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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 infrastructure security is a broad topic to cover in one chapter. AD security is not just dependent on AD DS; it is related to every layer of the OSI 7-layer model. At the beginning of the chapter, we learned about Kerberos authentication and what exactly happens behind the scenes when a user tries to access a resource in the AD environment. Then, we moved on to delegated permission control, where we learned about how we can delegate permissions to users, allowing them to only do specific administrative tasks. After that, we moved on to the Pass-the-hash attacks section, where we learned about PtH attacks.

Microsoft has introduced new tools and features that can be used to prevent PtH attacks. The Protected Users security group, restricted RDP mode, authentication policies, and authentication policy silos are some of them. In this chapter, we learned about how these tools work and how we can implement them in the AD environment. Then, we moved on to Microsoft LAPS....

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