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    Active Directory - Tutorials

    Good afternoon.

    I use AD in my day-to-day tasks when onsite at schools.
    I have a basic understanding on how to use functions such add/edit users etc.

    What I am after is a tutorial or guide, explaining AD whilst providing helpful tips. Just wondering if anyone has come across PDF on using the AD Users and Computers?

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    I don't know of any free PDF's, but this book is pretty good [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Active-Directory-Administrator%2527s-Consultant-Administrators/dp/0735626480/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247578435&sr=8-6]Active Directory® Administrator's Pocket Consultant Administrators Pocket Consultant: Amazon.co.uk: William R. Stanek: Books[/ame].

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    Active Directory

    Would these be of any help:

    http://www.bishopbarrington.net/othe... Directory.zip

    Enjoy

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    I would also recommend (in addition to literature) to setup a test server for yourself. You can then learn about Active Directory and creating policies etc... It's definitely the best way to learn.

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    I have a full set of Microsoft Press books for Server 2003 and 2008! They cost a fair bit but get school to pay for them for you as educational media! They are well worth having. Also the idea to have a VPC Server is a good one, I have one at home to test my ideas on safely, if it goes wrong just restore the image file!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I would also recommend (in addition to literature) to setup a test server for yourself. You can then learn about Active Directory and creating policies etc... It's definitely the best way to learn.
    I got 8 live servers I can test on

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_one_that_cant View Post
    I got 8 live servers I can test on
    This is probably not recommended to test on live servers as this could stop users working if you do something wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    This is probably not recommended to test on live servers as this could stop users working if you do something wrong!
    I had better learn fast then .

    I will be reading up on it when I go to Bristol for 3 weeks. Got an install there for 1000+ machines to be set up on desktops. Just for when I run out of money for liquid refreshment on the evenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    This is probably not recommended to test on live servers as this could stop users working if you do something wrong!
    Not to mention computers, and if you do things just right (or wrong depending on how you look at it) the entire domain.

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    Like I said, I know the basics of what I need to know, If I don't know something, I have other members of my team that I can fall back on. I just want (and have now got, thanks to Bossman) something that will give me new info for other things I could implement for a more reliable user domain.

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