- WhatIs: Active Directory
Find out exacty what is Active Directory in this definition from WhatIs.com.
- Active Directory (AD) architecture: Infrastructure Master
This tip outlines the technical motivations, the role and general behaviors of the Active Directory Infrastructure Master and a number of related and dependent technologies.
- AD architecture: Cross-references and phantoms
This article will explain how cross-references, link-pairs and phantoms are critical to the AD architecture.
- AD architecture: Foreign security principals
This article will further explain how foreign security principals and the Infrastructure Master (IM) are critical to the AD architecture.
- AD architecture: SID filtering and trust relationships
This article touches on the relatively well-known concepts of security identifiers (SIDs) and trust relationships and two lesser-known related features called SID filtering and the authentication firewall.
- AD architecture: Tickets, tokens and the authentication process
In order to adequately describe the process of security identifier (SID) filtering, it is necessary to reference a number of key processes and components within the authentication protocol.
- AD architecture: SID filtering, usage scenarios and configuration
There are a number of scenarios in which SID filtering is used. The most common situation is when a user and resource exist in separate forests connected via either a cross-forest or an external trust relationship.
- 25 links to Microsoft Active Directory questions
Here you'll find a list of 25 of the editors' favorite Microsoft links to help you with various AD-related tasks.
- Fast Guide: Active Directory security
This guide offers plenty of must-know tips on maintaining a secure AD environment, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced practices.
- Simple Active Directory tricks: Event logs
One of the most grueling tasks an administrator has to do in troubleshooting a problem is to sift through the event logs to find relevant events that will provide important clues to resolution.
This was first published in September 2006