Active Directory & Group Policy 2012 Lab
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Learn REAL job skills and stack your resume with the experience you will gain in this course!
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Created by Paul Hill
Last updated 6/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Have a very solid understanding of Active Directory
  • Understand what Group Policy is and how it works
  • How to manage domain workstations with Group Policy and Active Directory
  • How to manage domain users with Group Policy and Active Directory
  • How to deploy Software with Group Policy
  • How to secure a domain with Group Policy
  • How to Create & Secure Network Share Drives
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  • You need access to a Windows Server Domain Controller
  • You need access to a Windows Domain & Domain Controller if you want to follow along

This course will is geared to give you the skills you need to level up your career and get a high-paying job! To move up in your career you need to have solid experience that you can qualify when asked about. You need to know what you're talking about and that is what this course is all about.

The topics covered in this course dive deep into Active Directory and Group Policy and will have you up to speed on what you need to know in no time! I do not fluff courses with pointless timefillers. Everything is designed to get you the information you need as quickly as possible. In fact, I will have you up to speed on Active Directory / Group Policy less than 1.5 hours!

Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you want to earn a high paying job in the IT field
  • Take this course if you want to become more skillful in the IT field
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:10
Active Directory Users & Computers
8 Lectures 11:36

In this lecture we will answer the most basic question: What is Active Directory?

Preview 00:56

Learn what an Organizational Unit is and how to manage them.

Preview 01:55

There is a difference between OUs and Containers. Time to learn what they are!

Preview 01:38

Learn how to create a User account in Active Directory.

Preview 01:23

Searching for Objects in Active Directory Users & Computers

Learn how to reset a user's password in Active Directory.

Preview 00:48

Managing User Account Memberships

Learn how to disable and/or delete an account in Active Directory.

Disabling / Deleting User Accounts
Group Policy Management
5 Lectures 12:54

In this lecture I will explain what Group Policy is and how it works.

What is Group Policy?

In this lecture we will learn how to create a GPO and how to manage its linkage.

Preview 02:02

In this lecture it is time for you to understand how non-inheriting OUs work

Creating Non-inheriting OUs

Learn about editing GPOs!

Editing Group Policy Objects

This is extremely important! GPOs do not always work as planned and you must learn how to troubleshoot them properly.

Troubleshooting Group Policy
Knowledge Test!
0 Lectures 00:00

Test your knowledge to see what you have learned!

Active Directory & Group Policy Basics
10 questions
Manage Your Workstations
3 Lectures 11:34

A lot of companies will want you to display a logon message / banner before the user logs in. A lot of times it is a message like "You are accessing a company computer and by clicking 'OK' accept our computer and IT policies." In this lecture we will learn how to do this!

Create a Logon Banner

Learn how to setup roaming profiles for your domain!

Setting up Roaming Profiles

Let's learn how to prevent users from visiting websites we don't want them to use.

Preventing Users from Accessing Certain Websites on ALL browsers
Deploying Software with Group Policy
3 Lectures 12:24

Deploying software with Group Policy is something you will need to do. Flash is the easiest to deploy so let's start with this!

Deploy Adobe Flash with Group Policy

Java isn't as simple to deploy as Flash because you need to extract the MSI from the EXE. I will show you exactly how to do this right now!

Deploy Java with Group Policy

Adobe Reader is necessarily complicated to deploy with Group Policy. Buckle down and let's learn how to get it done!

Deploy The Dreaded Adobe Reader with Group Policy
Securing your Domain
3 Lectures 08:49

In this lecture we will cover how you can prevent users from creating simple and insecure account passwords.

Configure Domain Password Requirements & Account Lockout

There will be many times when you will need to add security exceptions to your windows firewall. Learn how to do this here!

Configuring Windows Firewall with Group Policy

Certain Windows vulnerabilities cannot be patched by simply installing updates. Sometimes you will need to configure specific Registry settings on all of your workstations. Watch this lecture to learn how!

Setting Registry Keys with Group Policy
Create & Secure Network Share Drives
4 Lectures 06:46

We need to create a group for our users so we can organize access to the share drive. We want users from groups A and B to have their own respective folders and we don't want them cross accessing other groups folders.

Creating the User Groups

Now we create the folders and set the permissions so only their respective groups can access. Of course we want the domain administrators to be able to see what the groups are storing on the share drive incase of a virus or other malicious file was to be placed on the store. We also want to create a folder that all groups could access if there was a need to share files across groups.

Create Share Folders

Automatically Map The Drive for Each Group

The last step is to make sure the folders are secure!

Verify folders are secure
1 Lecture 02:28

In this lecture I provide you with my contact information as well as discounts to all of my other Udemy courses!

Bonus Lecture
About the Instructor
Paul Hill
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Paul is an IT Professional with over 8 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

Paul began his career by volunteering his computer skills at his local church at the age of 16. He identified a technology problem the church was having and designed a system to fix it . Other IT Professionals at the church encouraged Paul to continue utilizing his skills to gain experience, and emphasized that he should include it on his resume even though his experience wasn't paid.  Based solely on the experience he gained volunteering, a large DoD contracting company hired Paul as an intern.   As his career progressed, Paul moved on to another Large company to work full time.

Paul constantly pushes himself to increase the depth of his knowledge in the field of Information Technology and expand his skill-set, whether on the job or at home. Paul gratefully notes that he “had the blessing of working alongside highly motivated and talented professionals” who continually inspired and pushed him to take challenges head-on, and to make EVERYTHING you can out of opportunities that arise while on the job. His motto is "Any job is what you make of it. You write your own resume and paycheck by your drive to succeed."

Paul's goal on Udemy is to help YOU get an IT job by providing you a basic skill-set. The fact is that most entry level IT jobs (Help Desk) in the NCR are paying only 10k under the median HOUSE HOLD income from just ONE entry level job and a much higher potential to double or triple the median house hold income throughout one's career. The IT field is viewed as very difficult to enter, but if you have a good skill-set and determination to succeed, you WILL get hired!