Active Directory Tag Index

Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012

Discover how the new cloning feature in Windows Server 2012 can simplify building a new additional domain controller as well as save time when provisioning domain controllers for rapid deployment.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Active Directory, mission-critical, server tutorial

Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers: General Best Practices

Before virtualizing mission-critical services like Active Directory domain controllers, make sure to brush up on what you should and should not do with our "best practices" reference.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Active Directory, mission-critical, server tutorial

Windows Server 2008 R2 AD Domain Services -- Managed Service Accounts

One common administrative challenge in Windows environments involves configuring user-based credentials that provide arbitrary security context to non-core services. Active Directory schema extensions incorporated into Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new feature, managed service accounts, which eliminate a number of drawbacks associated with such configuration.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS, Active Directory, server os

Active Directory Domain Services Recovery in Win Server 2008 R2

Active Directory is one of the primary infrastructure components of many Windows environments. Its resiliency and recoverability are inherently linked to operational continuity. Issues affecting its availability translate into monetary losses. Since Microsoft introduced this technology, it has continually improved native restore capabilities, most recently in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 R2, disaster recovery, Windows Server, Active Directory

Likewise Open 6, Advancing Active Directory Interoperability With Open Source Software

Managing mixed Window, Linux and Mac environments is getting a speed boost with latest release of the open source software, Likewise.
Tags: Microsoft, open source software, Active Directory, Likewise

Windows Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences - More Control Panel Settings

In Windows Server 2008, Group Policy Preferences simplifies client management to make it possible to reap the chief benefits of an Active Directory environment. The Control Panel Settings nodes in the Group Policy Management Editor makes this possible.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, OS, Active Directory

Active Directory and the Heterogeneous Data Center

Cover Your Assets: Help for Active Directory integration for Unix, Linux and Mac OS X has arrived. Here are three products to aid you in the travail.
Tags: Windows, integration, Microsoft, Active Directory, frugality

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences - Windows Settings

Group Policy Preferences makes it possible to reap the biggest benefit of an Active Directory environment -- simpler client management.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Linux and Mac Fileshares, Now Appearing in Windows

It may be an Active Directory world, but Likewise Open 5.3 makes it possible for Linux and Mac users to join in the conversation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Mac, Active Directory

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Templates

The latest iteration of Group Policy templates offer much-improved manageability.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Enhancements

Windows Server 2008 brings a host of improvements to Active Directory Group Policies. This article introduces enhancements as well as other Active Directory-related implications.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Active Directory Tutorial, A Quick Start Set Up Guide

With this Active Directory tutorial, find out how to get your servers up and running, and at the same time ensure your network systems retain proper Internet access.
Tags: Windows, how to, Active Directory