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Active Directory Administration Cookbook

By : Sander Berkouwer
Book Image

Active Directory Administration Cookbook

By: Sander Berkouwer

Overview of this book

Active Directory is an administration system for Windows administrators to automate network, security and access management tasks in the Windows infrastructure. This book starts off with a detailed focus on forests, domains, trusts, schemas and partitions. Next, you'll learn how to manage domain controllers, organizational units and the default containers. Going forward, you'll explore managing Active Directory sites as well as identifying and solving replication problems. The next set of chapters covers the different components of Active Directory and discusses the management of users, groups and computers. You'll also work through recipes that help you manage your Active Directory domains, manage user and group objects and computer accounts, expiring group memberships and group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs) with PowerShell. You'll understand how to work with Group Policy and how to get the most out of it. The last set of chapters covers federation, security and monitoring. You will also learn about Azure Active Directory and how to integrate on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD. You'll discover how Azure AD Connect synchronization works, which will help you manage Azure AD. By the end of the book, you have learned about Active Directory and Azure AD in detail.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Setting up an AD FS farm with SQL Server

In this recipe, you will learn how to set up an AD FS farm with a SQL Server-based backend.

Getting ready

In the organization, make sure that there is consensus on the name for the AD FS farm.

Make sure a TLS certificate is available for the AD FS farm name, or request one from a CA. Install the certificate in the personal certificate store for the local machine.

In order to create an AD FS farm, make sure a domain-joined Windows Server installation is available to commission as an AD FS server. Additionally, make sure that the AD FS farm name is resolvable to this machine in the appropriate DNS zones.

For AD FS with SQL Server-based databases, have a SQL Server available on the network...