What's the difference between AD and AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)?
If possible, I'd like a relatively simple explanation (but I would like detail enough where I have a good understanding)... as I learn better without a bunch of links that go into extreme detail, so if we can keep it short and to the point (as I did with the question), I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
A bad practice commonly found during an account life cycle is to set its password to an initial, insecure password. The Password Reset Tool was developed to make the password reset process easier and more secure.
High user turnover can cause old/redundant user data to consume valuable space. UserResourceCleanup was developed to address this by automatically deleting user folders when the user account is deleted.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource.
Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges.
Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …