Active Directory, 4th Edition
Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2008
Pages: 866

To help you take full advantage of Active Directory, this fourth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft's network directory service. With Active Directory, you'll learn how to design, manage, and maintain an AD infrastructure, whether it's for a small business network or a multinational enterprise with thousands of resources, services, and users.

This detailed and highly accurate volume covers Active Directory from its origins in Windows 2000 through Windows Server 2008. But unlike typical dry references, Active Directory presents concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. With this book, you will:

  • Get a complete review of all the new Windows 2008 features
  • Learn how Active Directory works with Exchange and PowerShell
  • Take advantage of the updated scripting and programming chapters to automate AD tasks
  • Learn how to be more efficient with command-line tools
  • Grasp concepts easily with the help of numerous screenshots and diagrams

Ideal for administrators, IT professionals, project managers, and programmers alike, Active Directory is not only for people getting started with AD, it's also for experienced users who need to stay up-to-date with the latest AD features in Windows Server 2008. It is no wonder this guide is the bestselling AD resource available.

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    I got the opportunity to review Active Directory 4th Edition by Brian Desmond. This is an excellent resource for Active Directory. It is well written and is for all levels of administrators. The author covers all the different flavors of Windows from the past (Window 2000) to the present (Windows Server 2008). Desmond does a great job of providing real world examples including very detailed screenshots. He does an excellent job of breaking down the differences in functionality between Windows 2000 up to Windows Server 2008. I also liked that he took time to discuss the interaction AD has with Exchange 2007, as well as how PowerShell can be used to create and run scripts within AD. I honestly believe there is a little bit of everything in this book regarding AD. If Active Directory had any interaction with the kitchen sink it would be in this book. Active Directory 4th Edition is a awesome tool to have in your tool belt to manage your Active Directory environment.

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