Mastering Active Directory

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Book Description

Mastering Active Directory: Understand the Core Functionalities of Active Directory Services Using Microsoft Server 2016 and PowerShell

Become a master at managing enterprise identity infrastructure by leveraging Active Directory

About This Book

  • Manage your Active Directory services for Server 2016 effectively
  • Automate administrative tasks in Active Directory using PowerShell
  • Manage your 's network with ease

Who This Book Is For

If you are an Active Directory administrator, system administrator, or network professional who has basic knowledge of Active Directory and are looking to gain expertise in this topic, this is the book for you.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the new features in Active Directory Domain Service 2016
  • Automate AD tasks with PowerShell
  • Get to know the advanced functionalities of the schema
  • Learn about Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles and their placement
  • Install and migrate Active directory from older versions to Active Directory 2016
  • Manage Active Directory objects using different tools and techniques
  • Manage users, groups, and devices effectively
  • Design your OU structure in the best way
  • Audit and monitor Active Directory
  • Integrate Azure with Active Directory for a setup

In Detail

Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates networked of user data, , and distributed resources and enables interoperation with other directories. If you are aware of Active Directory basics and want to gain expertise in it, this book is perfect for you.

We will quickly go through the architecture and fundamentals of Active Directory and then dive deep into the core components, such as forests, domains, sites, trust relationships, OU, objects, attributes, DNS, and replication. We will then move on to AD schemas, global catalogs, LDAP, RODC, RMS, certificate authorities, group policies, and security best practices, which will help you gain a better understanding of objects and components and how they can be used effectively. We will also cover AD Domain Services and Federation Services for Windows Server 2016 and all their new features. Last but not least, you will learn how to manage your identity infrastructure for a hybrid-cloud setup. All this will help you design, plan, deploy, manage operations on, and troubleshoot your enterprise identity infrastructure in a secure, effective manner.

Furthermore, I will guide you through automating administrative tasks using PowerShell cmdlets. Toward the end of the book, we will cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques that can be used to improve security and in an identity infrastructure.

Style and approach

This step-by-step guide will help you master the core functionalities of Active Directory services using Microsoft Server 2016 and PowerShell, with real-world best practices at the end.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Active Directory Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Active Directory Domain Services 2016
Chapter 3 Designing Active Directory Infrastructure
Chapter 4 Active Directory Domain Name System
Chapter 5 Placing Operations Master Roles
Chapter 6 Migrating to Active Directory 2016
Chapter 7 Managing Active Directory Objects
Chapter 8 Managing Users, Groups, and Devices
Chapter 9 Designing the OU Structure
Chapter 10 Managing Group Policies
Chapter 11 Active Directory Services
Chapter 12 Active Directory Certificate Services
Chapter 13 Active Directory Federation Services
Chapter 14 Active Directory Rights Management Services
Chapter 15 Active Directory Security Best Practices
Chapter 16 Advanced AD Management with PowerShell
Chapter 17 Azure Active Directory Hybrid Setup
Chapter 18 Active Directory Audit and Monitoring
Chapter 19 Active Directory Troubleshooting

Book Details

  • Title: Mastering Active Directory
  • Author:
  • Length: 730 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-06-30
  • ISBN-10: 1787289354
  • ISBN-13: 9781787289352
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