Active Directory For Dummies

Active Directory For Dummies

by Steve Clines, Marcia Loughry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470287200
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/11/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 556,105
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Steve Clines, MCSE, MCT, has worked as an IT architect andengineer at EDS for over 18 years. He has worked on deployments ofmore than 100,000 seats for both Active Directory and MicrosoftExchange Server. Steve is the author of MCSE Designing a Windows2000 Directory Services Infrastructure For Dummies, which is astudy guide for the 70-219 MCP exam. He also maintains theConfessions of an IT Geek blog at

Marcia Loughry, MCSE and MCP+I, is a SeniorInfrastructure Specialist with a large IT firm in Dallas, Texas.She is president of the Plano, Texas BackOffice User Group (PBUG)and a member of Women in Technology International. Marcia receivedher MCSE in NT 3.51 in 1997 and completed requirements for the NT4.0 track in 1998.
Marcia has extensive experience working with Windows NT 3.51 and4.0 in enterprises of all sizes. She is assigned to some of herfirm’s largest customers in designing NT solutions andintegrating UNIX and NetWare environments with NT.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Active Directory 7

Chapter 2: Analyzing Requirements for Active Directory 23

Chapter 3: Designing an Active Directory Implementation Plan 41

Part II: Planning and Deploying with Active Directory Domain Services 53

Chapter 4: Playing the Name Game 55

Chapter 5: Creating a Logical Structure 71

Chapter 6: Getting Physical 83

Chapter 7: Ready to Deploy! 103

Part III: New Active Directory Features 127

Chapter 8: AD LDS: Active Directory on a Diet 129

Chapter 9: Federating Active Directory 141

Chapter 10: AD Certificate Services and Rights Management Services 157

Part IV: Managing Active Directory 173

Chapter 11: Managing Users, Groups, and Other Objects 175

Chapter 12: Managing Active Directory Replication 203

Chapter 13: Schema-ing! 219

Chapter 14: Managing Security with Active Directory Domain Services 233

Chapter 15: Maintaining Active Directory 253

Part V: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 16: The Ten Most Important Active Directory Design Points 273

Chapter 17: Ten Cool Web Sites for Active Directory Info 279

Chapter 18: Ten Troubleshooting Tips for Active Directory 285

Part VI: Appendixes 291

Appendix A: Windows 2008 AD Command Line Tools 293

Appendix B: Glossary 305

Index 315

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