Directory Services


5 Cool PowerShell Cmdlets for Speeding Up Active Directory Tasks

Five of my favorite PowerShell cmdlets that make it a breeze to work with Active Directory.

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 RC Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced that the release candidate version of its Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 solution can be downloaded for testing.

AD Design Best Practices: Know Your Domains

When setting up directory services on a Windows network, it's truly all about the infrastructure.

Active Directory Design Best Practices

Why mess with the default AD structure? Better security and organization are two reasons. Let's take a closer look.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 SP3

Microsoft this week released Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, which lets IT pros run the mail server on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Active Directory Use Profiled in Study

IT pros mostly manage their Active Directory groups manually, according to an industry-sponsored study published late last month.

Microsoft Set To Release ADFS 2.0

Upcoming federated ID management technology promises to improve authentication across both server and cloud.

Exam 70-113 Pilot Extended to Dec. 17

Microsoft is providing three free vouchers toward any MCP exam for first 3,000 test takers as an incentive to take this pilot exam.

File Permissions Thru Group Policy

Reader wants to make it easy to set file permissions on a folder.

Better GPO Backups

Use your downtime productively and check that your GPO backups are up to snuff.

What's in Greg's RSS Reader?

Greggo's best practices include visting these sites for the latest news and gossip on Microsoft IT issues.

Performance-Based Testing Flies Into Pilot Phase

Microsoft offers up version of exam that tests new performance-based questions covering Active Directory implementation with Windows Server 2008.

DNS Flaw Unfixed as Experts Argue Protocol

Speculation continues as to what the ultimate systemic Domain Name System (DNS) flaw could be.

Microsoft's DNS Fix Leads to More Problems

The blogosphere is awash with talk about the possible overall weakness of the Domain Name System (DNS) architecture.

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