To all the IT professionals of bit-tech, Does anyone know of any decent resources or knowledge bases for active directory that may be helpful for someone who isn't all that familiar with AD? Book suggestions are also fine! I understand the concepts behind it, and I've helped develop policies at my old work, but I've never actually gone through creating a domain and managing it myself. I've been using Google and gone through a lot of the Microsoft documents, but I feel like there is a lack of depth in specific areas. It's a bit overwhelming to be honest! For details, we're planning on setting up our AD DC's in the cloud, specifically Amazon EC2 instances. We've already got an instance configured and running windows server 2012, and I've set up our domain controller and whatnot. In order for our offices to authenticate we're going to have to set up a VPN from our offices to the instance. We have under 100 employees, so including devices we're still under 200. Internet wise, I'm not sure on our exact links but I don't think those will be an issue. Our infrastructure guy will handle the VPN and security, but they want me to help set up and manage the AD and our policy management. I've told them I've no experience with it, and they're giving me the opportunity to mess around with a test instance to do some learning. We're planning to do a test trial with a few computers as a proof of concept before we even start looking at a real forest for the company. Any resources or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.