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MCDST study guide: Administer Active Directory like an expert

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Executive Summary

Administer Active Directory like an expert by mastering the tools described in this sample chapter from MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-271): Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System, Second Edition. A system of lessons, hands-on exercises, troubleshooting labs, and review questions guide you through the mysteries of Active Directory's main administration tools: the Active Directory Domains and Trusts console; the Active Directory Sites and Services console; the Active Directory Users and Computers console; and, for administering the finer points of Active Directory, Windows Support Tools. Learn how to create and work with Microsoft Management Consoles (MMCs) to enable Active Directory administration from remote locations or to allow other administrators to manage Active Directory. Finally, learn to use the Backup Or Restore Wizard to create backups of Active Directory and perform a restore. Specific MCDST exam objectives covered include:

  • Setting an Active Directory forest and domain functional level based upon requirements
  • Managing schema modifications
  • Adding or removing a UPN suffix
  • Restoring Active Directory directory service
  • Performing an authoritative restore operation
  • Performing a nonauthoritative restore operation
  • Diagnosing and resolving issues related to the Active Directory database


Title: MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-271): Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System, Second Edition
ISBN: 0735622272
Published:September 2005
Authors: Walter Glenn and Tony Northrup
Chapter: Chapter 3: Administering Active Directory
Published by Microsoft Press

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