Users, Groups, and Active Directory

Today’s computing environments are quickly becoming more diverse and geographically separated, but still integrated using networks. Services that are provided by third parties and delivered via the Internet are an integral part of many computing environments. These remote services, generally referred to as cloud services, have transformed the way we look at computing infrastructure. Very few of today’s computing environments are composed of unconnected workstations or devices. Windows environments, both home and office, are becoming more dependent on internally and externally shared resources. Even the smallest home networks commonly share printers, storage devices, and network access devices. While defining ...

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