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Active Directory Administration Cookbook

By : Sander Berkouwer
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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)

Implementing Password Hash Sync with Express Settings

This recipe shows how to configure Password Hash Sync as the authentication method toward Azure AD, using Azure AD Connect Express Settings.

This recipe assumes your organization already possesses an Active Directory domain and Azure AD tenant for which you know the credentials for an account that is a member of the Enterprise Admins group, and the credentials for an account that is assigned the Global administrator role, respectively.

Getting ready

Dedicate at least one domain-joined Windows Server system on the internal network as the host for Azure AD Connect for your organization. As this Windows Server will have a SQL Server Express database hosted on it, be sure not...