenarios - Desktop and Server Lockdown
    31m 48s
  7. Policy Scenarios - Security Policy
    40m 41s
  8. Policy Scenarios - Managing Internet Explorer Configuration
    40m 53s
  9. Policy Scenarios - Deploying Software Using Group Policy
    38m 45s
  10. Policy Scenarios - Folder Redirection, User Settings, and Data
    37m 5s
  11. Policy Scenarios - Introduction to Group Policy Preferences
    58m 26s
  12. Policy Scenarios - Managing Startup/Logon Scripts
    35m 13s
  13. Policy Scenarios - Kiosks and Remote Desktop Services
    30m 3s
  14. Group Policy Management Tasks
  15. Basic Group Policy Troubleshooting
    54m 53s
  16. Group Policy Deployment Strategies
    35m 41s
  17. Introduction to Group Policy Scripting
    35m 18s

Group Policy: Advanced Targeting

by Peter Grant

Sep 13, 2016 / 2h 20m

Intermediate • 2h 20m

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If you thought GPO settings can only be applied by linking GPOs to OUs, then you've just barely touched the surface. In this course, Group Policy: Advanced Targeting, you will learn how to get the most out of group policy and this course may also enlighten you to features you didn't know existed. First, you'll learn how to control Group Policy settings using security groups rather than the GPMC. Next, you'll be walked through the end-to-end process for dynamic WMI filtering, as well as shown tools to help you decipher the WMI query language. Finally, you'll be shown how to replace logon scripts and other manual tasks quickly and easily by using Item Level Targeting and Group Policy Preferences. By the end of this course, you'll know how to address almost any edge case and understand how to replace your legacy logon scripts.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 22s
  2. Understanding Default GPO Targeting Limitations
  3. Applying GPO Settings Using Security Groups
    23m 23s
  4. Applying GPO Settings Based on Computer Features
    33m 9s
  5. Using Item-level Targeting to Customize Preference Settings
    39m 17s
  6. Simplifying Your GPO Infrastructure
    31m 9s

Group Policy: Troubleshooting

by Peter Grant

May 31, 2016 / 1h 59m

Intermediate • 1h 59m

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Group Policy processing is at the heart of any Active Directory infrastructure. Knowing how to set it up is one thing, but being able to troubleshoot and resolve complex issues can really make you stand out from the crowd. In this course, you'll learn a three-phased, practical approach for methodically tackling any Group Policy problem. You'll start by looking at the 'obvious' problems and you'll learn where to start troubleshooting any issue. Next, you'll learn what the common infrastructure issues are and how to resolve them, and finally you'll gain a low level understanding of the Group Policy mechanics. By the end of this course, you will have learned more than just how to troubleshoot Group Policy; you'll have seen computers querying DNS for their domain controllers, you'll learn how to use tools such as LDP in order to look under the hood at the Group Policy Active Directory attributes, and you'll understand in more detail how Active Directory replication operates and how to fix it when it's broken. By using the methodology in this course combined with the deeper understanding of how group Policy works, you'll be able to solve the most complex issues, fast.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 33s
  2. Want to Be a Group Policy Superhero?
    2m 20s
  3. Phase 1: Check the 'Obvious'
    38m 43s
  4. Phase 2: Check the Infrastructure
    31m 10s
  5. Phase 3: Deep Dive Troubleshooting
    33m 49s
  6. Summarizing the Journey
    12m 2s

Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2016

by Gary Grudzinskas

Mar 9, 2017 / 5h 10m

Intermediate • 5h 10m

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Security is more important than ever to a business. Assuring that your data is safe, your communications are protected, and your workers can be safely identified can prevent a catastrophic breach of security that could adversely affect an enterprise. In this course, Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2016, you'll learn how to properly use this technology and have the peace of mind knowing you are providing the protection of your infrastructure deserves. First, you'll explore how to set up and administer a certification authority. Next, you'll discover how to use certificates for your business and security needs. Finally, you'll learn how to implement smart cards. By the end of this course, you'll know how to secure your network, your data, your connections, and your users by using certificates in your environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 34s
  2. Understanding the AD CS Infrastructure
    24m 23s
  3. Building the Lab Environment
    23m 12s
  4. Deploying the Root CA
    23m 45s
  5. Deploying Subordinate Enterprise CA
    35m 51s
  6. Administering Certificate Server
    25m 46s
  7. Securing Your CA
    27m 38s
  8. Maintaining CA
    29m 15s
  9. Deploying Certificates
    45m 36s
  10. Using Certificates
    45m 51s
  11. Using Smartcards in Windows 2016
    27m 20s

Implementing Windows Server 2016 Identity Federation and Access

by Neil Morrissey

Jun 19, 2017 / 3h 25m

Intermediate • 3h 25m

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More users today are working outside the traditional corporate office, and they require seamless, secure access to applications and content on the corporate network, as well as in the cloud. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Identity Federation and Access, you'll receive the most up to date knowledge on authenticating and authorizing users using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Web Application Proxy (WAP), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). First, you'll learn how to install and configure ADFS to authenticate users using new methods in 2016, like device authentication and Azure MFA for primary authentication, as well as how to use ADFS to provide seamless single sign-on to applications in the cloud and on-premises. Next, you'll cover how to publish applications to the Internet using Web Application Proxy. Finally, you'll explore how to protect content from being viewed, edited, and printed by certain users and groups, using AD RMS. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to provide flexible authentication methods to your users, and provide secure access to documents and applications.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 59s
  2. Install and Configure Active Directory Federation Services
    59m 12s
  3. Integrating ADFS with Other Technologies
    1h 11m 57s
  4. Implementing Web Application Proxy
    37m 28s
  5. Install & Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services
    34m 41s

What you will learn

  • Installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Managing and maintaining AD DS
  • Creating and managing Group Policy
  • Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Implementing identity federation and access solutions

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