By Alistair G. Lowe-Norris, Robbie Allen

ISBN-10: 0596004664

ISBN-13: 9780596004668

When Microsoft brought home windows 2000, crucial swap used to be the inclusion of energetic listing. With many nice merits, it is still a major headache for community and procedure 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 booklet offers approach and community directors, IT execs, technical venture managers, and programmers with a transparent, unique examine lively listing for either home windows 2000 and home windows Server 2003.

The upgraded lively listing that ships with home windows Server 2003 has over a hundred new and more desirable gains and once more, O'Reilly has the solutions to complicated questions. whereas Microsoft's documentation serves as a major reference, Active Directory, second variation is a consultant to aid the curious (and weary) comprehend the massive photograph. as well as the technical info for imposing energetic listing, a number of new and considerably stronger chapters describe the various positive aspects which have been up-to-date or additional in home windows Server 2003 in addition to assurance of recent programmatic interfaces which are on hand to regulate it. After studying the publication you may be acquainted with the light-weight listing entry Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, area identify procedure (DNS), workforce 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 companies expertise crew at Cisco platforms. He used to be instrumental within the deployment and automation of energetic 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 speedy Deployment software for home windows 2000.

Active Directory, 2d variation will consultant you thru the maze of innovations, layout concerns and scripting thoughts permitting you to get the main from your deployment.

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While Microsoft brought home windows 2000, an important swap was once the inclusion of energetic listing. With many nice merits, it remains to be a massive headache for community and process directors to layout, enforce and aid. the 1st version of this booklet, O'Reilly's best-selling home windows 2000 energetic listing, eased their soreness significantly.

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If you try to do so, the forest is irretrievably destroyed. Under Windows Server 2003 Active Directory, you can rename the forest root domain, but you cannot change its status as the forest root domain or make a different domain the root. com can exist together and share resources. Typically, individual companies implement their own forest, and in this configuration, you would want to employ a forest trust to provide seamless access. A forest trust is a new type of trust in Windows Server 2003 that allows an administrator to create a single transitive one-way or two-way trust between two forest root domains.

1 Uniquely Identifying Objects When you are potentially storing millions of objects in Active Directory, each object has to be uniquely locatable and identifiable. To that end, objects have a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) assigned to them by the system at creation. This 128-bit number is guaranteed to be unique by Microsoft. The object GUID stays with the object until it is deleted, regardless of whether it is renamed or moved within the Directory Information Tree (DIT). While an object GUID is unique and resilient, it is not very easy to remember, nor is it based on the directory hierarchy.

Chapter 22 explains how other persistent objects such as services, shares, and printers may be manipulated; it also looks at dynamic objects, such as print jobs, user sessions, and resources. Chapter 23 describes how each object contains its own list of permissions and auditing entries that governs how it can be accessed and how access is logged. The chapter then details how you can create and manipulate permission and auditing entries as you choose. Chapter 24 covers creation of new classes and attributes programmatically in the schema, and modification of the existing Active Directory snap-ins to perform additional customized functions.

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