Active Directory on Windows Server 2019 + Group Policies

Add these skills to your resume! Learn the tech skills to improve your administrator skills within Windows Server 2019

4.30 (17 reviews)
Operating Systems
Active Directory on Windows Server 2019 + Group Policies
4.5 hours
Apr 2021
last update
regular price

What you will learn

Learn what a Domain and Active Directory is

How to build your own Domain Controller

Learn how to use AD Users and Computers, and perform several functions

Advanced AD Config options

Overview on Group Policies and how to use them

What is DNS and why it’s important

How to troubleshoot both AD and Group Policy issues



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

Why is knowing AD important?

Understnading 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-imforce your AD skills.

Why is knowing Group Policy managment 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 comptuers on a 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!

Go Questions? 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.



Instructor & Course Introduction
Download & Install Server 2019 in a virtual environment
Overview of Windows Server 2019

Domains and Active Directory Overview

What is a Domain and Active Directory (AD)
Building a Domain Controller
AD Overview

AD Basics

Creating OU’s and Users in AD
Reset user passwords
Creating a new Computer Account in AD
Security Groups and Process Accounts
Managing and using Users, Security Group
Finding Objects in AD
Set a disable and expiration date on a user account
Set logon hours on a user account
Deleting User and Computer Accounts
Joining a PC to the Domain

Advanced AD Config

Domain and Enterprise Admins
Domain Trusts
Changing Domains, DCs, and Export Text from AD
Changing Functional Levels

Troubleshooting DC's

DC Troubleshooting Intro
Using DCDiag

DNS + Multiple DCs

DNS Overview
Importance of multiple DC’s and DNS

Group Policy Overview

Overview of Group Policies
Creating, Editing and Linking GPO's
Group Policy Precedence

Common Group Policies

Enforce Domain Password Complexity
Set Desktop Background
Disable Control Panel
Setup User login warning messages
Disable Guest Account and Local Administrator Accounts
Deny Execute Access on Removable Disks
Windows Update
Disable Command Prompt & Registry Editor

Troubleshooting GPO’s

Intro to Troubleshooting GPO’s
Using the MMC (rsop.msc)
Using the Command Prompt (gpresult /r + gpupdatep /force)


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