By Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen
When Microsoft brought home windows 2000, crucial swap used to be the inclusion of lively listing. With many nice advantages, it remains to be an incredible headache for community and approach directors to layout, enforce and aid. the 1st variation of this booklet, O'Reilly's best-selling Windows 2000 energetic Directory, eased their ache significantly. Now titled Active Directory, 2d version, this booklet offers method and community directors, IT pros, technical venture managers, and programmers with a transparent, targeted examine lively listing for either home windows 2000 and home windows Server 2003.
The upgraded lively listing that ships with home windows Server 2003 has over a hundred new and improved beneficial properties and once more, O'Reilly has the solutions to complicated questions. whereas Microsoft's documentation serves as a huge reference, Active Directory, 2d variation is a consultant to assist the curious (and weary) comprehend the massive photo. as well as the technical information for enforcing energetic listing, numerous new and considerably improved chapters describe the varied positive aspects which were up to date or extra in home windows Server 2003 besides assurance of recent programmatic interfaces which are to be had to regulate it. After examining the booklet you'll be acquainted with the light-weight listing entry Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, area identify procedure (DNS), staff coverage, and the energetic listing Schema, between many different topics.
Authors Robbie Allen and Alistair G. Lowe-Norris are skilled veterans with real-world adventure. Robbie is a Senior platforms Architect within the complex providers expertise staff at Cisco platforms. He used to be instrumental within the deployment and automation of energetic listing, DNS and DHCP at Cisco, and is now engaged on community automation instruments. Alistair is an company software supervisor for Microsoft U.K. and formerly labored for Leicester collage because the undertaking supervisor and technical lead of the swift Deployment application for home windows 2000.
Active Directory, second variation will advisor you thru the maze of techniques, layout concerns and scripting ideas permitting you to get the main from your deployment.
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Intended Audience This book is intended for all Active Directory administrators, whether you manage a single server or a global multinational with a farm of thousands of servers. Even if you have the first edition, you'll find a considerable amount of new material in this book, which covers many of the new features in Windows Server 2003. To get the most out of the book, you will probably find it useful to have a server running Windows Server 2003 and the Resource Kit tools available so that you can check out various items as we point them out.
Chapter 4 gives you information on how the blueprint for each object and each object's attributes are stored in Active Directory. Chapter 5 details how the actual replication process for data takes place between domain controllers. Chapter 6 describes the importance of the Domain Name System (DNS) and what it is used for within Active Directory. Chapter 7 gives you a detailed introduction to the capabilities of both user profiles and Group Policy Objects. Part II, Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure Chapter 8 introduces the steps and techniques involved in properly preparing a design that reduces the number of domains and increases administrative control through the use of Organizational Units.
Com We have a web page for this book where we list examples and any plans for future editions. com Acknowledgments For the First Edition (Alistair) Many people have encouraged me in the writing of this book, principally Vicky Launders, my partner, friend, and fountain of useful information, who has been a pinnacle of understanding during all the late nights and early mornings. Without you my life would not be complete. My parents Pauline and Peter Norris also have encouraged me at every step of the way; many thanks to you both.