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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Active Directory in a Nutshell

In this book, we look at the architecture and implementation of the Active Directory. An emphasis is placed on hands-on demonstrations of common tasks and the architecture behind those tasks. In short, our goal is to make your job as an Active Directory administrator easier. The reason for the architecture is that the AD, similar to all databases, does not respond well to haphazard design and implementation. A thorough knowledge of the implications of choices you make in the design phase of your AD implementation is critical.

Physical and Logical Structure of the Active Directory

A variety of logical and physical structures collaborate to provide the AD infrastructure.

Forests

An Active Directory forest consists ...

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