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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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Modernizing Active Directory for Azure and Office 365
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights best practices for modernizing and integrating your in-premises AD into Azure so that you can enjoy less administration of on-premises hardware and software and introduce your organization to identity as a service.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

Best Practices for Migrating to Exchange 2016 and Office 365
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To help you deliver a seamless, efficient transition to Exchange 2016 and Office 365, consult this white paper that details the key steps you should follow, along with associated best practices.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 09 May 2016

Dell Software

Simplify Cloud Access and Provisioning with a Federated Identity Service
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: What happens when there are users outside of AD-LDAP directories? This webinar examines why simply federating access in your organization isn't enough and how to federate your identity layer.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2016

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Managing Active Directory Users and Computers with Windows PowerShell for Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how a program for Windows Server can help make managing active directories simpler. Read on to learn how to use this program and see if it's right for you organization.
Posted: 08 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

Veeam Software

Provide Identity Integration Into Office 365 and Beyond
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through the challenges of identity integration and examines the strategies available to simplify the process.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Ping Identity Corporation

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

Secure Cloud Applications Without Disrupting Your Enterprise Identity Infrastructure
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features an on-premise federated identity service that helps you extent your existing identity and access management (IAM) infrastructures to the cloud.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Radiant Logic, 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

How to Consolidate Identities for Office 365 and Cloud Access
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: This informative webcast discusses how you can ensure that your identity and access management (IAM) environment is prepared for Office 365, including handling authentication and managing directory requirements.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

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 Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IT pros share how a smarter approach to auditing enabled them to strengthen their security posture and simplify their change monitoring process.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Dell Software

Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Legacy Operating Systems
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the common challenges facing organizations that stick with legacy operating systems. Access now for easily implemented best practices and technologies that mitigate these concerns.
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

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
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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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