We need our directory to replicate immediately!

A customer of ours is in the process of evaluating Active Directory and ADAM for use as their primary enterprise application directory. I was just informed that they’ve dropped Active Directory from the running (it’s not in their “top three” directory servers) because “AD replication is scheduled and not event driven”. When pressed for more…

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More on multiple forests

I’ve received a few interesting email messages about my last post on multiple forests (http://blogs.technet.com/wincat/archive/2006/05/23/429988.aspx). Here’s a good excerpt from one of them, verbatim: “More forests equals more administrative tasks”.  I’d say that it necessarily must also be more complex administrative tasks.  It may not seem that way to folks that have been working with…

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Myth debunking: "Multiple forests help us reduce the risk of a forest-wide Active Directory failure"

More and more customers seem to be using “lower risk” as justification for their multiple forest plan. It may seem reasonable at first glance, but something about it doesn’t feel right to me. Since recognizing this pattern a couple of months ago, I’ve spent a lot of time mulling it over with numerous colleagues. The…

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Time for an Active Directory Redesign?

Hi all… I’m Robert DeLuca, the Identity Management guy on WinCAT. After a year or two of slowly dwindling requests for AD design reviews, there appears to be a growing trend among many of my enterprise customers – full Active Directory redesign. I guess 5 years of living with suboptimal AD designs (You have HOW…

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