Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

What learning resources would you recommend for Active Directory beginners?

Expert Laura E. Hunter offers some helpful suggestions for increasing your Active Directory knowledge in a hurry.

I know very little about Active Directory structure and its functionality and am very eager to learn. Do you recommend any specific books/manuals/IT schools that might be helpful for someone like myself?

There are any number of good books and resources available for you to learn about Active Directory and other Microsoft technologies. Perhaps the best thing you can do is to install a test server for yourself and start trying different things to see what happens -- you can download a trial version of the Windows Server 2003 software from the Microsoft website. I would also recommend subscribing to the ActiveDir list-serv, hosted at ActiveDir.org, where you will find wit and wisdom from many Active Directory experts. You'll also find a lot of useful information on the Microsoft website itself; there are entire sub-sections of the site dedicated to different technologies including AD, DNS, and other networking and directory technologies.

Dig Deeper on Windows systems and network management

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.