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For the last couple of days we have been delivering a series of workshops written over the summer by Myself and Mike Holder from CMS Consulting. During the sessions based around AD we have been looking at fundamentals, deployment, troubleshooting and security. Tomorrow we embark on viewing the Windows Server System as a whole to leverage components for a solutions from locking down workstations, providing remote support and securing your environment. Beyond this we will be exploring creating a secure well managed infrastructure by leveraging tools like MOM and SMS as well as techniques around patch management and software deployment.

During the sessions I have been sharing various links and thought I would share them with all of you...

Introduction to Administering Active Directory
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/Operations/933b109f-42c5-4f85-9462-50b23b30e326.mspx 
Active Directory – Learn the Basics and Master Advanced Concepts
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/adaug.mspx
TechNet Virtual Labs
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx

Administering Active Directory Operations
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/Operations/b3d615b9-2bc9-4a4f-89cb-7697f94d527d.mspx
Best Practice Active Directory Deployment for Managing Windows Networks
www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/activedirectory/deploy/depovg/bpaddply.mspx
Windows Server 2003 Technology Centers
www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/default.mspx

Windows Server 2003 Security Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsserver2003/W2003HG/SGCH00.mspx
Troubleshooting Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810739 
Group Policy Management
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/5d408499-7fc4-43db-8997-91c7de8ca06f.mspx

Microsoft Active Directory
http://www.microsoft.com/ActiveDirectory
Domain Name System (DNS) Center
http://www.microsoft.com/DNS
Microsoft Security Advisories
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/default.mspx

Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/default.mspx 
www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/featured/ad/default.mspx
Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services
www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/c283b699-6124-4c3a-87ef-865443d7ea4b.mspx
Active Directory Replication Concepts
www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/1038d210-c07c-4cde-ad08-a4079b9a8ff0.mspx

Troubleshooting Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810739 
Loopback Processing of Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287
Group Policy Management Console
www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/default.mspx

Replmon Overview
www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/TechRef/691910f2-a6a7-4ced-984e-972aec2cbdd2.mspx
Microsoft Active Directory Disaster Recovery
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325560 
Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 IPsec page at
http://www.microsoft.com/ipsec/
Account Passwords and Policies
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/bpactlck.mspx
How Certificate Services Works
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/TechRef/2d98e8a9-b019-44eb-9558-d081590bce87.mspx
Windows Server 2003 PKI Operations Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/ws03pkog.mspx

I will update you with more useful links over the week. Let me know if you have any others you can share with us all.

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  • Hi,

    I'm with the Calgary UNIX Users Group (CUUG) and we're interested in having someone do a presentation onb MSH, the new Microsoft shell. If you will be in Calgary in early 2006 we'd love to hear from you.

    I can be reached at robertsa at cuug.ab.ca.

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