Category: Technical Reading

Apr 29

AD Reading: Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Features

The following are extremely useful resources for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Features.   Windows 2012 Features TechED: What’s New in Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 (Dean Wells’ presentation at TechEd) How many Windows Server 2012 domain controllers do I need initially and where should I put them? PowerShell version 3 commandlets including Active …

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Apr 29

AD Reading: Active Directory Group Policy

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Group Policy. Group Policy Core Group Policy Technical Reference How Core Group Policy Works o   Core Group Policy Architecture o   Core Group Policy Physical Structure o   Core Group Policy Processes and Interactions o   Network Ports Used by Group Policy o   Related Information What is …

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Apr 29

AD Reading: Active Directory Read Only Domain Controller

The following are extremely useful resources for the Active Directory Read Only Domain Controller (RODC). Read Only Domain Controller Read-Only Domain Controller Planning and Deployment Guide o   Understanding Planning and Deployment for Read-Only Domain Controllers o   RODC Branch Office Guide o   Appendix A: RODC Technical Reference Topics o   Appendix B: RODC-Related Events o   Appendix C: …

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Apr 29

AD Reading: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Features

The following are extremely useful resources for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Features. Server 2008 AD Features Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Fine–Grained Password and Account Lockout Policy Step–by–Step Guide Fine-Grained Password Policy and “Urgent Replication” What’s New in AD DS: Active Directory Best Practices …

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Apr 29

AD Reading: Active Directory Replication

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Replication. Replication How Active Directory Replication Topology Works o   Active Directory KCC Architecture and Processes o   Replication Topology Physical Structure o   Performance Limits for Replication Topology Generation o   Goals of Replication Topology o   Topology-Related Objects in Active Directory o   Replication Transports o   Replication Between …

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Apr 29

AD Reading: Active Directory DNS & Name Resolution

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory DNS & Name Resolution. DNS & Name Resolution How DNS Works – (a bit lengthy) o   DNS Architecture o   DNS Protocol o   DNS Physical Structure o   DNS Processes and Interactions o   Network Ports Used By DNS o   Related Information DNS Technical Reference o   What …

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Apr 28

AD Reading: Active Directory Client Interaction

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Client Interaction. Client Interaction Locating Active Directory Servers o   Domain Controller Name Registration o   SRV Resource Records o   Domain Controller Location Process o   Finding a Domain Controller in the Closest Site o   Types of Locators IP/DNS DC Locator Algorithm(This is also a great general …

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Apr 27

AD Reading: Active Directory Database

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Database. AD Database How the Data Store Works o   Data Store Architecture o   Data Store Protocols o   Data Store Interfaces o   Data Store Logical Structure o   Data Store Physical Structure o   Data Store Processes and Interactions o   Network Ports Used by the Data Store …

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Apr 27

AD Reading: Active Directory Core Concepts

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding Active Directory Core Concepts. Core Directory Concepts & Key Items MCM Core AD Internals Core Concepts of Active Directory Domain Services o   Attributes o   Containers and Leaves o   Object Names and Identities o   Naming Contexts and Directory Partitions o   Domain Trees o   Forests o   Active Directory Servers …

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Mar 19

Intel vPro Technology Security

In every modern (recent) Intel processor, there is a remote access Hardware Secrets posted: Intel’s vPro technology provides IT managers with a collection of security and manageability features, including remote access to the PC independent of the state of the operating system or that of the computer’s power. The newest vPro processors include an identity …

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