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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

Best practices

In previous sections, I have explained things we need to consider for FSMO role placement. Here, I'd like to summarize the points we discussed so far:

  • Domain controllers in the forest should be able to reach FSMO role holders without any network layer connection barriers. If domain controllers are in a segmented network, make sure traffic is routed correctly.
  • We can distribute FSMO roles to multiple servers; however, more servers means more management overhead. Unless it is a real requirement, try to keep FSMO roles to a fewer number of computers.
  • Place the PDC role in the most reliable and powerful domain controller. Avoid installing applications and other Windows Server roles in PDC to reduce unnecessary resource usage.
  • Keep the RID master and PDC roles in the same domain controller (same domain). Communication between these roles is crucial and keeping this in the same domain controller ensures reliable connectivity. Resource...
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