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Executive Summary

Core Active Directory administration focuses on key tasks that are performed routinely with Active Directory directory service, such as creating computer accounts or joining computers to a domain. Master the tools you can use to manage Active Directory as well as specific techniques for managing computers, domain controllers, and organizational units in this sample chapter from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition. Chapter coverage includes:

  • Tools for managing Active Directory - examine graphical administration tools, command line tools, support tools
  • Using the Active Directory Users and Computers Tool - the primary administration tool for managing Active Directory, used to handle all user, group, and computer-related tasks, and to manage organizational units
  • Managing domain controllers, roles and catalogs - install or demote a domain controller; use Active Directory Users and Computers to view or change the location of domain-wide operations master roles; configure additional global catalogs by enabling domain controllers to host the global catalog
  • Managing organizational units - create and manage OUs; help organize objects, set Group Policy with a limited scope, and more.


Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition
ISBN: 0735622450
Published: Febuary 2006
Authors: William R. Stanek
Chapter: Chapter 7: Core Active Directory Administration
Published by Microsoft Press Note: Microsoft book chapters are locked against printing, but you may download and save them to your PC for later reading.

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