Windows Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a leading identity management solution for organizations of all sizes. An AD DS deployment can be as simple as a single domain controller or as complex as a multi-domain forest spread across the globe. Managing sites, domains, and forests in an AD DS environment is critical to a healthy and reliable Active Directory infrastructure. This course is intended to provide the information needed to successfully manage Windows AD sites, domains, forests, trust relationships, and replication.
In this course, we start by reviewing AD DS forest and domain trusts. Then we examine forest design considerations to create a scalable environment that can meet future demands. Next, we investigate Active Directory sites, site links, and how they relate to the organization's network configuration. Finally, we evaluate AD DS replication and how site links can optimize replication in an AD DS environment.
- Windows AD domains, forests, and trust relationships
- Windows AD forests and domain design considerations
- Creating a two-way forest trust
- Active Directory sites and site topology
- Creating an Active Directory site
- Windows AD sites and replication
- Creating Active Directory site links
- System administrators with responsibilities for managing hybrid identities
- Subject matter experts in configuring and managing Active Directory workload on-premises and in Azure
- Anyone preparing for the Azure AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam
- A basic understanding of deploying and managing Microsoft Windows servers
- Windows Server installation media and an environment to run Windows Server (trial available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2022)
Congratulations on finishing this course: Configuring and Managing Multi-Site, Multi-Domain, and Multi-Forest Environments in Active Directory. We covered a lot in this course. We started with an overview of Windows Active Directory domain and trust, and then configured a two-way trust.
We reviewed Active Directory Sites and created our own sites and added subnets. Finally, we explored Active Directory replication and configured site links to optimize replication paths. Thank you for spending your time with this course, and please don't forget to review the course now that you've finished. Your feedback is appreciated.
Travis Roberts is a Cloud Infrastructure Architect at a Minneapolis consulting firm, a Microsoft MVP, MCT, and author. Travis has 20 years of IT experience in the legal, pharmaceutical, and marketing industries and has worked with IT hardware manufacturers and managed service providers. In addition, Travis has held numerous technical certifications throughout his career from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and Cisco.