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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

Deciding on the domain and forest functional levels

Once the domain and forest designs are ready, the next step is to decide on the forest and domain functional levels. The forest and domain functional levels define the AD DS features that can be used in the identity infrastructure. You cannot have AD DS 2022 features if your organization level is running on the Windows Server 2012 domain and forest functional levels. When you add the domain controller to the existing forest or domain, it will automatically match the existing forest and domain functional level.

There are a couple of things you need to consider when you're deciding on the forest and domain functional levels:

  • Existing domain controllers: It is always good to run the latest and greatest functional levels, but it isn't always practical. The lowest domain controller version in the domain decides the maximum forest and domain function you can have without an upgrade. As an example, in your domain...
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