Mastering Active Directory

(ACTV-DIRECT.AJ1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-590-9
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20+ Lessons |

TestPrep

1

Preface

  • Who this course is for
  • What this course covers
  • To get the most out of this course
2

Active Directory Fundamentals

  • Modern access management
  • The future of Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Hybrid Identity and Active Directory Domain Services
  • Benefits of using Active Directory
  • Understanding Active Directory components
  • Understanding Active Directory objects
  • Summary
3

Active Directory Domain Services 2022

  • The features of AD DS 2022
  • Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • What does PAM have to do with AD DS 2022?
  • Windows Hello for Business
  • PowerShell 7
  • Summary
4

Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure

  • What makes a good system?
  • Gathering business requirements
  • Designing the forest structure
  • Creating the forest structure
  • Selecting forest design models
  • Designing the domain structure
  • Deciding on the domain and forest functional levels
  • Designing the OU structure
  • Designing the physical topology of Active Directory
  • Designing a hybrid identity
  • Identifying business needs
  • Summary
5

Active Directory Domain Name System

  • What is DNS?
  • Hierarchical naming structures
  • How DNS works
  • DNS infrastructure design
  • DNS essentials
  • Conditional forwarders
  • DNS policies
  • Secure DNS client over HTTPS (DoH)
  • DNS server operation modes
  • Zone transfers
  • DNS delegation
  • DNS service providers
  • Summary
6

Placing Operations Master Roles

  • FSMO roles
  • Active Directory's logical and physical topology
  • Best practices
  • Moving FSMO roles
  • Seizing FSMO roles
  • Summary
7

Migrating to Active Directory 2022

  • AD DS installation prerequisites
  • AD DS installation methods
  • AD DS deployment scenarios
  • How to plan AD migrations
  • Summary
8

Managing Active Directory Objects

  • Tools and methods for managing objects
  • AD object administration with PowerShell
  • Creating computer objects
  • Modifying AD objects
  • Removing AD objects
  • Finding objects in AD
  • Preventing the accidental deletion of objects
  • AD recycle bin
  • Summary
9

Managing Users, Groups, and Devices

  • Object attributes
  • Custom attributes
  • Syncing custom attributes to Azure AD
  • User accounts
  • Groups
  • Devices and other objects
  • Best practices
  • Summary
10

Designing the OU Structure

  • OUs in operations
  • Containers vs. OUs
  • Active Directory Groups vs. OUs
  • OU design models
  • Managing the OU structure
  • Summary
11

Managing Group Policies

  • Benefits of group policies
  • Group Policy capabilities
  • Group Policy objects
  • The Group Policy template
  • Group Policy processing
  • Group Policy inheritance
  • Group Policy conflicts
  • Administrative templates
  • Group Policy filtering
  • Group Policy preferences
  • Item-level targeting
  • Loopback processing
  • Group Policy best practices
  • Useful group policies
  • Summary
12

Active Directory Services – Part 01

  • Overview of AD LDS
  • Where to use LDS
  • The LDS installation
  • AD replication
  • Sites
  • Summary
13

Active Directory Services – Part 02

  • Active Directory trusts
  • RODCs
  • Active Directory database maintenance
  • Active Directory Backup and Recovery
  • Summary
14

Active Directory Certificate Services

  • PKI in action
  • SSL certificates
  • AD CS components
  • Planning PKI
  • PKI deployment models
  • Setting up a PKI
  • Certificate templates
  • Requesting certificates
  • Migrating AD CS from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022
  • AD CS disaster recovery
  • Summary
15

Active Directory Federation Services

  • How does AD FS work?
  • AD FS components
  • AD FS configuration database
  • AD FS deployment topologies
  • AD FS deployment
  • Azure AD federation with AD FS
  • Summary
16

Active Directory Rights Management Services

  • What is AD RMS?
  • AD RMS components
  • How does AD RMS work?
  • How do we deploy AD RMS?
  • Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Summary
17

Active Directory Security Best Practices

  • AD authentication
  • The Kerberos protocol
  • Authentication in an AD environment
  • Delegating permissions
  • Predefined AD administrator roles
  • Using object ACLs
  • Using the delegate control method in AD
  • Implementing fine-grained password policies
  • Limitations
  • Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)
  • Configuration
  • Pass-the-hash attacks
  • The Protected Users security group
  • Restricted admin mode for RDP
  • Authentication policies and authentication policy silos
  • Authentication policies
  • Authentication policy silos
  • Creating authentication policies
  • Creating authentication policy silos
  • Secure LDAP
  • Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
  • On-prem Azure AD Password Protection
  • Summary
18

Advanced AD Management with PowerShell

  • AD management with PowerShell – preparation
  • AD management commands and scripts
  • Replication
  • Replicating a specific object
  • Users and groups
  • Last logon time
  • Last login date report
  • Login failures report
  • Finding the locked-out account
  • Password expire report
  • Review the membership of the high-level administrative groups
  • Dormant accounts
  • Users with the Password Never Expires setting
  • Azure Active Directory PowerShell
  • Installation
  • General commands
  • Managing users
  • Managing groups
  • Microsoft Graph
  • Microsoft Graph Explorer
  • Summary
19

Hybrid Identity

  • Extending on-prem AD to Azure AD
  • Evaluating the present business requirements
  • Evaluating an organization's infrastructure road map
  • Evaluating the security requirements
  • Selecting the Azure AD version
  • Federation with Azure AD
  • Step-by-step guide to integrating an on-prem AD environment with Azure AD
  • Creating a virtual network
  • Setting up an Azure AD managed domain
  • Adding DNS server details to the virtual network
  • Creating a Global Administrator account for Azure AD Connect
  • Setting up Azure AD Connect
  • Installing the Pass-through Authentication agent
  • Azure AD Connect configuration
  • Syncing NTLM and Kerberos credential hashes to Azure AD
  • Enabling secure LDAP (LDAPS) for an Azure AD DS managed domain
  • Enable secure LDAP (LDAPS)
  • Summary
20

Active Directory Audit and Monitoring

  • Auditing and monitoring AD using built-in Windows tools and techniques
  • Windows Event Viewer
  • Custom Views
  • Windows Logs
  • Applications and Services Logs
  • Subscriptions
  • AD DS event logs
  • AD DS log files
  • AD audit
  • Demonstration
  • Setting up event subscriptions
  • Security event logs from domain controllers
  • Enabling advanced security audit policies
  • Enforcing advanced auditing
  • Reviewing events with PowerShell
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • What is Microsoft Defender for Identity?
  • Defender for Identity benefits
  • Azure AD Connect Health
  • Prerequisites
  • Configuration
  • Summary

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