CORE MCSE : Designing a Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

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Pass Microsoft's new Active Directory Exam (70-219) the first time -- and have your core MCSE elective exam under your belt. Learn all you need to deploy Active Directory with maximum performance, reliability, manageability, and value to the enterprise! Start by analyzing your business goals and existing technical infrastructure, including your company's geographical scope, processes, priorities, anticipated growth, risk tolerance, IT structure, user community, available bandwidth, and other key factors. Examine the impact of Active Directory on existing systems and applications, on upgrades and rollouts, technical support staff, and on your processes for network, systems, and desktop management. Next, design an optimal directory service architecture, including scope, namespace, and DNS strategies; forest, domain, and OU structures, Active Directory sites, and implementation plans. Finally, discover the best ways to design service locations, global catalog servers, and operations masters to achieve maximum performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.
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  • Mixed media product | 368 pages
  • 186.69 x 243.08 x 29.97mm | 925.32g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs.
  • 0130896837
  • 9780130896834

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary and Chapter Review Questions.)I. BUSINESS AND NETWORK ANALYSIS. 1. Active Directory Concepts. MCSE 1.1 Understanding the Active Directory. MCSE 1.2 Design Goals of the Active Directory. MCSE 1.3 The Active Directory and DNS. MCSE 1.4 LDAP in the Active Directory. Global Catalog. MCSE 1.5 The Active Directory Schema. MCSE 1.6 The Active Directory Hierarchy. Object. Organizational Unit. Domain. Trees. Domain Trees. Forest. Site. MCSE 1.7 Active Directory Replication.2. Analyzing the Business and IT Structure. MCSE 2.1 Analyzing Existing and Planned Business Models. Examining the Geographic Scope. Examining the Company Model. Examining Company Processes. MCSE 2.2 Analyzing Existing and Planned Organizational Structures. MCSE 2.3 Examining Factors that Influence Company Strategies. Projected Growth. Risk Tolerance. TCO. Regulations. Priorities. MSCE 2.4 Examining IT Management.3. Exploring Technical Needs. MCSE 3.1 Evaluating Existing and Planned Technical Environments. Company Size and User/Resource Distribution. Connectivity. Bandwidth. Performance Requirements. Data and System Access. Network Roles and Responsibilities. Security Considerations. MCSE 3.2 Analyzing the Impact of the Active Directory on Different Technical Environments. Existing System and Applications. Upgrades and Rollouts. Technical Support Structure. Network and Systems Management. MCSE 3.3 Analyzing the Business Requirements for Client Computer Desktop Management. Analyzing End-User Work Needs. Identifying Technical Support Needs for End-Users. Client Computer Environment.4. Designing an Active Directory Naming Strategy. Naming Conventions in the Active Directory. Domain Namespace. DNS Zones. How Name Resolution Works. Understanding LDAP in the Active Directory. MCSE 4.1 Planning a DNS Strategy. MCSE 4.2 Planning the Scope. Recognizable Domains. Global Domains. Static Domains. Flexible Domains. MCSE 4.3 Designing the Namespace. Internet Integrated. Subdomain. Private DNS Domain Name.5. Designing an Active Directory Domain and Forest Structure. MCSE 5.1 Designing a Domain Structure. MCSE 5.2 Using a Multiple Domain Structure: Trees and Forests. Domain Tree. Single Forest. Multiple Forests.6. Installing the Active Directory. Installing the Domain Root. Creating a Child Domain. Upgrading Backup Domain Controllers. Forest Configurations. Removing the Active Directory. Verifying an Active Directory Installation. MCSE 6.1 Designing an Implementation Plan.II. DESIGNING A DIRECTORY SERVICE ARCHITECTURE. 7. Planning and Implementing Organizational Units. MCSE 7.1 Designing and Planning the Structure of OUs. The OU Hierarchy. Examining Your Administrative Model. Planning the OU Structure. Example OU Models. Setting Up OUs. Creating and Configuring Accounts. Creating a New User Account. Configuring Account Properties. Creating and Configuring Group Accounts. Configuring Computer Accounts. Setting Up Other Objects. Contacts. Printers. Printer Properties. Shared Folders.8. Examining Replication and Trusts. Exploring the Replication Process. How Replication Works. Replication Partitions. Replication Topology. MCSE 8.1 Analyzing and Optimizing Trust Relationships.9. Implementing Sites. MCSE 9.1 Designing an Active Directory Site Topology. Installing Sites. MCSE 9.2 Defining Site Boundaries. MCSE 9.3 Designing a Replication Strategy. Creating a New Site Link. Configuring Site Links. Creating Site Link Bridges. Domain Controller Settings. Site Licensing Computer. NTDS Site Settings. Server Settings. Global Catalog Selection. MCSE 9.4 Planning for Coexistence with Other Directory Services.10. Active Directory Schema. MCSE 10.1 Designing a Schema Structure. The Schema Manager Snap-In. MCSE 10.2 Designing a Schema Modification Policy.11. Planning for Group Policy. Understanding Group Policy. MCSE 11.1 Planning Group Policy Object Management. Computer Configuration. User Configuration. MCSE 11.2 Planning Policy Management for Client Computers. Configuring Group Policy. Editing a Group Policy. Templates.12. Planning Delegation. Understanding Delegation and Security. Understanding Groups. Understanding Ownership. Understanding Inheritance. MCSE 12.1 Developing a Delegation Plan. Setting Up Delegation. Running the Delegation of Control Wizard. Setting Security. Class and Attribute Security.13. Fault Tolerance and Backup. MCSE 13.1 Fault Tolerance Among Domain Controllers. Backing Up the Active Directory. Creating a Backup Job Using the Wizard. Creating a Backup Job Without Using the Wizard. Restoring SYSVOL. Restoring the Active Directory Using the Wizard. Restoring the Active Directory Without the Wizard. Authoritative Restore. Command Line Reference. Garbage Collection and Cleanup.14. Designing Service Locations. MCSE 14.1 Designing the Placement of Operations Masters. Planning Operation Master Locations. Moving Operation Master Roles. MCSE 14.2 Designing the Placement of Global Catalog Servers. MCSE 14.3 Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers. MCSE 14.4 Designing the Placement of DNS Servers.Appendix A: Case Studies. Temple Construction. Existing IT Structure. Existing Network. Business Plans. Desired Outcome. Questions. Answers. Campton Foods. Existing IT Structure. Existing Network. Business Plans. Desired Outcome. Questions. Answers. Clearwater Manufacturing. Existing IT Structure. Existing Network. Business Plans. Desired Outcome. Questions. Answers. Extriton, Incorporated. Existing IT Structure. Existing Network. Business Plans. Desired Outcome. Questions. Answers. Lincoln Financial Services. Existing IT Structure. Existing Network. Business Plans. Desired Outcome. Questions. Answers.Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions. Glossary. Index.
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About Curt Simmons

CURT SIMMONS, MCSE, MCT is an author and trainer specializing in Microsoft technologies. His books include Configuring Windows 2000 Server, Creating Active Directory Infrastructures, and Windows 2000 Hardware and Disk Management (all published by Prentice Hall PTR). Simmons is based in Dallas, TX.
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