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Get the focused, in-depth technical expertise you need to implement and optimize your Microsoft directory services infrastructure. As two Active Directory experts guide you through advanced design and deployment issues for the Windows Server 2003 environment, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the underlying concepts, architectural components, and real-world functionality of Active Directory directory service. Whether you’re upgrading from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later, or performing a clean installation, you’ll learn the best ways to exploit Active Directory capabilities for your organization—and deliver new levels of network performance and productivity.
Get the technical drill-down you need to:
- Install, upgrade, or migrate to Active Directory
- Learn essential design considerations for DNS
- Design Active Directory structure—forests, domains, sites, and OUs
- Manage Active Directory objects, including users and groups
- Optimize domain controller data replication
- Use group policies to deploy software and manage desktops
- Implement authentication, Kerberos, and other security features and tools
- Monitor Active Directory replication and domain controller performance, and manage the Active Directory database
- Perform critical maintenance and plan for disaster recovery
25-Word Description. Written by two experts on Active Directory, this detailed technical reference is ideal for anyone who is implementing Active Directory in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. 75-Word Description. This detailed technical reference is ideal for anyone who is implementing Active Directory in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Written by two experts on Active Directory, this book's primary focus is using Active Directory to solve directory services issues for enterprise clients. It's brimming with concrete, real-world design and implementation information--including answers to all the typical questions a network architect, engineer, or administrator might have about Active Directory in Windows Server 2003. Positioning Statement: The in-depth, practical guide to implementing Active Directory in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Will Sell Like: 120% of Active Directory Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Technical Reference (
Offers information for network architects and administrators about how to implement and optimize the Microsoft directory services infrastructure, covering fundamental concepts, architectural components, and functionality.
About the Author
Mike Mulcare is an instructional systems design engineer in the Training and Certification division of the Microsoft Corporation. Mike has worked for the past two years on Directory Services and Windows Server 2003 courseware. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mike developed Windows 2000 courseware for IBM Learning Services and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1997. Mike has also worked for several years as a technology consultant in the legal industry specializing in system deployment and migration projects.
Table of Contents
Tables; Acknowledgments; Stan Reimer; Mike Mulcare; Introduction; How This Book Is Structured; Conventions Used in This Book; Part I: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Overview; Chapter 1: Active Directory Concepts; The Evolution of Microsoft Directory Services; Active Directory Open Standards; Key Features and Benefits of Active Directory; Whats New in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Summary; Chapter 2: Active Directory Components; Active Directory Physical Structure; Active Directory Logical Structure; Summary; Chapter 3: Active Directory and Domain Name System; DNS Overview; DNS and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Summary; Chapter 4: Active Directory Replication and Sites; Active Directory Replication Model; Replication Enhancements in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Intrasite and Intersite Replication; Replication Topology Generation; Replication Process; Configuring Intersite Replication; Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication; Summary; Part II: Implementing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Chapter 5: Designing the Active Directory Structure; Designing the Forest Structure; Designing the Domain Structure; Designing the DNS Infrastructure; Designing the Organizational Unit Structure; Designing the Site Topology; Summary; Chapter 6: Installing Active Directory; Prerequisites for Installing Active Directory; Active Directory Installation Options; Using the Configure Your Server Wizard; Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard; Performing an Unattended Installation; Installing Active Directory from Restored Backup Files; Removing Active Directory; Summary; Chapter 7: Migrating to Active Directory; Migration Paths; Determining Your Migration Path; Preparing for Migration to Active Directory; Upgrading the Domain; Restructuring the Domain; Upgrading then Restructuring; Configuring Interforest Trusts; Summary; Part III: Administering Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Chapter 8: Active Directory Security; Active Directory Security Basics; Kerberos Security; NTLM Security; Summary; Chapter 9: Delegating the Administration of Active Directory; Active Directory Object Permissions; Auditing the Use of Administrative Permissions; Delegating Administrative Tasks; Customized Tools for Delegated Administration; Planning for the Delegation of Administration; Summary; Chapter 10: Managing Active Directory Objects; Managing Users; Managing Groups; Managing Computers; Managing Printer Objects; Managing Published Shared Folders; Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Administration Enhancements; Summary; Chapter 11: Introduction to Group Policies; Group Policy Overview; Implementing Group Policies; Group Policy Management Tools; Group Policy Design; Summary; Chapter 12: Using Group Policies to Manage Software; Windows Installer Technology; Deploying Software Using Group Policies; Configuring Software Package Properties; Using Group Policies to Configure Windows Installer; Planning for Software Distribution Using Group Policies; Limitations to Using Group Policies to Manage Software; Summary; Chapter 13: Using Group Policies to Manage Computers; Desktop Management Using Group Policies; Managing User Data and Profile Settings; Configuring Security Settings with Group Policies; Administrative Templates; Using Scripts to Manage the User Environment; Summary; Part IV: Maintaining Windows Server 2003 Active Directory; Chapter 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Active Directory; Monitoring Active Directory; Active Directory Database Maintenance; Summary; Chapter 15: Disaster Recovery; Planning for a Disaster; Active Directory Data Storage; Backing Up Active Directory; Restoring Active Directory; Summary; Appendix : About The Author;