Microsoft Active Directory News
September 27, 2016
Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
June 17, 2016
Patch Tuesday usually relieves sys admins' headaches but the June edition handed out a few, as a patch designed to improve security for Group Policy actually took it away.
June 14, 2016
June's batch of security bulletins included a number of updates to close Windows Server vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution flaw in DNS server.
June 09, 2015
June proves less buggy for Microsoft as Redmond issues only two critical patches targeting Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.
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Lost in the containers buzz are several key improvements to Active Directory to make identity and access administration easier. Continue Reading
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The release of Microsoft's latest server OS gives organizations a chance to rethink their IT infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 requirements are largely the same as those for Windows Server 2012 R2, which remains a viable option for organizations. ... Continue Reading
There are several Azure Active Directory management tools to help administrators create or modify services, and manage and organize users. Continue Reading
Upgrading to AD Connect comes with the decision to deploy an Express or Custom installation. Before planning the sync, consider what you need from your new deployment. Continue Reading
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Newer versions of Windows Server use an .admx template that has changed from a proprietary format to give administrators more flexibility with user and computer management. Continue Reading
Migrating Active Directory to a new version should go smoothly if you follow best practices and make sure you have a way to undo the procedure if things start to go wrong. Continue Reading
Active Directory can be an effective medium for remote disaster recovery. These guidelines will help your organization replicate an AD database to a remote location. Continue Reading
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Administrators should have a regular Active Directory backup schedule and be sure to remove outdated backups to avoid storage issues. Continue Reading
I need to restore Active Directory to a different hardware platform. Which backup method should I use to avoid problems? Continue Reading
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