The following articles have already run in Jason Zandri's "Learn Active Directory Design and Administration in 15 Minutes a Week" series, a multipart series aimed at IT professionals preparing to write the new Windows Active Directory Design and Administration exams (70-219 and 70-217 respectively) as well as newcomers to the field who are trying to get a solid grasp on this new and emerging directory service from Microsoft.
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Part 18: Microsoft DNS - Part 2
Part 17: Microsoft DNS - Part 1
Part 16: Active Directory Groups
Part 11: Windows 2000 GPO Software Deployment
Part 9: Active Directory Schema Master
Part 5: Active Directory Group Policy
Part 1: Introduction to the Series