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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)

Handling Synchronization in a Hybrid World (Azure AD Connect)

The previous chapter discussed authentication in a hybrid world and touched upon Azure AD Connect. This chapter provides in-depth recipes for Azure AD Connect, as it is both Microsoft's recommended synchronization tool, and the most used synchronization tool, used by 99% of all tenants worldwide.

The recipes in this chapter contain configuration items that are not available when Express Settings are used in Azure AD Connect. The Customize button is the key to the functionality outlined here.

The following recipes will be covered in this chapter:

  • Choosing the right sourceAnchor
  • Configuring staging mode
  • Switching to a staging mode server
  • Configuring Domain and OU filtering
  • Configuring Azure AD app and attribute filtering
  • Configuring MinSync
  • Configuring Hybrid Azure AD Join
  • Configuring Device writeback
  • Configuring...