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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

Hybrid Identity

Back in 2006, I was working with a large Canadian managed-hosting service provider. At that time, there was a huge demand for dedicated server hosting and colocation services. Hardware, bandwidth, and management all came at a high cost. However, things started to change with the rise of virtualization: it was able to bring the hosting costs down massively. I still remember that there were all sorts of discussions at the time about the pros and cons of virtualization. As with any technology, in the beginning, there were issues, but virtualization technologies developed rapidly and brought businesses to a point that they can't look away from.

For us, it was the same: business-wise, we were safe with dedicated server hosting. We were making good profits. But with virtualization, customers were able to bring racks of dedicated servers into a few hypervisor hosts. Then, businesses in the hosting field started to find new ways of making money with virtualized technologies...

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