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Windows 2000 Active Directory 2E

Updated coverage of the most confusing Windows 2000 component in this new edition of a Syngress bestseller.Active Directory Services dramatically changes the way IT professionals design, plan, configure and administer their Windows NT networks. The primary benefits of Active Directory Services are its extensibility, scalability, and ease of management as compared to prior generations of Windows NT. Systems Engineers will probably spend much of their time over the next several years planning for and deploying Active Directory Services in many different environments. Windows 2000 Active Directory, Second Edition gives IT professionals a head start; it provides updated coverage of everything they will need to succeed.

Paperback, 800 Pages

Published: September 2001

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-928994-60-2

Reviews

  • "The definitive work on Active Directory concepts and implementation." -- Dean Tyree, Director of Microsoft Business Practice, MicroAge Technology Services, about the first edition

Contents


  • Preface

    Part I: Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Active Directory

    Introduction

    Introduction to Directory Services

    Introduction to Active Directory

    Active Directory Architecture

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 2 Assessing Your Environment

    Introduction

    Defining Your Business Objectives

    Assessing Your Current Environment

    Gathering Information for Your Active Directory Planning and Design

    Planning for Your Implementation

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 3 Active Directory for Windows 2000 JumpStart Tutorial

    Introduction

    What Active Directory Is, and Why You Need to Know About It

    Important Features

    Industries and Companies Affected by Windows 2000

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Active Directory

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Part II: Designing the Active Directory

    Chapter 4 DNS and Naming Strategies

    Introduction

    What Is DNS?

    Active Directory’s Integration with DNS

    Planning Active Directory and DNS

    Naming Conventions

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 5 Designing the Basic Structure

    Introduction

    Designing a Forest

    Designing a Domain Tree

    Designing an Organizational Unit Structure

    Designing a Site Topology

    Using OUs for Delegating Administration

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 6 Designing a Site Structure

    Introduction

    The Function of Sites in Active Directory

    Replicated Active Directory Components

    Site Replication Components

    Replication in Active Directory

    Planning a Site Structure

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 7 Designing: A Case Study

    Introduction

    Assessing a Corporate Network

    Designing the Forests

    Determining Domain and Tree Structure

    Planning the OU Structure

    Establishing the Initial Sites

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Part III: Installing Active Directory

    Chapter 8 Migrating from NT 3.51 or NT 4 to Active Directory

    Introduction

    Server Migration Strategies

    Upgrading with the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard

    Installing Active Directory Services

    Migrating Components

    Delegating Administrative Authority

    Insert into the Replication Topology

    Upgrading Clients to Windows 2000 Professional

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 9 Implementing a Domain

    Introduction

    Installing DNS

    Installing Domains in Active Directory

    Integrating DNS into Active Directory

    Managing Objects in Active Directory

    Role-Based Administration

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 10 Building Trees and Forests

    Introduction

    Understanding the Characteristics of an Active Directory Forest

    Implementing the Forest Structure

    Right-Sizing the Active Directory Storage Space

    Managing the Forest

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 11 Implementing Sites

    Introduction

    Creating Site Components

    Implementing a Site Structure in Active Directory

    Replication Utilities

    Understanding Time Synchronization

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 12 Implementing Active Directory: A Case Study

    Introduction

    Implementing DNS

    Implementing the First Domain Controller

    Establishing the OUs

    Setting Up Sites

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Part IV: Migrating Active Directory

    Chapter 13 Intellimirror

    Introduction

    What Are Group Policies?

    Group Policy Information Storage and Settings

    Designing a Group Policy Strategy

    Implementing a Group Policy Strategy

    Deploying Applications with Group Policies

    Understanding Security

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 14 Publishing

    Introduction

    Publishing Resources

    Interfacing with Active Directory

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 15 Modifying the Schema

    Introduction

    About Objects and Attributes

    How to Modify the Schema

    Schema Container

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 16 Using Active Directory: A Case Study

    Introduction

    Planning the Group Policy Solution

    Implementing the Group Policy

    Creating Logon/Logoff Scripts

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Part V: Integrating with Active Directory

    Chapter 17 Plugging into Active Directory

    Introduction

    Microsoft’s Metadirectory

    Microsoft’s Active Directory Deployment Tools

    Quest’s FastLane Technologies

    Cisco

    Other Applications

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 18 Disaster Recovery for Active Directory

    Introduction

    Modeling Sites with Disaster Recovery in Mind

    Avoiding Disasters

    The Active Directory Database File Structure

    Backup

    Recovering a Failed Domain Controller

    Summary

    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Appendix A Migrating from Novell NetWare

    Migrating from Novell Directory Services

    Other Utilities

    Appendix B Secrets

    Lesser-Known Management Shortcuts

    Upgrading DNS and Supporting DNS Dynamic Update Protocol

    Creating a Custom Microsoft Management Console

    PDC Emulation and Native Mode

    How Active Directory Prevents Unnecessary Replication

    Under-Documented Functions and Procedures

    How an LDAP Query Accesses Active Directory

    Software Installation

    How to Create and Configure a Dfs Root

    Informational Message

    Renaming

    Quick Application of an Updated Group Policy

    DNS Migrations

    DNS Best Practices

    For Experienced Users

    Add a Server to Two Different Sites Simultaneously

    Removing Phantom Objects

    Phantom Domains

    Transferring FSMO Roles

    Troubleshooting Tips

    Avoiding Errors When Migrating a Domain

    Remote Procedure Call Errors

    Index


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