An OU Can Be A Spoke, Too

If you’ve read any of my other posts, I deal with a number of government organizations at the state and local level helping them deploy Microsoft’s infrastructure products.  One area where my customers pride themselves is in the autonomy they’ve created for themselves (technically and sometimes politically) through the years.  My typical customer has the following characteristics: Educational…

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Private Namespaces In Active Directory

For purposes of this post, a private namespace refers to the DNS name of the forest root in Microsoft Active Directory.  A private namespace is essentially any DNS name that is not registered; it can even be a registered name (assuming you never want to talk to the registrant’s web site).   Many of the customers I work with…


The Federation Firewall Boundary

As a specialist by trade in both technology and financial audit, internal control structures and security play an important role in the work that I do.  I came across Steve Riley’s Death of the DMZ over broadband the other day and his thesis really hit home with one who deals in political federations.  For years,…