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Table of Contents

  1. Active Directory Basics

    1. Chapter 1 A Brief Introduction

      1. Evolution of the Microsoft NOS
      2. Windows NT Versus Active Directory
      3. Windows 2000 Versus Windows Server 2003
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 2 Active Directory Fundamentals

      1. How Objects Are Stored and Identified
      2. Building Blocks
      3. Summary
    3. Chapter 3 Naming Contexts and Application Partitions

      1. Domain Naming Context
      2. Configuration Naming Context
      3. Schema Naming Context
      4. Application Partitions
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 4 Active Directory Schema

      1. Structure of the Schema
      2. Attributes (attributeSchema Objects)
      3. Attribute Syntax
      4. Classes (classSchema Objects)
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 5 Site Topology and Replication

      1. Site Topology
      2. Data Replication
      3. Summary
    6. Chapter 6 Active Directory and DNS

      1. DNS Fundamentals
      2. DC Locator
      3. Resource Records Used by Active Directory
      4. Delegation Options
      5. Active Directory Integrated DNS
      6. Using Application Partitions for DNS
      7. Summary
    7. Chapter 7 Profiles and Group Policy Primer

      1. A Profile Primer
      2. Capabilities of GPOs
      3. Summary
  2. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure

    1. Chapter 8 Designing the Namespace

      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. Designing for the Real World
      9. Summary
    2. Chapter 9 Creating a Site Topology

      1. Intrasite and Intersite Topologies
      2. Designing Sites and Links for Replication
      3. Examples
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 10 Designing Organization-Wide Group Policies

      1. How GPOs Work
      2. Managing Group Policies
      3. Using GPOs to Help Design the Organizational Unit Structure
      4. Debugging Group Policies
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 11 Active Directory Security: Permissions and Auditing

      1. Using the GUI to Examine Permissions
      2. Using the GUI to Examine Auditing
      3. Designing Permission Schemes
      4. Designing Auditing Schemes
      5. Real-World Examples
      6. Summary
    5. Chapter 12 Designing and Implementing Schema Extensions

      1. Nominating Responsible People in Your Organization
      2. Thinking of Changing the Schema
      3. Creating Schema Extensions
      4. Wreaking Havoc with Your Schema
      5. Summary
    6. Chapter 13 Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance

      1. Backing Up Active Directory
      2. Restoring a Domain Controller
      3. Restoring Active Directory
      4. FSMO Recovery
      5. DIT Maintenance
      6. Summary
    7. Chapter 14 Upgrading to Windows Server 2003

      1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
      2. Differences With Windows 2000
      3. Functional Levels Explained
      4. Preparing for ADPrep
      5. Upgrade Process
      6. Post-Upgrade Tasks
      7. Summary
    8. Chapter 15 Migrating from Windows NT

      1. The Principles of Upgrading Windows NT Domains
      2. Summary
    9. Chapter 16 Integrating Microsoft Exchange

      1. Quick Word about Exchange Server 2003
      2. Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2000
      3. Exchange 5.5 and the Active Directory Connector
      4. Summary
    10. Chapter 17 Interoperability, Integration, and Future Direction

      1. Microsoft’s Directory Strategy
      2. Interoperating with Other Directories
      3. Integrating Applications and Services
      4. Summary
  3. Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI

    1. Chapter 18 Scripting with ADSI

      1. What Are All These Buzzwords?
      2. Writing and Running Scripts
      3. ADSI
      4. Simple Manipulation of ADSI Objects
      5. Further Information
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 19 IADs and the Property Cache

      1. The IADs Properties
      2. Manipulating the Property Cache
      3. Checking for Errors in VBScript
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 20 Using ADO for Searching

      1. The First Search
      2. Other Ways of Connecting and Retrieving Results
      3. Understanding Search Filters
      4. Optimizing Searches
      5. Advanced Search Function—SearchAD
      6. Summary
    4. Chapter 21 Users and Groups

      1. Creating a Simple User Account
      2. Creating a Full-Featured User Account
      3. Creating Many User Accounts
      4. Modifying Many User Accounts
      5. Account Unlocker Utility
      6. Creating a Group
      7. Adding Members to a Group
      8. Evaluating Group Membership
      9. Summary
    5. Chapter 22 Manipulating Persistent and Dynamic Objects

      1. The Interface Methods and Properties
      2. Creating and Manipulating Shares with ADSI
      3. Enumerating Sessions and Resources
      4. Manipulating Print Queues and Print Jobs
      5. Summary
    6. Chapter 23 Permissions and Auditing

      1. How to Create an ACE Using ADSI
      2. A Simple ADSI Example
      3. A Complex ACE Example
      4. Creating Security Descriptors
      5. Listing ACEs to a File for All Objects in an OU and Below
      6. Summary
    7. Chapter 24 Extending the Schema and the Active Directory Snap-Ins

      1. Modifying the Schema with ADSI
      2. Customizing the Active Directory Administrative Snap-ins
      3. Summary
    8. Chapter 25 Using ADSI and ADO from ASP or VB

      1. VBScript Limitations and Solutions
      2. How to Avoid Problems When Using ADSI and ASP
      3. Combining VBScript and HTML
      4. Binding to Objects Via Authentication
      5. Incorporating Searches into ASP
      6. Migrating Your ADSI Scriptsfrom VBScript to VB
      7. Summary
    9. Chapter 26 Scripting with WMI

      1. Origins of WMI
      2. WMI Architecture
      3. Getting Started with WMI Scripting
      4. WMI Tools
      5. Manipulating Services
      6. Querying the Event Logs
      7. Querying AD with WMI
      8. Monitoring Trusts
      9. Monitoring Replication
      10. Summary
    10. Chapter 27 Manipulating DNS

      1. DNS Provider Overview
      2. Manipulating DNS Server Configuration
      3. Creating and Manipulating Zones
      4. Creating and Manipulating Resource Records
      5. Summary
    11. Chapter 28 Getting Started with VB.NET and System.Directory Services

      1. The .NET Framework
      2. Using VB.NET
      3. Overview of System.DirectoryServices
      4. DirectoryEntry Basics
      5. Searching with DirectorySearcher
      6. Manipulating Objects
      7. Summary
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