Category Archives: Active Directory Domain Services

What is Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)?

Microsoft Identity Manager Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 binds Microsoft’s identity and access management solutions together by seamlessly bridging multiple on-premises authentication stores like Active Directory, LDAP, Oracle, and other applications with Azure Active Directory. This provides consistent experiences to on-premises LOB applications and SaaS solutions. Microsoft Identity Manager helps you resolve issues by providing self-service… Read More »

What is AD FS?

Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is developed by Microsoft which run on Windows Server operating systems to provide users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across extranet. It uses a claims-based access-control authorization model to maintain application security and to implement federated identity. Claims-based authentication involves authenticating… Read More »

New Features In Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

New AD DS Features In Windows Server 2012 The following are new features / improvements in AD DS in Windows Server 2012. Virtualization that just works Windows Server 2012 provides greater support for the capabilities of public and private clouds through virtualization-safe technologies and the rapid deployment of virtual domain controllers through cloning. Simplified deployment… Read More »

Active Directory Federation Services

Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) simplifies access to systems and applications using a claims-based access (CBA) authorization mechanism to maintain application security. AD FS supports Web single-sign-on (SSO) technologies that help information technology (IT) organizations collaborate across organizational boundaries. What is AD FS? AD FS is an identity access solution that provides browser-based clients… Read More »

GPO Modeling and GPO Results

GPO Modeling and GPO Results in the GPMC GPO Modeling Group Policy modeling is a great tool for troubleshooting Group Policy settings and testing GPOs before they are applied with Windows Server 2008. To perform Group Policy simulations, an administrator can use Group Policy Modeling, available in the GPMC. Group Policy Modeling is the equivalent of… Read More »

Item-Level Targeting with Group Policy Preferences

Item-Level Targeting with Group Policy Preferences Item-level targeting is a one of the feature of Group Policy preferences that allows preference settings to be applied to individual users and/or computers within the scope of the Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains the preferences. Policy settings can also be filtered, but there are several important differences… Read More »

Adprep Command in Active Directory

Adprep Commandline Tool in Active Directory Adprep Command is used to extends the AD schema and updates permissions as necessary to prepare a forest and domain for a domain controller that runs the Windows Server operating systems. Its a command-line tool that is available on the Windows Server 2008 installation disc in the \sources\adprep folder, and it… Read More »

Functional Levels In Active Directory

Understanding Active Directory Domain Services Functional Levels Functional levels determine the available Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain or forest capabilities. They also determine which Windows Server operating systems you can run on domain controllers in the domain or forest. However, functional levels do not affect which operating systems you can run on workstations and member servers… Read More »