Unit 3 lab (must be able to log into my student account to complete)


Outcomes addressed in this activity:

Unit Outcomes:

  • Explain the purpose of Directory Services.
  • Describe the process of adding client systems to the domain.
  • Compare, the various types of network services, such as port processing and packet scheduling.
  • Explain technical considerations of NAT, IPv4, and IPv6.
  • Explain the various roles of connectionless and connection-oriented transport.

Course Outcome:

IT530-2: Explore a centralized server architecture (Client-Server Model).


Network management entails a broad range of functions including activities, methods, procedures and the use of tools to administrate, operate, and reliably maintain computer network systems. This lab will give you hands-on knowledge of the role that Active Directory plays as a tool for centrally managing a network.

Lab Instructions

Complete the Jones & Bartlett Lab “Configuring an Active Directory Domain Controller.”

The link to the lab can be found in this Lab area. There are also links for a Common Lab Tasks Manual for J and B Lab Tips, and a set of Unit 3 Lab Assessment Questions.

Note: For this lab, you will be asked to provide login credentials in the virtual environment. To assist you, please access this document: Lab 3 Password Instructions

The manual will provide detail and the tips are a very abbreviated reference.

Use the lab instructions, given within the lab’s virtual environment, as a guide for what to submit and save your lab results as a Word document. You should use your lab results to complete the Lab 3 Assessment Questions. Make sure to include your answers to the Assessment Questions in your lab document file.

Lab Requirements

Answers contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.

For more information on APA style formatting, go to APA Style Central under Academic Tools of this course or visit the Writing Center.

Also review the university policy on plagiarism. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.

Directions for Submitting Your Lab

Compose your Lab in a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username_IT530_Lab_Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen­_IT530_Lab_Unit_3.doc). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 3: Lab Dropbox by the end of Unit 3.

Review the rubric before beginning this activity.

 Configuring an Active Directory Domain Controller:   https://jbl-lti.hatsize.com/eula