by Shannon King<br />
In IT “we” call active directory AD for short…but, all                      			jargon aside<br /> By definition- AD is Mi...
As an Administrator<br />We understand someone must own all of these data file and resources.<br />AD Provides a single hi...
What’sGranting Permission<br /> Active Directory has a centralized administration mechanism over the entire network that d...
Basic Active Directory Networks<br />A Network- is  interconnected system of things or people.<br />And in AD our Basic Ac...
Domains<br />An AD domain is a collection of computers that share a common set of policies, a name and a database for thei...
Objects, Phantoms<br />     As an administrator these are some cool words to have in your repertoire.<br />Stale reference...
			  LDAP’s<br />Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an important tool. It enables anyone to locate organizations, in...
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Active Directory

  1. 1. by Shannon King<br />
  2. 2. In IT “we” call active directory AD for short…but, all jargon aside<br /> By definition- AD is Microsoft’s trademarked© Directory Service.<br />Delving deeper into that definition A Directory is an INDEX of files stored on a computer.<br />Considering we have an index tells us there must be a Data Base, requiring an index.<br />
  3. 3. As an Administrator<br />We understand someone must own all of these data file and resources.<br />AD Provides a single hierarchical view from which to access and manage all of these network resources.<br />However, In order to access a resource a client MUST have Permission<br />
  4. 4. What’sGranting Permission<br /> Active Directory has a centralized administration mechanism over the entire network that delegates authority. <br />This mechanism automates network management allowing interoperation with other directories and much more.<br />What’s interoperation? It refers to the ability of diverse system and organizations to work together.<br />
  5. 5. Basic Active Directory Networks<br />A Network- is interconnected system of things or people.<br />And in AD our Basic Active Directory Networks are:<br />Forests<br /> *Domains*<br />Organizational Units<br />Sites<br />
  6. 6. Domains<br />An AD domain is a collection of computers that share a common set of policies, a name and a database for their members.<br />A domain must have one or more servers that serve as Domain Controllers or DC’s and store the database, maintain policies and provide the authentification of logons.<br />Domain Controllers store the database. It’s a Server!<br />
  7. 7. Objects, Phantoms<br /> As an administrator these are some cool words to have in your repertoire.<br />Stale references are known a Phantoms in the AD system.<br />Everything that AD tracks is considered an Object. An object is any user, system, resource, or service tracked within AD.<br />
  8. 8. LDAP’s<br />Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an important tool. It enables anyone to locate organizations, individuals and other resources such as files and devices in a network whether the public internet or on a corporate intranet.<br />The LDAP’s Should not be taken lightly and should be mastered. LDAP search queries can come in very handy;-) <br />
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