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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 A Brief Introduction

    1. Evolution of the Microsoft NOS

    2. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Active Directory Fundamentals

    1. How Objects Are Stored and Identified

    2. Building Blocks

    3. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Active Directory Management Tools

    1. Management Tools

    2. Customizing the Active Directory Administrative Snap-ins

    3. Active Directory PowerShell Module

    4. Best Practices Analyzer

    5. Active Directory-Based Machine Activation

    6. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Naming Contexts and Application Partitions

    1. Domain Naming Context

    2. Configuration Naming Context

    3. Schema Naming Context

    4. Application Partitions

    5. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Active Directory Schema

    1. Structure of the Schema

    2. Attributes (attributeSchema Objects)

    3. Attribute Properties

    4. Classes (classSchema Objects)

    5. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Site Topology and Active Directory Replication

    1. Site Topology

    2. How Replication Works

    3. Common Replication Problems

    4. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Searching Active Directory

    1. The Directory Information Tree

    2. Searching the Database

    3. Attribute Data Types

    4. Optimizing Searches

    5. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Active Directory and DNS

    1. DNS Fundamentals

    2. DNSSEC

    3. DC Locator

    4. Resource Records Used by Active Directory

    5. Delegation Options

    6. Active Directory-Integrated DNS

    7. Using Application Partitions for DNS

    8. Aging and Scavenging

    9. Managing DNS with Windows PowerShell

    10. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Domain Controllers

    1. Building Domain Controllers

    2. Virtualization

    3. Read-Only Domain Controllers

    4. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Authentication and Security Protocols

    1. Kerberos

    2. Authentication Mechanism Assurance

    3. Managed Service Accounts

    4. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Group Policy Primer

    1. Capabilities of Group Policy Objects

    2. How Group Policies Work

    3. Managing Group Policies

    4. Troubleshooting Group Policy

    5. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Fine-Grained Password Policies

    1. Understanding Password Settings Objects

    2. Scenarios for Fine-Grained Password Policies

    3. Creating Password Settings Objects

    4. Managing Password Settings Objects

    5. Delegating Management of PSOs

    6. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Designing the Active Directory Structure

    1. The Complexities of a Design

    2. Where to Start

    3. Overview of the Design Process

    4. Domain Namespace Design

    5. Design of the Internal Domain Structure

    6. Other Design Considerations

    7. Design Examples

    8. Recognizing Nirvana’s Problems

    9. Summary

  14. Chapter 14 Creating a Site Topology

    1. Intrasite and Intersite Topologies

    2. Designing Sites and Links for Replication

    3. Design Examples

    4. Additional Resources

    5. Summary

  15. Chapter 15 Planning for Group Policy

    1. Using GPOs to Help Design the Organizational Unit Structure

    2. Design Examples

    3. Summary

  16. Chapter 16 Active Directory Security: Permissions and Auditing

    1. Permission Basics

    2. Using the GUI to Examine Permissions

    3. Using the GUI to Examine Auditing

    4. Designing Permissions Schemes

    5. Designing Auditing Schemes

    6. Real-World Active Directory Delegation Examples

    7. The AdminSDHolder Process

    8. Dynamic Access Control

    9. Summary

  17. Chapter 17 Designing and Implementing Schema Extensions

    1. Nominating Responsible People in Your Organization

    2. Thinking of Changing the Schema

    3. Creating Schema Extensions

    4. Summary

  18. Chapter 18 Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance

    1. Backing Up Active Directory

    2. Restoring a Domain Controller

    3. Restoring Active Directory

    4. Working with Snapshots

    5. Active Directory Recycle Bin

    6. FSMO Recovery

    7. Restartable Directory Service

    8. DIT Maintenance

    9. Summary

  19. Chapter 19 Upgrading Active Directory

    1. Active Directory Versions

    2. Functional Levels

    3. Beginning the Upgrade

    4. Known Issues

    5. Summary

  20. Chapter 20 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

    1. Common Uses for AD LDS

    2. AD LDS Terms

    3. Differences Between AD and AD LDS

    4. AD LDS Installation

    5. Tools

    6. The AD LDS Schema

    7. Using AD LDS

    8. Summary

  21. Chapter 21 Active Directory Federation Services

    1. Introduction to Federated Identity

    2. Understanding ADFS Components

    3. Deploying ADFS

    4. Relying Party Trusts

    5. Claims Rules and the Claims Pipeline

    6. Customizing ADFS

    7. Troubleshooting ADFS

    8. Summary

  1. Appendix Programming the Directory with the .NET Framework

    1. Choosing a .NET Programming Language

    2. Choosing a Development Tool

    3. .NET Framework Versions

    4. Directory Services Programming Landscape

    5. .NET Directory Services Programming by Example

    6. Summary

  2. Colophon