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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 Disasters and Tools to Prevent Them
sponsored by Quest
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

Quest

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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
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