Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video Group Managed Service Accounts, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure and Manage Active Directory.
- In Windows Server 2008,…we were first introduced to Managed Service Accounts,…which was a way of solving some of the issues…that we had with using local or standard user accounts…for our programs and services.…But there were some additional issues…that came in with the Managed Service Accounts…which prevented many people…from being able to go ahead and use them.…And that's where Group Managed Service Accounts…come into play with Windows Server 2012.…So Group Managed Service Accounts…enable you to extend the capabilities…of the original standard Managed Service Accounts…to more than one server in your domain…because when you have server farm scenarios,…where you have a network load-balancing clusters,…or IIS servers, very often there's a need to run…system or program services under the same service account.…
Now, the original standard Managed Service Accounts…cannot provide Managed Service Account functionality…to services that are functioning on more than one server.…Whereas, by using Group Managed Service Accounts…
Ed Liberman shows how to configure service authentication, domain controllers, and account policies, and maintain Active Directory so that it remains stable and secure. He'll cover virtualizing domain controllers, Active Directory backup and recovery, password policy management, and Kerberos policies and delegation.
- Installing read-only domain controllers
- Configuring virtual domain controllers
- Backing up Active Directory
- Recovering Active Directory
- Configuring account policies: password, lockout, and Kerberos
- Configuring service accounts
- Managing service accounts