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To relieve the pain you may feel when you first encounter Active Directory, this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft's network directory service. Active Directory teaches you how to design, manage, and maintain an AD infrastructure, whether it's for a small business server shop or a multinational enterprise. This book is a major update to the very successful third edition. All of the existing chapters have been brought up to date with Windows Server 2008 changes, as well as updates in concepts and approaches to managing Active Directory and script updates. There are seven new chapters and one new appendix to explain features or concepts not covered in the third edition. Detailed and highly accurate, but unlike typical dry references, Active Directory presents concepts in an easy-to-understand narrative style. With this book, you will:

Get a complete review of all the new Windows 2008 features Learn how Active Directory works with server products like Exchange, SMS, and Office Communications Server Discover how to automate tasks through updated scripting and programming chapters Get advice on using command line tools as a more efficient option to the GUI Grasp concepts easily with the help of more images and diagrams

Ideal for administrators, IT professionals, project managers, and programmers alike, Active Directory is not only for people getting started with AD, it's also for experienced users who need to stay up to date with the latest AD features in Windows Server 2008. No wonder so many reviewers hail this book as the best resource on Active Directory.

Synopsis:

ctive Directory, 4e will fit on the bookshelves of a large cross-section of IT professionals, including operations resources, enterprise architects, and consultants. Completely updated, it covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 to what will be present day with Windows 2008 and everything in between. Active Directory is a core piece of Microsoft's server offering and the central component of its overall identity management strategy. Practically every Windows shop has Active Directory deployed to some scale.

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Design and Deployment of Microsoft's Active Directory

Synopsis:

To help you take full advantage of Active Directory, this fourth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft's network directory service. With Active Directory, you'll learn how to design, manage, and maintain an AD infrastructure, whether it's for a small business network or a multinational enterprise with thousands of resources, services, and users.

This detailed and highly accurate volume covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 through Windows Server 2008. But unlike typical dry references, Active Directory presents concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. With this book, you will:

  • Get a complete review of all the new Windows 2008 features
  • Learn how Active Directory works with Exchange and PowerShell
  • Take advantage of the updated scripting and programming chapters to automate AD tasks
  • Learn how to be more efficient with command-line tools
  • Grasp concepts easily with the help of numerous screenshots and diagrams

Ideal for administrators, IT professionals, project managers, and programmers alike, Active Directory is not only for people getting started with AD, it's also for experienced users who need to stay up-to-date with the latest AD features in Windows Server 2008. It is no wonder this guide is the bestselling AD resource available.

About the Author

Brian Desmond spends his days focused on Active Directory for some of the world's largest companies. A Microsoft MVP since 2004, Brian brings extensive knowledge of how Active Directory works and how to successfully run Active Directory deployments large and small.

Joe Richards is a consultant/admin/tool writer and Microsoft MVP for Windows Server Directory Services. Joe updated the second edition of Active Directory Cookbook for O'Reilly.

Robbie Allen is an author, entrepreneur, web industry veteran, and new father. His day job has been in IT for the last 12 years. He is the coauthor of Active Directory, 2nd Edition and the author of the Active Directory Cookbook.

Alistair G. Lowe-Norris is an Architectural Enterprise Strategy Consultant for Microsoft UK. During the writing of the first version of this book he worked for Leicester University as the project manager and technical lead of the Rapid Deployment Program for Windows 2000. During his time there, Leicester was part of Microsoft's U.K. and U.S. Rapid Deployment Programs for Windows 2000, and was responsible for rolling out what turned out to be one of the world's largest deployments of Windows 2000 preceding release of the final product. Since 1998 he has been the technical editor and a monthly columnist for the Windows Scripting Solutions magazine and a technical editor and author for Windows & .Net Magazine (previously Windows NT Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine). In addition he is an author and editor for various other publications and online sites worldwide. He holds various Microsoft and other accreditations and has been using Windows 2000 and its descendents daily since October 1997. He lives in Leicester, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface Active Directory Basics Chapter 1: A Brief Introduction Chapter 2: Active Directory Fundamentals Chapter 3: Naming Contexts and Application Partitions Chapter 4: Active Directory Schema Chapter 5: Site Topology and Replication Chapter 6: Active Directory and DNS Chapter 7: Read-Only Domain Controllers Chapter 8: Group Policy Primer Chapter 9: Fine-Grained Password Policies Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure Chapter 10: Designing the Namespace Chapter 11: Creating a Site Topology Chapter 12: Designing Organization-Wide Group Policies Chapter 13: Active Directory Security: Permissions and Auditing Chapter 14: Designing and Implementing Schema Extensions Chapter 15: Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance Chapter 16: Upgrading to Windows Server 2003 Chapter 17: Upgrading to Windows Server 2003 R2 Chapter 18: Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Chapter 19: Integrating Microsoft Exchange Chapter 20: Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (a.k.a. ADAM) Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI Chapter 21: Scripting with ADSI Chapter 22: IADs and the Property Cache Chapter 23: Using ADO for Searching Chapter 24: Users and Groups Chapter 25: Permissions and Auditing Chapter 26: Extending the Schema and the Active Directory Snap-ins Chapter 27: Scripting with WMI Chapter 28: Scripting DNS Chapter 29: Programming the Directory with the .NET Framework Chapter 30: PowerShell Basics Chapter 31: Scripting Active Directory with PowerShell Chapter 32: Scripting Basic Exchange 2003 Tasks Chapter 33: Scripting Basic Exchange 2007 Tasks Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596520595
Subtitle:
Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory
Author:
Desmond, Brian
Author:
Allen, Robbie
Author:
Lowe-Norris, Alistair G.
Author:
Lowe-Norris
Author:
Richards, Joe
Author:
Alistair G.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Local area networks (computer networks)
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
.NET;ADAM;ASP.NET;GUI;LDAP;active directory;backup;exchange 2007;group policy;maintenance;powershell;recovery;windows 2008
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20081206
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
866
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 1.9 in 2.88 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
ctive Directory, 4e will fit on the bookshelves of a large cross-section of IT professionals, including operations resources, enterprise architects, and consultants. Completely updated, it covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 to what will be present day with Windows 2008 and everything in between. Active Directory is a core piece of Microsoft's server offering and the central component of its overall identity management strategy. Practically every Windows shop has Active Directory deployed to some scale.
"Synopsis" by , Design and Deployment of Microsoft's Active Directory
"Synopsis" by ,

To help you take full advantage of Active Directory, this fourth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft's network directory service. With Active Directory, you'll learn how to design, manage, and maintain an AD infrastructure, whether it's for a small business network or a multinational enterprise with thousands of resources, services, and users.

This detailed and highly accurate volume covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 through Windows Server 2008. But unlike typical dry references, Active Directory presents concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. With this book, you will:

  • Get a complete review of all the new Windows 2008 features
  • Learn how Active Directory works with Exchange and PowerShell
  • Take advantage of the updated scripting and programming chapters to automate AD tasks
  • Learn how to be more efficient with command-line tools
  • Grasp concepts easily with the help of numerous screenshots and diagrams

Ideal for administrators, IT professionals, project managers, and programmers alike, Active Directory is not only for people getting started with AD, it's also for experienced users who need to stay up-to-date with the latest AD features in Windows Server 2008. It is no wonder this guide is the bestselling AD resource available.

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