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  • Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD Rights Management Services)

    Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) is a security tool that provides a safeguard to prevent unauthorized access to data. 

  • controller

    A controller, in a computing context, is a hardware device or a software program that manages or directs the flow of data between two entities. In a general sense, a controller is just something or someone that interfaces between two systems and mana... 

  • transitive trust

    Transitive trust is a two-way relationship automatically created between parent and child domains in a Microsoft Active Directory forest. 

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)

    Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a specification for the equipment that monitors the physical environment and behavior of a server. The specification, developed jointly by Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and NEC, is intended to maint... 

  • Active Directory and Windows 2008: New features you may have missed

    In this video from TechEd 2008, Microsoft senior technical product manager Justin Graham discusses some of the lesser known improvements made to Active Directory with Windows Server 2008. Here you'll get details on features such as stickiness prevent... 

  • Breaking down the RODC with Windows 2008

    In part two of our interview with Microsoft senior technical product manager Justin Graham, learn how the read-only domain controller can help improve branch office security. 

About Microsoft Active Directory Security

Given the importance of Microsoft Active Directory to your Windows environment, keeping it safe and secure is naturally a top priority for Windows administrators. Our Active Directory security topic page features news, best practices and advice on a variety of Microsoft Active Directory security features for IT admins and managers. This page focuses on Kerberos, the creation of secure group policies and recommended Active Directory security protocol. You'll also find information on Active Directory security features for Windows Server 2008, including details on the read-only domain controller (RODC) and how it can improve network security in branch offices.