Friday, June 18, 2010

Can Levelling a Forest be a Good Thing?

To most people, the thought of levelling a forest sounds disconcerting - after all, why would you want to level a forest, especially when the world's running out of them!

Worry not! We're actually referring to a different kind of forest, of which there are thousands in the world, and we're not actually levelling them, but rather raising their levels!

What on earth are we talking about? We're talking about Active Directory forests, which exist in virtually nine of out of ten organizations, and we're referring to the technical concept of raising the level of such a forest so as to enable greater functionalities and abilities.

For instance, if you raised the level of an Active Directory forest to Windows Server 2008 R2, you could actually of some really cool and advanced features such as the Active Directory Recycle Bin!

Now couldn't the world use more Recycle Bins! Oh well, perhaps we could cover them in our next post on Active Directory forestry!

So you see levelling a forest can be a good thing, just as long as its an Active Directory forest!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Its all about Forests and Trees

You can't have Active Directory without having a forest, and where's there's a forest, there will be trees! If you're into forestry, you know that the fewer trees the better, for it takes some real hardword to maintain a forest, given how many elements it is exposed to, and how much change its little branches goes through everyday.

With the right approach, some patience, and the right toosl however, you can certainly take good care of it, and as long as the sun keeps shinig, it'll continue to stay evergreen!

More later...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Active Directory Forestry

If you're not familiar with Active Directory, you're probably wondering as to what kind of tree Active Directory tree, and if you are familiar with Active Directory, you know exactly what kind of tree Active Directory is (; correct, its an inverted hierarchical tree.)

And no its not your regular real-life tree, but rather a relationship tree of (instances of) objects each of which happen to store meaningful data and happened to be either a parent or a child, although it can afely be said that all parents were also children once.

Alright, let this not confuse you further - this is basically a non-techie's blog on a techie subject, and thus the arcane approach, partly meant to vex you and partly to amuse you, but mostly to share and educate!

Now that I've sown the sapling, over time, we'll see this tree grow!

Happy shoveling,