The Windows Server Notebook:

Active Directory


July 31, 2013  6:53 PM

Popular Windows Server definitions you need to know



Posted by: Toni Boger
Active Directory, Group Policy, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As we move into the second half of 2013, we decided to look at some of the most popular Windows Server definitions from the year so far. We highlighted the most popular terms and additional information that will help you have a better understanding of how each term fits into the larger Windows...

June 26, 2012  6:30 PM

Splunk App monitors Active Directory



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Active Directory, splunk, Windows Server 2008 R2

This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App...

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March 28, 2012  3:31 PM

Microsoft offers two new Windows Server 8 beta guides



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Active Directory, Microsoft, Windows Server 8

Thinking about testing out the new functionality of the Windows Server 8 beta? Microsoft has released two guides to help make those first steps a little easier. The

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October 15, 2010  7:44 PM

Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been...


August 13, 2010  6:57 PM

Domain controller virtualization continues to spark debate



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Server Virtualization

Less than two months ago, we posted an article by Microsoft MVP Gary Olsen on the topic of domain controller virtualization. The article was actually a follow-up to something he wrote way...


June 14, 2010  7:03 PM

Microsoft works to extend identity management to the cloud



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization

You might not believe this, but one thing I took away from TechEd 2010 last week is that Microsoft reps seem to have a real issue with the term “cloud.” This point was brought up in nearly...


April 27, 2010  5:31 PM

Active Directory on your iPhone? There’s an app for that



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory

A new app could help simplify the management of Active Directory-related help desk calls straight from your mobile phone. It’s called AD HelpDesk, a brand new iPhone app designed to aid with the most common of all help...


December 2, 2009  7:45 PM

What is Next Generation Active Directory?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Cloud Computing

What is Next Generation Active Directory?While the folks from Microsoft talked about a lot of different technologies at last...


October 9, 2009  8:08 PM

News Roundup: AD turns heads, Exchange hits RTM



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Exchange Server, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Lots going on in the world of Windows this month, as you might expect. Here’s a roundup of some of the top news from this past week:

  1. Forget Live Migration; AD is king in...

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August 17, 2009  2:06 PM

More on the Active Directory Recycle Bin in R2



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 R2

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