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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0

Book Description

Focused content on automating the user authentication and authorization tool for Windows environments

Automation helps make administration of computing environments more manageable. It alleviates the repetition of repeating frequent tasks and and automates just about any task for Active Directory, Windows PowerShell 2.0. Focused on everyday and frequently performed tasks, this indispensable guide provides you with the PowerShell solutions for these tasks. Solutions are presented in a step-by-step format so that you can fully grasp how the new Active Directory module for PowerShell provides command-line scripting for administrative, configuration, and diagnostic tasks.

  • Walks you through the processes and tools required to automate everyday tasks
  • Offers PowerShell solutions for maintaining a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Includes real-world examples, explanations of concepts, and step-by-step solutions

This unique book allows you to work more efficiently and effectively and keep up with the ever-increasing demands from businesses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  10. Table of Contents
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What Is Covered in This Book
    3. How to Contact the Author
  12. PART I: Administering Service Delivery
    1. CHAPTER 1: Using PowerShell with Active Directory
      1. Understand the Basics of PowerShell
      2. Understand How PowerShell and Active Directory Work Together
    2. CHAPTER 2: Managing Domains and Forests
      1. Manage AD Domains
      2. Manage Active Directory Trusts
    3. CHAPTER 3: Managing Sites and Replication
      1. Manage the Site Topology
      2. Manage Replication
    4. CHAPTER 4: Managing Domain Controllers
      1. Manage How the Active Directory Service Is Provided
      2. Manage Server-Specific Settings
  13. PART II: Managing Active Directory Data
    1. CHAPTER 5: Configuring Active Directory Dependencies
      1. Configure DNS
      2. Manage Domain Time
    2. CHAPTER 6: Administering User and Group Accounts
      1. Manage User Accounts
      2. Manage Groups
    3. CHAPTER 7: Managing Computer Accounts, Objects, and Organizational Units
      1. Manage Objects
      2. Manage Computer Accounts
      3. Manage Organizational Units
    4. CHAPTER 8: Managing Group Policies
      1. Manage Group Policy Settings
      2. Manage Group Policy Application
  14. PART III: Protecting Your Investment in Active Directory
    1. CHAPTER 9: Automating Active Directory Security
      1. Secure the Forest
      2. Manage BitLocker
    2. CHAPTER 10: Backing Up Data and Recovering from Disasters
      1. Back Up Active Directory Data
      2. Restore Data
    3. CHAPTER 11: Monitoring Health and Performance
      1. Keep Active Directory Healthy
      2. Track Domain Controller Performance
  15. INDEX