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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 BYOD

Q: A company's network security team needs to configure Active Directory to allow select users using their own devices to securely access domain-based resources.

Which of the following allows non-Windows devices to access Active Directory?

  1. Offline Domain Join
  2. Workplace Join
  3. Work Folders
  4. Single Sign On


Answer is B. With Workplace Join, users can join their personal devices with their company to access company resources and services. When a personal device is joined to a workplace, it becomes a known device and provides seamless second factor authentication and single-sign-on to workplace resources and applications. When a device is Workplace-Joined, attributes of the device can be retrieved from the directory to drive conditional access for the purposes of authorizing issuance of security tokens for applications.

Quick Tip: Walkthrough Guide: Workplace Join with an iOS Device; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn280933.aspx

Reference: Set up the lab environment for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Bonus Question: Which Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 backup technology allows for offsite storage? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: Hyper-V version 3 (available in Windows Server 2012) is necessary to use the new domain controller cloning feature.


About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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