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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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The Migrate-Manage-Govern Strategy to Active Directory Transformation
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how to transform your AD into a business agility enabling asset through a parallel of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Read on to learn how to move up the pyramid.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Dell Software

Modernize your Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at Active Directory, which can be used to mitigate risk and reduce costs with security software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Dell Software

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

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

Integrate Firewalls and Increase Visibility Anywhere with User-ID Link
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a security solution that integrates existing enterprise directory services with next-generation firewalls so application activity and policies are linked directly with users or groups. Read on to learn how user-based analysis, reporting, and forensics can improve visibility and protection.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2012

Palo Alto Networks

Mastering Active Directory Migrations: Controlling Critical Issues
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: This webcast explores Active Directory migration challenges, key considerations for planning your own transition and how Dell Software's Active Directory migration and management solutions can help.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2013

Dell Software

E-Guide: What the Cloud Brings to Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Dell and Microsoft

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

Audits, Compliance and Security: IT Pros share their experience
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Changes to your Windows environment can be dangerous to your network and applications, but event logging and change reporting can be time-consuming and ineffective. Fortunately, this helpful white paper introduces a way to audit changes from a central web-based console, saving time, reducing risk, and quickly identifying security violations.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

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

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

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

Active Directory Forest Disaster Recovery: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to avoid the most common Active Directory disasters. Inside, examine case studies and discover strategies for handling domain controller failure, accidental bulk deletion of objects, forest failure and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 21 Aug 2012

Dell Software

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

Simplifying and Securing Group Policy Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover key tips for protecting, maintaining and recovering your Group Policy infrastructure in this essential resource. Find out how you can secure every desktop and server in your Windows environment with these best practices.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell Software

7 Tips for Achieving Active Directory Compliance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover 7 key tips to help you achieve and maintain compliance in Active Directory, including what to keep an eye on, warning signs to look out for and how to leverage auditing tools to simplify the process in this essential resource.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2012

Dell Software

Ensuring High Availability for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: This Quest Software webcast explains the symptoms of a failing or failed domain or forest. It also discusses how you can best prepare for this failure, and compares manual forest recovery procedures with a powerful automated solution.
Posted: 01 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Mar 20, 2012

Dell Software

E-Guide: Top Considerations for Migrating to Exchange 2010
sponsored by Metalogix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover what you need to know before migrating to Exchange Server 2010. Explore the new features and tools that Exchange boasts, and which features will not longer be supported. Find out the important prerequisites you'll need before making the transition.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Metalogix
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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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