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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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Step-by-step Guide to Migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
sponsored by
EBOOK: While Exchange 2010 promises to offer enhanced communication and collaboration capabilities, the migration process can still be a challenge for even the most diligent IT professional. Take a look at this e-book from the editors at for a top-to-bottom, expert analysis of the Exchange migration process.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

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


The Seven Common Challenges of Administering Active Directory
sponsored by NetIQ Europe
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will out line the 7 common challenges you might face while trying to implement Active Directory securely. You will also learn some helpful tips that will assist you with these difficulties.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

NetIQ Europe

Guide for migrating to Exchange 2010
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Before migrating to any email server, it is important to confirm that you meet the prerequisites, including having sufficient hardware—and this holds true when considering migrating to Exchange Server 2010. Ensure you are prepared for this migration and learn more here.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011


Post-Migration Best Practices: Exchange Environment Operation
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Quest white paper, discover best practices - straight from Industry experts Nelson Ruest and Danielle Ruest - to help you have a successful post-migration operation. Learn why you MUST have the same level of post-migration planning that you had for pre-migration, and discover four key aspects of post-migration management you must know.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Dell Software

A Guide for Enterprise VMware ThinApp Deployments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide provides the insight you need to ensure a successful enterprise implementation of ThinApp, with guidance on deployment of virtualized applications in the enterprise, addressing multiple use cases for physical and virtual desktops, with design considerations of multiple components for each use case.
Posted: 23 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

VMware, Inc.

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.

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


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


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
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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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