Tag: MCM

Apr 29

AD Reading: How Key Active Directory Components Work

The following links provide in-depth information on how key Active Directory components work. AD Data Store Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Branch Office Guide Bridgehead Server Selection (Windows 2008 R2) AD Replication Model Certificate Revocation & Status Checking Core Group Policy DNS How DNS Support for AD works Windows 2000 DNS DFS Fine-Grained Password Policy …

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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 29

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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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 28

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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