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ALSO CALLED: Microsoft Active Directory
DEFINITION: Active Directory is Microsoft's trademarked directory service, an integral part of the Windows 2000 architecture. Like other directory services, such as Novell Directory Services (NDS), Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates network management of user data, security, and distributed resources, and enables interoperation with other directories. Active Directory is designed  … 
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Active Directory White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Dynamic Access Control: Beyond Classic NTFS Permissions
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how you can design security groups and folder hierarchies that let you control file system access the way you want with Dynamic Access Control.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Active Directory Maintenance & Cleanup
sponsored by STEALTHbits Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Active Directory (AD) plays a central role for many organizations’ Windows Domain architecture and access control, so it’s essential to maintain a clean and correct AD to avoid any potential security and operational risks. View now to explore the risks and challenges of AD that organizations face today and uncover best practices to address them.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

STEALTHbits Technologies

The Seven Common Challenges of Administering Active Directory
sponsored by NetIQ Europe
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will out line the 7 common challenges you might face while trying to implement Active Directory securely. You will also learn some helpful tips that will assist you with these difficulties.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

NetIQ Europe

Solution Summary  - Secure Cloud
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how virtualization solves the issue of directory integration with an approach that is cost effective, non-intrusive, and easy to deploy. By externalizing identities into an interoperable service that can be accessed by a variety of applications, enterprises can deliver services to internal and external users at faster speeds.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Windows 7 and Desktop Lockdown with Privilege Management
sponsored by Viewfinity
WHITE PAPER: With the Windows XP sunset date fast approaching, plans for Windows 7 migrations are in full swing. This has prompted most organizations to re-assess their approach to PC lockdown.  Viewfinity Privilege Management allows IT professionals to provide granular, multi-level user permission control for least privilege environments.
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 | Published: 03 Nov 2010

Viewfinity

Better Active Directory Auditing...Less Overhead, More Power
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today’s stringent legislative and industry requirements Windows server auditing simpler, more reliable, and better able to meet their business requirements. organizations – faced with stricter internal security policies as well as– continue to struggle to make.
Posted: 20 Jul 2010 | Published: 20 Jul 2010

Netwrix Corporation

Unleash the Power of Active Directory Groups
sponsored by Imanami
WHITE PAPER: This free whitepaper details best practices for managing distribution and security groups in Active Directory. As the importance of AD in any size organization grows, learn to manage AD groups properly and unleash the power of Active Directory.
Posted: 15 Dec 2009 | Published: 15 Dec 2009

Imanami

Guide: Active Administrator
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Active Directory becomes very complex to manage in Windows networks. Administrators leave, users are given elevated privileges, applications require special accounts - very soon you have an Active Directory full of security weaknesses.
Posted: 28 Aug 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Guide: Security Explorer for Exchange
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Financial records, human resource data, customer profiles and more are just a few of the content types that could get in the wrong hands if the appropriate security controls are not in place.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Guide: Enterprise Security Reporter
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In large networks, the sheer number of permission settings makes it almost impossible to gain a clear overview of overall security, and checking that all those permission are in compliance with corporate and regulatory standards is a Herculean task.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Using Microsoft Active Directory in the Domino World
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Active Directory for Windows-based Lotus shops has left administrators with yet another account to manage. Learn about the password management challenges AD brings and the benefits of enabling users to use AD as a central authentication point.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

PistolStar, Inc.

Windows Server 2008 "Starter" GPOs
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: An old Chinese proverb advises us to "preserve the old, but know the new." Microsoft's old template concept has been preserved in the Windows Server 2008 operating system, in the form of what Microsoft calls the starter GPO (Group Policy Object).
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Sun Microsystems How to Migrate from Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 to Exchange Server 2007
sponsored by Incentra Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This guide documents the process for a typical migration to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 along with a few critical considerations before the deployment takes place.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Incentra Solutions

Securing Physical and Virtual IT Assets without Hardware, Firewalls or VLANs
sponsored by Apani
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the challenges of traditional security approaches and reveal the many advantages of software-based access management.
Posted: 18 Nov 2008 | Published: 18 Nov 2008

Apani

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Best Practices Data Storage Setup
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended to be a starting point to tune and optimize the storage system within the Exchange environment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Top Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 and Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to find out the top reasons to upgrade to a more effective backup system and how to get continuous data protection and complete system recovery.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 02 Oct 2008

Symantec Corporation

Leverage Active Directory with Kerberos to Eliminate HTTP Password
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the workings and benefits of Kerberos, focusing on its single sign-on capabilities, its multipronged security, and its ease of use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

PistolStar, Inc.

Oracle Database 11g on Windows: Development and Deployment
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses specifically on .NET development with the Oracle database and Oracle database server integration with Windows.
Posted: 17 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Oracle Corporation

Automating Group Policy Management
sponsored by SDM Software
WHITE PAPER: Group policy objects (GPOs) are used to secure and lockdown your Windows environment. Learn how you can ensure that GPOs are available, manageable and automated.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 27 Feb 2008


Centralized management for UNIX, Linux, Web and database platforms with Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enable UNIX and Linux server workstations to participate seamlessly in an Active Directory domain, establishing Directory as the single point of administration and security policy enforcement. Also, learn how to eliminate security exposures to...
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Centrify Corporation

High Availability for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Using CCR with HP StorageWorks EVA8000
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides enterprise-level customers with the data required to effectively understand the options, as well as the limitations, of implementing this replication-based high-availability solution into their infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Eliminating Notes ID File Password Management: A Ground-breaking Alternative
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to eliminate the hassles of Lotus Notes ID file password management by enabling access via Notes by authenticating it against LDAP.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

PistolStar, Inc.
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ACTIVE DIRECTORY DEFINITION (continued): …  especially for distributed networking environments. Ask your questions about Active Directory at ITKnowledgeExchange.comActive Directory features include:Support for the X.500 standard for global directories The capability for secure extension of network operations to the WebA hierarchical organization that provides a single point of access for system administration (management of user accounts, clients, servers, and applications, for example) to reduce redundancy and errorsAn object-oriented storage organization, which allows easier access to information Support for the Lightweight Directory … 
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