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What is Active Directory?

Large organizations depend on Windows Active Directory (AD) to maintain order in the chaos that is managing users, computers, permissions, and file servers. Thesheer number of articles available on the internet can disconcert beginners and make AD management seem more confusing than it actually is. This articleaims to demystify AD for the dummies. What is Active Directory? AD is…
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Active Directory Sites

What you will learn: Active Directory (AD) is a powerful and versatile directory service that allows for quite a bit of customization according to an organization’s needs. Part of the reason that makes AD a powerful tool is that it allows the AD network to be designed based on two distinctly different structures it possesses: a logical structure and a physical structure. The logical…
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Hyper-V Virtualization: An explanation

What you will learn from this article: There are many scenarios where something would need to be tested on a server or a computer machine. In such scenarios, instead of using a physical test machine, it would be better to use a virtual representation of a target machine, so that should anything go wrong, this ‘virtual machine’ can be shut down without affecting the real machine.
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Active Directory Users and Computers – Part II

In part I  of Active Directory Users and Computers, we introduced the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) snap-in. We also saw a list of tasks an administrator can perform from the ADUC console and described how to perform a few basic tasks. In this part, we will look at some advanced tasks that will come in handy for an administrator managing users, computers, and other objects in…
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Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) - An introduction and installation guide

Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a common tool used by administrators to carry out daily tasks and much more in Active Directory AD. Some of the tasks an administrator can perform with the help of this MMC snap-in are as follows: Create and manage AD objects, such as users, computers, groups, and contacts, along with their attributes.Create Organizational Units (OU), move users…
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