Active Directory

What is a Domain Controller?

by Michael Reinders

Domain controllers (DCs) are at the heart of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), the directory service that provides authentication, authorization, and password management for Microsoft Windows networks. Find out here why they're so important and what they do. What does a domain controller do? A domain controller (DC) is a server on your network that manages access for users, computers, servers, etc. centrally. It uses… Read More

Petri is Looking for Writers

by Russell Smith

The Petri IT Knowledgebase is looking for writers! Petri is a leading site providing IT professionals with tutorials, news, and advice on how to work with Microsoft enterprise technologies. The editorial team is looking for content creators and IT professionals in the field who would like to help others by contributing their knowledge in the… Read More

Microsoft Advises Customers to Patch Active Directory Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

by Rabia Noureen

Last month, Microsoft released the November Patch Tuesday updates to address two Active Directory (AD) Domain Services privilege escalation security flaws affecting all supported versions of Windows Server. But it looks like some customers have not updated their servers yet. The company published a blog post yesterday advising customers to install the emergency fixes on… Read More

Semperis Hybrid Identity Protection Conference 2021

by Russell Smith

The Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference is the premier educational forum for IT pros tasked with managing identity and securing hybrid cloud environments. As the global health pandemic and move to digitalization change the way enterprises work, the HIP Conference helps IT pros to learn and implement technology that mitigates new business risks. The conference… Read More

What’s New in Azure AD Connect V2

by Russell Smith

Azure AD Connect is a free tool from Microsoft that's used for synchronizing objects between on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory. Microsoft announced in August the availability of Azure AD Connect V2.0. And in this article, I'm going to discuss the major changes in this new release. Here are the major… Read More