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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 12. Managing domain controllers

Domain controllers are the most essential part of your Active Directory. Creating domain controllers was covered in detail in chapter 11, and this chapter shows how to manage them. It starts with discovering the domain controllers in your environment, and then covers testing their availability and the services they offer.

The chapter then moves on to global catalogs—the extra piece of domain controller functionality that enables you to access a subset of the attributes of every object in the forest in every domain. The global catalog is essential for the correct functioning of a multi-domain forest and Exchange email servers. After learning how to find global catalogs, you’ll see techniques for promoting ...

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