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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)

Manage Azure AD Domain Services using virtual server

When Azure AD Domain Services is enabled and configured, we can add workloads to it and make it part of the domain. We also can use Windows AD tools to manage the Azure AD instance. In this section, we are going to learn how:

  • Create virtual server in Azure under the same virtual network
  • Join virtual server to Azure AD
  • Install RSAT tools and manage Azure AD through virtual server

However, since it is a managed domain, we're only allowed to perform certain management tasks. Here's what Microsoft says (

  • Administrative tasks you can perform on a managed domain: Members of the AAD DC Administrators group are granted privileges on the managed domain that enable them to perform tasks such as the following...