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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

How to plan AD migrations

AD migration from an older version to a newer one is a common requirement for any AD infrastructure. As time goes by, operating systems go out of support. Even if an organization is not looking to implement new AD features, sometimes they have to migrate to a newer version if the operating system is out of support. In a typical AD migration process, a new AD DS version will be installed on a new server. Then, the FSMO roles will migrate to the new domain controllers.

Once this is completed, the older version of AD DS will be decommissioned. Afterward, the domain and forest functional levels will be raised to match the new AD DS version. Even though each AD DS version has core functions that are the same, newer versions always have new features and enhancements that apply to the domain or forest level.

There can be many reasons why an organization may consider an AD migration. I have listed a few reasons as follows:

  • To implement new...
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