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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)

Step-by-step guide to integrate on-premises AD environment with Azure AD

In this section, we are going to go through the Azure AD integration process. During the process, we are going to do the following:

  • Create a virtual network
  • Create an Azure AD instance
  • Add DNS server details to the virtual network
  • Create an AAD DC administrator group
  • Create a global administrator account for Azure AD Connect
  • Add a custom domain to Azure AD
  • Set up Azure AD Connect

Creating a virtual network

In Azure, a virtual network is similar to the concept we use in virtualization. Azure AD and other workloads should use the same virtual network to be operated under same managed domain. If you already have a subscription and have your virtual network...