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Boosting your career and knowledge in Active Directory

April 25, 2013 4 comments

Since a while I was thinking about helping others posting their TRUE knowledge and skills, I seen a lot of guys roaming around with no clues how to build true knowledge about IT infrastructure in general.

In this blog series, I will list recommended reading for several technologies and components and how you can build knowledge around that, of course; hand-on and time will give you the required experience, but these recommendations will help you to stop the no-clues auto-pilot mode.

I will start with AD, please note the following:

  • You might have different opinions about the readings, again these are my recommendations.
  • I read the below list so when I complied this list I wanted to cut it short for you instead of reading useless stuff.
  • You will still need to build hands-on experience.

so let us start with the Active Directory reading lists:

Active Directory branch office deployment guide for 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5838
Windows Server 2003 Design kit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3299
Active Directory post graduate readings http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/07/27/post-graduate-ad-studies.aspx
I recommend reading replication topology, Kerberos, DFSR, DFS replication, logon and authentication technologies,
Active Directory Designing and deploying http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Designing-Deploying-Running/dp/1449320023/
ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366872876&sr=1-1&keywords=active+directory
Active Directory cookbook http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Cookbook-Laura-Hunter/dp/0596521103/
ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366872876&sr=1-5&keywords=active+directory
Active Directory field guide http://www.amazon.com/Active-Directory-Field-Guide-Hunter/dp/1590594924/
ref=sr_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366872919&sr=1-19&keywords=active+directory
Active Directory MCM reading list http://www.dynamicevents.com/MCM/MCM_Windows2008-Directory_Pre-reading_v5.pdf
AD site coverage/DNS..etc http://etutorials.org/Server+Administration/Active+Directory.
+Windows+server+2003+Windows+2000/Chapter+11.+Site+Topology/
Recipe+11.19+Disabling+Automatic+Site+Coverage+for+
a+Domain+Controller/
SOME READS http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/
2008/06/24/domain-controller-stickiness-prevention.aspx

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/paulbergson/archive/2010
/04/19/ad-clients-not-authenticating-to-its-local-site.aspx

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/paulbergson/archive/2013/
01/02/preventing-spoke-dc-s-from-advertising-in-the-hub-site-for-authentication-availability.aspx

http://jorgequestforknowledge.wordpress.com/category/
active-directory-domain-services-adds/dc-locator/

http://jorgequestforknowledge.wordpress.com/2007/06/
30/dc-locator-process-in-w2k-w2k3-r2-and-w2k8-part-1/

This list will be updated on regular basis to reflect the most recent interesting reads, I wish you all successful career in AD.

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