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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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Choosing the Right Active Directory Bridge Solution
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This Quest Software white paper helps you understand the questions to ask when choosing the best Active Directory solution for your company. Don’t waste any more time and money with systems that don’t play well together! Read this Quest white paper today.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

Dell Software

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


Ensuring High Availability for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Every Active Directory administrator will agree that the health stability and recoverability of Active Directory is essential for the enterprise. If Active Directory fails, even in the slightest manner, one or all of the services and communications with Active Directory can also fail. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 15 Sep 2010

Dell Software

Identity and Access Management: You Have to Be Compliant, You Want Security and Efficiency. Why Not Get it All?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to not only meet your compliance challenges, but improve security and operational efficiency. In this business brief by Quest Software, discover how to extend the power of Active Directory and Windows Group policy, and make it easy to achieve and prove compliance.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Published: 26 Jul 2010

Dell Software

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

Migrating from Netware to Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new Quest Software white paper, get the facts on a safe and secure migration from NetWare. Learn the reasons why now really is the best time to put a migration plan together, and discover how automated migration tools make the job easy, accurate and fast. Read this valuable white paper today.
Posted: 01 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Active Directory Provisioning: Overcoming Top Challenges
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new Quest white paper, learn about the challenges of managing Active Directory using native tools – and how provisioning in your diverse environment is equally difficult. Then, discover a third-party solution that not only delivers a comprehensive provisioning solution, but one that makes it quick, easy and painless.
Posted: 01 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Improving Identity and Access Management in an SAP Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new Quest white paper, see why splitting identity management work is not only frustrating, pointless and inefficient, but it’s also completely unnecessary. Learn how to easily manage your Active Directory and SAP environments, how to eliminate redundant work, and how automation makes security stronger and auditing simple.
Posted: 06 May 2010 | Published: 06 May 2010

Dell Software

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


The Active Directory Recycle Bin: The End of Third-Party Recovery Tools?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Windows Server 2008 R2 offers a number of exciting new features, including an expanded Server Core offering, new Active Directory features, and - of special interest to anyone who has ever wished Active Directory had an “undo” button - a sort of recycle bin for Active Directory objects.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Top Eight Do's and Don'ts of Managing Access Control in the Windows/AD Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This tech brief presents eight recommendations to help you proactively address the difficulties of access control in a Microsoft-centric environment, and avoid the common pitfalls, risks and costs.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

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


The Top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks and provides solution for making them easier.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

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

The Big Picture You've Never Seen: Enterprise SharePoint Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is a robust platform, and organizations, business units, departments and individuals are moving all types of data and applications to it at break-neck speed.
Posted: 23 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Dell Software

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.

Best Practices for NT to Active Directory Migration
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This document provides best practices for migration from NT to Active Directory. Note that it is not a substitute for Aelita Domain Migration Wizard's User's Guide and on-line help, which contain detailed information on the tool and its options.
Posted: 01 Apr 2008 | Published: 22 Nov 2005

Dell Software
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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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