Inspired by summer workbook, this series is designed to help you deepen or revisit your knowledge and master the nuances of Active Directory.
Each tip covers a key concept, a feature, a best practice, or a tool, all presented in a simple and accessible manner.
This workbook hasn't necessarily been just about simple concepts .
Some days might will be seemed challenging. Indeed, I've juggled between simple topics and more complex ones.
Rather than sticking to basic reviews, I sometimes want to highlight less common, less documented themes.
Despite the apparent ease of setting up an AD with a few clicks using 'Next,' far too many people think that AD is easy.
The reality is quite different, and that's what I wanted to emphasize.
Day 1: Read permissions in Active Directory
Day 2: Analyze AD permissions
Day 3: AD Partitions
Day 4: AD Schema
Day 5: Enforce a GPO
Day 6: Containers and Organizational Units
Day 7: Default locations for AD users and computers
Day 8: The domain administrator account
Day 9: Active Directory Administrative Center
Day 10: Using the domain administrator account
Day 11: Installation language
Day 12: Computer passwords in AD
Day 13: Authenticated Users
Day 14: Tracking AD changes through replication metadata
Day 15: Replicating Directory Changes permissions
Day 16: AGDLP Method
Day 17: Identifying attack paths
Day 18: Evaluating your AD security level
Day 19: Protection from accidental deletion
Day 20: Authentication with old password
Day 21: Sysinternals Active Directory Explorer
Day 22: AD dynamic objects
Day 23: Temporary membership in an AD Group
Day 24: Password Policy via GPO
Day 25: AdminSDHolder and SDProp
Day 26: Property Sets
Day 27: The Property Set Personal Information and its impact on security and governance
Day 28: AD Tier model
Day 29: Final day