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    Why should businesses secure an Active Directory?

    Active Directory is widely used across various applications to store and secure user information. Therefore, it is very important to understand how to maintain a safe, secured, well-monitored and optimized Active Directory.Active Directory setup is a complex process. So, after implementing an Active Directory, it is important to monitor changes...

    By: Kaushik Pal | Technology writer

  • Cloud Computing

    What Microsoft Azure Can and Can’t Do to Help Your On-Premise Active Directory

    I was talking with the technology director of a fairly good size public school system the other day who was conveying his frustration over Microsoft Azure Active Directory. They had been recently assigned a team of SMEs on the subject to help guide them through an Azure AD implementation. After...

    By: Brad Rudisail | Contributor

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    Active Directory Logging

    What Does Active Directory Logging Mean? Active directory logging monitors network activity within the Active Directory tool utilized in Microsoft Windows domain networks. The Active Directory service authenticates users and workstations in a Windows network, and handles security policy and other aspects of network administration. Techopedia Explains Active Directory LoggingActive...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert

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    Active Directory Security

    What Does Active Directory Security Mean?Active Directory security is the practice of maintaining security for Microsoft Active Directory. It includes a variety of processes to prevent unauthorized access. The security procedures revolve mainly around protecting access to the administrative accounts and using good practices for maintaining access to sensitive data....

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert

  • Networking

    Dismissing the Myth that Active Directory Requires Microsoft DNS

    Whether it’s the internet at large or your directory services-based network, DNS is the glue that holds it all together. A simple DNS failure can translate into total network failure, and because your network is your business, that translates into a business failure as well. The dependency of this critical...

    By: Brad Rudisail | Contributor

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    Hybrid Active Directory

    What Does Hybrid Active Directory Mean? A hybrid Active Directory tool uses multiple methods or components to deal with identity access and other network considerations. The original MS Active Directory was designed to help administrate a Windows domain. Today’s access control and management paradigms may be more sophisticated. A hybrid...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert

  • Emerging Technology

    5 Things You Didn’t Know about Group Policy and Active Directory

    As a Windows domain administrator, we all depend on Group Policy to deliver configuration settings such as: Security settings such as password and lockout policies The correct display settings for the designated machine The method in which Windows Updates will be delivered Power management settings for portable devices We can...

    By: Brad Rudisail | Contributor

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    Active Directory Federated Services

    What Does Active Directory Federated Services Mean?Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) is software designed by Microsoft for the Windows operating system that provides users with a single sign-in for all access points and applications throughout the organization. It follows a claim-based access that allows the user full access with a...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert

  • Data Centers

    The Top Five Active Directory Management Pain Points

    Quite possibly even more critical to your enterprise than your most valued application or your most protected intellectual property is your Active Directory (AD) environment. Active Directory is central to your network, system, user and application security. It governs access control for all objects and resources within your computing infrastructure...

    By: Ken Hess

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    Home Directory

    What Does Home Directory Mean? A home directory is a file system directory on a multiuser operating system containing files for a given user of the system. A home directory is also known as a login directory. Techopedia Explains Home DirectoryAs a repository for a user's personal files, directories and...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert