Synopses & Reviews
An excellent resource for learning how to take full advantage of Active Directory's flexibility, extensibility, and scalability
Windows(r) 2000 Active Directory(TM) Survival Guide
At the core of the Windows 2000 system lies one of the most welcome additions to the Windows NT product line-Active Directory. This directory offers a flexible hierarchical structure and interoperability with existing standards-based directories. This book/CD package uncovers all of the key features of Active Directory and provides you with the tools you'll need for a successful and rapid deployment.
Richard Schwartz offers real-world insight into this technology and takes you step-by-step through the planning and implementation stages of Active Directory. Focusing on concepts, he guides you through this intricate process and develops your skills with hands-on sections using directory tools. Schwartz clearly illustrates the process and reinforces key concepts.
This book/CD covers:
* The concepts of directory services
* Features specific to Active Directory
* Active Directory's architecture
* Security concepts
* Planning phases for implementation
* Directory management
* Domain Name Services concepts
* Domain structures
* Configuring the directory
* Applying administrative control
* Active Directory Services interface primer
* Schema nuts and bolts
* Upgrade issues
* Architecting a Windows 2000 network site
The CD-ROM contains a complete HTML version of the book.
Schwartz draws on years of experience, who has worked with enterprise networking and large-scale NT implementations, to make this guide perfect for users. It is a solid and informative text, teaching not only the main points of the technology but also the inner workings, taking readers step-by-step through a successful planning and implementation of Active Directory. CD features a complete HTML version of the book for portability.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-466) and index.
About the Author
Richard Schwartz is a Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and Trainer. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement large-scale NT solutions. Richard also teaches Microsoft courses and writes about the Windows NT and BackOffice family of products.
Table of Contents
An Overview of Windows 2000 Active Directory Services.
Active Directory Architecture.
Preparing for an Active Directory Implementation.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
Understanding DNS Architecture.
Naming Strategies for Windows 2000 Active Directory.
Building the Network.
Directory Traffic Considerations and Management.
Using Microsoft Management Console.
Installing and Configuring DNS.
Installing Active Directory and Using Management Tools.
Implementing Administrative Control over Directory Objects.
Forests and Trees.
Customizing Active Directory Using the Schema.
Active Directory Management.
Group Policy and the Active Directory.
Table of Figures.