What is Active Directory

active directoryActive Directory Domain Services are the core piece of software that power enterprise networks running the Windows operating system. An Active Directory Domain Services database is the means by which all domain objects, user accounts, computer accounts, and groups are stored. This provides a searchable directory, while providing a method to apply configuration and security settings for any object in the network. Other components of Active Directory Domain Services include, forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs).…

Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 with Windows Powershell

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Welcome to Powershell

Windows PowerShell is an amazingly powerful tool to help you with common windows administrative tasks. If you are comfortable with one of the myriad of scripting languages available today, Powershell will be easy for you to learn while also providing the benefits of command line administration. Microsoft is pushing Powershell to the forefront of its management products. You’ll witness this in any new Microsoft product shipping today.…

4 Reasons Microsoft Lync Continues to Grow

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Microsoft Lync 2013 is becoming a workhorse in the enterprise as businesses begin to take advantage of the many features it offers to make internal and external communications more efficient and engaging. As Unified Communications gains steam, Microsoft is positioned to capture market share with features such as real time presence and instant messaging, voice calling, exchange integration, and HD video conferencing. The 5 points listed here make a solid case for Lync in the enterprise.…

The 3 Most Common Types of Cloud Computing

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You may have heard about this cool new thing called the cloud. The cloud is real and it’s taking over all forms of information services and infrastructure. If you’re new to the cloud, it can be tricky to understand just how the cloud fits into the overall scheme of things. It helps to know the three main categories of cloud computing and we’ll cover them right here.…

Setting up the AEC in Soundstructure

Getting your acoustic echo canceller working to its full potential is key. We’ll show you how to do it right here, it’s very easy.

First off, determine what audio you want to prevent from causing an echo to the far end. This is almost always the incoming Video and Audio Signals which get retransmitted to the far end as their sound comes out of the local speakers, which then get picked up by the mics and send that sound right back to the remote participants.…