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Active Directory, Second Edition by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen

By Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen

When Microsoft brought home windows 2000, an important switch used to be the inclusion of energetic listing. With many nice advantages, it remains to be an enormous headache for community and process directors to layout, enforce and aid. the 1st version of this publication, O'Reilly's best-selling Windows 2000 energetic Directory, eased their soreness significantly. Now titled Active Directory, 2d version, this ebook offers procedure and community directors, IT pros, technical venture managers, and programmers with a transparent, exact 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 variation is a advisor to assist the curious (and weary) comprehend the large photograph. as well as the technical info for imposing energetic listing, a number of new and considerably better chapters describe the varied positive aspects which were up to date or further in home windows Server 2003 in addition to assurance of latest programmatic interfaces which are to be had to regulate it. After interpreting the booklet you'll be conversant in the light-weight listing entry Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, area identify method (DNS), crew 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 platforms Architect within the complicated companies expertise staff at Cisco platforms. He was once 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 firm application supervisor for Microsoft U.K. and formerly labored for Leicester college because the venture supervisor and technical lead of the swift Deployment application for home windows 2000.

Active Directory, second variation will advisor you thru the maze of recommendations, layout matters and scripting thoughts allowing you to get the main from your deployment.

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Table 2-1 provides the complete list of the most common prefixes among the directory server implementations. txt. Table 2-1. 5 uses the O prefix, Active Directory uses only DC, CN, and OU, with CN being used in the majority of cases. 2 Examples Let's take a look at Figure 2-1 again. If all the containers were Organizational Units, the ADsPaths for Pre-Sales and Post-Sales would be as follows: LDAP://ou=Pre-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com LDAP://ou=Post-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com And if you wanted to specify a user named Richard Lang, a group called My Group, and a computer called Moose in the Pre-Sales OU, you would use the following: LDAP://cn=Richard Lang,ou=Pre-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com LDAP://cn=My Group,ou=Pre-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com LDAP://cn=Moose,ou=Pre-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com You can also reference a specific server in the ADsPath as in the following example: LDAP://server1/cn=Moose,ou=Pre-Sales,ou=Sales,dc=mycorp,dc=com When a server is specified, the object referenced in the ADsPath must be contained on that server.

Scaling this up, for a multimaster domain with 10 user domains and 100 resource domains, that's 90 trusts to make up the intra-user trusts and 1,000 separate resource-to-user trusts that must be manually set. Finally, in some cases, the complete-trust model was used where any domain could create accounts and allocate resources to any other domain. Active Directory acts like a single-master domain model in which the Organizational Units function as the resource domains. As you can see, this eliminates the need for maintaining separate Windows NT resource domains, as these can be converted to Organizational Units in what was the user domain.

Sales has two children of its own, Pre-Sales and Post-Sales. Only the Pre-Sales container is shown as containing additional child objects. [1] Each of these child nodes is said to have the Pre-Sales container as its parent. Figure 2-1 represents what is known in Active Directory as a domain. [1] User, group, and computer objects are actually containers, as they can contain other objects such as printers. However, they are not normally drawn as containers in domain diagrams such as this. Figure 2-1.

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