Installing and administering Active Directory is also a must do step while setting up organization network as each network should have a directory service. A directory service is a store of information about the resources which includes Computers, Printers, Software Applications, and Users—that are connected to a network. Users, computers, and applications throughout the network can access the repository for many usages like user authentication, configuration data storage and information look up . Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is the directory service that Microsoft first introduced in Windows 2000 Server, and Microsoft has upgraded it in each successive server operating system release, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

Installing and administering Active Directory is discussed in detail in the following sections

Install domain controllers

AD DS is a directory service that enables administrators to create organizational divisions called domains. A domain is a logical ...
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Create and manage Active Directory users and computers

Users and computers are the basic leaf objects that populate the branches of the AD DS tree. Creating and managing ...
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Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

OUs can be nested to create a design that enables administrators to take advantage of the natural inheritance of the ...
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This chapter is a part of 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Prep course. More chapters in this course are

Installing and configuring servers

Installing and configuring servers on your network is an important and serious implementation therefore it must be planned well before actually implementing ...
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Configuring server roles and features

Configuring server roles and features in Windows Server 2012 needs to be perform right after installation. Topics in this chapter ...
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Configuring Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V is an important step which need to be plan thoroughly and perform after installation of  the operating system ...
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Deploying and configuring core network services

Deploying and configuring core network services requires the configuration of the vital infrastructure services of a server that almost every network ...
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Installing and administering Active Directory

Installing and administering Active Directory is also a must do step while setting up organization network as each network should ...
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Creating and managing Group Policy

Creating and managing Group Policy is implemented to keep control on the network resources which includes hardware, software, services and ...
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The Practice tests included in this course are:

Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 1

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Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 2

Instructions for Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 2 This page shows the instructions for Exam ...
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Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 3

Instructions for Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 3 This page shows the instructions for Exam ...
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Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 4

Instructions for Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 4 This page shows the instructions for Exam ...
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Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 5

Instructions for Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Practice Test 5 This page shows the instructions for Exam ...
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