Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2008

Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2008

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Find all the information you need to manage and maintain Active Directory in Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server(R) 2008 , an in-depth guide updated with over 300 pages of new material. Revised to address the new components, enhancements, and capabilities brought by Windows Server 2008 to the directory services, this book covers domain name system design, Active Directory forest and domain design, maintaining organizational units, managing group policy, implementing best practices, and more. Expect high-level coverage of the new version of Microsoft's powerful user authentication and authorization tool, fully updated for Windows Server 2008.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 192 x 234 x 41mm | 1,412g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470249838
  • 9780470249833
  • 1,064,067

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Detailed Coverage of Active Directory for Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2003 R2, and 2000

If you are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Active Directory, you need this book. From Windows Server 2000 up through the new features available in Windows Server 2008, this comprehensive guide gives you the practical instruction, detailed explanations, and shortcuts you need to efficientlyadminister Active Directory, no matter which server platform you're on. Control all user accounts from one location, write batch files and scripts, and centrally manage all your resources with Active Directory and the invaluable information in this one-stop guide.

Coverage includes:

Optimizing name, forest, and domain designs for reliable infrastructures

Organizing objects using containers and organizational units

Setting up and administering user, group, and computer accounts

Mastering Active Directory service management, including Rights management, Certificate, and Federation Services

Maintaining the Active Directory database and database security

Troubleshooting Active Directory at the highest levels

Scripting practical solutions using PowerShell

Design, Manage, and Troubleshoot Active Directory for All Windows Server Platforms

Implement Best Practices and Manage Accounts, Access, and Group Policy

Protect and Secure Information, Inside and Outside the Environment

Master Scripting, Write Batch Files, and Automate Routine Tasks

Reinforce Your Skills With Real-World Examples
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part 1: Active Directory Design. Chapter 1: Active Directory Fundamentals. Chapter 2: Domain Name System Design. Chapter 3: Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Design. Chapter 4: Organizing the Physical and Logical Aspects of AD DS. Chapter 5: Flexible Single Master Operations Design. Part 2: Active Directory Object Management. Chapter 6: Managing Accounts: User, Group, and Computer. Chapter 7: Maintaining Organizational Units. Chapter 8: Managing Group Policy. Chapter 9: Managing Active Directory Security. Part 3: Active Directory Service Management. Chapter 10: Managing Access with Active Directory Services. Chapter 11: Managing Active Directory Rights Management Services. Chapter 12: Managing Active Directory Certificate Services. Chapter 13: Managing the Flexible Single Master Operations Roles. Chapter 14: Maintaining the Active Directory Database. Part 4: Active Directory Best Practices and Troubleshooting. Chapter 15: Microsoft's Troubleshooting Methodology for Active Directory. Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Problems Related to Network Infrastructure. Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Problems Related to the Active Directory Database. Part 5: Streamlining Management with Scripts. Chapter 18: ADSI Primer. Chapter 19: Active Directory Scripts. Chapter 20: Monitoring Active Directory. Chapter 21: Managing Active Directory with PowerShell. Appendix A: The Bottom Line. Index.
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"The authors have compiled an incredibly useful list of web to work effectively to get the maximum out of the new features" (IT Training, March 2009)
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"The authors have compiled an incredibly useful list of web to work effectively to get the maximum out of the new features" (IT Training, March 2009)
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About John A. Price

John A. Price is the Lead Architect for a Microsoft Gold consulting firm in the Midwest. He has 11 years of experience with several Microsoft products, specializing in Active Directory, Exchange Server, and the System Center line of products. Brad Price is an MCT with 16 years of experience in the IT field, specializing in Active Directory, Exchange Server, Systems Management Server, and Operation Manager. He is the author of several books on Active Directory. Scott Fenstermacher is an MCSE/MCDBA/MCSD, also with 16 years of experience in IT, in areas such as programming and scripting, database design and programming, and Windows and Linux network management.
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