Active Directory (5th ed.)

Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory

Brian Desmond,

Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory
 

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Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style.

You’ll negotiate a maze of technologies for deploying a scalable and reliable AD infrastructure, with new chapters on management tools, searching the AD database, authentication and security protocols, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This book provides real-world scenarios that let you apply what you’ve learned—ideal whether you’re a network administrator for a small business or a multinational enterprise.

  • Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012
  • Learn the fundamentals, including how AD stores objects
  • Use the AD Administrative Center and other management tools
  • Learn to administer AD with Windows PowerShell
  • Search and gather AD data, using the LDAP query syntax
  • Understand how Group Policy functions
  • Design a new Active Directory forest
  • Examine the Kerberos security protocol
  • Get a detailed look at the AD replication process
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