Updating active directory to r2
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a server role in Active Directory that allows admins to manage and store information about resources from a network, as well as application data, in a distributed database.
After the script was complete, that customer allowed me to release the script to the community.
Now two years later, I have finally added HTML and Text output along with a lot of bug fixes and enhancement requests.
AD DS integrates security by authenticating logons and controlling who has access to directory resources.
The makeup of AD DS includes: A number of new features were added to AD DS when Windows Server 2012 was released.
Back in July, for my employer Choice Solutions, I worked on a Greenfield AD project.
I did not have access to a domain joined computer with Microsoft Word installed.
I took that as the impetus to finally get around to adding HTML output.
Two years ago I had a list of enhancements people asked for in the original script.
Some of these new features include a global catalog with information about all objects in the directory, a replication service to dispense a directory's data across the network and a flexible single master options role to have a consistent directory without conflicting entries.
The last couple of months, I have actively worked together with Veeam to profile their excellent Veeam Explorer for Active Directory and to help people get more out of their current investments in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services.
One of the projects we’ve worked on is a whitepaper that details what’s new in Active Directory Domain Services since Windows Server 2008 R2, how organizations can benefit from these features and the requirements to enable and/or use each of these features.