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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)

Upgrading SYSVOL replication from File Replication Service to Distributed File System Replication

Since Windows 2000 Server, Active Directory features the System Volume (SYSVOL). This shared folder is replicated between all of the domain controllers in an Active Directory domain and contains commonly-accessed files such as Group Policy objects, logon scripts, and logoff scripts and can hold any file an Active Directory admin wants it to hold.

In legacy Active Directory environments, SYSVOL replication uses the File Replication Service (FRS). This should be migrated to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR).

Getting ready

The deprecation of FRS may or may not be a problem in your Active Directory environment.

If your Active...