By Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen
When Microsoft brought home windows 2000, crucial swap used to be the inclusion of lively listing. With many nice merits, it is still a big headache for community and approach directors to layout, enforce and help. the 1st version of this booklet, O'Reilly's best-selling Windows 2000 energetic Directory, eased their discomfort significantly. Now titled Active Directory, second version, this ebook offers process and community directors, IT pros, technical venture managers, and programmers with a transparent, particular examine energetic listing for either home windows 2000 and home windows Server 2003.
The upgraded energetic listing that ships with home windows Server 2003 has over a hundred new and superior gains and once more, O'Reilly has the solutions to perplexing questions. whereas Microsoft's documentation serves as a big reference, Active Directory, 2d version is a advisor to assist the curious (and weary) comprehend the large photograph. as well as the technical information for imposing lively listing, numerous new and considerably better chapters describe the varied positive aspects which have been up to date or extra in home windows Server 2003 in addition to assurance of latest programmatic interfaces which are to be had to control it. After analyzing the publication you'll be accustomed to the light-weight listing entry Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, area identify approach (DNS), staff coverage, and the lively listing Schema, between many different topics.
Authors Robbie Allen and Alistair G. Lowe-Norris are skilled veterans with real-world adventure. Robbie is a Senior structures Architect within the complex providers know-how team at Cisco structures. He used to be instrumental within the deployment and automation of lively listing, DNS and DHCP at Cisco, and is now engaged on community automation instruments. Alistair is an company application supervisor for Microsoft U.K. and formerly labored for Leicester collage because the undertaking supervisor and technical lead of the fast Deployment software for home windows 2000.
Active Directory, 2d version will consultant you thru the maze of thoughts, layout concerns and scripting suggestions permitting you to get the main from your deployment.
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The rest of the chapters in Part I will cover the conceptual introduction to Active Directory and equip you to get the most out of Part II and Part III. Chapter 2. Active Directory Fundamentals This chapter aims to bring you up to speed on the basic concepts and terminology used with Active Directory. It is important to understand each component of Active Directory before embarking on a design, or your design may leave out a critical element. 1 How Objects Are Stored and Identified Data is stored within Active Directory in a hierarchical fashion similar to the way data is stored in a filesystem.
It enables administrators to manage enterprise-wide information efficiently from a central repository that can be globally distributed. Once information about users and groups, computers and printers, and applications and services has been added to Active Directory, it can be made available for use throughout the entire network to as many or as few people as you like. The structure of the information can match the structure of your organization, and your users can query Active Directory to find the location of a printer or the email address of a colleague.
For example, we'll tell you if Active Directory does not behave as you'd expect or if a particular operation has a negative impact on performance. ). Please let us know about any errors you find, as well as your suggestions for future editions, by writing to: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. com We have a web page for this book where we list examples and any plans for future editions. com Acknowledgments For the First Edition (Alistair) Many people have encouraged me in the writing of this book, principally Vicky Launders, my partner, friend, and fountain of useful information, who has been a pinnacle of understanding during all the late nights and early mornings.
Active Directory, Second Edition by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen