Active Directory

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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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5 Ways to Protect Active Directory with Varonis

The fastest way to break into someone’s network is through Active Directory (AD) – it’s the key to the entire kingdom. If you need access to any server, you need...

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5 FSMO Roles in Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) has been the de facto standard for enterprise domain authentication services ever since it first appeared in late 1999 (in Windows Server 2000). There have been several...

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Top Azure Active Directory Tutorials

Remember a few years ago when security pros and IT admins were afraid to store business files on the cloud? Today, the circumstances are different. I recently spoke with an...

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Active Directory: Difference Between Windows and Azure AD

Once upon a time, IT pros believed that the risks of a data breach and compromised credentials were high enough to delay putting data on the cloud. After all, no...

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Varonis eBook: Pen Testing Active Directory Environments

You may have been following our series of posts on pen testing Active Directory environments and learned about the awesome powers of PowerView. No doubt you were wowed by our cliffhanger...

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