This chapter includes the following sections, which address various topics covered on the Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure MCSE exam:
Introduces the vocabulary and concepts needed to understand the Windows 2000 Active Directory architecture.
Discusses the steps necessary to plan for and install Active Directory. It also describes how to verify that the installation was successfully completed.
Describes how to set up the Organizational Unit (OU) structure and discusses the creation and management of Active Directory components.
Describes the building blocks of Active Directory objects. Discusses how to create, manage, and move objects through the use of Group Policies, administrative templates, and software policies.
Describes the creation and integration of DNS zones. Includes dynamic updates, DNS monitoring, and replication.
Describes both intersite and intrasite replication.
Describes the steps necessary to automatically deploy Windows 2000, including disk images, security, and troubleshooting Remote Installation Service.
Discusses issues related to Directory Services infrastructure and Group Policy security. Describes security templates, audit policies, and security events.