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  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. Windows Server 2003 Versus Windows Server 2003 R2
      5. Windows Server 2003 R2 Versus Windows Server 2008
      6. 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 Properties
      4. Classes (classSchema Objects)
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 5 Site Topology and Replication

      1. Site Topology
      2. How Replication Works
      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. Aging and Scavenging
      8. Summary
    7. Chapter 7 Read-Only Domain Controllers

      1. Prerequisites
      2. Password Replication Policies
      3. The Client Logon Process
      4. RODCs and Write Requests
      5. The W32Time Service
      6. Application Compatibility
      7. RODC Placement Considerations
      8. RODCs and Replication
      9. Administrator Role Separation
      10. Summary
    8. Chapter 8 Group Policy Primer

      1. Capabilities of GPOs
      2. How Group Policies Work
      3. Managing Group Policies
      4. Troubleshooting Group Policy
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 9 Fine-Grained Password Policies

      1. Understanding Password Setting Objects
      2. Scenarios for Fine-Grained Password Policies
      3. Creating Password Setting Objects
      4. Managing Password Settings Objects
      5. Delegating Management of PSOs
      6. Summary
  2. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure

    1. Chapter 10 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 11 Creating a Site Topology

      1. Intrasite and Intersite Topologies
      2. Designing Sites and Links for Replication
      3. Examples
      4. Additional Resources
      5. Summary
    3. Chapter 12 Designing Organization-Wide Group Policies

      1. Using GPOs to Help Design the Organizational Unit Structure
      2. Summary
    4. Chapter 13 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 Permission Schemes
      5. Designing Auditing Schemes
      6. Real-World Examples
      7. Summary
    5. Chapter 14 Designing and Implementing Schema Extensions

      1. Nominating Responsible People in Your Organization
      2. Thinking of Changing the Schema
      3. Creating Schema Extensions
      4. Summary
    6. Chapter 15 Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance

      1. Backing Up Active Directory
      2. Restoring a Domain Controller
      3. Restoring Active Directory
      4. Working with Snapshots
      5. FSMO Recovery
      6. Restartable Directory Service
      7. DIT Maintenance
      8. Summary
    7. Chapter 16 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 17 Upgrading to Windows Server 2003 R2

      1. New Active Directory Features in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
      2. Differences with Windows Server 2003
      3. New Active Directory Features in Windows Server 2003 R2
      4. Preparing for ADPrep
      5. Service Pack 1 Upgrade Process
      6. R2 Upgrade Process
      7. Summary
    9. Chapter 18 Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

      1. New Features in Windows Server 2008
      2. Differences with Windows Server 2003
      3. Preparing for ADPrep
      4. Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Process
      5. Summary
    10. Chapter 19 Integrating Microsoft Exchange

      1. A Quick Word about Exchange/AD Interaction
      2. Preparing Active Directory for Exchange
      3. Mail-Enabling Objects
      4. Summary
    11. Chapter 20 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (a.k.a. ADAM)

      1. ADAM Terms
      2. Differences Between AD and ADAM V1.0
      3. ADAM R2 Updates
      4. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Updates
      5. AD LDS Installation
      6. Tools
      7. ADAM Schema
      8. Using ADAM
      9. Summary
  3. Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI

    1. Chapter 21 Scripting with ADSI

      1. What Are All These Buzzwords?
      2. ADSI
      3. Simple Manipulation of ADSI Objects
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 22 IADs and the Property Cache

      1. The IADs Properties
      2. Manipulating the Property Cache
      3. Checking for Errors in VBScript
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 23 Using ADO for Searching

      1. The First Search
      2. Understanding Search Filters
      3. Optimizing Searches
      4. Advanced Search Function: SearchAD
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 24 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 25 Permissions and Auditing

      1. How to Create an ACE Using ADSI
      2. A Simple ADSI Example
      3. A Complex ADSI Example
      4. Creating Security Descriptors
      5. Listing the Security Descriptor of an Object
      6. Summary
    6. Chapter 26 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
    7. Chapter 27 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. Monitoring Trusts
      8. Monitoring Replication
      9. Summary
    8. Chapter 28 Scripting DNS

      1. DNS Provider Overview
      2. Manipulating DNS Server Configuration
      3. Creating and Manipulating Zones
      4. Creating and Manipulating Resource Records
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 29 Programming the Directory with the .NET Framework

      1. Why .NET?
      2. Choosing a .NET Programming Language
      3. Choosing a Development Tool
      4. .NET Framework Versions
      5. Directory Services Programming Landscape
      6. .NET Directory Services Programming by Example
      7. Summary
    10. Chapter 30 PowerShell Basics

      1. Exploring the PowerShell
      2. Working with the Pipeline
      3. Cmdlets
      4. Building PowerShell Scripts
      5. Using WMI
      6. Summary
    11. Chapter 31 Scripting Active Directory with PowerShell

      1. Becoming Familiar with .NET
      2. Understanding Client-Side Processing
      3. Building the Lab Build Script
      4. Working with Forests and Domains
      5. Understanding Group Policy
      6. Summary
    12. Chapter 32 Scripting Basic Exchange 2003 Tasks

      1. Notes on Managing Exchange
      2. Exchange Management Tools
      3. Mail-Enabling Versus Mailbox-Enabling
      4. Exchange Delegation
      5. Mail-Enabling a User
      6. Mail-Disabling a User
      7. Creating and Mail-Enabling a Contact
      8. Mail-Disabling a Contact
      9. Mail-Enabling a Group (Distribution List)
      10. Mail-Disabling a Group
      11. Mailbox-Enabling a User
      12. Mailbox-Disabling a User (Mailbox Deletion)
      13. Purging a Disconnected Mailbox
      14. Reconnecting a Disconnected Mailbox
      15. Moving a Mailbox
      16. Enumerating Disconnected Mailboxes
      17. Viewing Mailbox Sizes and Message Counts
      18. Viewing All Store Details of All Mailboxes on a Server
      19. Dumping All Store Details of All Mailboxes on All Servers in Exchange Org
      20. Summary
    13. Chapter 33 Scripting Basic Exchange 2007 Tasks

      1. Exchange Scripting Notes
      2. Managing Users
      3. Managing Groups
      4. Summary
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