Active Directory Fundamentals

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?
Active Directory Fundamentals

DNS and Active Directory

Domain Name System (DNS) is a name resolution method that is used to resolve host names 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 the Active…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Microsoft Hello

For quite a long time, we have been following theroutine 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…
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 has 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 Directoryenvironment, 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 the system administrators. Thus to…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Replication in Active Directory

What is Replication? In any organization, large or small, it is imperative that directory data is updated regularly and available for access to all users. For example, when an employee’s telephone number is modified, it must be communicated throughout the organization…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory tombstones

When you delete an object from the Active Directory (AD) database, it’s marked as a tombstoned object instead of being fully removed. By default, each tombstoned object remains in the database for 180 days. Once this tombstone lifetime value is exceeded, the tombstoned…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Access Control List

Access Control Lists(ACLs) are thosesettings that define who gets access to whichobjects, along with the type of access in Active Directory.These settings are called Access Control Entries (ACEs), and they are also useful in enabling auditing object…