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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Laura E. Hunter, Ken St. Cyr

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Keep Active Directory Healthy

What does it mean to keep AD healthy? The health of AD (or any computer system, for that matter) is really broken into two parts: the proactive and the reactive. When you're keeping your AD proactively healthy, you're regularly performing tasks that monitor and maintain your domain to ensure that nothing unexpected happens. This includes things like keeping an eye on system events and proactively monitoring for free disk space.

No matter how good a job you do proactively with AD, you'll always be forced into reactive mode every now and then. In reactive mode, you're trying to determine why something is broken or not working as expected, and then you're figuring out what to change to resolve the issue. In this section, ...

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