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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
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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

Here, we will look into some of the best practices that can be used to manage Active Directory objects:

  • Housekeeping: It is important to review the validity of Active Directory objects from time to time. There can be objects that are no longer active in operations. There are several ways to handle these objects:
    • If it's possible to confirm that objects are not in use 100% of the time, objects can be completely deleted from Active Directory.
    • If it's not possible to confirm, the object can be disabled and monitored for events. If there are no events, the object can be removed from Active Directory.

    To manage disabled objects, it is advisable to create a different OU and move the disabled objects to that. This will allow you to keep track of them and allow easy access when required.

    In Active Directory, there can be objects that are only used for a limited time. As an example, there can be contractors who...

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