Date and Time:
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00am - 4:30pm
Presented by Brian Desmond
March 12th @ 11am, 1pm and 3pm ET
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Whether you’re on Windows Server 2003 and eyeing the impending end of support, or your Active Directory is running a newer version of Windows Server, there’s a ton of new functionality available as you migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2. We’ll take a look at all of the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 like Workplace Join, virtualization support, and Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
We’ll apply DAC to classify, secure, and protect sensitive information on corporate file servers. As the Bring your Own Device (BYOD) trend continues to grow, the risk of losing sensitive information continues to escalate. We’ll use DAC, Active Directory Rights Management Services (RMS), and the enhancements to the Windows Server file server role to help ensure sensitive information stays in the right hands. Finally, we’ll take a look at an age-old topic that every administrator should be prepared to understand and troubleshoot: Active Directory replication. Without a healthy replication topology, the health of your directory will quickly come to a grinding halt.
During this class you will learn:
- The new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
- How Dynamic Access Control can be used to protect sensitive corporate data and control information leakage
- How to troubleshoot Active Directory replication
Who should attend? (skill level, roles):
- Systems administrators
- Active Directory administrators
- IT Managers
Skill level: 200-300 level
Session 1: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 (and R2) Active Directory – 11am ET
Windows Server 2012 is a monumental release for Active Directory. In this session, we’ll discuss all of the new features from virtualization to deployment and management to security so you can start thinking about how the upgrade will benefit your organization. We’ll discuss virtualization features like domain controller cloning, the new way to build domain controllers, and the all new security model – Dynamic Access Control. We’ll also look at new Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory features like Workplace Join.
Session 2: Managing Access to Information with Windows Server 2012 – 1pm ET
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 have a compelling story for managing and classifying data on file servers. New features include the ability to dynamically classify and encrypt information based on the contents of the file, control access to information based on the user’s location, and let end users participate in the classification process. All of these new features depend on Dynamic Access Control, Microsoft’s overhaul to the Windows access control mechanism that administrators have been working with for decades. In this session, we’ll learn what these new features are, how they work, and how you can deploy them in your organization.
Session 3: Understanding and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication – 3pm ET
Replication is a fundamental tenet of a healthy Active Directory. Without this, your directory has a way of quickly going in the wrong direction. When replication breaks, it can be difficult to understand the complex output from the troubleshooting tools that are available. In this session, we’ll dive in to how replication works so that you’ll be prepared next time you need to diagnose a problem. Once we’ve covered the “how” of replication, we’ll apply this knowledge to interpret the output from common troubleshooting tools and determine a course of action to resolve the problem at hand.
Brian Desmond is an architect at Edgile. As a consultant, he focuses on Active Directory and Identity Management projects for large enterprise customers. Brian has been a Directory Services MVP since 2003 and is the author of Active Directory, 5th edition (O'Reilly). Brian blogs at www.briandesmond.com.
If you have any questions regarding this event, the registration process or would like to register more than one attendee, please contact us directly.
Phone: 800-793-5697 or 913-967-1719