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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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Easy Active Directory Clean-Up Tips
sponsored by One Identity
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Inside this E-Guide, read through some Active Directory organization strategies designed to minimize the headaches that often accompany user group restructuring projects – and ultimately reduce the time spent sifting through messy group architectures.
Posted: 13 Mar 2019 | Published: 11 Mar 2019

One Identity

Azure Active Directory vs. Classic AD
sponsored by One Identity
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Jump into this E-Guide to find out how to pinpoint the differences between the Microsoft Azure edition of Active Directory and the classic Windows Active Directory – and how to use those differences to your enterprise's advantage.
Posted: 13 Mar 2019 | Published: 11 Mar 2019

One Identity

Protecting the Data of Refugees and Those Who Help Them
sponsored by One Identity
CASE STUDY: Danish Refugee Council (DRC) wanted to standardize the management of their Active Directory. After evaluating options, DRC deployed One Identity Active Roles. In this case study, learn how DRC was able to increase their control and insight over system access, simplify compliance, save at least 10,000 hours of effort manually, and more.
Posted: 12 Mar 2019 | Published: 12 Mar 2019

One Identity

Go Back to the Basics with Active Directory
sponsored by One Identity
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Despite your level of familiarity, it never hurts to keep up-to-date on basic Active Directory best practices. Inside this E-Guide, brush up on some basic Active Directory tips and tricks around domain controllers, cloud AD interactions, and more.
Posted: 12 Mar 2019 | Published: 11 Mar 2019

One Identity

Three Ways a Privileged User Can Hose Your Active Directory
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Discover three possible ways a disgruntled privileged user – or an intruder with stolen credentials – could quickly cripple your Active Directory environment. Then, read through eight best practices designed to help reduce this risk and improve on your existing AD recovery measures.
Posted: 05 Feb 2019 | Published: 05 Feb 2019

Quest

Managing the Economic and Operational Costs of Active Directory
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: In this how-to guide, learn how to calculate the operational and opportunity costs your Active Directory environment could be incurring if your admins are strictly relying on native Windows AD tools.
Posted: 05 Feb 2019 | Published: 05 Feb 2019

Quest

Active Directory Recovery in a Cloud World
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Objects can be unintentionally deleted. Hard drives can fail. Attributes can be accidentally overwritten. There's a lot that can go wrong in an Active Directory environment. Inside, find out how cloud-imbued backup and recovery can help.
Posted: 04 Feb 2019 | Published: 04 Feb 2019

Quest

7 Active Directory Migration Life Lessons
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: There's a lot of moving pieces to consider during an Active Directory migration. In this guide, learn seven AD migration best practices, straight from various IT pros that have been in the trenches with these challenges themselves.
Posted: 01 Feb 2019 | Published: 01 Feb 2019

Quest

What's New in Active Directory
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In this 19-page guide, Microsoft MVP Sander Berkouwer walks through some of the more valuable new features of Active Directory Domain Services that have been tucked into Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016 releases – and how to fully use them to your enterprise's advantage.
Posted: 01 Feb 2019 | Published: 01 Feb 2019

Veeam Software

The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the 12 essential tasks of Active Directory (AD) Domain Services and how utilizing AD can help improve your security needs.
Posted: 16 Feb 2018 | Published: 16 Feb 2018

One Identity

Top 5 Ways to Relieve the Pain of Managing Hybrid AD Environments
sponsored by One Identity
: According to One Identity, nearly 90% of organizations worldwide are using Active Directory (AD) for on-premises resources. This e-book addresses 5 challenges that organizations must overcome as they navigate the transition to a hybrid AD implementation.
Posted: 13 Feb 2018 | Published: 13 Feb 2018

One Identity

Automate Active Directory Jobs with PowerShell Scripts
sponsored by Goverlan
EGUIDE: Active Directory has uses ranging from password management to generating child domains, but these tasks rely on fairly repetitive processes. Fortunately, that also makes these tasks suitable for automation. In this guide, learn how automating your Active Directory tasks with PowerShell scripts can make it possible.
Posted: 03 May 2018 | Published: 30 Apr 2018

Goverlan

Five Quick Tips on Microsoft Azure Management
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: Since 2015, Microsoft claims its cloud service has seen an increase in adoption with more than 10,000 new customers signing up for Azure each week. This e-guide explores five resources to help you get better acquainted with some of the key features of Microsoft's cloud offering.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Rackspace

Who, What, Where? How the Cloud Complicates Identity Management
sponsored by SearchWindowsServer.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

SearchWindowsServer.com

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

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

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
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