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Windows Server 2008 includes several new and improved Active Directory features. The most notable change is the renaming of Active Directory Services to Active Directory Domain Services. Further administration and security enhancements make Windows Server 2008 the most complete out of the box version to date. This course explores new account policy and fine-grain password policy features, along with improvements to common Active Directory administration, such as group membership, delegation, and importing data. Mapping to objectives set forth by Microsoft, this course is one in a series that prepares learners for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.
As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:
• 250 to 5,000 or more users
• three or more physical locations
• three or more domain controllers
• network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
• connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet