Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches

SummaryLearn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches is a practical, hands-on tutorial designed for IT pros new to Active Directory. It skips the theory and concentrates on the day-to-day administration tasks you need to know to keep your network running smoothly. Just set aside an hour a day for a month—lunchtime would be perfect—and you'll be comfortable and productive with Active Directory before you know it.About the BookAt the heart of your Windows network is Active Directory, the control center for administration, security, and other core management functions. If you're new to Active Directory administration—or if you find yourself unexpectedly thrust into that role—you'll need to get up to speed fast.Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches is a hands-on tutorial designed for IT pros new to Active Directory. Without assuming previous administration experience, the book starts by walking you through the most important day-to-day system management tasks. You'll learn how to administer AD both from the GUI tools built into Windows and by using PowerShell at the command line. Along the way, you'll touch on best practices for managing user access, setting group policies, automating backups, and more.This book assumes no prior experience with Active Directory or Windows administration. Examples are based in Windows Server 2012Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.What's InsideADM tasks you'll need every dayGUI and command line techniquesContent tested by new administratorsWell-illustrated, clearly explained examplesAbout the AuthorRichard Siddaway is an experienced all-around Windows administrator with two decades of experience. He's the author of PowerShell in Practice andPowerShell and WMI, and coauthor of PowerShell in Depth.Table of ContentsPART 1 MANAGING ACTIVE DIRECTORY DATABefore you beginCreating user accountsManaging user accountsManaging groupsTroubleshooting users and groupsManaging computer accountsManaging organizational unitsPART 2 MANAGING GROUP POLICYCreating Group PoliciesManaging Group PoliciesFine-grained password policiesPART 3 MANAGING THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY SERVICECreating domain controllersManaging domain controllersProtecting AD data Security: Default groups and delegationManaging DNSManaging sites and subnetsAD replicationManaging AD trustsPART 4 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTINGTroubleshooting your AD Maintaining and monitoring Active DirectoryFuture work and final examInto the cloud

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