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Title:
Windows 2000 server architecture and planning
Author:
Nielsen, Morten Strunge.
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Publication Information:
Albany, NY : Coriolis Group Books, [1999]

©1999
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xxviii, 715 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781576104361
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This volume provides an explanation of Windows 2000 (formerly NT 5) from a designing and planning perspective for enterprise architects, Microsoft professionals, and IS and networking professions. It discusses the main terms and features introduced by Windows 2000 including practical design examples and step-by-step instructions, and explains how to account for Windows 2000 if installing NT today, and how to migrate or inter-operate Windows 2000 from NT, NetWare, Unix, and various host systems. Nielsen has written a number of books on Windows and Windows NT, currently works for a NETLOG Technology, a Danish systems integrator. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxiii
Part I Overview
Chapter 1 Overview Of The Marketp. 3
Microsoft Is Everywherep. 3
NT Workstation 4 Vs. Windows 98p. 5
Windows 2000 Server For The High End?p. 13
In Pursuit Of New Business Opportunitiesp. 16
Understanding The New Microsoft Mantra: Digital Nervous Systemsp. 18
It's All Leading To Windows 2000 Serverp. 20
Chapter 2 Windows 2000 In Briefp. 23
Windows 2000 Is An Enormous New Releasep. 24
Part II Planning
Chapter 3 Introducing Directory Servicesp. 55
What Comprises A Directory Service?p. 56
Today's Directory Servicesp. 67
Chapter 4 Understanding Active Directoryp. 75
Enter Active Directoryp. 76
Basic Directory Services Definitionsp. 77
Domains: Logical Partitioning Of The Directoryp. 81
Organizational Units: Logical Partitioning Of Domainsp. 86
Global Catalog: Another Key Feature Of Active Directoryp. 87
Domain Controllers And Sites: The Directory's Physical Partsp. 87
Key Active Directory Featuresp. 89
How Active Directory Fits Within The Windows 2000 Server Architecturep. 94
Active Directory, In Summaryp. 97
Chapter 5 The Key Concepts Of Active Directoryp. 101
Domains And Organizational Unitsp. 101
Trees And Forestsp. 103
Putting The Vital Pieces Togetherp. 106
DNS And LDAPp. 109
The Global Catalogp. 115
The Physical Side Of Things: Sites And DCsp. 116
A Word On Replicationp. 121
Name Types And Naming Conventions In Active Directoryp. 123
The Logical Structure Elements Of Active Directoryp. 126
Active Directory Security Featuresp. 128
Moving Onp. 130
Chapter 6 Identifying The Directory For Your Organizational Settingp. 133
A Word Regarding The Planning Teamp. 134
Identifying Organizational Characteristicsp. 135
What You Need And Why!p. 156
Moving On...p. 157
Chapter 7 Determining The DNS Structurep. 159
An Example Of DNS In The Active Directory Settingp. 160
From WINS To DDNSp. 162
Introducing The Domain Name Systemp. 163
DNS With Windows 2000 Server: DDNS And Morep. 182
Getting Down To Businessp. 208
Chapter 8 Planning A Domain Structurep. 209
Adhering To KISSp. 210
The Makings Of A Domainp. 213
Getting Down To The Basics Of OUsp. 215
Summarizing The OU Conceptp. 217
OUs Vs. Domainsp. 221
Designing The OU Structurep. 223
Typical OU Modelsp. 225
Planning The OU Structurep. 230
Some Advice On OU Designp. 237
OU Design Examplesp. 239
Best Practicesp. 242
The Very Last Wordsp. 247
Chapter 9 Planning Of User And Group Managementp. 249
An Introduction To User Account Managementp. 250
The User Accountp. 253
Introducing The Group Accountp. 262
The Built-in Groupsp. 272
Group Strategiesp. 281
Delegation Of Administrationp. 287
Group Policiesp. 289
Group Policies In Depthp. 295
Summing It All Up: Planning Is Crucialp. 301
Scopes Of Managementp. 304
Best Practicesp. 313
Users, Groups, And Group Policies In Shortp. 316
Chapter 10 Planning Of Domain Trees And A Forestp. 319
Going After The Single Domainp. 320
Introducing The Domain Tree And The Forestp. 321
Getting It Right--Right?p. 324
Setting Out To Design The Domain Structurep. 330
Determining The Number Of Domains Your Organization Requiresp. 331
Defining The Domain Namespacep. 335
A Domain Design Examplep. 341
Best Practicesp. 344
The Final Cutp. 345
Chapter 11 Planning The Physical Structuresp. 347
Introducing DCs, GCs, And Sitesp. 348
Replication In Depthp. 351
How Replication Is Donep. 354
DCs In Depthp. 369
GCs In Depthp. 370
Sites In Depthp. 373
How To Design For The Physical Propertiesp. 383
Best Practicesp. 397
The Final Wordsp. 399
Chapter 12 Assessing The Resultsp. 401
Understanding Directory Servicesp. 401
Understanding Active Directoryp. 403
The Core Active Directory Conceptsp. 405
Planning: Getting It Wrong To Get It Rightp. 416
Planning Active Directory Logical Structuresp. 418
Planning Active Directory Physical Structuresp. 423
Don't Forget About Securityp. 426
The Very Last Cutp. 427
Part III Testing
Chapter 13 Implementing Active Directoryp. 433
Installing Windows 2000 Serverp. 433
So Far, So Goodp. 476
Chapter 14 Advanced Active Directory Implementation Topicsp. 477
Advanced Optionsp. 477
Creating OUs For Administrative Delegation And Policiesp. 481
Creating Sites And Defining The Replication Propertiesp. 492
Disaster Prevention With Windows 2000 Serverp. 501
The Use Of Vital Domain And Forest Propertiesp. 508
The Resource Kit Utilitiesp. 514
A Mixed Bagp. 520
Chapter 15 Schema Managementp. 523
The Schema In Briefp. 524
The Most Important Active Directory Object Classesp. 526
When To Modify The Schemap. 535
Modifying The Schemap. 539
How To Do Bulk Data Entryp. 554
Best Practicesp. 557
Keep Cool Regarding Schema Updatingp. 558
Chapter 16 The Inside Track On Database Sizing And Replication Loadp. 563
Active Directory Internalsp. 564
Active Directory Database Sizing And Optimizationp. 571
Active Directory Replication Loadp. 577
Getting A Feel For The FRSp. 583
Best Practicesp. 587
Summing It All Upp. 590
Part IV Fitting To A Current Infrastructure
Chapter 17 Implementing NT Server 4 With Active Directory In Mindp. 593
Vital Advice About Designing Your NT Server 4 Solutionp. 594
The Boring TCP/IP Detailsp. 595
Choosing A Domain Modelp. 602
Vital Group And User Lessons Learnedp. 603
The Exchange Server Anglep. 605
Best Practicesp. 607
A Last Word Of Advicep. 607
Chapter 18 Migrating From Windows NT Server To Windows 2000 Serverp. 611
The Broad View On Upgradingp. 612
Preplanning: Examining Current NT Server Structuresp. 613
Decide How To Upgrade The NT Domainsp. 615
Decide How To Form The Active Directory Domainp. 622
Decide How To Upgrade The DCsp. 624
Develop A Recovery Planp. 628
Domain Restructuring And Consolidationp. 631
Decide When To Move To Native Modep. 637
Decide How To Handle Restraints: The Exchange Server Examplep. 639
Best Practicesp. 647
Performing The Actual Upgradep. 649
Chapter 19 Migration From And Coexistence With Non-Microsoft Environmentsp. 651
Understanding The Integration Strategyp. 652
Providing Single Sign-Onp. 654
Optimum Integration Via MS DirSyncp. 660
The Rest Of The Storyp. 663
The Migration And Coexistence Story Thus Farp. 674
Appendix A A Guide To Handling A Windows 2000 Server Implementation Projectp. 677
Indexp. 691

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