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Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2003, 3rd Edition

Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2003, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-782-15201-2

Feb 2006

544 pages

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Master the Technology That Enables You to Master Network Management

Active Directory represents an enormous advance in network administration. It provides a vast set of powerful tools and technologies for managing a network within a native Windows environment. Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2003 is the resource you need to take full advantage of all it has to offer. You get a sound introduction to network directory services, then detailed, practical instruction in the work of implementing Active Directory and using all of its tools. This edition has been completely updated to address features new to Active Directory for Windows Server 2003. Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the concept of a network directory service
  • Understanding benefits specific to Microsoft's Active Directory
  • Analyzing business needs
  • Designing your Active Directory environment
  • Developing and executing a roll-out plan
  • Securing the Active Directory database
  • Installing and configuring DNS under AD
  • Creating users, groups, and objects
  • Implementing group policies
  • Modifying the Active Directory schema
  • Controlling Active Directory sites
  • Managing replication
  • Performing backups and recoveries
  • Migrating from both Windows NT and Novell environments
  • Integrating Active Directory and Novell Directory Services

Part 1: Network Directories Essentials.

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Network Directory Services and Their Benefits.

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Directory.

Chapter 3: Inside an X.500-Compliant Directory.

Chapter 4: Accessing the Directory.

Part 2: Microsoft Active Directory Services.

Chapter 5: Microsoft Networks without AD.

Chapter 6: Active Directory Benefits.

Chapter 7: Network Support Services.

Chapter 8: Designing the Active Directory Environment.

Chapter 9: Implementing Your Design.

Chapter 10: Creating a Secure Environment.

Chapter 11: Implementing Group Policies.

Chapter 12: Modifying the Active Directory Schema.

Chapter 13: Understanding and Controlling AD Sites and Replication.

Part 3: Advanced Active Directory Administration.

Chapter 14: Active Directory Network Traffic.

Chapter 15: Backup and Recovery of Active Directory.

Chapter 16: Active Directory Design.

Chapter 17: Migrating to Active Directory.

Chapter 18: Integrating Active Directory with Novell Directory Services.