Technical Employees

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Part 1

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In week 1, we discuss Active Directory. Next week, your manager has asked you, one of her most technical employees, to make a presentation to your co-workers on why your company should implement an Active Directory infrastructure. Explain what the features of Active Directory are and how it can benefit your company. Do some research and find another reputable company that is using active directory. Finally, provide your manager with an idea of how much the Windows 2016 software that will need to be purchased will cost.

Part 2

Your manager has asked you, one of his most technical employees, to decide which of the 10 new 2016 servers will have a FSMO role, and to explain the function of these 5 roles to him. He has asked that there be a single forest with a parent domain of UMGC.edu and one subdomain of cnas.UMGC.edu. Based on that setup, where would you place the ten domain controllers on the network, and which ones would have FSMO roles? Keep in mind that there are multiple correct answers to this question.

Part 3

Your new manager is just out of college and she would like the staff to utilize PowerShell more. She has designated that you will cover some of the basic Powershell commands and that you will also explain to the group how users can be added through Powershell. Use your own name when you explain how to create an account using powershell. Add yourself to the managers group, as well as the full time Employees Organizational Unit. Finally, compare and contrast using the Windows command line and Powershell so your fellow staff members can know what they can expect ahead in the coming months.

Part 4

Your company recently experienced an AD failure right before you came onboard that they were unable to recover from. The new CEO, Chantell Martin, is aware that the disaster caused the preceding CEO to lose his job, and wants you to come up with a viable plan using built in Windows tools to schedule daily backups of the Active Directory database. Some of the questions she needs you to consider as you write the backup policy are:
What Windows tools should be utilized?
What files and directories should be backed up?
What should be the procedure for restoring the backups?
Feel free to elaborate on the policy or the technical details.
The CEO is counting on you to have a good plan for backing up AD.

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Part 5
A new CEO has been brought in and she is extremely concerned that another security issue could bring down the company. Her staff has identified you as one of the most technical employees, and she has asked you to make 5 group policy recommendations for locking down the user’s desktops and environment. She is extremely concerned about insider threats (because of the Snowden incident) and wants you to explain to your fellow staff why these policies will prevent users from making the organization’s software vulnerable to security issues.

Part 6
Your manager has asked you, one of her most technical employees, to make a presentation to your co-workers on ACTIVE DIRECTORY FEDERATION SERVICES (AD FS). Explain what it is, what the advantages are, and how it can benefit your company. Also, to get more buy-in, provide examples of other reputable companies that are also using ACTIVE DIRECTORY FEDERATION SERVICES (AD FS).

Materials

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh831484(v=ws.11)?redirectedfrom=MSDN

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