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Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Thomas Lee
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Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Thomas Lee

Overview of this book

With a foreword from PowerShell creator Jeffrey Snover, this heavily updated edition is designed to help you learn how to use PowerShell 7.1 effectively and manage the core roles, features, and services of Windows Server in an enterprise setting. All scripts are compatible with both Window Server 2022 and 2019. This latest edition equips you with over 100 recipes you'll need in day-to-day work, covering a wide range of fundamental and more advanced use cases. We look at how to install and configure PowerShell 7.1, along with useful new features and optimizations, and how the PowerShell compatibility solution bridges the gap to older versions of PowerShell. Topics include using PowerShell to manage networking and DHCP in Windows Server, objects in Active Directory, Hyper-V, and Azure. Debugging is crucial, so the book shows you how to use some powerful tools to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Index

Reporting on AD replication

AD uses a special database to support its operations. The database is a distributed, multi-master database with convergence – every DC in every domain stores this database in the file C:\Windows\NTDS\ntds.dit.

Every DC in any domain holds a complete copy of this database. If you add a new user or change a user's office, that change occurs on just one DC (initially). AD replication makes the change in all database copies. In this way, the database remains consistent over time and across all DCs.

AD replication is based on partitions – a slice of the overall database. AD can replicate each partition separately. There are several partitions in AD:

  • Schema partition: This holds the AD schema that defines each object that AD stores in the database. The schema also defines the properties of all these objects.
  • Configuration partition: This holds the details of the structure of the domain.
  • Domain partition: This...