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LDAP or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is a type of application protocol used for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an IP network. Being a directory service, LDAP is used in organizations to store set of records in a hierarchical manner representing the physical structure of organization in a logical manner. LDAP directory service has an advantage over other type of files is that information about users and … Read more

The Active Directory database is replicated between domain controllers and the data or naming context replicated between controllers help in the updation of information. Only the changes are replicated is this process, once a domain controller has been established. A multi-master model is used during AD replication wherein, changes made on any controller are sent to all other controllers. The replication path in Active Directory forms a ring which adds … Read more

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

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

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.

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