Active Directory security school: Set up and configuration

No matter how secure all the layers of your network might be, an improperly configured Active Directory can render the rest of your security measures useless. So how can you protect yourself from a hacker with their eyes on your AD? How can you recover from such an attack? Find the answers to all of your AD questions in this security school.

Active Directory Security School: Lesson 1

Keys to finalizing your Active Directory migration
When you migrate from Windows NT domains to Windows Active Directory domains, there are many aspects of the migration that can remain unfinished. Expert Derek Melber runs dows the list of areas that should be checked to avoid security gaps in your network.

AD security: Delegating administration
Delegation of administration is a necessary way to give non-admins the ability to create and control users and groups. Ensure security with proper delegation of administration.

Chapter introduction: Establishing Active Directory security
This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" explains the benefits of gaining a firm grasp of AD security settings.

AD permissions book excerpt
This excerpt from Chapter 5 of "The definitive guide to Windows 2000 security" explains how to set permissions in Active Directory.

AD security shortcuts learning center
It's essential to set the proper AD security settings early on to avoid problems later. See these tips from the Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security.

Create usable boundaries within Active Directory
This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" discusses the hard coded and manually created boundaries defined within AD.

Best practices for delegating control in Active Directory
This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" provides best practices and tips to use when delegating administration.

Select the proper Active Directory structure
This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" describes the different directory structure options and their advantages.

Active Directory delegation of administration
This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" describes AD delegation tasks and the benefits that delegation provides.

Directory administration for Windows Active Directory
This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" includes guidelines to keep in mind when considering directory administration security.

Dos and don'ts of Active Directory migrations
Top 10 dos and don'ts of Active Directory migration

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This was first published in November 2006

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