|Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches
MEAP Began: February 2013
Softbound print: Fall 2013 | 300 pages
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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources
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PART 1:MANAGING ACTIVE DIRECTORY DATA
1. Before you begin - FREE
2. User account creation - AVAILABLE
3. User account management - AVAILABLE
4. Group management - AVAILABLE
5. Troubleshooting users and groups - AVAILABLE
6. Managing Computer Accounts - AVAILABLE
7. Managing Organizational Units - AVAILABLE
PART 2:MANAGING GROUP POLICY
8. Creating Group Policies - AVAILABLE
9. Managing Group Policies - AVAILABLE
10. Fine grained password policies - AVAILABLE
PART 3:MANAGING THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY SERVICE
11. Creating Domain Controllers
12. Managing Domain Controllers
13. Protecting Active Directory
14. Security and delegation
16. Sites and subnets
PART 4:MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
20. Maintaining and monitoring
21. Final Exam and Future Work
Active Directory is the heart of a Windows network, providing a centralized location for administration, security, and other core management functions. For example, Active Directory authenticates all users in a Windows network and enforces policies for managing your desktop estate. If you're new to Active Directory administration—or if you find yourself unexpectedly thrust into that role—you need to get a handle on Active Directory quickly. This is the book for you.
Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches is a practical, hands-on tutorial designed for IT pros new to Active Directory. It skips the theory and concentrates on the day to day administration tasks you need to know to keep your network running smoothly. Just set aside an hour a day for a month—lunchtime would be perfect—and you'll be comfortable and productive with Active Directory before you know it.
This book makes no assumptions about your background and starts by introducing Active Directory and walking you through its basic features. You'll learn how to administer AD both from the GUI tools built into Windows and by using PowerShell and the AD cmdlets. Along the way, you'll touch on best practices for managing user access, setting good group policies, automating backup processes, and more. The examples in the book use Windows Server 2012 version of Active Directory and point out any important differences from earlier versions.
- Master day-to-day administrative tasks
- Learn GUI and command line techniques
- Assumes no prior knowledge
- Practical and task orientated
- Tested by new administrators
- Lots of well-illustrated, clearly-explained examples
A set of handy appendices provide a guide to installing Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 and earlier versions, using Server Core, and an overview of Active Directory migrations and reorganizations. This book assumes no prior experience with Active Directory.
About the Authors
Richard Siddaway is an experienced all-around Windows administrator with two decades of experience. He's the author of PowerShell in Practice and PowerShell and WMI, and coauthor of PowerShell in Depth.
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