Articles http://windowsitpro.com/author/3561/feed en Grow and Maintain your Active Directory http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/grow-and-maintain-your-active-directory <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Total Running Time: 180 minutes</strong></p> <p>Whether you are on Windows Server 2003 and eyeing the impending end of support, or your Active Directory is running a newer version of Windows Server, there is a ton of new functionality available as you migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2. Brian Desmond will give you a comprehensive look at all of the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/grow-and-maintain-your-active-directory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active Directory Subscriber - VIP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 103801 at http://windowsitpro.com Keeping Your Active Directory on Track Today and Tomorrow http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/keeping-your-active-directory-track-today-and-tomorrow <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Active Directory is the cornerstone of many networks and with Windows Server 2012 on the horizon, an upgrade to Active Directory is a topic to begin contemplating. We&rsquo;ll kick off this event by looking at the multitude of new features in the Windows Server 2012 Active Directory release. With the future under control, we&rsquo;ll take a look at</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/keeping-your-active-directory-track-today-and-tomorrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active Directory Subscriber - VIP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:10:00 +0000 60992 at http://windowsitpro.com Active Directory Security http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-security <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Active Directory is the security cornerstone of many networks. If the directory is compromised, chances are that will spread across the organization. In this eLearning event, we’ll take a look at some of the security features of Active Directory and how they work. First, we’ll dive in to delegating granular permissions inside the directory.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active Directory Subscriber - VIP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:03:00 +0000 60982 at http://windowsitpro.com Active Directory Replication Topology http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-topology <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Efficiently manage replication across site boundaries</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A site topology consists of sites, site links, and site link bridges that generally map closely to the network topology. Understanding how to build a site topology is essential for your Active Directory to replicate efficiently and fail over gracefully in case of a network outage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-topology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-topology#comments Active Directory Windows Server High Availability Active Directory AD Infrastructure Domain Controller (DC) Replication Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:00:26 +0000 43256 at http://windowsitpro.com Mastering Exchange Server 2010’s Exchange Control Panel http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2010/mastering-exchange-server-2010-s-exchange-control-panel <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> The ECP provides a variety of functions for different users </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Exchange Server 2010’s Exchange Control Panel is a new web interface that provides a great deal of flexibility for end users, technicians, delegated administrators, and Exchange administrators to manage various Exchange features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2010/mastering-exchange-server-2010-s-exchange-control-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2010/mastering-exchange-server-2010-s-exchange-control-panel#comments Exchange Server Exchange Server 2010 Systems Management Computing Deploy Exchange Server Exchange Server Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2010 Fundamental Identity management systems Intermediate IT Manager Manage Messaging Microsoft Exchange Server Network Administrator Plan Systems Administrator Systems Management Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:37:00 +0000 16595 at http://windowsitpro.com Active Directory Replication In Depth http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-depth <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Gain a better understanding of exactly how AD replication works</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Moving changes to objects and attributes between domain controllers (DCs) is a critical function of Active Directory (AD). Learn the details of how this mechanism works, to make troubleshooting easier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-depth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/active-directory-replication-depth#comments Active Directory Windows Server Group Policy High Availability Active Directory Active Directory domain controller Domain Controller (DC) Group Policy identity management Multi-master replication Organizational Unit (OU) Replication replication Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 +0000 54747 at http://windowsitpro.com Recovering from Active Directory Disasters http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/recovering-active-directory-disasters <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>How to restore DCs and AD objects</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s important to be prepared for the various disasters that might strike an Active Directory (AD) forest. Here’s how to recover from the two most common calamities: a failed domain controller (DC) and accidentally deleted objects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/recovering-active-directory-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/recovering-active-directory-disasters#comments Active Directory Windows Server Backup and Recovery Active Directory Backup & Recovery Data Recovery Disaster Recovery Domain Controller (DC) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:41:00 +0000 48083 at http://windowsitpro.com Delegating Privileges in Active Directory http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/delegating-privileges-active-directory <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Learn how to use AD security editor to delegate in AD without compromising security</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a practical look at the more advanced AD security editor and the different fundamental constructs you’ll need to know to master AD delegation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/delegating-privileges-active-directory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/delegating-privileges-active-directory#comments Active Directory Security Active Directory Security Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:02:00 +0000 52682 at http://windowsitpro.com Sidebar: Using the Security Descriptor Editor in LDP to Remove the Abstraction from the ACL http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/sidebar-using-security-descriptor-editor-ldp-remove-abstraction-acl <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You can use the Security Descriptor editor in LDP to remove the abstraction from the ACL. This interface is not very friendly or easy to use, but it will give you the opportunity to dig deeper. If you want to give this a try, use the following steps:</p> <p>1.   Launch LDP by clicking Start, Run, then typing ldp.exe.</p> <p>2.   Go to Connection, click Bind, then specify user credentials (if necessary).</p> <p>3.   Click View, click Tree, then find your domain.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/sidebar-using-security-descriptor-editor-ldp-remove-abstraction-acl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/active-directory/sidebar-using-security-descriptor-editor-ldp-remove-abstraction-acl#comments Active Directory Security Active Directory Security Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:42:00 +0000 52939 at http://windowsitpro.com Kerberos Delegation and Troubleshooting http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-delegation-and-troubleshooting <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> Learn how delegated authentication works </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Numerous tools let you quickly and easily troubleshoot Kerberos problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-delegation-and-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-delegation-and-troubleshooting#comments Security Active Directory Active Directory AD AD Authentication Kerberos Kerberos Kerberos Security Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:15:00 +0000 50582 at http://windowsitpro.com Extending the Active Directory Schema http://windowsitpro.com/windows/extending-active-directory-schema <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>With proper planning, you'll have no fear</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Historically, both AD administrators and IT managers have been fearful of extending the AD schema. But Brian Desmond shows that with a bit of planning and due diligence, extending your AD schema doesn’t have to be something to fear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/extending-active-directory-schema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/extending-active-directory-schema#comments Windows Technology Tue, 02 Nov 2010 08:42:00 +0000 54855 at http://windowsitpro.com Kerberos in Active Directory http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-active-directory <div class="field-byline"> Brian Desmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> Revealing the underpinnings of AD authentication </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kerberos uses a series of tickets to provide nearly invisible authentication in AD environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-active-directory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/kerberos-active-directory#comments Active Directory Security Active Directory Active Directory Active Directory AD AD Authentication Kerberos Kerberos Kerberos Security Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:55:00 +0000 49570 at http://windowsitpro.com