Get ideas for Active Directory services in this technology crash course, which also explains Active Directory basics. You'll find the fast guide to Active Directory security to be particularly valuable for identifying potential weaknesses in the Microsoft directory service. Use this as a reference guide and learn how to work with Microsoft Active Directory.
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- 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.