Active Directory for Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Technical Reference

Active Directory for Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Technical Reference

by Stan Reimer, Mike Mulcare


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Active Directory for Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Technical Reference by Stan Reimer, Mike Mulcare

Get the focused, in-depth technical expertise you need to implement and optimize your Microsoft directory services infrastructure. As two Active Directory® experts guide you through advanced design and deployment issues for the Windows® Server 2003 environment, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the underlying concepts, architectural components, and real-world functionality of Active Directory directory service. Whether you’re upgrading from Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 or later, or performing a clean installation, you’ll learn the best ways to exploit Active Directory capabilities for your organization—and deliver new levels of network performance and productivity.

Get the technical drill-down you need to:

  • Install, upgrade, or migrate to Active Directory
  • Learn essential design considerations for DNS
  • Design Active Directory structure—forests, domains, sites, and OUs
  • Manage Active Directory objects, including users and groups
  • Optimize domain controller data replication
  • Use group policies to deploy software and manage desktops
  • Implement authentication, Kerberos, and other security features and tools
  • Monitor Active Directory replication and domain controller performance, and manage the Active Directory database
  • Perform critical maintenance and plan for disaster recovery

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735615779
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 11/13/2002
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Mike Mulcare is an instructional systems design engineer in the Training and Certification division of the Microsoft Corporation. Mike has worked for the past two years on Directory Services and Windows Server 2003 courseware. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mike developed Windows 2000 courseware for IBM Learning Services and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1997. Mike has also worked for several years as a technology consultant in the legal industry specializing in system deployment and migration projects.

Table of Contents




Part I: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Overview

Chapter 1: Active Directory Concepts

Chapter 2: Active Directory Components

Chapter 3: Active Directory and Domain Name System

Chapter 4: Active Directory Replication and Sites

Part II: Implementing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Chapter 5: Designing the Active Directory Structure

Chapter 6: Installing Active Directory

Chapter 7: Migrating to Active Directory

Part III: Administering Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Chapter 8: Active Directory Security

Chapter 9: Delegating the Administration of Active Directory

Chapter 10: Managing Active Directory Objects

Chapter 11: Introduction to Group Policies

Chapter 12: Using Group Policies to Manage Software

Chapter 13: Using Group Policies to Manage Computers

Part IV: Maintaining Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Active Directory

Chapter 15: Disaster Recovery

Appendix : About The Author

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