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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

AD FS configuration database

AD FS configuration settings need to be saved in a database. AD FS supports two types of databases. The simplest method is to use the Windows Internal Database (WID), which comes with the AD FS installation. This is not a standalone database installation, and it is capable of providing high availability by copying databases to other servers in the AD FS farm. When we go for the AD FS configuration, it gives two deployment options:

  • Create the first federation server in a federation server farm
  • Add the federation server to a federation server farm

If WID is used with the first option, then WID will be deployed with scalability, which allows servers to be added to the farm later and replicate WID. The first server in the farm will be the primary server and it will host the read/write copy of the database.

When we use the second option, the newly added server will replicate the copy of WID from the primary server, and it will...

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