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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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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.

Active Administrator™, Version 5.6.1
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Active Administrator™ is a comprehensive and proactive Active Directory management solution. Active Administrator provides four powerful integrated AD management features within one console, including centralized event auditing and reporting, back-up and recovery, Group Policy offline editing and rollback, and simplified delegation of AD rights.
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 | Premiered: 29 Dec 2010

ScriptLogic Corporation

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

Defender 5: The Right Way to Prove, Identify and Establish Trust
sponsored by Dell Software
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Are you certain each person accessing your network resources is who they say they are? In this Quest technical brief, learn how Defender 5 gives you more control over who has access to resources, applications and data – well beyond a simple login name and password. Defender 5.
Posted: 03 Nov 2010 | Published: 03 Nov 2010

Dell Software

Webcast: Active Directory Recovery with Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: In this new Quest on-demand webcast, get a peek at the Active Directory Recycle Bin in action. Then, find out how a powerful third-party solution simplifies the entire recovery process to not only quickly and easily restore deleted objects, but to roll back attributes too.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Premiered: Sep 28, 2010

Dell Software

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

Presentation Transcript: Integrating Cloud into Your Infrastructure Planning
sponsored by GoGrid
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: So you've heard all the noise about saving capital by using public cloud computing services, but actually integrating with cloud services requires some careful planning. This transcript covers cloud integration and cloud security considerations, and it will set you up the right way to begin integrating with cloud computing services.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

GoGrid

Centrify Express 2010.1
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Centrify Express is the #1 choice of IT professionals for Active Directory-based single sign-on to Linux and Mac systems.  It is a free solution with more functionality, tools, and upgrade options than alternative offerings.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Premiered: 06 Aug 2010

Centrify Corporation

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

Active Directory Change Reporter Download - 20 Day Evaluation!
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download this 20 day evaluation version of the Active Directory Change Reporter.  This download includes both the standard and enterprise editions.  Just select between the Basic (standard) or Full-featured (Enterprise) modes in the setup wizard or in the Start Menu.
Posted: 20 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 20 Jul 2010

Netwrix Corporation

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

NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter - Free!
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Active Directory change auditing is an important procedure for tracking unauthorized changes and errors to AD configurations. NetWrix AD Change Reporter automates the auditing process to promote both security and compliance.
Posted: 15 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 15 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

Best Practices for Integrating Mac OS X into Active Directory
sponsored by CDW
VIDEOCAST: Watch this seminar and learn how the built-in capabilities of Mac OS® X can enable you to integrate Mac OS X and Active Directory in a way that fits best with your environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Apr 23, 2010

CDW

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

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

Daily Active Directory Administration: Simplified, Streamlined - and Successful
sponsored by Dell Software
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: In this Quest white paper, learn how automating AD improves your efficiency and reduces mistakes, helping you to break free from the headaches and the daily AD grind. Read this white paper today.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Integrating Unix and Linux Systems with Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Microsoft Active Directory has always proven ideal in providing secure access of users to all systems in an enterprise using the Windows platform. Unfortunately, by itself, AD can't provide the same level of security, compliance, and scalability to Unix, Linux, and Java systems. Quest Software can bridge that gap.
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

SharePoint E-Zine Volume 11: Managing Documents By Content Type
sponsored by SearchWinIT
EZINE: SharePoint has made some parts of content management much easier, but it falls short on document classification. In this month's issue, learn different approaches to categorize documents. The best time to apply security to SharePoint is right from the start. Zero in on access control, application security and content security as part of your...
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

SearchWinIT
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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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