70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services

The 70-640: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services online training course provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.Read More

It covers core AD DS concepts and functionality as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues. After completing this online training course students will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environments.


Exam Number: 70-640

Instructor: Doug Bassett,

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Skills Learned

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Create a forest or domain and raise the forest and domain functional level
  • Recognize the functions of the ADMT
  • Configure sites and subnets
  • Recognize the operations masters and their roles
  • Recognize how to remove a domain
  • Configure a trust
  • Recognize the features of RODCs and install an RODC in a forest
  • Recognize the new features of Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Recognize the features of Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Recognize the features of AD RMS and configure AD RMS
  • Install role services
  • Configure the web server
  • Configure the federation server
  • Distinguish between the domain account policies
  • Create and edit a GPO using the GPMC
  • Recognize the features of GPO administrative and security templates
  • Configure administrative templates
  • Recognize the new features in the Windows Server 2008 DNS server
  • Identify the advantages of integrating DNS with AD DS

Who Should Attend This Course

Those interested in understanding how to use Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • Basic understanding of networking Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • An awareness of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware Some experience creating objects in Active Directory
  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server environment
  • A good knowledge of Windows Client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7

Course Outline

Module 1: The Active Directory Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008

  • Plan and Create the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Install Windows Server 2008
  • The Active Directory Migration Tool
  • Expand Your Organization
  • DNS and Active Directory
  • Modify and Remove Domains
  • Trusts and Trust Relationships

Module 2: Additional Active Directory Server Roles in Windows Server 2008

  • Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory Service Server Roles
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Ad Rights Management Service
  • Active Directory Federation Services

Module 3: Active Directory Objects in Windows Server 2008

  • Create and Maintain Active Directory Objects
  • Manage Active Directory Objects
  • Account Policies
  • Fine-Grained Policies

Module 4: Group Policy Objects Strategy In Windows Server 2008

  • Create and Apply Group Policy Objects
  • Group Policy Object Templates
  • Group Policy Deployment Objects
  • The Group Policy Management Console
  • Configure Audit Policy Using Group Policy

Module 5: Configuring DNS in Windows Server 2008

  • DNS Server Features – DNS Lookups
  • Configure DNS Server Settings
  • Configure Zones
  • Configure Zone Transfers and Replication

Module 6: Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008

  • Install Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Configure Ca Server Settings
  • Manage Certificate Templates
  • Manage Enrollments
  • Certificate Revocation

Module 7: Communications and Security in Windows Server 2008

  • Secure Active Directory
  • System User Accounts
  • Using IPSec
  • Read-Only Domain Controllers

Module 8: Monitoring, Backups, And Recovery in Windows Server 2008

  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Offline Maintenance
  • Configure Backups
  • Configure Recovery

Hands-On Labs

  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory and Server Manager Remoting
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory Recycle Bin, PowerShell V2, and Remoting
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Server Management and PowerShell V2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: What’s New in Active Directory

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