Active Directory

Author: Brian Desmond
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449369866
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Computers

Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. You’ll negotiate a maze of technologies for deploying a scalable and reliable AD infrastructure, with new chapters on management tools, searching the AD database, authentication and security protocols, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This book provides real-world scenarios that let you apply what you’ve learned—ideal whether you’re a network administrator for a small business or a multinational enterprise. Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 Learn the fundamentals, including how AD stores objects Use the AD Administrative Center and other management tools Learn to administer AD with Windows PowerShell Search and gather AD data, using the LDAP query syntax Understand how Group Policy functions Design a new Active Directory forest Examine the Kerberos security protocol Get a detailed look at the AD replication process

Active Directory

Author: Brian Desmond
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449320010
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Computers

Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. You’ll negotiate a maze of technologies for deploying a scalable and reliable AD infrastructure, with new chapters on management tools, searching the AD database, authentication and security protocols, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This book provides real-world scenarios that let you apply what you’ve learned—ideal whether you’re a network administrator for a small business or a multinational enterprise. Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 Learn the fundamentals, including how AD stores objects Use the AD Administrative Center and other management tools Learn to administer AD with Windows PowerShell Search and gather AD data, using the LDAP query syntax Understand how Group Policy functions Design a new Active Directory forest Examine the Kerberos security protocol Get a detailed look at the AD replication process

Active Directory

Author: Brian Desmond
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554286
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Computers

To help you take full advantage of Active Directory, this fourth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft's network directory service. With Active Directory, you'll learn how to design, manage, and maintain an AD infrastructure, whether it's for a small business network or a multinational enterprise with thousands of resources, services, and users. This detailed and highly accurate volume covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 through Windows Server 2008. But unlike typical dry references, Active Directory presents concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. With this book, you will: Get a complete review of all the new Windows 2008 features Learn how Active Directory works with Exchange and PowerShell Take advantage of the updated scripting and programming chapters to automate AD tasks Learn how to be more efficient with command-line tools Grasp concepts easily with the help of numerous screenshots and diagrams Ideal for administrators, IT professionals, project managers, and programmers alike, Active Directory is not only for people getting started with AD, it's also for experienced users who need to stay up-to-date with the latest AD features in Windows Server 2008. It is no wonder this guide is the bestselling AD resource available.

Active Directory Cookbook

Author: Brian Svidergol
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449361372
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Computers

Take the guesswork out of deploying, administering, and automating Active Directory. With hundreds of proven recipes, the updated edition of this popular cookbook provides quick, step-by-step solutions to common (and not so common) problems you might encounter when working with Microsoft’s network directory service. This fourth edition includes troubleshooting recipes for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and Exchange 2013, based on valuable input from Windows administrators. You’ll also find quick solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), multi-master replication, DNS, Group Policy, and many other features. Manage new AD features, such as the Recycle Bin, Group Managed Service Accounts, and fine-grained password policies Work with AD from the command line and use Windows PowerShell to automate tasks Remove and create forests, domains, and trusts Create groups, modify group scope and type, and manage membership Delegate control, view and modify permissions, and handle Kerberos tickets Import and export data with LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) Synchronize multiple directories and enforce data integrity within a single or multiple stores Back up AD, and perform authoritative and non-authoritative restores

Active Directory Infrastructure Self Study Training Kit

Author: William Stanek Training Solutions
Publisher: Stanek & Associates
ISBN: 9781627164528
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre: Computers

190,000 words... 2 Full-length Personal Training Guides in 1 Convenient Kit! Includes the full contents of: Active Directory Administration: The Personal Trainer Windows Group Policy: The Personal Trainer Read this training kit to learn everything you need to manage Active Directory and Group Policy effectively. This training kit gives you practical hands-on advice. By working step by step through essential tasks, you can learn to: Install forests, domain trees, and child domains Add and remove writable domain controllers Deploy and manage read-only controllers Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot global catalog servers Maintain directory and data integrity using operations masters Evaluate sites, subnets, and replication before expanding a network Establish a trust relationship between domains and between forests Maintain and recover Active Directory Domain Services Employ essential tools and command-line utilities Configure Local GPOs and Active Directory-based GPOs Manage policy preferences and settings Model policy changes through the console Maintain the SYSVOL Diagnose and troubleshoot replication issues Know when to enforce, block, or override inheritance Filter policy settings, search GPOs, and manage permissions Implement change control and advanced management Manage operating system-specific deployment issues This book is designed for anyone who manages Active Directory infrastructure, including those who manage or support computers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.

Active Directory For Dummies

Author: Steve Clines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470505274
Release Date: 2009-02-18
Genre: Computers

Whether you’re new to Active Directory (AD) or a savvy system administrator looking to brush up on your skills, Active Directory for Dummies, 2nd Edition will steer you in the right direction! Since its original release, Microsoft’s implementation of the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) for the Windows Server line of networking software has become one of the most popular directory service products in the world. If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book! You’ll understand the basics of AD and utilize its structures to simplify your life and secure your digital environment. You’ll discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups, assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the network. You’ll find new and updated material on security improvements, significant user interface changes, and updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies, accidental object deletion protection, and more. You will learn how to: Navigate the functions and structures of AD Understand business and technical requirements and determine goals Become familiar with physical components like site links, network services, and site topology Manage and monitor new features, AD replication, and schema management Maintain AD databases Avoid common AD mistakes that can undermine network security Complete with lists of the ten most important points about AD, and ten cool Web resources, and ten troubleshooting tips, Active Directory For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Active Directory. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Active Directory Administrator s Pocket Consultant

Author: William Stanek
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735638358
Release Date: 2009-01-14
Genre: Computers

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field! Get fast facts to: Install forests, domain trees, and child domains Add and remove writable domain controllers and deploy read-only controllers Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot global catalog servers Maintain directory and data integrity using operations masters Evaluate sites, subnets, and replication before expanding a network Establish a trust relationship between domains and between forests Maintain and recover Active Directory Domain Services Employ essential command-line utilities

Group Policy

Author: Jeremy Moskowitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119035688
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Computers

Get up to speed on the latest Group Policy tools, features, and best practices Group Policy, Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, 3rd Edition helps you streamline Windows and Windows Server management using the latest Group Policy tools and techniques. This updated edition covers Windows 10 and Windows Server vNext, bringing you up to speed on all the newest settings, features, and best practices. Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz teaches you the major categories of Group Policy, essential troubleshooting techniques, and how to manage your Windows desktops. This is your complete guide to the latest Group Policy features and functions for all modern Windows clients and servers, helping you manage more efficiently and effectively. Perform true desktop and server management with the Group Policy Preferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notch administrator Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, enhanced logs, Resource Kit utilities, and third-party tools Manage printers, drive maps, restrict hardware, and configure Internet Explorer Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, and configure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—and manage it all with Group Policy settings Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, and the Security Configuration Manager This is your comprehensive resource to staying current, with expert tips, techniques, and insight.

Windows Server 2016 Domain Infrastructure

Author: William Stanek
Publisher: Stanek & Associates
ISBN: 9781575455341
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Computers

The in-depth, authoritative reference for intermediate to advanced IT professionals. Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure by William Stanek provides solutions, workarounds, tips, and insights for IT pros working with Windows Server 2016. This exhaustive and comprehensive work provides a deep dive into the operating system that will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power and make the most of the features and programs available. Inside this superbly organized guide, packed with expert advice, you'll find hundreds of timesaving solutions for managing and maintaining Windows Server 2016. Topics covered in this book include: Designing Active Directory Infrastructure Managing and maintaining Accounts Configuring Account Policies Troubleshooting and resetting Accounts Planning OUs, Domains and Forests Managing Operations Masters and Global Catalogs Delegating Authentication Managing Domain and Forest Trusts Managing Replication and Revising Site Design Diagnosing and Resolving Trusts and Authentication Issues Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Deploying Read-only Domain Controllers Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication Creating and Managing GPOs Managing Group Policy Inheritance and Processing Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy And Much, Much More!! This book, Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure, is designed to be used with other volumes in the Tech Artisans Library for Windows Server 2016, which together provide a definitive resource for all of the core features and enhancements in the operating system. Windows Server expert William Stanek doesn’t just show you the steps you need to follow, he tells you how features work, why you would want to configure them, and how you can optimize them to meet your needs. Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most powerful, versatile and fully featured operating system yet. Get this book and the others in the Tech Artisans Library to conquer it from the inside out.

Inside Active Directory

Author: Sakari Kouti
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201616211
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Computers

This guide to the design, architecture, topology, installation and management of the Active Directory and its services includes schemas, LDAP, DNS, administration scripts, Internet protocols, replication, security and more.

Active Directory Cookbook

Author: Laura E. Hunter
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554446
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: Computers

When you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the updated edition of this extremely popular Cookbook provides quick solutions to more than 300 common (and uncommon) problems you might encounter when deploying, administering, and automating Microsoft's network directory service. For the third edition, Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers troubleshooting recipes based on valuable input from Windows administrators, in addition to her own experience. You'll find solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. The Active Directory Cookbook will help you: Perform Active Directory tasks from the command line Use scripting technologies to automate Active Directory tasks Manage new Active Directory features, such as Read-Only Domain Controllers, fine-grained password policies, and more Create domains and trusts Locate users whose passwords are about to expire Apply a security filter to group policy objects Check for potential replication problems Restrict hosts from performing LDAP queries View DNS server performance statistics Each recipe includes a discussion explaining how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. Active Directory Cookbook is ideal for any IT professional using Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, and Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, including Active Directory administrators looking to automate task-based solutions. "It is rare for me to visit a customer site and not see a copy of Active Directory Cookbook on a shelf somewhere, which is a testament to its usefulness. The Cookbook takes the pain out of everyday AD tasks by providing concise, clear and relevant recipes. The fact that the recipes are provided using different methods (graphical user interface, command line and scripting) means that the book is suitable for anyone working with AD on a day-to-day basis. The introduction of PowerShell examples in this latest edition will be of particular interest for those looking to transition from VBScript. Laura has also done a great job in extending the Cookbook in this edition to encompass the broad range of changes to AD in Windows Server 2008." --Tony Murray, Founder of Activedir.org and Directory Services MVP "If you already understand Active Directory fundamentals and are looking fora quick solution to common Active Directory related tasks, look no further,you have found the book that you need." --joe Richards, Directory Services MVP "The Active Directory Cookbook is the real deal... a soup-to-nuts catalog of every administrative task an Active Directory administrator needs to perform. If you administer an Active Directory installation, this is the very first book you have to put on your shelf." --Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect, Active Directory and Identity Management, Quest Software and Directory Services MVP

Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell

Author: Charlie Russel
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509300877
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Computers

Streamline and modernize the way you manage Active Directory Use Windows PowerShell to simplify and accelerate Active Directory domain controller management, whether you’re running Active Directory entirely in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment. In this concise reference, Microsoft MVP Charlie Russel presents the commands, tested scripts, and best-practice advice you need to deploy and run Active Directory in a modern environment and to migrate smoothly to cloud or hybrid deployments wherever they offer more value. Supercharge your productivity as an Active Directory administrator Get proven scripts that leverage the power of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Management Framework 4.0 and 5.0 Deploy forests and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Manage DNS and DHCP Create and manage users and groups Deploy additional domain controllers, read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and domains Implement and manage fine-grained password policies Perform fast, reliable backups and restores Quickly extend on-premises Active Directory deployments to the cloud Efficiently manage roles and sites

Windows 2000 Active Directory

Author: Alistair G. Lowe-Norris
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1565926382
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

A guide for systems administrators to the Windows Active Directory demonstrates AD features and explains how to maximize the design and scripting features

Mastering Active Directory

Author: Robert King
Publisher: Sybex
ISBN: PSU:000043523689
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Computers

Targeted at programmers developing with Active Directory and Active Server Pages, this preview book enables consultants, administrators, and managers to evaluate Active Directory before Windows NT 5 is released.