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Active Directory Best Practices : Migrating, Designing, and Troubleshooting - Brad Price

Active Directory Best Practices

Migrating, Designing, and Troubleshooting

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2004
ISBN: 9780782143058
Number Of Pages: 344

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<b>Advanced Coverage for Experienced Network Administrators</b> <p> <i>Active Directory Best Practices 24seven</i> is written specifically to build on the practical and conceptual knowledge you've already earned. Taking a "just the facts, ma'am" approach this book provides targeted instruction and insider tips to help you quickly implement the best practices established by successful network administrators across a wide range of industries. This is also an excellent way to make a pain-free transition to the latest release of Active Directory. Coverage includes: <ul> <li>Building a complete Active Directory-based infrastructure <li>Understanding migration options, including the role of Organizational Units <li>Configuring domain controllers to support Flexible Single Master Operations <li>Understanding how Exchange affects Active Directory design <li>Using the new backup and restore options <li>Troubleshooting and optimizing the Active Directory database, File Replication Service, and Group Policy <li>Setting up and maintaining interoperation between Active Directory and DNS <li>Migrating and consolidating Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000-based domains <li>Managing patches <li>Securing the base operating system before promoting a domain controller <li>Securing DNS to protect associated domain controllers <li>Working with Active Directory security options </ul>

Introduction xvii

Part 1 Design 1

Chapter 1 Active Directory Forest Design 3

Chapter 2 Active Directory Domain Design 19

Chapter 3 Domain Name System Design 37

Chapter 4 Sites, Flexible Single Master Operations, and Global Catalog Design 51

Chapter 5 Organizational Unit Design 67

Chapter 6 Exchange Design Considerations 99

Chapter 7 Hardware Sizing and Placement 109

Part 2 Deployment and Migration 119

Chapter 8 Deployment 121

Chapter 9 Domain Migration and Consolidation 137

Chapter 10 NetWare Migration 159

Part 3 Maintenance and Administration 165

Chapter 11 Backup and Disaster Recovery 167

Chapter 12 Optimizing the Active Directory Database 179

Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication 195

Chapter 14 Maintaining DNS 205

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting the File Replication Service 217

Chapter 16 Troubleshooting Logon Failures 229

Chapter 17 Troubleshooting FSMO Roles 243

Chapter 18 Group Policy 255

Part 4 Security in Active Directory 273

Chapter 19 Securing the Base Operating System 275

Chapter 20 Securing DNS 289

Chapter 21 Patch Management 301

Chapter 22 Securing Active Directory 313

Appendix Scripting Resources 325

Index 327

ISBN: 9780782143058
ISBN-10: 0782143059
Series: 24x7 (Sybex)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 3rd September 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 19.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1