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Windows Server® 2008 Bible by Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 22. Active Directory Management

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Learn to manage replication

  • Familiarize yourself with catalog server installation

  • Learn to perform online and offline Active Directory backups

  • Learn how to move Active Directory among servers

  • Active Directory administration

This chapter deploys an Active Directory infrastructure. Working from the deployment plan blueprint described in this chapter, you can identify and modify the elements of the deployment plan that suit your configuration. You can make changes as desired, whether you need a solution for a small network or a WAN connecting multiple domain controllers and an extensive Active Directory tree.

Note

See Chapters 1 and 2 and Chapter 17 for specifics on Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services. For information on using Active Directory Certificate Services and read-only domain controllers, see Chapter 16.

Installing New Directory Services into an Existing Infrastructure

You should take several things into consideration when installing directory services into an existing infrastructure, the first of which is uptime. If you are dealing with a network that can be down for several hours at a time, perhaps after normal business hours, your job is made easier. However, if your company maintains 24/7 services, you can't very well down servers to upgrade them.

One of the most important things to remember when upgrading a Windows NT network ...

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