Sean Metcalf

I improve security for enterprises around the world working for TrimarcSecurity.com Read the About page (top left) for information about me. :) https://adsecurity.org/?page_id=8

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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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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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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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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) Distributed File System (DFS) Technical Reference o   What Is DFS? o   How DFS Works o   DFS Tools and Settings How DFS Works o   DFS Terminology o   DFS Client and Server Compatibility o   Characteristics of …

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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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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 AD DS Backup and Recovery Step–by–Step Guide 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 …

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AD Reading: Active Directory Authentication & Logon

The following are extremely useful resources for understanding the Active Directory Authentication & Logon. Authentication & Logon Logon and Authentication Technologies o   Digest Authentication Technical Reference o   Interactive Logon Technical Reference o   Kerberos Authentication Technical Reference What Is Kerberos Authentication? How the Kerberos Version 5 Authentication Protocol Works Kerberos Authentication Tools and Settings o   TLS/SSL …

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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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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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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: Hyper-V Wikipedia article Microsoft Hyper-V Page Microsoft Hyper-V Blog Building a Private Cloud VM Compute Foundation with the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Deploy Hyper-V over SMB Creating a Windows Server 2012 Failover …

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