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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

Tools and methods for managing objects

There are different tools and methods we can use to manage AD objects. When you install AD DS on a server, it will also enable access to these management tools. There are other third-party vendors who build AD management tools as well. But in this chapter, we will only be using built-in tools on Windows Server systems.

Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is the latest Microsoft server management tool. It is a web-based application that you can use to manage Windows Server instances, Windows 10 PCs, clusters, and hyper-converged systems in an infrastructure. We also can use this tool to manage AD servers and AD objects. Before we look at that, let's study the architecture behind Windows Admin Center:

Figure 7.1: Windows Admin Center architecture

Once deployed, Windows Admin Center can be accessed from anywhere as long as the necessary firewall rules are in place. Windows Admin Center is a lightweight installation...

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