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Active Directory, 2nd Edition
By Robbie Allen, Alistair G. Lowe-Norris
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : April 2003
ISBN : 0-596-00466-4
Pages : 686

      Intended Audience
      Contents of the Book
      Conventions in This Book
      How to Contact Us
    Part I:  Active Directory Basics
      Chapter 1.  A Brief Introduction
      Section 1.1.  Evolution of the Microsoft NOS
      Section 1.2.  Windows NT Versus Active Directory
      Section 1.3.  Windows 2000 Versus Windows Server 2003
      Section 1.4.  Summary
      Chapter 2.  Active Directory Fundamentals
      Section 2.1.  How Objects Are Stored and Identified
      Section 2.2.  Building Blocks
      Section 2.3.  Summary
      Chapter 3.  Naming Contexts and Application Partitions
      Section 3.1.  Domain Naming Context
      Section 3.2.  Configuration Naming Context
      Section 3.3.  Schema Naming Context
      Section 3.4.  Application Partitions
      Section 3.5.  Summary
      Chapter 4.  Active Directory Schema
      Section 4.1.  Structure of the Schema
      Section 4.2.  Attributes (attributeSchema Objects)
      Section 4.3.  Attribute Syntax
      Section 4.4.  Classes (classSchema Objects)
      Section 4.5.  Summary
      Chapter 5.  Site Topology and Replication
      Section 5.1.  Site Topology
      Section 5.2.  Data Replication
      Section 5.3.  Summary
      Chapter 6.  Active Directory and DNS
      Section 6.1.  DNS Fundamentals
      Section 6.2.  DC Locator
      Section 6.3.  Resource Records Used by Active Directory
      Section 6.4.  Delegation Options
      Section 6.5.  Active Directory Integrated DNS
      Section 6.6.  Using Application Partitions for DNS
      Section 6.7.  Summary
      Chapter 7.  Profiles and Group Policy Primer
      Section 7.1.  A Profile Primer
      Section 7.2.  Capabilities of GPOs
      Section 7.3.  Summary
    Part II:  Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
      Chapter 8.  Designing the Namespace
      Section 8.1.  The Complexities of a Design
      Section 8.2.  Where to Start
      Section 8.3.  Overview of the Design Process
      Section 8.4.  Domain Namespace Design
      Section 8.5.  Design of the Internal Domain Structure
      Section 8.6.  Other Design Considerations
      Section 8.7.  Design Examples
      Section 8.8.  Designing for the Real World
      Section 8.9.  Summary
      Chapter 9.  Creating a Site Topology
      Section 9.1.  Intrasite and Intersite Topologies
      Section 9.2.  Designing Sites and Links for Replication
      Section 9.3.  Examples
      Section 9.4.  Summary
      Chapter 10.  Designing Organization-Wide Group Policies
      Section 10.1.  How GPOs Work
      Section 10.2.  Managing Group Policies
      Section 10.3.  Using GPOs to Help Design the Organizational Unit Structure
      Section 10.4.  Debugging Group Policies
      Section 10.5.  Summary
      Chapter 11.  Active Directory Security: Permissions and Auditing
      Section 11.1.  Using the GUI to Examine Permissions
      Section 11.2.  Using the GUI to Examine Auditing
      Section 11.3.  Designing Permission Schemes
      Section 11.4.  Designing Auditing Schemes
      Section 11.5.  Real-World Examples
      Section 11.6.  Summary
      Chapter 12.  Designing and Implementing Schema Extensions
      Section 12.1.  Nominating Responsible People in Your Organization
      Section 12.2.  Thinking of Changing the Schema
      Section 12.3.  Creating Schema Extensions
      Section 12.4.  Wreaking Havoc with Your Schema
      Section 12.5.  Summary
      Chapter 13.  Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance
      Section 13.1.  Backing Up Active Directory
      Section 13.2.  Restoring a Domain Controller
      Section 13.3.  Restoring Active Directory
      Section 13.4.  FSMO Recovery
      Section 13.5.  DIT Maintenance
      Section 13.6.  Summary
      Chapter 14.  Upgrading to Windows Server 2003
      Section 14.1.  New Features in Windows Server 2003
      Section 14.2.  Differences With Windows 2000
      Section 14.3.  Functional Levels Explained
      Section 14.4.  Preparing for ADPrep
      Section 14.5.  Upgrade Process
      Section 14.6.  Post-Upgrade Tasks
      Section 14.7.  Summary
      Chapter 15.  Migrating from Windows NT
      Section 15.1.  The Principles of Upgrading Windows NT Domains
      Section 15.2.  Summary
      Chapter 16.  Integrating Microsoft Exchange
      Section 16.1.  Quick Word about Exchange Server 2003
      Section 16.2.  Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2000
      Section 16.3.  Exchange 5.5 and the Active Directory Connector
      Section 16.4.  Summary
      Chapter 17.  Interoperability, Integration, and Future Direction
      Section 17.1.  Microsoft's Directory Strategy
      Section 17.2.  Interoperating with Other Directories
      Section 17.3.  Integrating Applications and Services
      Section 17.4.  Summary
    Part III:  Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI
      Chapter 18.  Scripting with ADSI
      Section 18.1.  What Are All These Buzzwords?
      Section 18.2.  Writing and Running Scripts
      Section 18.3.  ADSI
      Section 18.4.  Simple Manipulation of ADSI Objects
      Section 18.5.  Further Information
      Section 18.6.  Summary
      Chapter 19.  IADs and the Property Cache
      Section 19.1.  The IADs Properties
      Section 19.2.  Manipulating the Property Cache
      Section 19.3.  Checking for Errors in VBScript
      Section 19.4.  Summary
      Chapter 20.  Using ADO for Searching
      Section 20.1.  The First Search
      Section 20.2.  Other Ways of Connecting and Retrieving Results
      Section 20.3.  Understanding Search Filters
      Section 20.4.  Optimizing Searches
      Section 20.5.  Advanced Search Function—SearchAD
      Section 20.6.  Summary
      Chapter 21.  Users and Groups
      Section 21.1.  Creating a Simple User Account
      Section 21.2.  Creating a Full-Featured User Account
      Section 21.3.  Creating Many User Accounts
      Section 21.4.  Modifying Many User Accounts
      Section 21.5.  Account Unlocker Utility
      Section 21.6.  Creating a Group
      Section 21.7.  Adding Members to a Group
      Section 21.8.  Evaluating Group Membership
      Section 21.9.  Summary
      Chapter 22.  Manipulating Persistent and Dynamic Objects
      Section 22.1.  The Interface Methods and Properties
      Section 22.2.  Creating and Manipulating Shares with ADSI
      Section 22.3.  Enumerating Sessions and Resources
      Section 22.4.  Manipulating Print Queues and Print Jobs
      Section 22.5.  Summary
      Chapter 23.  Permissions and Auditing
      Section 23.1.  How to Create an ACE Using ADSI
      Section 23.2.  A Simple ADSI Example
      Section 23.3.  A Complex ACE Example
      Section 23.4.  Creating Security Descriptors
      Section 23.5.  Listing ACEs to a File for All Objects in an OU and Below
      Section 23.6.  Summary
      Chapter 24.  Extending the Schema and the Active Directory Snap-Ins
      Section 24.1.  Modifying the Schema with ADSI
      Section 24.2.  Customizing the Active Directory Administrative Snap-ins
      Section 24.3.  Summary
      Chapter 25.  Using ADSI and ADO from ASP or VB
      Section 25.1.  VBScript Limitations and Solutions
      Section 25.2.  How to Avoid Problems When Using ADSI and ASP
      Section 25.3.  Combining VBScript and HTML
      Section 25.4.  Binding to Objects Via Authentication
      Section 25.5.  Incorporating Searches into ASP
      Section 25.6.  Migrating Your ADSI Scriptsfrom VBScript to VB
      Section 25.7.  Summary
      Chapter 26.  Scripting with WMI
      Section 26.1.  Origins of WMI
      Section 26.2.  WMI Architecture
      Section 26.3.  Getting Started with WMI Scripting
      Section 26.4.  WMI Tools
      Section 26.5.  Manipulating Services
      Section 26.6.  Querying the Event Logs
      Section 26.7.  Querying AD with WMI
      Section 26.8.  Monitoring Trusts
      Section 26.9.  Monitoring Replication
      Section 26.10.  Summary
      Chapter 27.  Manipulating DNS
      Section 27.1.  DNS Provider Overview
      Section 27.2.  Manipulating DNS Server Configuration
      Section 27.3.  Creating and Manipulating Zones
      Section 27.4.  Creating and Manipulating Resource Records
      Section 27.5.  Summary
      Chapter 28.  Getting Started with VB.NET and System.Directory Services
      Section 28.1.  The .NET Framework
      Section 28.2.  Using VB.NET
      Section 28.3.  Overview of System.DirectoryServices
      Section 28.4.  DirectoryEntry Basics
      Section 28.5.  Searching with DirectorySearcher
      Section 28.6.  Manipulating Objects
      Section 28.7.  Summary
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