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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

AD replication

Healthy replication is a must for an AD environment. AD uses a multi-master database, so every domain controller in the environment should be aware of every change in an AD database. As well as this, domain controllers should also know about changes in group policies, startup scripts, preference settings, and more. When it comes to replication, it is not only the replication service that is responsible for it. There should be stable network connectivity between domain controllers. This communication media can be copper cables, fiber cables, or even a Software-Defined Network (SDN). In this section, we are going to look at how we can use the AD-integrated features to maintain healthy replication.

FRS versus DFSR

Windows Server 2000 and 2003 use FRS to replicate the SYSVOL folder content between domain controllers. With Windows Server 2008, FRS was deprecated and Microsoft introduced DFSR for SYSVOL folder replication:

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