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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
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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 management commands and scripts

The module has 147 commands, and they can be used in countless different ways to manage the Active Directory environment. In this section, we will look at the capabilities of these commands and see how we can use them to improve Active Directory management.

I'd like to start this section by explaining how we can review the existing configuration of an Active Directory environment. The quick way to review the directory server configuration and capabilities is to use the following command:

Get-ADRootDSE

This command provides important information, such as forest and domain functional levels, the default naming context, the current time, and the currently logged-in domain controller.

The next step is to find the domain controllers in the domain. We can use the following to list the domain controller name, the IP address, the status of the global catalog server, and the Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles:

Get-ADDomainController...
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