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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

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

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

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.
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