After major online service providers severed ties with Parler following last week’s Capitol riots, the controversial social network transferred its domain to Epik, a well-known domain registrar and web hosting service. to host far-right platforms. Speak, which markets itself as an online haven for free speech, is popular with conservatives,Read More →

Manage and integrate Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) is a challenge for administrators looking to unify their environment. Active Directory works wonders if the environment is all Windows® and on-site, but in the evolution of the remote working environment, this creates more challenges. Ability to integrate Mac®linux®, and applications outside theRead More →

Buying a domain name for a new business is an important and exciting step. There are several factors to keep in mind before purchasing a domain to promote the business. The first is to consider buying from a reputable registrar and reflect on the impact a suggested URL has onRead More →

Auditing helps you collect activities performed by various components of an Active Directory domain controller. Microsoft provides audit configuration for domain controllers to help Active Directory administrators audit events such as Active Directory Replication Events, Active Directory Configuration Events, Active Directory Change Events, and others events that a domain controllerRead More →

Imagine this: you have created an attractive and functional website on a server owned by a company that you once considered a reliable web host. Then, weeks, months or years later, the service goes wrong. It could be a matter of hacks, slow loading times, inconsistent uptime, high prices, orRead More →

By Megan Anderson Posted on December 4, 2019 In the modern era of cloud services, many have wondered why they should build a domain controller. Of course, Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) requires a domain controller to run AD domain services. This is one of the reasons. But why is itRead More →

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Active Directory plays an important role in the operation of Microsoft Exchange. Active Directory and Exchange work closely together and if the domain controller becomes unavailable, Exchange will stop working due to its dependencies. In small environments, this can cause problems when only one domain controller has been configured –Read More →

Active Directory domain controllers are the backbone of the Active Directory subsystem. Any failure of an Active Directory domain controller can impact authentication and authorization services for users, computers, and applications running in your production environment. Microsoft has put a lot of effort into PowerShell scripting. Today, PowerShell is theRead More →

Internet domain names are unique since two parties cannot have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, domain names are more than brands, they are digital business cards. Domain name extensions have increased dramatically and businesses need to choose the right one. Then they have to protect itRead More →

Can you deploy OpenLDAP™ without needing a domain? The short answer is yes. OpenLDAP, unlike Microsoft® Active Directory®, does not work on the domain concept. Generally, OpenLDAP takes a more “stateless” approach to authentication and is generally much more transactional. Why OpenLDAP doesn’t need a domain Domainless OpenLDAP makes senseRead More →

Updated on April 5, 2021 Do I really need a domain controller (DC)? It all depends on your definition of one. The Microsoft® The definition of a domain controller is a server that allows a user to authenticate to a “domain”, which is a collection of bundled computing devices andRead More →

Is there a value to Active Directory® (AD) without domain? Although it may seem counter-intuitive at first glance, the answer is yes, there is tremendous value in this proposition. There is a caveat, however: this is not how Microsoft® AD really works. Before we delve into why the concept ofRead More →

® ?” width=”1024″ height=”512″ srcset=” -directory.png 1024w,×150.png 300w, https ://×384.png 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/>Is there a cloud domain controller alternative to Active Directory® available on the market today? This is a question that concerns many IT organizations today, and one that is difficult to answer. Unfortunately, there isRead More →

Choosing your domain name: getting it right the first time Forbes • Webfia • LinkedIn Update: 8 Tips for Choosing a Winning Domain Name You’ve come across a brilliant new concept the likes of which the world has never seen. Congratulations! Now what? Not to rain on the paradeRead More →

Active Directory domain controllers (DCs) are probably the server types most averse to change. Used to authenticate users and devices to the domain, it’s best to set them up and leave them as they are, especially when it comes to their hostname or network details. Networking: Must-Read Coverage Although it’sRead More →

Active Directory provides authentication and authorization services. A healthy Active Directory environment allows all other services to operate efficiently. In our previous Active Directory Health Check Server Tutorial, we explained two important health check items: “Active Directory Replication Topology” and “Subnets Not Associated with AD Sites”. We’ve covered the benefitsRead More →

News Azure Active Directory Domain Services comes online Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Active Directory Domain Services are commercially available. The service, which facilitates authentication of access to so-called “legacy” applications running on Azure virtual machine infrastructure, has reached the milestone of “general availability”. The new service hadRead More →

News Microsoft publishes Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews Microsoft this week rolled out new preview releases for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services. The insights are remarkable for organizations attempting to leverage Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory cloud-based authentication services with their on-premises Active Directory identity andRead More →

It’s impossible to virtualize everything, but one particular chain has historically rubbed shoulders with the system administrator: the need for physical domain controllers (DCs) under Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS). Each Active Directory domain has one or more domain controllers to provide the various services that end users, servers,Read More →

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs. In his book Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to create a successful website and get top rankings on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author explains how to selectRead More →

Extract Active Directory Domain Services User Guide 2008. By John Policelli Posted by Sams ISBN-10: 0-672-33045-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33045-2 In this chapter What’s New in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services System requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory has changed significantly in Windows Server 2008.Read More →