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Mastering Active Directory

By : Dishan Francis
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Mastering Active Directory

By: Dishan Francis

Overview of this book

Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates networked management of user data, security, and distributed resources and enables interoperation with other directories. If you are aware of Active Directory basics and want to gain expertise in it, this book is perfect for you. We will quickly go through the architecture and fundamentals of Active Directory and then dive deep into the core components, such as forests, domains, sites, trust relationships, OU, objects, attributes, DNS, and replication. We will then move on to AD schemas, global catalogs, LDAP, RODC, RMS, certificate authorities, group policies, and security best practices, which will help you gain a better understanding of objects and components and how they can be used effectively. We will also cover AD Domain Services and Federation Services for Windows Server 2016 and all their new features. Last but not least, you will learn how to manage your identity infrastructure for a hybrid-cloud setup. All this will help you design, plan, deploy, manage operations on, and troubleshoot your enterprise identity infrastructure in a secure, effective manner. Furthermore, I will guide you through automating administrative tasks using PowerShell cmdlets. Toward the end of the book, we will cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques that can be used to improve security and performance in an identity infrastructure.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Managing Active Directory sites and other components

There are two ways to manage Active Directory sites and related components. One option is to use the Active Directory Sites and Services MMC, and other-one is to use PowerShell cmdlets. In order to add/edit/remove sites and related configurations, we need to have Domain Admin/Enterprise Admin privileges.

The Active Directory Sites and Services MMC will be available in any server which has AD DS service enabled or any server/computer that has Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. The Active Directory PowerShell module also will be available in any server, which has AD DS role enabled or has the RSAT tools installed.

Managing sites

When the first domain controller...