Active Directory Administration



  1. What is active directory?
  2. AD Concept
  3. What is a forest? Business concept behind forest
  4. What is a domain? Business concept behind domain.
  5. Domain controller
  6. What is a domain controller (DC)? Business concept behind domain controlle
  7. Single Master/Multi Maste
  8. NTDS Databas
  9.  Site
  10. Intra-site and inter-site differenc
  11. Defining sites names(two sites in same city – duplicate names?
  12. Default first site (removal recommended?
  13. Site link (bridge
  14. Bridge head server (single/multiple
  15. Site link cost (more discussion under replication)
  16. AD Objects
  17. Resource
  18. Security principals
  19. Replication
  20. Delta replicatio
  21. What triggers replication
  22. KC
  23. Route calculation
  24. Organizational Unit (OU)
  25. Why use OUs?
  26. Organizing object
  27. Geographical organizatio
  28. Departmental organizatio
  29. Combination of both
  30. Applying group policies (Group policy to be discussed later in GPO topic
  31. Some Group policy examples
    • Organizational
    • Departmental
    • Geographical

    32. Types of OUs

    • Built-in or default OU
    • Custom OUs
    • Visual Difference

    33. OU as a container or organizer of objects?


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Nauman Akhlaq
Nauman Akhlaq has been in the IT industry for the last 14+ years with experience in teaching and consulting. He is working as a Senior Consultant and specializes in many Microsoft Technologies and Virtualization. He has Obtained Various Industry Certifications like, VCP, MCT, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, CCNA. SME Technologies: Azure, Office 365, SCCM, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7/10, Vmware ESXi, VMware Network Virtualization, CCNA.