Learning Active Directory & GPO’s on Windows Server

Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $4.99.

Understanding how to build, configure and user Active Directory is an essential skill that all IT Techs and Professionals need to have.



Once you have completed this training course, you’ll be able to

  • Build and configure a Microsoft Windows 2019 Server
  • Understand what a Domain and Active Directory (AD) is
  • Deploy a Domain Controller
  • Perform key tasks within Active Directory
  • Get computers on a network talking to and connected to the AD Domain
  • Learn some Advanced AD tasks such as Domain Trusts and Functional Levels
  • Understand Group Policies (GPO’s)
  • Create a GPO to – Enforce Domain Password Complexity
  • Create a GPO to – Disable Command Prompt & Registry Editor
  • Create a GPO to – Set Desktop Background across all computers on a network
  • Create a GPO to – Disable USB drive use in an organization

Course Length

4hr 33min of instructor led video content along with handouts to aid learning.

Why is knowing AD important?

Understanding how to build, configure and user Active Directory is an essential skill that all IT Techs and Professionals need to have.

Active Directory is one of the most common tools used by administrators in thousands of businesses around the world, it’s very likely that a future company that you’ll be interviewing will be using Active Directory.

Even if you are already working within a IT team, this course will re-enforce your AD skills.

Why is knowing Group Policy management important?

Group Policies and AD work hand-in-hand. Once AD has been configured, and computers on your network are bound to AD, the next step is setting up Group Policies.

Group Policies make the management of PC security setting and preferences easy. You can literally create a group policy and then push it out against a fleet of computers on an AD domain network. All these computers will get those settings applied over the network, without the need to update setting on a computer-by-computer basis. It’s great!

Course Outline

  • Instructor & Course Introduction
  • Download & Install Server 2019 in a virtual environment
  • Overview of Windows Server 2019
  • What is a Domain and Active Directory (AD)
  • Building a Domain Controller
  • AD Overview
  • Creating a new OU’s and User in AD
  • Reset user passwords
  • Creating a new Computer Account in AD
  • Security Groups and Process Accounts
  • Managing and using Users, Security Group
  • Set a disable and expiration date on a user account
  • Joining a PC to the Domain
  • Finding Objects within AD
  • Set logon hours on a user account
  • Deleting User and Computer Accounts
  • Domain Trusts
  • Changing Domains, DCs, and Export Text from AD
  • Changing Functional Levels
  • Domain and Enterprise Admins
  • DNS Overview
  • Importance of multiple DC’s and DNS
  • DC Troubleshooting Intro
  • Intro to DCDIAG and REPADMIN
  • Using DCDiag
  • Using REPADMIN
  • Overview of Group Policies
  • Group Policy Precedence
  • Creating, Editing and Linking GPO’s
  • Enforce Domain Password Complexity
  • Disable Control Panel
  • Windows Update
  • Disable Guest Account and Local Administrator Accounts
  • Setup User login warning messages
  • Deny Access on Removable Disks
  • Disable Command Prompt & Registry Editor
  • Set Desktop Background
  • Intro to Troubleshooting GPO’s
  • Using the MMC (RSOP.msc)
  • Using the Command Prompt (gpresult /r + gpupdatep /force)