PAM has been one of the most-discussed topics in presentations, tech shows, IT forums, IT groups, blogs, and meetings over the past few years (that is, since 2014). It has become a trending topic, especially after the Windows Server 2016 preview releases. In 2016, I found myself involved in many presentations and discussions about PAM.

First of all, this is not a feature you can enable with a few clicks. It is a combination of many technologies and methodologies that come together and make a workflow or, in other words, a way of living for administrators. AD DS 2016 includes features and capabilities supporting PAM, but it also requires Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). Replacing a product is easy, but changing a process is more complicated ...

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