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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)

Configuring Password writeback

As an addition to the Self-service Password Reset and Change Password functionality in Azure AD, this recipe shows how to configure Password writeback in Azure AD Connect.

Getting ready

To configure the Password writeback functionality in Azure AD Connect, you'll need to know the following about your organization:

  • Does my organization allow employees to reset their passwords from outside the organization?

To delegate permissions to the Azure AD Connect service accounts, sign in with an account that is a member of the Enterprise Admins group in the Active Directory forest for which you are configuring Password writeback to a Windows Server that has Active Directory Users and Computers ...