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Understanding and Designing Your Active Directory Infrastructure

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ISBN-10: 0672321858

ISBN-13: 9780672321856

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Wallace, Neall Alcott

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This book outlines procedures for planning, designing and building Windows 2000 Active Directory architecture in Enterprise environments, written with a bias towards Microsoft network installations.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Who This Book Is For
Conventions Used in This Book
An Introduction to Windows 2000 and Active Directory
Windows 2000 Overview
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
What Is Windows 2000 Active Directory?
Definition of an Active Directory
Complementary Components of Active Directory
Benefits of Active Directory
Case Study
Novell NDS and Windows NT 4.0 Directory Services
Novell NetWare and NDS
Historical Overview of NetWare
NetWare 3.x
NetWare 4.x
NetWare 5.x
Understanding NDS
NDS Structure and Replication Topology
NDS Objects: [Root]
NDS Replication Topology
NDS Versus Active Directory
Security Principles
Replication Partitioning
Windows NT 4.0 Directory Services
Windows NT Server Roles
Trust Relationships
Directory Database Size
Domain Models
Single Domain Model
Single Master Domain Model
Multiple Master Domain Model
Complete Trust Domain Model
Case Study
Describing Active Directory Components
Domain Namespace
Possible DNS Names
Internal Versus External Namespace
Administrative Boundaries
Domain Security Policies
Creating Domains
Creating Multiple Domains
Creating Trees
Creating Forests
Active Directory Sites
Creating Sites
Case Study
Planning Active Directory
Migration Considerations
Upgrading the Domain to Windows 2000
Parallel Migration
Mixed Mode or Native Mode Domains
Server Migration
Client Migration
User and Group Migration
Administration Considerations
Understanding the Administrative Differences Between NT and 2000
How OUs Play a Role
Delegate Control
Group Policies
Security Considerations
Access to AD
Administration of AD
Shares and Printers in AD
Searching AD
Installation Considerations
Using the Remote Installation Service
Software Installation through Group Policy
Political Considerations
Administrative Concerns
Domain Namespace Concerns
Access to AD Content Concerns
Schema Concerns
World Trade and Access Concerns
Case Study
Interaction with Other Network Services
Domain Name System (DNS)
DNS Zones
Using Non-Windows 2000 DNS Servers
Installing the DNS Server
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
The DHCP Conversation
Defining DHCP Scopes
Defining DHCP Options
Installing the DHCP Server
Authorizing the DHCP Server in Active Directory
Creating Scopes
Dynamic DNS: The Interaction of DNS and DHCP
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
RIS Requirements
Installing and Configuring RIS
Authorizing the RIS Server in Active Directory
Prestaging Computers
Case Study
Creating the Components Within the Active Directory
Managing the Active Directory Users and Computers
Default Active Directory Configuration
Active Directory Objects
Organizational Units: Understanding the Concept
Creating Organizational Units
Placement in Active Directory
Planning Organizational Units
Managing User Accounts
Types of Logon Names
Manipulating Users Accounts
Creating User Templates
User Account Basics
Profile Details
Home Directory Details
Remote Access Services Details
Terminal Server Details
Placement in Active Directory
Understanding Groups
Group Types
Group Scope
Creating Groups
Group Basics
Group Nesting Capabilities
Group Placement in Active Directory
Planning Groups
Understanding Computers in Active Directory
Creating Computers
Computer Basics
Placement in Active Directory
Managed Computers
Using Printers in Active Directory
Publishing a Printer
Security of Printers in Active Directory
Planning Printers
Using Shared Folders
Creating a Share
Security of Shares in Active Directory
Planning Shares
Using Contacts in Active Directory
Creating a Contact
Contact Basics
Planning Contacts
Case Study
Supporting Active Directory Environments
Using Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMOs)
What Are FSMOs?
Where Should You Locate FSMOs?
Planning for Your FSMOs
Delegating Control
Using the Wizard
Viewing the Delegation Results
Deleting Delegate Control
Using Group Policy Objects (GPO)
Understanding GPOs
Creating a Group Policy
User and Computer Application
Parts of the Group Policy
Editing a Group Policy
Security of a Group Policy
Application of the Group Policy in AD
Custom Group Policies
Setting User Rights
Windows Scripting Host
Interoperability with Other Systems
Downlevel Clients (Windows 9X and Windows NT Workstation)
Windows NT 4 Servers and Domains
NetWare and NDS
Services for Unix
Case Study
Migration Planning and Migration Tools
Migration Preparation
Server Hardware Upgrades and Server Replacements
Analyzing Your Active Directory Design
In-Place Upgrade or Domain Restructure
Mixed Mode Versus Native Mode
Post Migration Cleanup
In-Place Upgrade
Domain Restructure
Upgrade and Restructure
Parallel Restructure Model
Using Active Directory Migration Tool
Reporting Wizard
User Account Migration Wizard
Group Migration Wizard
Active Directory Migration Tool Version 2
Benefits of ClonePrincipal
Disadvantages of ClonePrincipal
Benefits of MoveTree
Prerequisites of MoveTree
Computer Account Management
Trust Management
ADSI MMC Snap-in
NetIQ Suite of Migration Tools
NetIQ NetWare Migrator
Server Consolidator
Migration Assessor
Exchange Migrator
Additional Migration Utilities
Aelita Controlled Migration Suite
EastLane Migrator and Server Consolidator
Desktop Migration
NetWare Migration
Case Study
Existing Windows NT 4.0 Domain Environment
Migration Plan
Migration Tools
Trips and Traps: Troubleshooting AD
Using Domain Modes
In Mixed Mode
In Native Mode
What Doesn't Change
Directory and File Replication
Active Directory Replication
The File Replication Service (FRS)
Group Policy
How to Tell That Things Are Going Wrong
Dos and Don'ts of Group Policy
Group Policy Mergers and Acquisitions
Tools That Help
Hacking Group Policies
Software Installation
Where to Specify the Install
Who Has Installation Rights
How to Tell What Went Wrong
Introducing .NET and the Next Generation of Windows
The .NET Initiative
.NET Experiences
Windows: The Next Generation
Windows XP
Windows .NET Server