Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2016

Dive into the installation and configuration of your first Windows Server 2016 Active Directory domain and explore AD object administration in this course.
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 26, 2018
Duration
3h 20m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Install and Configure Domain Controllers
Create and Manage Active Directory Users and Computers
Create and Manage Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
Description
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 26, 2018
Duration
3h 20m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Greg Shields and you've found my course of this learning path on Windows Server 2016 and the 70-742 MCSA exam. This course discusses the introductory topics in installing and configuring Active Directory. I am author evangelist and a full time author here at Pluralsight and I've been working with Microsoft's Active Directory since the days before, well, there even really was an Active Directory. Well 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 on to 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. In this, the first of two courses, on Active Directory, in this, our 742 learning path, we'll talk about how to install domain controllers in, yes, five different ways. With them, we'll create our first Active Directory domain and forest. We'll then take a look at the users and computers in that structure, exploring both the graphical, as well as the PowerShell ways to manage those objects. Before we finish, we'll dig into our AD domain's groups and organizational units. You'll see how they're managed, but I'll also show you a few neat tricks that'll make their administration just that much easier. If you've just been tasked with installing and configuring an Active Directory environment atop Windows Server 2016, this course is your first stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from there, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as you manage and maintain Active Directory, create and manage group policy, implement AD certificate services, and implement identity federation. Let's get started.