Archive for November, 2011

The main management tools that Active Directory administrators have are the Microsoft Management Console snap-ins which can be used to manage both local and remote computers. These console files are already included in the window system with .msc extension and can be accessed from the Administrative Tools folder in the Control Panel or the Programs menu. Snap-ins allows AD administrators to create custom console tools with specific functionalities so as … Read more

AD Recycle bin to restore deleted objects along with their attributes Authoritative restore is a preferred method for administrators to restore accidentally deleted or corrupted AD objects like users, groups, computer accounts, OUs, etc. With Windows Server R2, however, administrators now have the power of the Recycle Bin. The active directory recycle bin can now be used to restore the deleted objects which will get stored in the hidden container … Read more

Active Directory diagnostic logging for powerful troubleshooting Imagine a scenario wherein you need to troubleshoot some AD related issue, but the information provided in the event log is unclear and there is no error or warning message on the DC either. What do you do in such a clueless situation? Well, you simply increase the Active Directory diagnostic levels. Diagnostic logging in Active Directory is a troubleshooting mode that can … Read more

If your organization uses Active Directory then it is obvious that you have in place strict policies for passwords and user information. But it is the help desk personnel who get stuck with tasks like resetting those passwords, and updating users’ information. With Lepide Active Directory self service tool however, AD users get to update their personal information, while allowing IT departments to control the access to user data.

Managing provisional requests of end users in a large network managed through Active Directory service can become overwhelming for IT administrators at some point of time. In an enterprise environment, to optimize the processes and reduce the dependency on admin staff, deploying a self service portal system would be the best possible solution.

These days most organizations invest on more than log management infrastructures which comprise the hardware, software and a media to generate, transmit, store, analyze and organize the log data. Every log management infrastructure has a typical architecture consisting of various components which interact with one another. Following are the major tiers of an ideal log management architecture.

  Afar from the day-to-day tasks that most of the organizations perform to provide IT services efficiently, there is a constant requirement to govern different processes and supervise the results of IT operations within an organization. Today, various security risks, litigation risks for software non-compliance, and some of the most essential government mandates has made it imperative for organizations to recognize and track what is happening in their computing environment. … Read more

We all are very much aware of the fact that Active Directory (AD) is nothing but a real database that stores all the user accounts and passwords in a Windows network. The key feature of AD is it facilitates administrator store the required info about the various user accounts and passwords in one central location in a most secured and organized manner. However, even after that managing Active Directory is … Read more

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