How to Cheat at Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure


  • B. Barber, Senior Technology Consultant with Sierra Systems Consultants Inc., Canada.
  • Melissa Craft, Vice President of Dane Holdings, Inc., USA
  • Michael Cross, Computer Forensic Analyst with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Canada
  • Hal Kurz, CIO of Innovative Technology Consultants and Company, Inc, USA

Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority.The book will start off by teaching readers to create the conceptual design of their Active Directory infrastructure by gathering and analyzing business and technical requirements. Next, readers will create the logical design for an Active Directory infrastructure. Here the book starts to drill deeper and focus on aspects such as group policy design. Finally, readers will learn to create the physical design for an active directory and network Infrastructure including DNS server placement; DC and GC placements and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) role placement. The next book in our best selling and critically acclaimed How to Cheat series. This is the perfect book for users who have already purchased How to Cheat at Managing Windows 2003 Small Business Server.
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System Administrators, Managers who may responsible for the Windows 2003 network's security that may *not* be IT professionals


Book information

  • Published: February 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-058-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Assessment Stage Chapter 2: Developing the Active Directory Infrastructure Design Chapter 3: Developing the Network Service Design Chapter 4: Designing the Logical Components Chapter 5: Name Resolution Chapter 6: Remote Access and Address Management Chapter 7: Service Sizing and Placement Chapter 8: The Physical Design