So we’ve shed some light on the myriad of benefits of Group Policy, but what else can you do with it on your Local Area Network (LAN)? Most importantly, you can use it to keep your network safe, but there are a whole slew of other helpful ways that Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can streamline your network maintenance.
Once you’ve put Active Directory in play in your office, how does it all come together? Group Policy is a system within Active Directory that gives the network administrators the ability to define user, security, and organization-wide policies throughout the network. Interested in learning the benefits of Group Policy? We're here to help you out!
In our last post, we talked about some of the advantages of using Active Directory for your business. To illustrate just how important Active Directory is to the success and efficiency of your business, we wanted to give you an example of what could happen to a company that isn’t using Active Directory.
Last week we went over some Active Directory basics to answer the question "What is Active Directory?" We concluded that it's a database system that connects all of the individual machines within your network. We wanted to dig a little bit further into the benefits of using Active Directory for businesses, because it makes a world of difference!
Remember when you started college and they gave you a username and password to use on the school’s computer network? With your username and password, you were able to log onto any computer that was on the network, and upon startup you would have access to all of the files and drives to which your account was granted permission. All of your personal settings would be enabled, and it was as though any computer on the network that you logged onto became your personal computer for the moment. That’s the easiest way to put Active Directory into perspective.
When you’re deciding what type of exchange server will best suit your company, there are a number of factors that you have to take into consideration. The most important factor is the size of your business. Do you have more than 50 employees? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then local is, without question, the way to go. The cost of providing access to a hosted exchange server for a large number of users will be significantly higher than purchasing an in-house server. Additionally, if you employ more than 50 people, chances are you’ll have plenty of space for an in-house server.
When you’re deciding what type of exchange server will best suit your company, there are a number of factors that you have to take into consideration. The most important factor is the size of your business. Do you have more than 50 employees? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then local is, without question, the way to go.