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Active Directory Administration Cookbook

By : Sander Berkouwer
Book Image

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)

Managing a site

After creating an Active Directory site, you might find the need to manage it. You might want to do the following:

  • Rename it
  • Change its description
  • Change its location
  • Delete it
  • Delegate control

Getting ready

To manage an Active Directory site, you'll need to be signed in with an account that is a member of the Enterprise Admins group or with an account that has been delegated permissions to manage the Active Directory site.

When your aim is to delete an Active Directory site, remove any domain controller for the site first by right-clicking the domain controller object(s) under the site node and selecting Move. Alternatively, demote the domain controller.