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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration: Study Guide

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With Microsoft's release of Windows Server 2008 and a new generation of certification exams, IT administrators have more reason than ever to certify their expertise in the world's leading server software. Inside, find the full coverage you need to prepare for Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring, one of three specializations in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification track. You'll find full coverage of all exam objectives, practical exercises, real-world scenarios, challenging review questions, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Introduction
  7. Assessment Test
  8. Answers to Assessment Test
  9. Overview of Active Directory
    1. The Industry before Active Directory
    2. The Benefits of Active Directory
    3. Understanding Active Directory's Logical Structure
    4. Understanding Active Directory Objects
    5. Introducing Windows Server 2008 Server Roles
    6. Introducing Identity and Access (IDA) in Windows Server 2008
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Domain Name System (DNS)
    1. Introducing DNS
    2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
    3. New Functionality in Windows Server 2008 DNS
    4. Introducing DNS Record Types
    5. Configuring DNS
    6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Active Directory Planning and Installation
    1. Verifying the Filesystem
    2. Verifying Network Connectivity
    3. Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality
    4. Planning the Domain Structure
    5. Installing Active Directory
    6. Verifying Active Directory Installation
    7. Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions
    8. Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Installing and Managing Trees and Forests
    1. Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
    2. Creating Domain Trees and Forests
    3. Demoting a Domain Controller
    4. Managing Multiple Domains
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Configuring Sites and Replication
    1. Overview of Network Planning
    2. Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
    3. Implementing Sites and Subnets
    4. Configuring Replication
    5. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Configuring Active Directory Server Roles
    1. Understanding Server Manager
    2. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
    3. Understanding Active Directory Domain Services
    4. Active Directory Federation Services
    5. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    6. Active Directory Rights Management Services
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Administering Active Directory
    1. An Overview of OUs
    2. Planning the OU Structure
    3. Creating OUs
    4. Managing OUs
    5. Troubleshooting OUs
    6. Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects
    7. Publishing Active Directory Objects
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Configuring Group Policy Objects
    1. Introducing Group Policy
    2. Planning a Group Policy Strategy
    3. Implementing Group Policy
    4. Managing Group Policy
    5. Deploying Software through a GPO
    6. Implementing Software Deployment
    7. Configuring Software Deployment Settings
    8. Troubleshooting Group Policies
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Planning Security for Active Directory
    1. Active Directory Security Overview
    2. Implementing Active Directory Security
    3. Using Group Policy for Security
    4. Understanding Smart Card Authentication
    5. Understanding Security Configuration and Analysis Tools
    6. Implementing an Audit Policy
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Active Directory Optimization and Reliability
    1. Overview of Windows Server 2008 Performance Monitoring
    2. Using Windows Server 2008 Performance Tools
    3. Saving and Analyzing Data with Performance Logs and Alerts
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Components
    5. Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  19. About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  20. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. K
    11. L
    12. M
    13. N
    14. O
    15. P
    16. R
    17. S
    18. T
    19. U
    20. W