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Azure Active Directory: Best Practices and Tutorials

Are you one of the 90% of organizations that Gartner predicts will move to hybrid cloud infrastructure by 2020? Most of that 90% will use Microsoft Azure Active Directory for...

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AWS vs Azure vs Google: Cloud Services Comparison

Doing business in a cloud is more than just a lovely way to pass the time. Cloud computing services make sense from both a strategic and performance angle. However, business...

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Should You Follow Microsoft’s Guidance to Stop Expiring Passwords?

You may have heard that Microsoft changed their guidance on password expiration policies. On May 23, 2019, they released a blog post explaining their decisions. As cybersecurity experts already know,...

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7 Key Risk Indicators in the Varonis Active Directory Dashboard

All an attacker needs is time and motivation to infiltrate your network. It’s your job to make their efforts to break in and remain undetected as difficult as possible. First,...

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Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT): Your Essential Guide

There are days where you need to move objects in a domain or forest to somewhere else, and those days require the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT). Hopefully, any moves...

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Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) Could Not Be Contacted [SOLVED]

When your users report that they see “an active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted” there could be a few different causes for this issue. Most...

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Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC): Installation and Uses

Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that you use to administer Active Directory (AD). You can manage objects (users, computers), Organizational Units (OU), and...

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Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS): Overview and Functions

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) are the core functions in Active Directory that manage users and computers and allow sysadmins to organize the data into logical hierarchies. AD DS...

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Group Policy Editor Guide: How to Configure and Use

The Group Policy Editor is a Windows administration tool that allows users to configure many important settings on their computers or networks. Administrators can configure password requirements, startup programs, and...

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What is an Active Directory Forest?

An Active Directory forest (AD forest) is the top most logical container in an Active Directory configuration that contains domains, users, computers, and group policies. “But wait?” you say. “I...

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