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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


In this section, let's go ahead and see how we can use built-in Windows monitoring and audit capabilities. In order to do these configurations, you need to have domain administrator or enterprise administrator privileges.

Reviewing events

Event Viewer can simply be opened by running eventvwr.msc. The same MMC can also be used to connect to a remote computer using the Connect to Another Computer... option, as highlighted in the following screenshot:

Figure 19.4: Review events on another computer

We can simplify this by creating server groups in Server Manager. Server groups allow us to group systems running similar server roles or acting as part of a distributed system.

Before we go ahead and create server groups, we need to take note of the following information:

  1. We need an account that has administrator privileges for all the member servers to create and use server groups.
  2. We must enable Windows Remote Management (WinRM...
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