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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 Reports
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E-Guide: What the Cloud Brings to Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how Windows Server 2012 makes it possible to run Active Directory in the cloud. Explore the new capabilities this new operating system brings with it and find out how closely it resembles Windows Azure public cloud.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Dell, Inc.

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

How to Extend Active Directory to the Cloud
sponsored by OneLogin
WEBCAST: This webcast shows you how to integrate Active Directory and cloud-based apps for better security.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2014

OneLogin

Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Transition to Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, discover 10 steps to ensure a successful migration to Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

13 Questions You Must Ask When Integrating Office 365 with Active Directory
sponsored by OneLogin
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the 13 questions to you need to ask to choose the ideal path to pursue to integrate Office 365 with Active Directory.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

OneLogin

Conquering the Top 5 AD Challenges
sponsored by OneLogin
WHITE PAPER: In thiw white paper, explore how one security platform connects your AD infrastructure and cloud applications to simplify and strengthen identity and access management (IAM).
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

OneLogin

5 Reasons to User Provision in the Cloud with Identity Management
sponsored by OneLogin
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, the five reasons to user provision apps in the cloud with identity access management (IAM) software are revealed.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

OneLogin

3 Painful Active Directory Problems Solved
sponsored by OneLogin
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the three unfortunate facts about AD that IT staffs deal with daily and how to solve each issue with an identity and access management (IAM) platform. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

OneLogin

Active Directory Basics: Under the Hood of Active Directory
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details what goes on under the hood of Active Directory, how network services integrate with Active Directory and the features that enable all the benefits Active Directory has to offer. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Mar 2015

Veeam Software

Case Study: A Public School's Access Management Problem
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how the one school district implementeda solution for handling authorization and authentication district-wide.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Centrify Corporation

Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Transition to Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, discover 10 steps to ensure a successful migration to Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the importance of visibility into your key infrastructure technologies and applications, central to most networks today.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Dell Software

Audits, Compliance and Security: IT Pros share their experience
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper introduces a way to audit changes quickly and easily from a centralized console.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Dell Software

Mastering Active Directory Migrations: Controlling Critical Issues
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the four steps to completing a successful active directory migration during a network operating system upgrade.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 06 May 2013

Dell Software

Who, What, Where? How the Cloud Complicates Identity Management
sponsored by SearchExchange.com
EBOOK: In the era of consumerization, cloud computing and heightened security worries, running an effective identity management program is no small task.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

SearchExchange.com

Active Directory Disasters and Tools to Prevent Them
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the source of nearly all authentication and authorization in most Windows environments, which means it's critical to keep up and running. While AD's features can protect against some failures, there are others it can't recover from on its own. So what do you do when that dreaded day of disaster arrives?
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Dell Software

Recovery Manager for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a tool that enables you to easily recover entire sections of the directory, or individual objects or attributes, without taking Active Directory offline.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

Dell Software

Managing Risk in an Active Directory Integrated Virtualized Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive resource to find out about the security risks of Active Directory integrated virtualization.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Dell Software

Tech Brief (FAQ): Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Among the functionality upgrades in Windows Server 2012 are improvements to Active Directory's Recycle Bin. While this addresses many previous problems, it's not the solution to all AD recovery concerns. Read the White Paper
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Dell Software

Netwrix Auditor Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: When diagnosing the cause of your Active Directory problems, native auditing won't show you the complete picture of exactly what changed before your problems started. Netwrix Auditor does what native auditing can't: Download your free 20-day trial of Netwrix Auditor today.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 09 Oct 2013

Netwrix Corporation

Mastering Migration Webcast Series: Mergers and Acquisitions—Controlling Impacts on Active Directory and Exchange Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: Learn how the strategies for consolidating Exchange and Active Directory outlined in this webcast can help you choose the right strategy for your organization, and how combining tools and processes can ensure a successful consolidation project.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2013

Dell Software

SMART Considerations for Active Directory Migrations
sponsored by BinaryTree
WEBCAST: Data migration is an important step to virtualization and cloud computing, so you need to understand how to most effectively do it.  This webinar discusses active directory migration best practices.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Premiered: May 21, 2013

BinaryTree

How to Enable Cloud Deployments with Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the improvements to server virtualization and cloud support in Windows Server 2012. Also, learn more about managing access control to data within Active Directory with Windows Rights Management Services.   
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Centrify Corporation

Active Directory Expert Best Practices and Security Tips
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for Active Directory best practices and security tips. Learn about securing domain controllers, group policy security settings and more.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Centrify Corporation
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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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