By Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen
When Microsoft brought home windows 2000, an important switch used to be the inclusion of lively listing. With many nice merits, it is still an important headache for community and process directors to layout, enforce and aid. the 1st variation of this booklet, O'Reilly's best-selling Windows 2000 lively Directory, eased their soreness significantly. Now titled Active Directory, second variation, this ebook offers method and community directors, IT pros, technical undertaking managers, and programmers with a transparent, exact examine energetic 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 superior beneficial properties and once more, O'Reilly has the solutions to perplexing questions. whereas Microsoft's documentation serves as an enormous reference, Active Directory, 2d variation is a advisor to assist the curious (and weary) comprehend the large photograph. as well as the technical information for enforcing energetic listing, numerous new and considerably stronger chapters describe the various beneficial properties which have been up-to-date or extra in home windows Server 2003 in addition to insurance of latest programmatic interfaces which are to be had to regulate it. After examining the publication you'll be accustomed to the light-weight listing entry Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, area identify method (DNS), staff coverage, and the lively listing Schema, between many different topics.
Authors Robbie Allen and Alistair G. Lowe-Norris are skilled veterans with real-world event. Robbie is a Senior platforms Architect within the complicated providers expertise staff at Cisco platforms. He was once instrumental within the deployment and automation of lively 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 college because the undertaking supervisor and technical lead of the fast Deployment software for home windows 2000.
Active Directory, 2d variation will consultant you thru the maze of thoughts, layout matters and scripting strategies allowing you to get the main from your deployment.
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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. Chapter 9 shows you how to design a representation of your physical infrastructure within Active Directory to gain very fine-grained control over intrasite and intersite replication.
You can proceed at your own pace based on how quickly you need to upgrade. This book is a significant update to the very successful first edition. All of the existing chapters have been brought up to date with Windows Server 2003, and eight additional chapters have been included to explain new features or concepts not covered in the first edition. This second edition describes Active Directory in depth, but not in the traditional way of going through the graphical user interface screen by screen.
We go into these other progIDs in more depth in Chapter 18. com, by separating each part by a comma and prefixing each part with the letters dc. com, the ADsPath would have looked like this: LDAP://dc=mydomain,dc=mycorp,dc=com DC stands for Domain Component and is used to specify domain or application partition objects. Application partitions are covered in Chapter 3. A distinguished name (DN) is the name used to uniquely reference an object in a DIT. A relative distinguished name (RDN) is the name used to uniquely reference an object within its parent container in a DIT.
Active Directory, Second Edition by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen