Active Directory management & automation
Five Mistakes Made with Active Directory Management


Active Directory has been around a long time. No matter the version, administrators still make the same core mistakes. Some mistakes are simply inconveniences – such as using older versions of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). Others can have major consequences.


Today, we are going to cover the five common mistakes that can have major consequences for your environment. These range from improper practices, potential data leaks, and full directory loss.


How to Keep Your Active Directory Clean


Keeping your Active Directory nice and tidy is a good habit to have. It not only makes everyday management tasks easier, but it’s also a way of improving security. Stale objects can impose a real threat that can lead to serious security breaches. Many real world IT departments suffer from problems like that every day. But what can you do to prevent that?


Cleanup!


 

How to Bulk Import AD Users from CSV

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User provisioning is a tough task in any IT environment of a reasonable size. Both new employees and the IT department can suffer from time delays, human errors, overcomplicated workflows, etc. It can take up to a full working day (often even more than that) to get a new user fully set up. In bigger companies with many employees coming and going every single day it all adds up and translates to huge cost losses. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid that. And here’s how.


Infographics. Active Directory Facts

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Active Directory is the most used platform for IT departments of Fortune 1000 companies. Many businesses fully rely on it as a base for their IT infrastructures. In this infographics you will find out about biggest challenges that AD admins face, how are companies keeping pace with their business needs, what's the cost of keeping an IT deprtment and other interesting facts about AD.


Infographics. How Adaxes Can Help Your IT Department

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Adaxes is a powerful tool that can make the like of any IT department much easier. In this piece of infographics you'll see how it can automate user provisioning, heal your AD, free you from IT management chains, unify control and do much more to make your Active Directory environment a better place.


How to Make Your Active Directory a Safer Place

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Being an IT admins means that you have lots of responsibilities that play a key role in keeping your company going. Making sure that your environment is secure at all times is definitely among them.


In this article we are going to discuss some often forgotten aspects that you need to look at to ensure maximum security and minimize threats.


Active Directory Is Cool Again



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Remember those times when your company just started to grow? Almost any modern day business began as a 5–10 people doing things they were passionate about and planning to concur if not the whole world, but at least the market they were operating in. And as the further expansion started there surely was a point at which came the understanding that the company needs its own IT system.


7 Ways to Improve Active Directory

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If you are reading this article, it means that you are a responsible Active Directory admin who knows that there is always a way to make your environment better, faster and more reliable. And here we will be looking at seven aspects that you can work on to improve your AD.


The Importance of Deprovisioning in Office 365

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You can hardly find a company that doesn’t treat provisioning procedures seriously. Usually there are lots of steps and protocols to get a new employee going. For Office 365 that includes creating account in AD, adding new accounts to all connected systems, putting all the personal data in, assigning licenses, etc.


Despite the fact that most (if not all) companies do treat these actions very seriously, at the same time almost no attention can be paid to deprovisioning, i.e. procedures executed when employees leave. This can be a very big mistake, as making sure that no longer active accounts are treated properly is equally (or sometimes even more) important as setting them up in the first place.


How to Make Sysadmins More Human

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If you ask an average person, what does a common sysadmin’s day look like, you will probably hear something about dealing with huge amount cables in server rooms filled with blue light or bashing out lots of hardcore code lines that result in some crazy processes that just fix all computers in the building and solve all the other problems in the company. Well, that is all nice and romantic and probably that is something that many sysadmins imagine their job would look like when they are just starting it. However, the reality is usually a bit different.

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