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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 Azure Traffic Manager for AD FS geo-redundancy

This recipe shows how to implement a geo-redundant AD FS deployment consisting of two AD FS servers and two Web Application Proxies, equally distributed over two geographically dispersed data centers.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we'll assume that an Active Directory domain exists with domain controllers in a networking environment consisting of two separate, geographically dispersed datacenters. Each data center is defined as an Active Directory site. The traffic required to allow Active Directory replication is allowed, as is TCP 80.

Follow the steps of Installing the AD FS server role recipe from Chapter 11, Managing Federation, to install the AD FS server...