Active Directory Best Practices 24seven: Migrating, Designing, and Troubleshooting

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Wiley, Sep 17, 2004 - Computers - 344 pages
Advanced Coverage for Experienced Network Administrators

Active Directory Best Practices 24seven is written specifically to build on the practical and conceptual knowledge you've already earned. Taking a "just the facts, ma'am" approach this book provides targeted instruction and insider tips to help you quickly implement the best practices established by successful network administrators across a wide range of industries. This is also an excellent way to make a pain-free transition to the latest release of Active Directory. Coverage includes:

  • Building a complete Active Directory-based infrastructure
  • Understanding migration options, including the role of Organizational Units
  • Configuring domain controllers to support Flexible Single Master Operations
  • Understanding how Exchange affects Active Directory design
  • Using the new backup and restore options
  • Troubleshooting and optimizing the Active Directory database, File Replication Service, and Group Policy
  • Setting up and maintaining interoperation between Active Directory and DNS
  • Migrating and consolidating Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000-based domains
  • Managing patches
  • Securing the base operating system before promoting a domain controller
  • Securing DNS to protect associated domain controllers
  • Working with Active Directory security options

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About the author (2004)

Brad Price, MCSE: Messaging, MCT, has been in the IT field for 15 years. Currently he works as a technical trainer specializing in Active Directory and Exchange Server 2000 and 2003.

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