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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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e-Guide: Windows Server Disaster Recovery - Planning for the Worst
sponsored by AppAssure Software, Inc.
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: The impact of natural, random and man-made disasters on Windows Server applications, especially email, and their subsequent disruption can cripple an organization. This white paper offers advice for protecting your existing Windows Server infrastructure from disruptive application outages.
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 09 Apr 2009

AppAssure Software, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Getting Started with Unified Communications in an Exchange 2007 Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this webcast transcript to learn how to implement Office Communications Server in a Microsoft Exchange environment, looking at unified communications solutions encompassing unified messaging, data web conferencing and audio conferencing.
Posted: 26 Feb 2009 | Published: 26 Feb 2009

Dell, Inc.

Using Microsoft Active Directory in the Domino World
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Active Directory for Windows-based Lotus shops has left administrators with yet another account to manage. Learn about the password management challenges AD brings and the benefits of enabling users to use AD as a central authentication point.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

PistolStar, Inc.

Windows Server 2008 "Starter" GPOs
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: An old Chinese proverb advises us to "preserve the old, but know the new." Microsoft's old template concept has been preserved in the Windows Server 2008 operating system, in the form of what Microsoft calls the starter GPO (Group Policy Object).
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Sun Microsystems How to Migrate from Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 to Exchange Server 2007
sponsored by Incentra Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This guide documents the process for a typical migration to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 along with a few critical considerations before the deployment takes place.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Incentra Solutions

Securing Physical and Virtual IT Assets without Hardware, Firewalls or VLANs
sponsored by Apani
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the challenges of traditional security approaches and reveal the many advantages of software-based access management.
Posted: 18 Nov 2008 | Published: 18 Nov 2008

Apani

The Top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the top 12 Most Difficult Active Directory Management Tasks and provides solution for making them easier.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

Shouldn't Single Sign-on Be Child's Play?
sponsored by Microsoft & Quest Software
WEBCAST: Check out this webcast and learn how your company can improve network efficiency, enhance security, and achieve compliance by integrating Single Sign-On (SSO) technology into the IT infrastructure.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Nov 4, 2008, 14:00 EST (19:00 GMT)

Microsoft & Quest Software

Storage Networking Case Study: How Cisco IT Uses a SAN to Automate the Legal Discovery Process
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study describes Cisco IT's internal deployment of a storage area network (SAN) within the Cisco network, a leading-edge enterprise environment that is one of the largest and most complex in the world.
Posted: 08 Oct 2008 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Best Practices Data Storage Setup
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended to be a starting point to tune and optimize the storage system within the Exchange environment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Top Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 and Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to find out the top reasons to upgrade to a more effective backup system and how to get continuous data protection and complete system recovery.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 02 Oct 2008

Symantec Corporation

The Big Picture You've Never Seen: Enterprise SharePoint Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is a robust platform, and organizations, business units, departments and individuals are moving all types of data and applications to it at break-neck speed.
Posted: 23 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Dell Software

Leverage Active Directory with Kerberos to Eliminate HTTP Password
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the workings and benefits of Kerberos, focusing on its single sign-on capabilities, its multipronged security, and its ease of use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

PistolStar, Inc.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
SOFTWARE LISTING: Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory offers an easy-to-use solution for fast, granular, online recovery of Active Directory (AD) in the event of inadvertent modification of AD due to software failure or human error.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Dell Software

Best Practices for NT to Active Directory Migration
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This document provides best practices for migration from NT to Active Directory. Note that it is not a substitute for Aelita Domain Migration Wizard's User's Guide and on-line help, which contain detailed information on the tool and its options.
Posted: 01 Apr 2008 | Published: 22 Nov 2005

Dell Software

Oracle Database 11g on Windows: Development and Deployment
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses specifically on .NET development with the Oracle database and Oracle database server integration with Windows.
Posted: 17 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Oracle Corporation

Automating Group Policy Management
sponsored by SDM Software
WHITE PAPER: Group policy objects (GPOs) are used to secure and lockdown your Windows environment. Learn how you can ensure that GPOs are available, manageable and automated.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 27 Feb 2008


Centralized management for UNIX, Linux, Web and database platforms with Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enable UNIX and Linux server workstations to participate seamlessly in an Active Directory domain, establishing Directory as the single point of administration and security policy enforcement. Also, learn how to eliminate security exposures to...
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Centrify Corporation

Oracle Database 11g Architecture on Windows
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Learn how Oracle continues to improve the performance, scalability, and capability of its Windows database server. This paper describes the architecture of the Oracle database on Windows and how it differs from its counterparts on UNIX and Linux.
Posted: 20 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Oracle Corporation

Microsoft Active Directory Backup and Recovery in Windows Server 2008
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: How will Windows Server 2008 affect your Active Directory environment? This white paper details backup and recovery in Windows Server 2008 and offers tips on how to protect your Active Directory.
Posted: 09 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Dell Software

High Availability for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Using CCR with HP StorageWorks EVA8000
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides enterprise-level customers with the data required to effectively understand the options, as well as the limitations, of implementing this replication-based high-availability solution into their infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

Eliminating Notes ID File Password Management: A Ground-breaking Alternative
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to eliminate the hassles of Lotus Notes ID file password management by enabling access via Notes by authenticating it against LDAP.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

PistolStar, Inc.

SmartDL 4.0, Dynamic Group Management
sponsored by Imanami
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Distribution list changes happen frequently and often slip through the cracks decreasing your control over network access rights. This free trial IT download increases the accuracy of distribution lists and security groups with an automated solution.
Posted: 02 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2006

Imanami

WinStorage ezine: Not your father's DFS
sponsored by Brocade
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: This edition of WinStorage ezine, from SearchWinComputing.com, will cover: Enhancements and limitations of DFS in R2, the good and bad news of the dropping price of storage and five storage management tasks that are a waste of time.
Posted: 08 Feb 2007 | Published: 08 Feb 2007

Brocade

Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory - Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: Are you using Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory to its full potential? We have a Webcast that will show you some of the great things that Recovery Manager has to offer.
Posted: 06 Nov 2006 | Premiered: Nov 3, 2006

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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