Active Directory, a fundamental component of Windows 2000, is revolutionizing the way people design and manage networks. Whether you are a savvy system administrator or are new to networking and information technology, Active Directory For Dummies helps you understand this wonderful new operating system technology. This unpretentious resource presents the fundamentals of Active Directory and then moves right into planning, implementing, and managing it. Active Directory For Dummies offers a clear explanation of the program and a cataloging of its benefits and buzzwords. Explore the following topics in easy-to-understand language: * Prepare your environment for a shift to Active Directory. * Consider logical structure issues like planning the DNS namespace, designing the tree, and defining an organizational unit (OU) model. * Build a model of an Active Directory domain and create your first objects. * Migrate from an existing environment to an Active Directory environment. * Manage security, users, resources, and replication traffic within the Active Directory tree. * Understand how the Active Directory Services Interface works with other Microsoft technology.
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