This was a fun interview that I did with Sean Deuby, Technical Director for IT Pro Magazine, where we talked about the new features in the Active Directory that ships with Server 2012.  

Summary: Windows Server 2012 Active Directory has made a number of much-appreciated improvements in deployment, virtualization, and management designed to ease the frustration and support headaches of the tens of thousands of IT pros that aren’t dedicated AD specialists

In this interview we cover:

  • Installation Changes in AD
  • Active Directory Management tool changes (gui & Command line)
  • New support for running AD in a virtual machine
  • Dynamic Access – a new very powerful enhancement to security

If these things sound interesting watch the interview on Channel 9:


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