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Expert in Microsoft infrastructure and cloud-based solutions built around Windows, Active Directory, Azure, Microsoft Exchange, System Center, virtualization, and MDOP. In addition to authoring books, Brian writes training content, white papers, and is a technical reviewer on a large number of books and publications.
Security & Compliance
October 20, 2020

What is the Principle of Least Access?

In this blog post, we will explain the principle of least privilege (POLP), provide the definition and use cases, and explain the importance of the principle. Like many other security principles and...
IT Operations
October 17, 2018

Introduction to Active Directory Services Technologies

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
March 22, 2019

Active Directory Replication

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
February 22, 2019

Active Directory Auditing

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
December 23, 2019

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
February 19, 2019

DNS in Active Directory

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
October 17, 2018

Active Directory Database

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
December 16, 2019

Trusts in Active Directory

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
IT Operations
December 16, 2019

What Are the 5 FSMO Roles in Active Directory

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many...
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