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Network monitoring & security management tool using Active Directory

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I am Samip Patel from India studying in final semester of B.E(Information Technology)
I have submit the project Defination for final sem.
My project is on "Network monitoring & security management tool using Active Directory"
I need help from your side to start this project.
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Re: Network monitoring & security management tool using...

The best way to learn of this, is to download a copy of microsoft virtual pc (free from microsoft) then download a trial version of wndows 2003 server / 2008 server) its got 3 months trial,

The virtual pc will allow you to run 2 or more operating system similtanously in a virtual enviornment. this will allow you to get a hands on experience in the Active directors(IIs uses and security managemant as well as roles for it.)

Good luck with your Project and I trust i just gave you the best advice you will ever get in learning exactly everything about it..

BTW 2003 server comes with a detailed help manual and explinations as well as walkthroughs for everything :) just thought i'd let you know..

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I dont know what is domain

A Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain is a directory service for a computer network. Think of it like a phonebook for all your companies computers, users, and printers to name a few. Active Directory provides a central authentication point for all users/computers in the building and controls network policies. This makes network management for multiple computers and users MUCH easier.

For more information, see Microsoft's Official Active Directory site.

Mar 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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What is ad trobleshooting

"A central component of the Windows platform, Active Directory directory service provides the means to manage the identities and relationships that make up network environments"
Troubleshooting this would mean fixing problems in this service.
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Feb 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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NTDSUTIL.EXE is a command-line tool that is used to manage Active Directory. This utility is used to perform the following tasks:
  • Performing database maintenance of Active Directory.

  • Managing and controlling operations master roles.

  • Removing metadata left behind by domain controllers.
Note:The NTDSUTIL utility is supposed to be used by experienced administrators.

Try the following link, this will explain you the meaning with examples.In case there is any doubt, please do post comment.I will be glad to answer.

click here for detailed report on ntdsutil

Jan 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Active Directory in 2003 server

If active Directory is not in administrative tools then it is likely that the machine is not configrued as a domain controller. You will need to add this as a role through server manager. Once configured as a domain controller Active Directory will appear under admin tools

Jan 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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you can use Active directory. if you don't have Active directory, right click on the selected folder, choose porperties and then security.
in general term: go to control panel>>users accounts, select the user and select the permission rights you wan them to have. if the user is not listed,
goto control panel>> administrative tools>>computer management>>Local users and groups>> select users and add new user. name and password. (default is user-rights).
then you can go back to user acounts and change their rights.
Adminstrator=Full rights to all folder and file, software installation and uninstall.
Power user= 80% rights to software installation and uninstall, rights to view files not change.
STD user= right to their own folder and files only.

Nov 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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2003 server

Hey deepak,

Yes, you can change password in 2003 server without any cd.

The thing that manages all the information about Passwords, User Accounts, Printers, And providing permission to all clients that are present on ur network, is "Active Direcory Service"

You must install Active directory to use it's funtionality.

to install active directory-

Go to start -> Run
then type "dcpromo"

Follow the wizard as per your network domain description and requirements.

Restart your computer.

Go to start -> Administrative tools -> and select Active directory users and computers.

In Active directory user and computer snap-in
Expand ur server and click Users.

You will be now able to see different accounts available on ur computer.

Select and right click Administrator and select change password or create password.

Type your password with including any of the capital letter and an digit like "Password01" check and uncheck different parameters given.

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Aug 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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DNS is the primary name resolution service for Windows Server 2003. Active Directory depends on DNS for domain controller location, and DNS influences Active Directory domain naming. Thus, to fully understand Active Directory, it helps to understand how DNS acts as an integral component in the design of Active Directory.

DNS provides Active Directory with both a name resolution service for domain controller location and a hierarchical design that Active Directory leverages to provide a naming convention that can reflect organizational structure.
Typically, a DNS domain namespace deployed to accommodate the Active Directory mirrors the Active Directory domain namespace. In cases where there is an existing DNS namespace prior to Active Directory deployment, the DNS namespace is typically partitioned for Active Directory, and a DNS subdomain and delegation for the Active Directory forest root is created. Additional DNS domain names are then added for each Active Directory child domain.
DNS data is used to support the location of Active Directory domain controllers also. During or after the creation of the DNS zones used to support Active Directory domains, the zones are populated with DNS resource records that enable network hosts and services to locate Active Directory domain controllers.

PS: As sourced from Microsoft Technet Site

Jul 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Features of active directory

Active Directory think of it has management system for all network LAN PCs in your domain. You can add users to certain enterprise groups, you can disable accounts, push and pull software application better then you can in SMS domain. I use to to clone user accounts or create new user groups. Very easy to learn. To install on Server requires a domain, DNS. If you're using Windows Server 2003 and setup the server to manage active directory all the options for the installation process will appear for installation. There are a lot of info online and in books if you need more info. There are training classing offer at MS Solutions Centers.

Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Regarding ActiveDirectory Services in Windows system

Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including: using the same database, for use primarily in Windows environments. Active Directory also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory stores information and settings in a central database. Active Directory networks can vary from a small installation with a few hundred objects, to a large installation with millions of objects (though not easily [3]).
Active Directory was previewed in 1996, released first with Windows 2000 Server edition, and revised to extend functionality and improve administration in Windows Server 2003. Additional improvements were made in both Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008.
Active Directory was called NTDS (NT Directory Service) in older Microsoft documents. This name can still be seen in some AD binaries.
There is a common misconception that Active Directory provides software distribution. Software distribution is run by a separate service that uses additional proprietary schema attributes that work in conjunction with the LDAP protocol. Active Directory does not automate software distribution, but provides a mechanism by which other services can provide software distribution.

Jul 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Excange server

It is a design problem. Check whether the DNS Server is working properly or not. Seems you will have to do a good work around. Go through the microsoft KBs with the event IDs

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