Ch 5: Creating & Managing Active Directory Users & Computers in Windows Server 2016

About This Chapter

Whether you are taking a course on Windows 2016 or you're currently in the field and are looking for information to help with your work, this chapter can be used to learn about creating and managing directories within Windows 2016 software.

Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows 2016 - Chapter Summary

Those working with Windows 2016 must have a clear understanding of Active Directory, in particular how to create and manage users and computer objects. With quizzes and worksheets about topics like Active Directory installation, templates and tools, you can be sure that you're mastering the material after completing each lesson. If you struggle with any of these concepts, submit your questions through the Dashboard for one of our experts to answer. This chapter is self paced, so you can review as few or as many of the lessons as you need. Once you've studied the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Define Active Directory
  • Demonstrate how Active Directory can be used to manage users
  • Explain how to create both local and domain users in Active Directory using user creation tools
  • Utilize templates to create users
  • Create computer objects in Active Directory

4 Lessons in Chapter 5: Creating & Managing Active Directory Users & Computers in Windows Server 2016
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Active Directory Installation & User Management Overview

1. Active Directory Installation & User Management Overview

In this lesson, you will learn about Active Directory Installation & User Management and how it is used in Windows server installations to assist in network security.

Creating User Objects in Active Directory in Windows Server 2016: Explanation & Tools

2. Creating User Objects in Active Directory in Windows Server 2016: Explanation & Tools

This lesson describes the methods for creating both local user accounts and domain user accounts in Active Directory for Windows Server 2016. You'll learn how to use Computer Management and the command prompt to create local user accounts. You'll also learn how to use Powershell, dsadd.exe, and the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) graphical user interface to create domain user accounts.

Creating Multiple Users in Active Directory for Windows Server 2016: Template & Tools

3. Creating Multiple Users in Active Directory for Windows Server 2016: Template & Tools

In this lesson, you will learn how to create user templates to create users in Windows Server 2016's Active Directory. You will also learn about the creation of multiple users using the 'csvde.exe' and 'ldifde.exe' tools as well as Windows Powershell.

How to Create Computer Objects in Active Directory for Windows Server 2016

4. How to Create Computer Objects in Active Directory for Windows Server 2016

In this lesson, you will learn what computer objects are in Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory. You will also learn how to create computer objects using the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) interface. Other options for creating computer objects such as Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC), PowerShell and Dsadd will also be discussed.

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