Top 10 Active Directory Tune-up Tips - Slide 3

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Next Top 10 Active Directory Tune-up Tips-3 Next

Build an Active Directory test lab.  Safely test your changes and ideas in a sandbox.

Creating a sandbox test lab for your Active Directory environment can be invaluable for safely evaluating validations, potential changes, new applications and process discoveries. A basic AD test lab which replicates user accounts and objects from your production environment can be built quite easily. If the lab must be a closer approximation of the actual production environment, then additional resources can be added such as name resolution services, remote access, client server applications and beyond. This sandbox allows you to ferret out catastrophic errors, failure or similar complications such as bugs in new operating system versions, patches or applications – without impacting the production AD infrastructure.

In this slideshow, Azaleos identifies tips focusing on Active Directory improvements. They have collected the following best practices from their network operations centers for making Active Directory run more smoothly in 2012. These tips cover a lot of ground, from consolidation down to smaller items, such as using the new recycle bin feature. Start small and tackle each of these items gradually. This will enable you to stay current with required fixes, while monitoring the health, performance and functionality of your AD enterprise for smooth sailing into the new year.

More Slideshows:


Five Best Practices for Social Media Care Best practices for caring for customer through social media.

Emerging Cyber Threats for 2012 Georgia Tech forecasts cyber threats for 2012.

'Tis the Season to Be Grateful:
Top 5 Triggers for 'Thank You' Emails
Simple but powerful email campaign ideas to build loyalty with customers.

 

Related Topics : Single Sign-On, Windows Server Platforms

 
More Slideshows

IIoT IIoT Gaining Momentum in Adoption and Results

Cost reduction has been the main driver of IIoT adoption. Other contributors are the emergence of ancillary and complementary technologies, including low-power hardware devices, the cloud, Big Data analytics, robotics and automation and smart sensors. ...  More >>

Classroom tech Ten New Technologies Transforming the Classroom

Here are 10 ways that college professors are taking advantage of the technology students currently use and adding new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experiences. ...  More >>

hurricanes How Communications, Preparation and Willingness to Help Were Keys in Hurricane Crises

Entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and selflessness can make things better during crises. Here is a look at how organizations reacted and telecommunications products helped during recent hurricane crises. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.