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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 single sign-on to Office 365 using AD FS

This recipe shows how to configure an AD FS farm, consisting of one AD FS server and one publicly available Web Application Proxy, for SSO with Office 365.

Getting ready

While the recipes in Chapter 11, Managing Federation, show how to build an AD FS farm, for this recipe, we'll use the built-in capability of Azure AD Connect to configure two Windows Server 2019 installations as AD FS server and Web Application Proxy, respectively.

You'll need three domain-joined Windows Server installations, running Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer versions of Windows Server, for this recipe:

  • One server for Azure AD Connect
  • One AD FS server, which will use a Windows Internal...