Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Windows Server 2019: Install and Configure Active Directory.
- [Instructor] In order to get through this course, I do not have any specific mandatory prerequisites that you must have. I will say that it will be helpful if you already have some level of experience knowing how to navigate your way through Windows Server 2019. I would say, even if you have experience with Windows Server 2016, and that's just a matter of being able to navigate through it so that I can discuss the active directory side of things with you. Now as I go through and perform the different demonstrations, I want you to know what my setup is here.
You can see on the screen that I actually have three computers running. And they're called DC-1, DC-2, and DC-3. Even though they have the name DC, these three computers, as of right now at the start of this course, are set up with just a basic installation of Windows Server 2019 and all I've done to them is named them, DC-1, 2, and 3, just to give 'em a name, and given them an IP configuration so that they can communicate with each other.
So if you want to follow along, that's all you need is the three computers. And in fact, you could really get away with one to do almost everything, two for sure, you could get through most everything. The third one is only used for one demonstration. Outside of that, there's nothing else you need to have. You just need to have those three machines, whether they be virtual machines or actual machines, and beyond that, they just have to have a basic installation of Windows Server 2019.
- Installing domain controllers, including the AD DS role
- Managing AD DS with AD Administrative Center and the command line
- Transferring and seizing FSMO roles
- Adjusting permissions
- Creating users and groups
- Managing computer accounts
- Creating organizational units (OUs)