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  • Manage new Active Directory features, such as the Recycle Bin, group Managed Service Accounts, and fine-grained password policies
  • Work with Active Directory from the command line and use Windows PowerShell to automate tasks
  • Create and remove forests, domains, and trusts
  • Create groups, modify group scope and type, and manage memberships
  • Delegate control, view and modify permissions
  • Optimize Active Directory and Azure AD in terms of security

Active Directory is an administration system for Windows administrators to automate network, security and access management tasks in the Windows infrastructure.

This book starts off with a detailed focus on forests, domains, trusts, schemas and partitions. Next, you learn how to manage domain controllers, organizational units and the default containers.

Going forward, you deep dive into managing Active Directory sites as well as identifying and solving replication problems. The next set of chapters covers the different components of Active Directory and discusses the management of users, groups and computers. You also go through recipes that help you manage your Active Directory domains, manage user and groups objects and computer accounts, expiring group memberships and group Managed Service Accounts with PowerShell.

You learn how to work with Group Policy and how to get the most out of it. The last set of chapters covers federation, security and monitoring. You will also learn about Azure Active Directory and how to integrate on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD. You learn how Azure AD Connect synchronization works, which will help you manage Azure AD.

By the end of the book, you have learned in detail about Active Directory and Azure AD, too.

  • Expert solutions for the federation, certificates, security, and monitoring with Active Directory
  • Explore Azure AD and AD Connect for effective administration on cloud
  • Automate security tasks using Active Directory and PowerShell
Page Count 620
Course Length 18 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781789806984
Date Of Publication 2 May 2019


Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer calls himself an Active Directory aficionado; he's done everything with Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, including decommissioning. He has been MCSA, MCSE, and MCITP-certified for ages, an MCT for the past 5 years and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility for over a decade. As the CTO at SCCT, Sander leads a team of architects performing many projects, most of them identity-related, throughout Europe.