Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Groups: An explanation

What are Active Directory groups? Active Directory is a Microsoft technology that is used to implement directory services. It is a feature of the Windows Server and one of the most popular on-premise directory services, which provides functionalities to store and handle…
Active Directory Fundamentals

What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory: Introduction Azure Active Directory is a multi-tenant, cloud-based directory and identity management service provided by Microsoft. It offers identity and access capabilities for applications running in both Microsoft Azure and in an on-premises…
Active Directory Fundamentals

DNS and Active Directory

What is AD DNS? Domain Name System (DNS) is a name resolution method that is used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses. It is used on TCP/IP networks and across the internet. DNS is a namespace. Active Directory is built on DNS. DNS namespace is used internet-wide while…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Hello

For quite a long time, we have been following the routine of typing in a password for accessing our computers. Strong password requirements make us set complex passwords which we often tend to forget, and then we frantically chase the administrator to reset our forgotten…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Certificate Services

What you will learn from this article Before we delve into the Active Directory Certificate Services, let us understand certificates. A digital certificate and a traditional certificate have quite a few similarities. The certificates contain the issuing authority’s…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Passport

Using a password is a common approach to protect and secure a resource. However, the use and maintenance of a password have its shortcomings. One challenge is the difficulty in remembering passwords, more so, if the complexity requirements are in place.
Active Directory Fundamentals

Read only domain controller

Introduction A read only domain controller (RODC) is a type of domain controller that has read-only partitions of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) database. RODC is available in Windows server 2008 OS and in its succeeding versions. Enterprises tend to deploy RODC…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Recycle Bin

In an Active Directory environment, there could be instances where Active Directory objects such as users, computers, groups, or organizational units are deleted accidentally. Revocation of such errors can be a cumbersome task for system administrators. Thus to enable easy…