Design and implement Active Directory infrastructure (logical)

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Implementing a forest restructure

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Forest restructuring involves moving a domain within a forest. Any domain within a forest can be moved, with the exception of the forest root domain. You use the rendom tool to restructure a forest. First, you generate a Domainlist.xml file with rendom /list, edit the file, run rendom […]

Implementing a domain migration

Last Updated On : Thursday, December 15, 2016The Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) is central to implementing a domain migration. ADMT requires a SQL Server installation, which can be SQL Server Express or an existing SQL Server in the organization. The ADMT tool has several wizards to assist in migration, depending on the type of […]

Implementing a domain upgrade

Last Updated On : Thursday, December 8, 2016Implementing a domain upgrade update the operational level of a domain, such as would happen when upgrading from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2003 forest functional level is the minimum forest functional level eligible for upgrade to Windows Server 2012. In previous versions […]

Configuring a Kerberos realm trust

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Realm trusts enable connectivity between Windows Server 2012 running Active Directory and other systems, such as UNIX and Linux running a Kerberos-compatible server. You establish a realm trust inside the Active Directory Domains and Trusts console. Within the Active Directory Domains and Trusts console, right-clicking the domain for […]

Domain rename

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Renaming a domain involves several preliminary steps, in addition to the steps involved in actually renaming the domain.Preliminary steps for domain rename Table 4-4 describes the preliminary steps involved in renaming a domain. TABLE 4-4 Preparation steps for renaming a domain Steps for domain rename Performing the actual […]