Difference between Disabled, Expired and Locked Account

Disabled accounts

If an organization has a provisioning process in place for governing (automatically) the enabling and disabling of account status and (or) there is a good frequency of guest / vendor engagement, this process is very effective. Owing to the uncertainty attached to such vendor engagement that has an uncertain expiry date, an automated process can’t be preset.

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Active Directory Fundamentals

Every day you walk into your organization, access numerous resources like files, printers and many more. Have you ever thought about the process that goes behind all these? Have you ever thought about how your identity is verified and you are given access to the resources? It is the Active Directory service which does all this.

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Comparison of Active Directory and Windows NT

It is at this juncture (when centralized computing and resource management was a demand that grew imperative every day) that Microsoft came up with Windows NT, which simplified and enhanced the domain-centric approach to resource management in its directory service. Soon, Microsoft enhanced NT further and introduced Active Directory, which provided everything expected of a multipurpose directory service including:

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