Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration News
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.
April 08, 2013
Windows Azure and software-defined networking were main points of conversation at Microsoft Management Summit 2013.
January 11, 2010
Windows shops want Microsoft to improve Active Directory integration and workflow, and rely less on third-party tools.
October 08, 2009
IT pros are more excited about the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 R2 than anything else, including Hyper-V with live migration
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Microsoft attempts to make switching to a new operating system less painful and reduce downtime by implementing a rolling upgrade feature in Windows Server 2016. Continue Reading
Administrators responsible for cloud management can use Active Directory in Azure to set limits on the amount of resources and app availability. 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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Will there be enough improvements in the next version of Active Directory for administrators to consider raising functional levels? Continue Reading
Windows Server 2016 will include updates that will affect authentication options, account restrictions, Web protection and more. Continue Reading
Active Directory sync is a delicate game -- any change could throw things off. USNs and Invocation IDs can help keep track of Active Directory state. Continue Reading
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Weak passwords can create vulnerabilities in your enterprise's security. Creating strong password standards and policies can help protect against threats. Continue Reading
Use this feature as your guide to research the best ways your organization can get its Active Directory service ready for the cloud. Continue Reading
Even if you don't have a cloud service yet, you should update your Active Directory services to centralize governance and prepare for cloud. Continue Reading
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In Windows Server 2012, Microsoft tried to smooth out some major Active Directory bumps in failover clusters. Did it fix what's bothering you? Continue Reading
Configuring a hybrid Office 365 deployment involves several steps. To start, prepare your Active Directory forest to use Active Directory Federation Services. Continue Reading
Admins might have experience with the DCPromo tool in Windows Server's Server Manager. Learn about its history and where it's going. Continue Reading