Category: Active Directory

  • Active Directory Recycle Bin

    Active Directory Recycle Bin

    Introduction Each system is equipped with software processes that allow the user to recover any items deleted from the system by mistake. Similarly, for active directories, any AD object removed from a domain can be recovered. This is where the Active Directory Recycle Bin comes into play. When there was no AD recycle bin, users…

  • Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC)

    Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC)

    Introduction For an admin, the degree of managing and controlling an active directory has colossal boundaries. As the name suggests, active directory management tools provided admins with the power of increasing performance, adding/deleting AD objects, and monitor domains and OUs for any erroneous behaviour. With ADAC, controlling active directories goes to the second level. ADAC,…

  • Application Whitelisting

    Application Whitelisting

    Introduction Not all applications installed and accessed from the internet are safe to use, even with anti-virus software. Applications may run on malware codes or bugs that can enter your device or network through an attack vector. Security experts use application whitelisting as a preventive measure. Definition Application whitelisting is a software preinstalled in the…

  • ADSI edit

    ADSI edit

    Introduction Active directory is a familiar term and technology for all IT professionals. All corporations heavily use it for handling data and networks. It was first released on Windows 2000 server and has gone under several upgrades over the years to improve its operations. However, it runs on the same Modus Operandi that was first…

  • Active Directory Management Tools(ADMT)

    Active Directory Management Tools(ADMT)

    Introduction The active directory has a pivotal role in the management of data in an organization. IT admins use the active directory and its functions to allocate particular computers/clients in a logical hierarchy, ensuring which computer or AD device belongs to which network if the user plays an authoritarian power and has access to the…

  • What is a Global Catalog?

    What is a Global Catalog?

    Introduction Every member of every domain in an active directory holds information that specific domain controllers can access. This information can be implemented to search for AD objects even without the domain name. This is made possible by the global catalog. Definition A global catalog is a feature of the active directory which stores partial…

  • Install Active Directory Domain Services Using PowerShell

    Install Active Directory Domain Services Using PowerShell

    Introduction The domain is an integral part of the active directory. It provides services such as Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS), one of the core functions of an active directory. In simple terms, AD AS is an organization tool that groups computers working on the same network in logical hierarchies, in terms of chain of…

  • How to Install DNS using PowerShell

    How to Install DNS using PowerShell

    Introduction Before we discuss how to install DNS using PowerShell, we must have an overall grasp of the concept of PowerShell and how it operates. PowerShell is a command-line interface powered by the automation engine developed by Microsoft Inc. (CLI is a text form of user interface that allows the admin to edit, change, and…

  • What is an Active Directory?

    What is an Active Directory?

    Introduction Particular networks consist of various services and resources that are available for use. However, these should not be accessible by every device which connects to that certain network. IT administrators implement certain tools and services to allocate different devices operating on the same network to different authoritarian levels. Such tools and services are a…

  • Active Directory Domain Services

    Active Directory Domain Services

    Introduction As mentioned previously, active directory is a process that consists of three distinct units: domain, trees, and jungle. The domain allows active directory objects to be arranged into separate groups as per their purpose and functionality. These groups made under the domain are combined to make trees, and these trees are coupled to form…