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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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

Active Directory database maintenance

Active Directory maintains a multi-master database to store schema information, configuration information, and domain information. Normally, when we say database, the first thing that comes to our mind is software such as Microsoft SQL, MySQL, or Oracle. But here, it's quite different. Active Directory databases use the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE), which is an Indexed and Sequential Access Method (ISAM) technology.

Here, a single system works as the client and server. It uses record-oriented database architecture, which provides extremely fast access to records. The ESE indexes the data in the database file, which can grow up to 16 terabytes and hold over 2 billion records. Typically, the ESE is used for applications that require fast and structured data storage. The ESE is used for many other Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Exchange, DHCP, and FRS.

As the database creation process is part of the domain controller...

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