How to Cheat at Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Overview

Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority.

The book will start off by teaching readers to create the conceptual design of their Active Directory infrastructure by gathering and analyzing business and technical ...

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Overview

Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority.

The book will start off by teaching readers to create the conceptual design of their Active Directory infrastructure by gathering and analyzing business and technical requirements. Next, readers will create the logical design for an Active Directory infrastructure. Here the book starts to drill deeper and focus on aspects such as group policy design. Finally, readers will learn to create the physical design for an active directory and network Infrastructure including DNS server placement; DC and GC placements and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) role placement.

The next book in our best selling and critically acclaimed How to Cheat series. This is the perfect book for users who have already purchased How to Cheat at Managing Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

• Active Directory is the market leader in the directory services space, and 57% of all Microsoft corporate customers have deployed AD
• Follows Syngress's proven "How To Cheat" methodology
• Companion Web site offers dozens of templates, "Cheat Sheets", and checklists for readers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597490580
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: How to Cheat Series
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 1.07 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Cross (MCSE, MCP+I, CNA, Network+) is an Internet Specialist/Computer Forensic Analyst with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS). He performs computer forensic examinations on computers involved in criminal investigation. He also has consulted and assisted in cases dealing with computer-related/Internet crimes. In addition to designing and maintaining the NRPS Web site at www.nrps.com and the NRPS intranet, he has provided support in the areas of programming, hardware, and network administration. As part of an information technology team that provides support to a user base of more than 800 civilian and uniform users, he has a theory that when the users carry guns, you tend to be more motivated in solving their problems.

Michael also owns KnightWare (www.knightware.ca), which provides computer-related services such as Web page design, and Bookworms (www.bookworms.ca), where you can purchase collectibles and other interesting items online. He has been a freelance writer for several years, and he has been published more than three dozen times in numerous books and anthologies. He currently resides in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, with his lovely wife, Jennifer, his darling daughter, Sara, and charming son, Jason.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Assessment Stage
Chapter 2: Developing the Active Directory Infrastructure Design
Chapter 3: Developing the Network Service Design Chapter 4: Designing the Logical Components
Chapter 5: Name Resolution
Chapter 6: Remote Access and Address Management Chapter 7: Service Sizing and Placement
Chapter 8: The Physical Design

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