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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

Hierarchical naming structures

In Chapter 1, Active Directory Fundamentals, we looked into domain trees and explored how they can be used to organize the domain structure in the hierarchical method. DNS allows us to translate this logical structure into the domain namespace. Similar to a tree, it starts from the root and is spread into different layers, such as branches and leaves. In the domain tree, the root is represented by a dot (.). A typical tree branch contains many leaves. In the domain tree, a branch represents a collection of named resources, and a leaf in a branch represents a single named entry. In a tree, branches and leaves depend on each other. Branches and leaves are part of one system until everything is attached together. When we describe a leaf or a branch, we explain it with the relationship to the tree. For example, if I need to show someone a leaf of an apple tree, I will call it an apple leaf. Then, the person knows it's a part of an apple tree.


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