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So I am wanting more practice than what the classroom gave me. But I am not good at thinking scenarios up to do at home. So my question is. Does anyone know of any websites, or wish to contribute some practice scenarios i can work on here at home with VMs.

For example. (This will all be done on windows server2008 in VMs)
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Want these requirements:
DHCP, DNS, AD DS, etc.

Needs to be this domain: blah.com

With these policies: blah blah blah.

And these users to be able to do certain stuff: steve, bill, and linus

Etc.

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That kind of scenario, so i could practice stuff outside of microsofts perfect world VMs. I know my stuff, just never get to really use it in "real world" situations. So if anyone would like to contribute to a mock scenario for me, that would be awesome. I can run about 8 VMs max so don't be afraid to go too far overboard.


And as always OCN...

Have a nice day.
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We could throw scenarios at you all days long, but you need to codify what your personal definition of "real world" is. For some admins, that means multiple forests, multiple WSUS servers on different continents, SCCM, etc.
    
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Simulating that would be just doing different subnets and subdomains. But it doesn't matter to me. I would be up for anything, because thats what this is for. "real world" practice which can be anything and personal learning.
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Are you just screwing around, or are you trying to learn a specific skill set? Personally, I don't see the value in practicing something I will never use on the job.
    
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i kinda doing something similar with some servers and Cisco lab
physical im using 3 x 2U dual xeon quad and a 1u server
what i have done is set two EXSi servers
1u server is running windows server 2k8 as a DC
the final server is set wup with win server 2k8 and VMware view connection server (VDI)
also running security server in a VM and my plan is to practice setting up a VDI environment as well as learn more on PCoIP protocol
this has been a nightmare but also fun at the same time and i think its a good scenario to further studies in virtualization smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

Are you just screwing around, or are you trying to learn a specific skill set? Personally, I don't see the value in practicing something I will never use on the job.

Both, but this is for practice mianly when i get into the work force here in the next coming months. I know how to do stuff in "lab" environments with predone MOAC stuff, but setting it up and meeting requirements myself is something that doesn't get practiced much. Thus why i want scenarios biggrin.gif
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Few real world set ups are 100% windows (or at least that's been my observation in the companies I've worked in).
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You could have a scenario where you learn the error of your ways and have to switch from Windows to Linux smile.gif

Or maybe Steve wants to use your AD and grant him access to everything Bill and Linus have, then change the file permissions to himself.

Or maybe Steve needs an account expiration... biggrin.gif

Just some humor for your Monday morning. thumb.gif
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