How to create a fine-grained password policy in AD

For the first 8 years of Active Directory, the only native way of having multiple password policies in your AD forest, was to have multiple domains. When Server 2008 arrived on the scene, Microsoft introduced the concept of Fine... Read More

Top data breaches in 2015

3 steps to take after a security breach

For a long time now, Specops has been advising organizations on how to protect their network and data against common security threats. We’ve managed to cover everything from sophisticated social engineering tactics, to the simple phishing email, and most... Read More

3 Active Directory Mistakes to Avoid

A few months ago, we asked our IT peers on Spiceworks to help us identify some common mistakes new administrators make. With more than a 100 replies, there were some definite patterns, or perhaps I should say mistakes. Here’s... Read More

A smart alternative to SCCM

Are you looking for a smart and simple alternative to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)? Specops Deploy automates the installation of operating systems, software, and applications in your Microsoft Active Directory environment. Specops Deploy extends the functionality of Group... Read More

PXE-e18: Server response timeout

I was imaging some recently purchased machines with a Specops Deploy client, but no matter which machine we worked on, we would get a PXE-e18 timeout error. No response from Windows Deployment server. All the boot files were present... Read More