Synopses & Reviews
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!
Get fast facts to:
- Install forests, domain trees, and child domains
- Add and remove writable domain controllers and deploy read-only controllers
- Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot global catalog servers
- Maintain directory and data integrity using operations masters
- Evaluate sites, subnets, and replication before expanding a network
- Establish a trust relationship between domains and between forests
- Maintain and recover Active Directory Domain Services
- Employ essential command-line utilities
About the Author
William R. Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written more than two dozen computer books. Current or forthcoming books include Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who Is This Book For?; How Is This Book Organized?; Conventions Used in This Book; Find Additional Content Online; Support; Part I: Implementing Active Directory; Chapter 1: Overview of Active Directory; 1.1 Understanding Directory Services; 1.2 Introducing Active Directory; 1.3 Active Directory Objects; 1.4 Managing Active Directory; Chapter 2: Installing New Forests, Domain Trees, and Child Domains; 2.1 Preparing for Active Directory Installation; 2.2 Creating Forests, Domain Trees, and Child Domains; Chapter 3: Deploying Writable Domain Controllers; 3.1 Preparing to Deploy or Decommission Domain Controllers; 3.2 Adding Writable Domain Controllers; 3.3 Decommissioning Domain Controllers; 3.4 Forcing the Removal of Domain Controllers; Chapter 4: Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers; 4.1 Preparing to Deploy Read-Only Domain Controllers; 4.2 Adding RODCs to Domains; 4.3 Using Staged Installations; 4.4 Decommissioning RODCs; 4.5 Setting Password Replication Policy; Part II: Managing Active Directory Infrastructure; Chapter 5: Configuring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Global Catalog Servers; 5.1 Working with Global Catalog Servers; 5.2 Deploying Global Catalog Servers; 5.3 Managing and Maintaining Universal Group Membership Caching; 5.4 Managing and Maintaining Replication Attributes; 5.5 Managing and Maintaining Name Suffixes; Chapter 6: Configuring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Operations Masters; 6.1 Operations Master Essentials; 6.2 Working with Operations Masters; 6.3 Maintaining Operations Masters; Chapter 7: Managing Active Directory Sites, Subnets, and Replication; 7.1 Implementing Sites and Subnets; 7.2 Replication Essentials; 7.3 Intrasite Versus Intersite Replication; 7.4 Developing Your Site Design; 7.5 Configuring Sites and Subnets; 7.6 Configuring Site Links and Intersite Replication; 7.7 Monitoring, Verifying, and Troubleshooting Replication; Part III: Maintaining and Recovering Active Directory; Chapter 8: Managing Trusts and Authentication; 8.1 Active Directory Authentication and Trusts; 8.2 Working with Domain and Forest Trusts; 8.3 Configuring Selective Authentication; Chapter 9: Maintaining and Recovering Active Directory; 9.1 Protecting Objects from Accidental Deletion; 9.2 Starting and Stopping Active Directory Domain Services; 9.3 Setting the Functional Level of Domains and Forests; 9.4 Configuring Deleted Item Retention; 9.5 Configuring the Windows Time Service; 9.6 Backing Up and Recovering Active Directory; 9.7 Maintaining the Directory Database; Appendix A: Active Directory Utilities Reference; DCDIAG; DCGPOFIX; DISKPART; DSADD COMPUTER; DSADD GROUP; DSADD USER; DSGET COMPUTER; DSGET GROUP; DSGET SERVER; DSGET USER; DSMGMT; DSMOD COMPUTER; DSMOD GROUP; DSMOD SERVER; DSMOD USER; DSMOVE; DSQUERY COMPUTER; DSQUERY CONTACT; DSQUERY GROUP; DSQUERY PARTITION; DSQUERY QUOTA; DSQUERY SERVER; DSQUERY SITE; DSQUERY USER; DSQUERY *; DSRM; ESENTUTL; GET-EVENTLOG; GET-PROCESS; GET-SERVICE; GPUPDATE; IPCONFIG; NET ACCOUNTS; NET COMPUTER; NET CONFIG SERVER; NET CONFIG WORKSTATION; NET CONTINUE; NET FILE; NET GROUP; NET LOCALGROUP; NET PAUSE; NET PRINT; NET SESSION; NET SHARE; NET START; NET STATISTICS; NET STOP; NET TIME; NET USE; NET USER; NET VIEW; NETDOM ADD; NETDOM COMPUTERNAME; NETDOM JOIN; NETDOM MOVE; NETDOM MOVENT4BDC; NETDOM QUERY; NETDOM REMOVE; NETDOM RENAMECOMPUTER; NETDOM RESETPWD; NETDOM RESET; NETDOM TRUST; NETDOM VERIFY; NETSH; NSLOOKUP; PATH PING; PING; ROUTE; SC CONFIG; SC CONTINUE; SC FAILURE; SC PAUSE; SC QC; SC QFAILURE; SC QUERY; SC START; SC STOP; SCHTASKS /CHANGE; SCHTASKS /CREATE; SCHTASKS /DELETE; SCHTASKS /END; SCHTASKS /QUERY; SCHTASKS /RUN; SERVERMANAGERCMD; SET; SET-SERVICE; SHUTDOWN; STOP-PROCESS; STOP-SERVICE; SYSTEMINFO; TASKKILL; TASKLIST; TRACERPT; TRACERT; WBADMIN; About the Author;