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

AD Reading: Active Directory Replication

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Replication.

Replication

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 Sites

o   KCC and Topology Generation

o   Network Ports Used by Replication Topology

o   Related Information

o   What Is the Active Directory Replication Model?

o   How the Active Directory Replication Model Works

o   Active Directory Replication Tools and Settings

o   What Is Active Directory Replication Topology?

o   How Active Directory Replication Topology Works

o   Active Directory Replication Tools and Settings

AD Reading: Active Directory DNS & Name Resolution

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory DNS & Name Resolution.

DNS & Name Resolution

o   DNS Architecture

o   DNS Protocol

o   DNS Physical Structure

o   DNS Processes and Interactions

o   Network Ports Used By DNS

o   Related Information

o   What Is DNS?

o   How DNS Works

o   DNS Tools and Settings

o   DNS Support for Active Directory Architecture

o   DNS Physical Structure in Support of Active Directory

o   DNS Support for Active Directory Processes and Interactions

o   Network Ports Used by DNS in Support of Active Directory

o   Related Information

o   Introduction

o   DNS Fundamentals

o   New Features of the Windows 2000 DNS

o   Designing a DNS Namespace for the Active Directory

o   Summary

o   Glossary

o   What Is DNS Support for Active Directory?

o   How DNS Support for Active Directory Works

o   DNS Support for Active Directory Tools and Settings

AD Reading: Active Directory DFS & FRS

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the AActive Directory DFS & FRS.

DFS Namespaces (DFSN) & DFS Replication (DFSR)

o   What Is DFS?

o   How DFS Works

o   DFS Tools and Settings

o   DFS Terminology

o   DFS Client and Server Compatibility

o   Characteristics of Namespace Types

o   DFS Architecture

o   DFS Physical Structures and Caches

o   DFS Processes and Interactions

o   DFS Protocols

o   DFS Interfaces

o   Network Ports Used by DFS

o   Related Information

o   Enable Access-Based Enumeration on a Namespace

o   Enable or Disable Referrals and Client Failback

o   Change the Amount of Time That Clients Cache Referrals

o   Set the Ordering Method for Targets in Referrals

o   Set Target Priority to Override Referral Ordering

o   Optimize Namespace Polling

o   Using Inherited Permissions with Access-Based Enumeration

o   SYSVOL Migration Conceptual Information

o   SYSVOL Migration Procedure

o   Troubleshooting SYSVOL Migration

o   SYSVOL Migration Reference Information

o   1: SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process

o   2: SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 2 – Dfsrmig.exe: The SYSVOL migration tool

o   3: SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 3 – Migrating to the Prepared State

o   4: SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 4 – Migrating to the ‘REDIRECTED’ state

o   5: SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 5 – Migrating to the ‘ELIMINATED’ state

File Replication Service (FRS)

o   FRS Terminology

o   FRS Architecture

o   FRS Protocols

o   FRS Interfaces

o   FRS Physical Structures

o   FRS Processes and Interactions

o   Network Ports Used by FRS

o   Related Information

o   FRS Tools

o   FRS Registry Entries

o   Network Ports Used by FRS

o   What Is FRS?

o   How FRS Works

o   FRS Tools and Settings

AD Reading: Active Directory Client Interaction

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Client Interaction.

Client Interaction

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

AD Reading: Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery.

Backup and Disaster Recovery

o   What’s New in AD DS Backup and Recovery?

o   Known Issues for AD DS Backup and Recovery

o   Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery

o   General Requirements for Backing Up and Recovering AD DS

o   Scenario Overviews for Backing Up and Recovering AD DS

o   Steps for Backing Up and Recovering AD DS

o   New Features, Assumptions, and Prerequisites for Using This Guide for Planning Active Directory Forest Recovery

o   Devising a Custom Forest Recovery Plan

o   Recovering Your Active Directory Forest

o   Appendix A: Forest Recovery Procedures

o   Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions

o   Appendix C: Recovering a Single Domain within a Multidomain Forest

o   Appendix D: Forest Recovery with Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers

o   Additional Resources

o   Restore Active Directory from backup

o   Mark the object or objects authoritative

o   Synchronize replication with all partners

o   Run an LDIF file to recover back-links

o   Restart the domain controller in Directory Services Restore Mode locally

o   Create an LDIF file for recovering back-links for authoritatively restored objects

o   Turn off inbound replication

o   Turn on inbound replication

AD Reading: Active Directory Authentication & Logon

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Authentication & Logon.

Authentication & Logon

o   Digest Authentication Technical Reference

o   Interactive Logon Technical Reference

o   Kerberos Authentication Technical Reference

o   TLS/SSL Technical Reference

o   Introduction

o   Overview of the Kerberos Protocol

o   Kerberos Components in Windows 2000

o   Authorization Data

o   Interactive Logon

o   Remote Logon

o   Interoperability

o   Introduction (Kerberos Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation)

o   Authenticating Web Application Users

o   Windows Server 2003 Kerberos Extensions

o   Sample Scenario Source Files

o   Summary (Kerberos Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation)

o   Conclusion (Kerberos Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation)

o   Security Descriptors and Access Control Lists Technical Reference

o   Access Tokens Technical Reference

o   Permissions Technical Reference

o   Security Principals Technical Reference

o   Security Identifiers Technical Reference

o   What is Interactive Logon?

o   How Interactive Logon Works

o   Interactive Logon Tools and Settings

o   User Profiles Overview in User Data and Settings Management

o   User Profile Structure

o   Enhancements to User Profiles in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP

o   How to Configure a Roaming User Profile

o   Security Considerations when Configuring Roaming User Profiles

o   Best Practices for User Profiles

o   Folder Redirection Overview

o   How to Configure Folder Redirection

o   Security Considerations when Configuring Folder Redirection

o   Best Practices for Folder Redirection in User Data and Settings Management

o   Related Technologies: Offline Files and Synchronization Manager

o   Common Scenarios for IntelliMirror User Data and Settings Features

o   Appendix: Group Policy Settings for Roaming User Profiles

o   Related Links for User Data and Settings Management

AD Reading: Active Directory Database

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Database.

AD Database

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

o   Related Information

o   Directory Tree

o   Storage Limits

o   Directory Data Store

o   Object-Based Security

o   Growth Estimates for Active Directory Users and Organizational Units

o   Data Characteristics

o   Windows 2000 SAM Storage

o   Data Model

o   Container Objects and Leaf Objects

o   Directory Partitions

o   Transaction Log Files

o   Temporary Transaction Log Files

o   Reserved Transaction Log Files

o   Checkpoint Files

o   Database Files

o   Temporary Databases

AD Reading: Active Directory Core Concepts

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding Active Directory Core Concepts.

Core Directory Concepts & Key Items

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 and Dynamic DNS

o   Replication and Data Integrity

o   Active Directory Logical Structure

o   Active Directory Data Storage

o   Name Resolution in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Schema

o   Service Publication in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Replication

o   Managing Flexible Single-Master Operations

o   Monitoring Performance in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Backup and Restore

o   Active Directory Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Recovery

o   Active Directory on a Windows Server Network

o   Active Directory Application Mode

o   Structure and Storage Technologies

o   Domain Controller Roles

o   Replication Technologies

o   Search and Publication Technologies

o   Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Technologies

o   Introduction

o   Active Directory User and Computer Accounts

o   Active Directory Groups User Authentication

o   User Authorization

o   Summary

o   Appendix A: Built-in, Predefined, and Special Groups

o   Appendix B: User Rights

o   Understanding AD DS Design

o   Identifying Your AD DS Design and Deployment Requirements

o   Mapping Your Requirements to an AD DS Deployment Strategy

o   Designing the Logical Structure for Windows Server 2008 AD DS

o   Designing the Site Topology for Windows Server 2008 AD DS

o   Enabling Advanced Features for AD DS

o   Evaluating AD DS Deployment Strategy Examples

o   Appendix A: Reviewing Key AD DS Terms

o   Active Directory Logical Structure

o   Active Directory Data Storage

o   Name Resolution in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Schema

o   Service Publication in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Replication

o   Managing Flexible Single-Master Operations

o   Monitoring Performance in Active Directory

o   Active Directory Backup and Restore

o   Active Directory Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Recovery

o   What Are Domain and Forest Trusts?

o   How Domain and Forest Trusts Work

o   Domain and Forest Trust Tools and Settings

o   Security Considerations for Trusts

o   What Is the Global Catalog?

o   How the Global Catalog Works

o   Global Catalog Tools and Settings

o   What are Operations Masters?

o   How Operations Masters Work

o   Operations Masters Tools and Settings

o   What Is TCP/IP?

o   How TCP/IP Works

o   TCP/IP Tools and Settings

o   Planning Deployment of AD DS in the Perimeter Network

o   Designing RODCs in the Perimeter Network

o   Deploying RODCs in the Perimeter Network

o   Planning to Virtualize Domain Controllers

o   Deployment Considerations for Virtualized Domain Controllers

o   Operational Considerations for Virtualized Domain Controllers

o   Backup and Restore Considerations for Virtualized Domain Controllers

o   USN and USN Rollback

 

 

 

Hyper-V 2012 Resources

I have been researching Hyper-V 2012 quite a bit over the past couple of months. Here are some of the more useful links: