Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video Manage Active Directory offline, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure and Manage Active Directory.
- Well, for the most part,…the Active Directory Database is considered to be…a self-sufficient and self-maintaining database.…There are a few offline,…manual maintenance tasks that you,…every once in a while, might be challenged with.…So, let me take an opportunity to show you…how these are done.…Now, in order to do this,…we need to go onto a domain controller.…So, I'm gonna take us into DC 1.…Here on DC 1,…I am going to take us over to a Powershell window…because we're going to be doing most of everything from…a utility called, Ntdsutil.exe.…
Now I mentioned that these are offline tasks…that we're going to be performing,…so the first thing we need to do, is we need to shut down,…or stop the Active Directory Domain Services service.…And we can do that from a Powershell…or Command Prompt window by simply saying,…"net stop ntds".…Now before I do this,…I'm going to leave that right where it is for just a moment.…I want to take you into the services window…and show you how you can do this using a Graphic Interface.…
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