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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

User accounts

In an Active Directory environment, what is the most common administrative task? Obviously, it's creating and managing user accounts. A user account does not only hold a username and password; it also holds data such as group memberships, the roaming profile path, the home folder path, login script information, remote dial-in permissions, and much more. Every time we set up a new account, we need to define values for these attributes. When the number of attributes increases, the number of mistakes that can happen during the account creation process also increases. An organization's identity is at stake here; even a small mistake can cost an organization a lot. As an example, if you add a user to the wrong user group accidentally, they will have access to some resources that they are not supposed to have access to.

When I create a Statement of Work (SoW) or implementation plan for a customer, I always start with a template. This template contains sections...

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