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Active Directory Fundamentals

Section 1: Course Introduction

Course Introduction

How the IT labs work

Active Directory Console Overview

Section 2: Active Directory Fundamentals

Creating Active Directory Users

Resetting User Passwords

Creating and Deleting Organizational Units

Deleting and Disabling Users

Active Directory User Management Quiz

Section 3: Practice what you've learned

Active Directory IT Lab

Ready, set, go!

Building your IT Lab

Section 1: Welcome to The Course!

Welcome to The Course

Virtualization Overview

Section 2: VirtualBox: On Premises Lab

Section Overview

Downloading and Installing VirtualBox

Creating a Virtual Network with VirtualBox

How to Create Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

How to Install Windows Server 2016 on Your Virtual Machine

Installing Windows 10 in our IT Lab

Section 3: Off-Premises AWS Lab Setup

Off-premises Lab Section Overview

Registering an AWS Account

Creating an AWS EC2 Instance

Terminating Your EC2 Instance and Off-Premises Lab

Section 4: Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Installing and Configuring Windows Server

Section 1: Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Section 2: Downloading and Installing Windows Server

Section Overview

How to Download Windows Server

Understanding the different versions of Windows Server

Installing Windows Server

Configuring Windows Server Desktop Experience

Configure Windows Server Core

Windows Server Basics Quiz

Lab: Install Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience

Lab: Install Windows Server 2016 (Server Core)

Section 3: Roles and Features

Section Overview

Installing Roles and Features on Windows Server Desktop Experience

Installing Roles and Features on Windows Server Core

Windows Server Roles and Features Quiz

Lab: Installing Windows Server Roles and Features on Desktop Experience

Lab: Installing Windows Server Roles and Features on Server Core

Section 4: Upgrading and Migrating Windows Server

Section Overview

Windows Server Upgrade Paths and Pre-upgrade Checklist

Upgrading Windows Server Desktop Experience from 2016 to 2019

About Server Migrations

Upgrading and Migrating Windows Server Quiz

Lab: Upgrading Windows Server Desktop Experience from 2016 to 2019

Section 5: Windows Server Storage Solutions

Section Overview

Disk Initialization and Partition Styles

Volumes and Partitions

Windows File Systems

Storage Allocation Units

Initializing a Disk and Creating a Volume

Windows Server Storage Solutions Quiz

Lab: Initialize a disk and configure a volume

Section 6: Windows Server Backup

Section Overview

What is Windows Server Backup

Installing The Windows Server Backup Feature

Creating a One-Time Backup

Creating Scheduled Backups

Windows Server Backup Quiz

Lab: Create and manage Windows Server Backups

Section 7: Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Active Directory & Identity with Windows Server

Section 1: Course Introduction

Course Overview

Section 2: Getting Started with Active Directory Domain Services

Section Overview

Installing the ADDS (Active Directory Domain Services) Server Role

Promote the Server to a Domain Controller

Forests, Trees and Domains

Windows Domain Quiz

Lab: Installing the Active Directory Domain Services

Section 3: Introduction to Active Directory Users & Computers

Section Overview

Organizational Units (OUs) and Containers

Creating, managing and deleting OUs

Creating User Accounts with Active Directory

Searching for Objects in Active Directory

Resetting User Passwords and Unlocking Accounts in Active Directory

Understanding Groups and Memberships

Disabling and Deleting User Accounts

Active Directory Quiz

Lab: Active Directory Users and Computers

Section 4: Adding a Second Domain Controller

Notice of change in Lab Names

Section Overview

Promoting Our Second Domain Controller

Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) Roles Overview

Transferring FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) Roles

Adding a Second Domain Controller Quiz

Lab: Adding a Second Domain Controller

Section 5: Active Directory Backups

Creating an Active Directory / System State Backup

Restoring an Active Directory Backup

Creating and Restoring Active Directory Snapshots

Active Directory Backups Quiz

Lab: Active Directory Backups

Section 6: How to Administrate Active Directory with Windows PowerShell

Enabling Script Execution for PowerShell

Listing AD Users with PowerShell

Creating AD Users with PowerShell

Creating User Accounts from a CSV (Comma Separated Value) File

Move All Disable Users to Disabled Users OU with PowerShell

AD PowerShell Quiz

Lab: ADUC PowerShell Automation

Section 7: Administrating AD SS (Active Directory Sites and Services)

Active Directory Sites and Services - Section Overview

Configuring Our ITFROUTE01 Server to act as a Router

Configuring Active Directory Sites and Services

Administrating AD SS Quiz

Lab: Configure ADDS Between Two Subnets

Section 8: Active Directory Trusts

Window Trusts Explained

Configuring DNS Settings for Active Directory Trusts

Establish a Two-way Active Directory Trust

Active Directory Trusts Quiz

Lab: Establish a two-way AD Trust

Section 9: Modifying the Active Directory Schema

Add Custom Attributes to Active Directory Users

Active Directory Schema Quiz

Lab: Extending the Active Directory Schema

Section 10: Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Group Policy & Security with Windows Server

Section 1: Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Section 2: Introduction to Group Policy Management

What is Group Policy

Creating and Managing GPOs

Group Policy Precedences

Editing Group Policy Object Settings

Introduction to Group Policy Quiz

Lab: Group Policy Management

Section 3: Manage Your Workstations

Deploying a Desktop Background to your domain with GPO (Group Policy Object)

Setting up a Logon Banner (Interactive Logon)

Deploying Software with Group Policy

Configuring Roaming Profiles for User Accounts

Configure User Roaming Profile Path with PowerShell

Creating and Mounting File Shares with Group Policy

Lab: Manage Your Workstations with Group Policy

Section 4: Securing Your Domain

Configuring Domain Password and Account Lockout Policies with Group Policy

Deploying Fine Grained Password Policies (PSOs)

Configuring Windows Firewall with Group Policy

Configuring Registry Settings with Group Policy

Lab: Securing Your Domain with Group Policy

Section 5: Group Policy Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Group Policy with MMC (RSOP.msc - Resultant Set of Policy)

Troubleshooting Group Policy with Command Prompt (GPResult /r)

Creating Non-Inheriting Organizational Units for GPO Testing / Troubleshooting

Group Policy Troubleshooting Quiz

Lab: Group Policy Troubleshooting

Section 6: Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Installing and Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)

Section 1: Course Introduction

Instructor and Course Introduction

What's New in Windows Server 2016 DNS

Section 2: DNS Basics

What is DNS

Installing the DNS Windows Server Role

Building DNS Server Quiz

The Hosts File

DNS Console Overview

Recursive and Iterative Queries

DNS Basics LAB

DNS Basics Quiz

Section 3: DNS Resource Records

DNS Resource Record Types

Creating the mytestzone Forward Lookup Zone

Creating DNS Resource Records

Creating DNS Resource Records Lab

DNS Resource Records Quiz

Section 4: DNS Zones

DNS Zones

Creating a Forward and Reverse Lookup Zone

Creating a Secondary Zones

Stub Zone Creation

Active Directory Zone Replication

Implementing DNS Forwarding

Implementing Conditional DNS Forwarding

Forward and Reverse Zone Creation Lab

Creating a Secondary Zone Lab

Conditional Forwarding Lab

Creating a Stub Zone Lab

DNS Zones Quiz

Section 5: DNS Delegation

Domain Name System and DNS Delegation

Windows 2016 Server and DNS Zone Delegation

DNS Delegation Lab

QUIZ - Domain Name System and DNS Delegation

Section 6: DNS Security Techniques

DNS Security Techniques Overview

Configuring DNS Cache Locking

Configuring DNS Socket Pools

Configuring Response Rate Limiting

DNS Security Techniques Quiz

Section 7: Advanced DNS Topics

Overview of Advanced Topics

Enabling Round Robin and Netmask Ordering

Configuring Recursion

IPV4 and IPV6 Root HInts

Advanced DNS Topics Quiz

Section 8: DNS Security (DNSSEC)

Windows DNS Security Overview

Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption

Installing DNSSEC on Windows 2016 Server

DNSSEC Client Install

DNSSEC (DNS Security Lab)

DNSSEC Quiz

Section 9: DNS Policies

DNS Policies Background Information

Configuring DNS Filtering

Configuring Split Brain DNS in an Active Directory Environment

Configuring DNS Selective Recursion Policy

Configuring a Traffic Management Policy

DNS Policies Quiz

Section 10: PowerShell for DNS

PowerShell for DNS Part 1

PowerShell for DNS Part 2

PowerShell for DNS Part 3

PowerShell for DNS Part 4

PowerShell for DNS LAB

Powershell for DNS Quiz

Section 11: Troubleshooting DNS Issues - Troubleshooting Tools

Troubleshooting Tools Every IT Pro Must Know

The Events Viewer Overview

Subscriptions

Monitoring and Debug Logging

Trouble-Shooting DNS Client Issues

Troubleshooting Subscriptions Lab

DNS Troubleshooting Lab

DNS Troubleshooting Quiz

Installing and Configuring Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)

Section 1: Introduction to DHCP

What is an IP Address?

What is DHCP and Why is It Useful?

DHCP In Your Home Network

Section 2: Deploying Windows Server DHCP

Turn off Your VirtualBox (or other Virtualization Software) DHCP Service

Install the DHCP Server Role

Configure DHCP Scopes, Exclusions and Lease Durations

Configure DHCP Reservations

Lab: Deploying Windows Server DHCP

Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Section 1: Introduction

What is WSUS

Section 2: Optional Lab Setup

Downloading Required Software

Installing VirtualBox and Creating Our VMS and Virtual Network

Installing Windows Server Part 1 and 2

Building Our Windows Domain

Installing Windows 10

Section 3: Installation and Configuring WSUS (Windows Server Update Services)

Installing The WSUS Role

Configuring Our WSUS Server

Configuring WSUS with Group Policy

Configuring WSUS Clients That Are Not In Your Domain

Lab: Installing and Configure WSUS

Section 4: How to use WSUS

WSUS Synchronizations

Managing WSUS Client Computers and Groups

Approving WSUS Updates

Lab: How to use WSUS

Section 5: WSUS Troubleshooting

Issues with Client Computers Not Reporting

What To Do When Your WSUS Server Wont Download Updates

WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard

Windows Update Agent Result Codes Reference

Section 6: Advanced WSUS Administration

Creating an Downstream WSUS Server

Moving Your WSUS Content to Another Hard Drive (or Location)

Importing Updates to an Offline WSUS Server

Lab: Configuring a Downstream WSUS Server

Section 7: Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Administration and Automation with Windows PowerShell

Section 1: Course Introduction

Course Introduction

PowerShell System Requirements

Section 2: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

The Basics of PowerShell

Installing and Updating PowerShell

The Text Based Console Part 1- An Overview

Text Based Console Part 2 - An Overview

The ISE (Intelligent Scripting Environment) Part 1

The ISE (Intelligent Scripting Environment) Part 2

Use the OGV Command to Easily View console data!

Section 3: Getting Help and Finding Commands

Getting Help and Finding Commands Part 1

Getting Help and Finding Commands Part 2

Getting Help and Finding Commands Part 3

Help System LAB Questions

Help System Lab Answers 1-4

Help System Lab Answers 5-9

Section 4: PowerShell Command Syntax

Command Syntax Part 1

Command Syntax Part 2

Command Syntax Part 3

Command Syntax Lab Questions

Command Syntax Lab Answers

Section 5: PowerShell Objects and Properties

Objects, Properties and Methods Part 1

Objects, Properties and Methods Part 2

Objects, Properties and Methods Part 3

Questions 1-9 for Objects, Properties and Methods

Answers to Questions 1-7 O-P-M

Answers to Questions 8,9 O-P-M

Section 6: The PowerShell Pipeline

The Pipeline Part 1

The Pipeline Part 2

Section 7: PowerShell Providers

What are PowerShell Providers

Using PS Drive

PowerShell Provider CMDlets -1

PowerShell Providers CMDlets -2

Student Assignments

Section 8: PowerShell Arrays and Variables

PowerShell Variables

PowerShell Arrays

PowerShell Variables Challenge

PowerShell Variables Solution

Section 9: PowerShell Loops

For Loops

While Loops

For Each Loop

Section 10: PowerShell Conditional Statements

PowerShell Conditional Statements (If Then Else, Switch)

Section 11: On Premises Lab Setup

Should You Watch This Section?

Downloading and Installing VirtualBox

Downloading Windows Server 2019

Creating Your Virtual Network

Creating Your Virtual Machines

Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

Installing Windows Server

Installing the Active Directory Domain Services Role

Section 12: Basic Domain Administration with Windows PowerShell

Configuring PowerShell Execution Policy with Group Policy

Installing Windows Server Roles and Features with Powershell

Running Powershell Scripts as Scheduled Tasks

Creating Organizational Units with Powershell

Creating and Managing Active Directory User Accounts with PowerShell

Move all AD Users in a Group to a Specific Organizational Unit

Generate a list of AD Users and their OU

PowerShell Splatting

Bulk Install Windows MSU Files Automatically with PowerShell

Lab: Domain Administration with Windows PowerShell

Section 13: Send Emails with PowerShell

Send Emails from Gmail with PowerShell

Create Password Expiration Notification Script

Section 14: PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Basics

DSC Overview

Enabling PSRemoting with Group Policy

The DSC Resource Kit

Configuring The Local Config Manager for DSC Push

Uninstalling Windows Features with DSC

Lab: Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Section 15: Course Conclusion

Couse Conclusion

Installing and Configuring System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Section 1: Getting Started with this Course

SCCM Configuration Manager Overview

Prerequisites in a Production Environment

Configuration Manager Overview Section Quiz

Section 2: System Center Configuration Manager - Features and Capibilities

Asset Management

Administrative Tasks

Client Management Part 1

Client Management Part 2

Features and Capabilities Section Quiz

Section 3: SCCM 1902 Lab Setup

This section is optional

Lab Overview

Downloading and Installing VirtualBox

Creating Your NAT Network and VMs

Downloading and Mounting Server 2019 ISO

Installing Windows Server 2019 Part 1

Installing Windows Server 2019 Part 2

Downloading and Mounting Windows 10 ISO

Installing Windows 10

Configuring SADC01

Configuring our SAWS01 Workstation

Configuring our SASCCM01 Server

Section 4: Installing SCCM 1902 Installation

SCCM Compatability Check

Download Required SCCM Software

Installing the ADK

Creating the System Management Container

Creating Domain User Accounts

Extending the Active Directory Schema

Configure Windows Firewall with Group Policy for SCCM

Install SQL Server 2017

Installing SCCM Dependent Server Roles

Installing System Center Configuration Manager

Lab: Installing System Center Configuration Manager

Section 5: Configuration Manager Basics

Console Overview Part 1

Console Overview Part 2

Site System Roles

Creating and Managing Administrative Users

Creating Boundary and Boundary Groups

Client Discovery Methods

SCCM Basics Section Quiz

Lab: SCCM Basics

Section 6: Updating SCCM

Understanding Windows ADK Compatibility

Configuration Manager Update Overview

How to Verify Your ADK Version

Installing ADK 1903

Updating SCCM

Verifying Our Configuration After Update

Updating SCCM Section Quiz

Section 7: SCCM Client Installation

Preparing for Client Installations with Group Policy

Client Push Installation

Deploying the SCCM Client with Group Policy

Manual Client Installation

Section 8: User and Device Collections

Collections Overview and the Direct Rule

Creating Include/Exclude Collections

Query based User and Device Collections Introduction

Query Based User Collections Example #1

Query Based User Collections Example #2

Query Based User Collection Challenge #1

Query Based Device Collection Example #1

Role Based Administration

Assigning a User Collection to an Administrative Security Roll

Using a Collection to Enforce a Maintenance Window

Deploying Power Management to a Collection

Using a Collection to Turn-On the Remote Control Feature

User and Device Collection Section Quiz

Section 9: Application Management

Application Management Overview

Creating an Application using an MSI Part 1

Creating an Application using an MSI Part 2

Supersedence Part 1

Supersedence Part 2

Creating an Application using an EXE

Creating an Application that requires Approval

Creating a Package using an MSI

Uninstalling an Application

Monitoring Applications

Lab: Application Deployment

Application Management Section Quiz

Section 10: Operating System Deployment

Create a Windows 10 Collection

OSD - The Basics

Setting Up a DHCP Server

Adding an Operating System to Configuration Manager

Create a Deployments folder for the Captured Image

Creating a Task Sequence

Enable PXE Support - Configure WDS

Section 11: Endpoint Protection

An Overview of Network Security

Endpoint Protection Server Prerequisites

Endpoint Protection Licensing

Endpoint Protection Planning and Integration

Create a Shared Folder Named EPUdates

Endpoint Protection Server Configuration and Installation

Endpoint Protection Policy Overview

The Anti-malware Policy Settings Overview

Configuring an Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR)

Endpoint Protection Client Installation

Section 12: Troubleshooting

SCCM Troubleshooting Overview

The CMTrace Overview

Deploying CMTrace to a Device Collection

Troubleshooting a failed Client Push Install

Section 13: Problems and Solutions from the Message Board

Cannot Establish a Remote Desktop Connection from SSCM to a Client - Alstud

Problems Downloading ADK

Problems using VB - AKM - Rajib

SCCM Console will not connect to the Site Database

OSD and Task Sequence Issues

Python 3 for Windows Administrators (early access)

Section 1: Installing Python on Windows

Section Overview

Downloading and Installing Python on Windows

Installing and configuring VS Code for Python

Section 2: Python Basics

Executing Python Code

Python 3 Syntax

Help! Python Keywords

Printing to the console!

Python Operators

Section Review

Section 3: Python Variables

Strings

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