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Take advantage of TechRepublic's Active Directory resources

Are you getting ready to roll out Active Directory Services? TechRepublic has a list of articles and resources that can help make you a pro with Microsoft's new directory services software.


In a recent NetAdmin Republic poll, TechRepublic members were asked whether they planned to roll out Active Directory Services (ADS) with their Win2K installation. Seventy-five percent of respondents said that they were implementing ADS with Win2K or were planning to roll out Win2K and subsequently implement ADS. As a follow-up to the poll, we’re offering links to articles and other Internet resources to help members manage their deployment of Active Directory.

Poll results



TechRepublic Active Directory resources
Here’s a list of links to articles you may find useful during your Active Directory deployment:
  • "Avoid the surprises: Download our Active Directory Installation Guide”
    If you’ve never installed Active Directory before, you should definitely read this article. The guide shows step-by-step screen shots of the ADS installation process, so you’ll know what to expect along the way.
  • "In the zone: Getting to know Active Directory”
    This article offers a general overview of Active Directory and what it does in Windows 2000. It includes brief explanations of DNS, integrated zones, security, and the disadvantages of ADS.
  • "The role of DNS in Windows 2000”
    Did you know that Microsoft has made DNS an integral part of Windows 2000 and Active Directory? Find out more about DNS and how Windows 2000 uses it with Active Directory.
  • "Backing up and restoring Active Directory”
    It goes without saying that once you have Active Directory installed and in use on your production network, it becomes the backbone of your system. However, backing up and restoring Active Directory can be tricky. This article focuses on backup and restore procedures.
  • "Understanding Active Directory replication”
    Did you know that AD stores information across domain controllers instead of keeping the data in a central location? This process is known as replication, and you can learn more about it in this article written by Brien Posey.
  • "Reducing network traffic in a Windows 2000 environment”
    If it’s not managed properly, the additional replication traffic of Active Directory can bog down your network. Find out how you can reduce and control ADS replication traffic on your network.

Helpful Internet resources
If you’re looking for additional information on the deployment and maintenance of Active Directory, check out the following Internet resources:
What tools and resources have you used to help your company roll out its Active Directory Services? We want to hear about it! Feel free to leave a post below or send us a note with your suggestions.
In a recent NetAdmin Republic poll, TechRepublic members were asked whether they planned to roll out Active Directory Services (ADS) with their Win2K installation. Seventy-five percent of respondents said that they were implementing ADS with Win2K or were planning to roll out Win2K and subsequently implement ADS. As a follow-up to the poll, we’re offering links to articles and other Internet resources to help members manage their deployment of Active Directory.

Poll results



TechRepublic Active Directory resources
Here’s a list of links to articles you may find useful during your Active Directory deployment:
  • "Avoid the surprises: Download our Active Directory Installation Guide”
    If you’ve never installed Active Directory before, you should definitely read this article. The guide shows step-by-step screen shots of the ADS installation process, so you’ll know what to expect along the way.
  • "In the zone: Getting to know Active Directory”
    This article offers a general overview of Active Directory and what it does in Windows 2000. It includes brief explanations of DNS, integrated zones, security, and the disadvantages of ADS.
  • "The role of DNS in Windows 2000”
    Did you know that Microsoft has made DNS an integral part of Windows 2000 and Active Directory? Find out more about DNS and how Windows 2000 uses it with Active Directory.
  • "Backing up and restoring Active Directory”
    It goes without saying that once you have Active Directory installed and in use on your production network, it becomes the backbone of your system. However, backing up and restoring Active Directory can be tricky. This article focuses on backup and restore procedures.
  • "Understanding Active Directory replication”
    Did you know that AD stores information across domain controllers instead of keeping the data in a central location? This process is known as replication, and you can learn more about it in this article written by Brien Posey.
  • "Reducing network traffic in a Windows 2000 environment”
    If it’s not managed properly, the additional replication traffic of Active Directory can bog down your network. Find out how you can reduce and control ADS replication traffic on your network.

Helpful Internet resources
If you’re looking for additional information on the deployment and maintenance of Active Directory, check out the following Internet resources:
What tools and resources have you used to help your company roll out its Active Directory Services? We want to hear about it! Feel free to leave a post below or send us a note with your suggestions.

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