Active Directory Cookbook

Active Directory Cookbook

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If you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the new 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 Active Directory to manage users in Windows Server 2008 and Exchange 2007. With valuable input from Windows administrators, this updated version by Laura E. Hunter relies on experience to bring you sound recipes 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.
"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; and, 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, particularly Active Directory administrators looking to automate their task-based solutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1056 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 55.88mm | 1,360.77g
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0596521103
  • 9780596521103
  • 953,113

About Laura E. Hunter

Laura E. Hunter is an Architect with the Oxford Computer Group, specializing in Microsoft Identity and Access Management technologies. Her specialties include Active Directory design and implementation, troubleshooting, and security topics. Laura is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server-Networking. She lives in Philadelphia.Robbie Allen is the coauthor of "Active Directory", 2nd Edition (9780596004668) and previous editions of "Active Directory Cookbook" . He lives in North Carolina, and his website is
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Table of contents

From the contents:
1. Getting Started
1.1 Where to Find the Tools
1.2 Getting Familiar with LDIF
1.3 Programming Notes
1.4 Replaceable Text
1.5 Where to Find More Information
2. Forests, Domains, and Trusts
2.1 Creating a Forest
2.2 Removing a Forest
2.3 Creating a Domain
2.4 Removing a Domain
2.5 Removing an Orphaned Domain
2.6 Finding the Domains in a Forest
2.7 Finding the NetBIOS Name of a Domain
2.8 Renaming a Domain
2.9 Raising the Domain Functional Level to Windows 2000 Native Mode
2.10 Raising the Functional Level of a Windows Server 2003 Domain
2.11 Raising the Functional Level of a Windows Server 2003 Forest
2.12 Using AdPrep to Prepare a Domain or Forest for Windows Server 2003
2.13 Determining WhetherAdPrep Has Completed
2.14 Checking Whether a Windows 2000 Domain Controller Can Be Upgraded to Windows Server 2003
2.15 Creating an External Trust
2.16 Creating a Transitive Trust Between Two AD Forests
2.17 Creating a Shortcut Trust Between Two AD Domains
2.18 Creating a Trust to a Kerberos Realm
2.19 Viewing the Trusts for a Domain
2.20 Verifying a Trust
2.21 Resetting a Trust
2.22 Removing a Trust
2.23 Enabling SID Filtering for a Trust
2.24 Enabling Quarantine for a Trust
2.25 Managing Selective Authentication for a Trust
2.26 Finding Duplicate SIDs in a Domain
2.27 Adding Additional Fields to Active Directory Users and Computers
3. Domain Controllers, Global Catalogs, and FSMOs
3.1 Promoting a Domain Controller
3.2 Promoting a Domain Controller from Media
3.3 Verifying the Promotion of a Domain Controller
3.4 Demoting a Domain Controller
3.5 Automating the Promotion or Demotion of a Domain Controller
3.6 Troubleshooting Domain Controller Promotion or Demotion Problems
3.7 Removing an Unsuccessfully Demoted Domain Controller
3.8 Renaming a Domain Controller
3.9 Creating an NT 4.0 BDC Object
3.10 Finding the Domain Controllers for a Domain
3.11 Finding the Closest Domain Controller
3.12 Finding a Domain Controller's Site
3.13 Moving a Domain Controller to a Different Site
3.14 Finding the Services a Domain Controller Is Advertising
3.15 Restoring a Deleted Domain Controller
3.16 Resetting the TCP/IP Stack on a Domain Controller
3.17 Configuring a Domain Controller to Use an External Time Source
3.18 Finding the Number of Logon Attempts Made Against a Domain Controller
3.19 Enabling the /3GB Switch to Increase the LSASS Cache
3.20 Enabling the /PAE switch to Increase the Amount of Addressable RAM
3.21 Cleaning Up Distributed Link Tracking Objects
3.22 Enabling and Disabling the Global Catalog
3.23 Determining Whether Global Catalog Promotion Is Complete
3.24 Finding the Global Catalog Servers in a Forest
3.25 Finding the Domain Controllers or Global Catalog Servers in a Site
3.26 Finding Domain Controllers and Global Catalogs via DNS
3.27 Changing the Preference for a Domain Controller
3.28 Disabling the Global Catalog Requirement During a Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Domain Login
3.29 Enabling Universal Group Caching in Windows Server 2003
3.30 Finding the FSMO Role Holders
3.31 Transferring a FSMO Role
3.32 Seizing a FSMO Role
3.33 Finding the PDC Emulator FSMO Role Owner via DNS
3.34 Finding the PDC Emulator FSMO Role Owner via WINS
4. Searching and Manipulating Objects
4.1 Viewing the RootDSE
4.2 Viewing the Attributes of an Object
4.3 Counting Objects in Active Directory
4.4 Using LDAP Controls
4.5 Using a Fast or Concurrent Bind
4.6 Connecting to an Object GUID
4.7 Connecting to a Well-Known GUID
4.8 Searching for Objects in a Domain
4.9 Searching the Global Catalog
4.10 Searching for a Large Number of Objects
4.11 Searching with an Attribute-Scoped Query
4.12 Searching with a Bitwise Filter ...
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