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Active Directory Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Documentation

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Here are some documents that may help you with some specific Active Directory tasks
(I’ll try to keep this list updated).

Global:
Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
Changes in Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 and from TechNet
Active Directory Design Guide
AD DS Deployment Guide
AD DS Installation and Removal Step-by-Step Guide
Active Directory Domain Services – Technet & Operations Guide.doc
Running Domain Controllers in Hyper-V

Licensing
Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing Overview
Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments white paper

DNS:
DNS Step-by-Step Guide
DNSSEC Deployment Guide

Migration/Upgrade:
Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains & from TechNet
Migrate Server Roles to Windows Server 2008 R2
ADMT Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains
Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Utilities x64 Edition

Read Only Domain Controllers:
Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) Branch Office Guide and from TechNet
Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) in the Perimeter Network
Read-only Domain Controllers Step-by-Step Guide from TechNet
Read-only Domain Controllers Known Issues for Deploying RODCs
Read-Only Domain Controllers Planning and Deployment Guide

Firewall:
Active Directory and Active Directory Domain Services Port Requirements
Service overview and network port requirements for the Windows Server system
How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts
How to restrict FRS replication traffic to a specific static port
Restricting Active Directory replication traffic and client RPC traffic to a specific port
Active Directory Domain Services in the Perimeter Network (Windows Server 2008)
Active Directory in Networks Segmented by Firewalls (Windows Server 2003)

Security/Delegation:
How to Delegate Basic Server Administration To Junior Administrators
Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory Installations.doc
Active Directory Domain Services in the Perimeter Network (Windows Server 2008)
Windows 2000 Security Event Descriptions (Part 1 of 2)
Windows 2000 Security Event Descriptions (Part 2 of 2)
Description of security events in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008
Description of security events in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

How to use Group Policy to configure detailed security auditing settings KB 921469
Security Auditing Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 TechNet

Backup/Recover:
Recovering Your Active Directory Forest
How to restore deleted user accounts and their group memberships in Active Directory KB840001
How to restore deleted user accounts and their group memberships in Active Directory
Best practices around Active Directory Authoritative Restores in Windows Server 2003 and 2008
The importance of following ALL the authoritative restore steps

Others:
The Net Logon service on Windows Server 2008 and on Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers does not allow the use of older cryptography algorithms that are compatible with Windows NT 4.0 by default – KB942564

Videos:
Domain Controllers and Active Directory Domains Series

How to introduce the First Domain Controller in Active Directory Domain
How to create the second domain controller in Active Directory
How to add a Domain Controller in a Remote Site using the new Windows 2008 R2
How to create a child domain in a remote site
How to Create a new Domain Tree in a Remote Site
How to introduce Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 domain controllers in 2003 domains
How to deploy a Read-only Domain Controller in a Windows 2003 domain

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February 6, 2010 at 3:34 PM

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