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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)

Adding additional AD FS servers to an AD FS farm

This recipe demonstrates how you can add additional AD FS servers to an AD FS farm.

Getting ready

After setting up the AD FS farm by implementing the first AD FS server, adding additional AD FS servers to the farm is straightforward.

However, before you begin, make sure of the following:

  • The same TLS certificate used on the first AD FS server is available for the additional AD FS servers in the AD FS farm. Install the certificate in the personal certificate store for the local machine.
  • The proposed AD FS server is a domain-joined Windows Server installation and you are logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Domain Admins group.
  • The AD FS farm name is resolvable...