Inside Active Directory
A book by Sakari Kouti and Mika Seitsonen

Intro
Preface
Contents
Smart Index
Index
Scripts
Tables
Wordlist
Errata
Authors

 

 

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The 2nd Edition (about AD2003)

 
ISBN 0321228480
Publisher Addison-Wesley
Copyright 2005
List Price US $54.99
Binding Paper
Pages 1248
Size 7 x 9-1/4"
Published Aug 26, 2004
Authors Sakari Kouti
Mika Seitsonen

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Check out our Smart Index.

Note. Currently, only the new Smart Index and the Wordlist page cover the 2nd Edition (AD2003). The remaining pages cover the 1st Edition (AD2000).

The 1st Edition (about AD2000)

 
ISBN 0-201-61621-1
Publisher Addison-Wesley
Copyright 2002
Price US $49.99
Binding Paper
Pages 960
Size 7-3/8 x 9-1/4"
Published Dec 14, 2001
Authors Sakari Kouti
Mika Seitsonen

The book's homepage at
Addison-Wesley
,
(see also some praise quotes
over there)

Purchase it at Amazon.com,
(see also some excellent reader
reviews over there)



Manuscript Reviewers' Comments

Jeff Dunkelberger: "Author has an excellent technical grasp. The material is clearly accurate and prepared with great care. The text is also well thought out, and flows well."

Erik Olson, about Chapter 3: "The figures and tables were really strong here."

Keith Walls, about Chapter 4: "This chapter certainly serves to eliminate any doubt as to the technical competence and mastery of the authors."

Jeff Dunkelberger, about Chapter 5: "...was VERY enjoyable to read and clearly described and explained."

Keith Walls, about Chapter 5: "Some of the more difficult ideas are defined and explained exceptionally well. The authors' skill in explaining the non-obvious is very clear. It's a pleasure to be "walked" through something very complex and come out the other side with a very complete and logically-based understanding of the ideas."

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Detailed and thorough, this administrator's guide provides practical strategies for managing Active Directory, the cornerstone technology within Windows 2000 distributed networks. This book covers design, architecture, topology, deployment, and management issues, and provides thorough instructions for efficiently administering the entire network operating environment.

Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide begins with an overview and covers Active Directory's core features before moving on to document more advanced, specialized skills. This book provides a solid understanding of Active Directory fundamentals, demonstrating how it is used to store and access data, and how it uses industry standards, such as LDAP and other directory protocols. Numerous diagrams and tables appear throughout the book to help readers better comprehend the sometimes-complex technologies involved in migrating to Windows 2000 from Windows NT or other platforms.

This practical guide documents Active Directory extensively, with detailed coverage of the following:

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The big picture - background, building blocks, hierarchies, DNS integration, security, architecture, and other features.

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How to efficiently install Active Directory, and how to automate and troubleshoot the process.

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Planning and management of OUs, users, and groups.

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Security features, including permission architecture and management, as well as permission usage scenarios.

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Sites and replication - concepts, planning, management, topologies, processes, and diagnostics.

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How to plan and manage domains and forests, and how to perform various LDAP searches.

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Group Policy features, including architecture, planning, management, and diagnostics.

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A detailed drill-down to the schema, and practical strategies and examples for extending it.

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Administration scripts - from concepts and basic techniques to advanced script management of Active Directory, including more than fifty sample scripts.

Anyone working with Active Directory will find this book indispensable. Readers new to Windows network administration will gain a solid grasp of the fundamentals. Administrators experienced in NT, UNIX, Netware, and other systems will learn how to adapt their skills to Active Directory. Experienced Windows 2000 professionals will pick up advanced techniques, and developers will benefit from the architectural explanations.

Inside Active Directory is the most practical and comprehensive resource available for planning, implementing, and managing an Active Directory network.

Sakari Kouti, M.Sc. (Tech), is a senior trainer and consultant for Tieturi [starting from August 2002, for FC Sovelto], the leading technology training company in Finland. He started working with networks in 1986 and his articles have appeared in Windows NT Magazine (now Windows 2000 Magazine). Sakari was one of the first MCSEs in the world back in 1994.

Mika Seitsonen is also a senior trainer for Tieturi [starting from August 2002, for FC Sovelto]. His network experience spans over ten years and he was one of the first Windows 2000 MCSEs in the world. Mika has written articles for a Finnish computer magazine and holds Master of Science degrees from University of Nottingham, U.K., and Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

 
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