Windows 2000 Active Directory

2nd Edition

Authors: Syngress
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994602
eBook ISBN: 9780080481746
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 24th September 2001
Page Count: 800
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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.

Key Features

Many Windows 2000 administrators are struggling with Active Directory and need a comprehensive book on the subject The first completely updated book on Active Directory to hit the market

Table of 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 R


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