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How to Raise Active Directory Forest Functional Level

What are Functional Levels? An Active Directory functional level determines what capabilities of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) are available for a particular forest or domain. The functional levels are specified in terms of Windows Server versions, as each version update brings with it a host of new AD DS functionalities. Functional levels have to be specified because their…
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Group Policy Backup

What you will learn: Group policies are critical pieces of instructions in an Active Directory environment used to configure a variety of advanced settings that can be applied to objects in the network. A set of Group Policy configurations are bundled as Group Policy Objects (GPO) which can then be applied to objects. IT administrators take weeks and months to create GPOs that are customized to…
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Active Directory Maintenance Checklist

What you will learn from this article: There are so many moving parts related to Active Directory (AD). So, it is important to know how to monitor, report, fix and diagnose issues related to the different supporting technologies. Identifying bottlenecks and resolving them before they cause much harm improves productivity, ensures efficient usage of resources, maintains consistency in data and…
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Local Group Policy Editor

Group Policy in Active Directory (AD) simplifies the administrative burden and makes management a whole lot easier. When an administrator needs to control and configure settings on a local computer that is not part ofAD,settingsspecific to that computer can beconfigured in the Local Group Policy. Multiple Local Group Policy objects are an enhancement to Local Group…
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