When you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the updated edition of the popular Active Directory Cookbook (O'Reilly), by Laura E. Hunter and Robbie Allen is the resource you can trust. The book provides quick solutions to more than 300 common (and uncommon) problems you might encounter when deploying, administering, and automating Microsoft's network directory service.
For the third edition, Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers troubleshooting recipes based on valuable input from Windows administrators, in addition to her own experience. You'll find solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. The Active Directory Cookbook will help you:
Perform Active Directory tasks from the command line
Use scripting technologies to automate Active Directory tasks
Manage new Active Directory features, such as Read-Only Domain Controllers, fine-grained password policies, and more
Create domains and trusts
Locate users whose passwords are about to expire
Apply a security filter to group policy objects
Check for potential replication problems
Restrict hosts from performing LDAP queries
View DNS server performance statistics
Each recipe includes a discussion explaining how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. Active Directory Cookbook is ideal for any IT professional using Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, and Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, including Active Directory administrators looking to automate task-based solutions
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