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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

AD DS installation prerequisites

Before we look at installing AD DS, there are certain prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. Without these, even if we have a good design, we will not have a healthy AD DS environment.

Hardware requirements

In modern infrastructures, most workloads run on virtualized platforms. Some still think it is best to keep at least one physical domain controller in AD infrastructure but this is not true. In the early days of virtualization, I would somewhat agree but now technology has moved on. We can keep all domain controllers as virtualized domain controllers. However, if required, the following are the minimum hardware requirements for AD DS 2022:

  • 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • A storage adapter that supports the PCI Express architecture (Windows Server 2022 does not support IDE/ATA/PATA/EIDE for boot, data, or page drives)
  • 32 GB of free space
  • 1 x network adapter
  • DVD drive or support for a network USB...
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