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CionSystems Releases New Version of its Active Directory Manager Pro

January 13, 2010
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We released the newest version of its application, Active Directory Manager Pro, which works with Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 to offer customers enhanced security, as well as innovative user interface features and reliability improvements. The Active Directory Manager Pro is an affordable and comprehensive web-based application that greatly improves and automates User Provisioning,...

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Removing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

December 2, 2009
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As Sharepoint becomes mainstream, sometimes is nice to remember the little things. Recently we had a case where we had to do just that. We removed Sharepoint Services 3.0 and reinstaled it, only to notice the same info on the webpage. We did a little digging and came across an article from Microsoft pointing...

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CionSystems named Startup of the Day by Microsoft

July 17, 2009
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CionSystems has been selected as a 2009 Microsoft Startup of the Day. The company was chosen out of an international field of startups as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.  Building affordable and secure Active Directory management applications for the Windows infrastructure has been the focus from the beginning. “We are honored...

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Administrative Security Risks

April 16, 2009
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IT personnel cannot effectively manage their infrastructure without admin-level access. But with gaining this access comes great responsibility. Most companies do not effectively allocate their resources or implement enough technology tools to prevent information security risks. Often enough the response to countless regulations is to concentrate on building controls against external and internal business...

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Identity and access management

March 21, 2009
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Access control is often discussed as part of identity and access management (IAM). This is a market that has grown during the past few years thanks to more and more organizations wanting to satisfy compliance requirements. Better access control is needed- not just for compliance, but also to address vulnerabilities and safeguard against malicious...

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Configuring Wireless settings with Group Policy

March 10, 2009
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Active Directory can be used to manage Wireless configurations and can really help remote users leverage wireless. I recently read a great article about this on TechRepublic and although Derek is using the GPMC, other third party applications like the Active Directory Manager can be used for Group Policy creation and management.

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Managing disk capacity

March 4, 2009
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It is difficult for an IT administrator to keep a constant vigil on the available disk space for their file and print servers. This becomes critical if the servers host Exchange and SQL because running out of disk space can cause Exchange and other database-dependent application to fail. Email is a business-critical application, and anything affecting...

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Security and Flexibility in the corporate IT environment

January 15, 2009
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IT managers have a tough job ahead of them. Having to keep the company’s workstations and servers secure and at the same time providing a flexible work (technology) environment that will handle exceptions as they come up.  It’s a tall order. The first instinct is to make the workstation so secure that it’s unusable....

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Testing your Domain Controler

December 4, 2008
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If you’re in charge of the infrastructure at your work you probably deployed your share of DCs. Let’s say you’re about to deploy 2 more at a new site. Microsoft recommends they both be Global Catalogue Servers. You get everything to work just fine- and then someone starts adding more and more users- until...

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Server 2008 and Terminal Services

November 11, 2008
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Quick note on some new improvements in Server 2008 vs 2003/2000 that some people may still not be aware of. Some or all of these may provide a compelling reason to migrate.   Server 2008 includes enhancements to many current Windows Server features. Terminal Services is one of them. In Windows Server 2008 it...

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