April 18, 2007 15:42 ET

NetPro Directory Experts Conference Unveils New Windows Server Longhorn Active Directory Capabilities

NetPro CTO Gil Kirkpatrick and Associates From the Microsoft Active Directory MVP Team Share Early Insights and Best Practices for Microsoft's Newest Operating System

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Directory Experts Conference --

WHO: A team of Microsoft MVPs and Gil Kirkpatrick, CTO, NetPro Computing, Inc. Kirkpatrick is a Microsoft MVP and expert on Microsoft Windows Active Directory and Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) (formerly Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS)). He wrote Active Directory Programming (Macmillan USA, 2000), and has designed several industry leading management solutions for both Active Directory and ILM. Kirkpatrick also founded the top education event for Microsoft directory services and identity and access technologies, the NetPro Directory Experts Conference.

WHAT: Windows Server Longhorn Active Directory, slated for release by Microsoft in early 2008, includes many infrastructure enhancements and powerful security and policy enforcement modifications. These improvements include the Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC), Longhorn Server Core, fine-grained password policies, new auditing features, and more.

This all-day, hands-on workshop will cover a successful Windows 2003 to Longhorn upgrade, highlight best practices for implementing RODCs, and explain how delegates can take advantage of Longhorn Active Directory features to drive enhanced security and streamlined administration. Workshop highlights include, but are not limited to:

-- Windows Server Longhorn Active Directory Deployment
    -- How to Upgrade a Windows 2003 forest to support Longhorn Active
    -- Promoting a full Longhorn Server as a Domain Controller
    -- Upgrading a Longhorn forest to Longhorn forest functionality

-- Implementing an RODC
    -- Installing an RODC on Full Server
    -- Promoting a stand alone server to an RODC

-- Understanding and administering a Windows Server Longhorn Server Core
    -- Managing and configuring the password replication policy for an RODC
    -- Configuring a Windows Server Longhorn Server Core as an RODC

-- Longhorn Active Directory Backup and Recovery
    -- Creating a Snapshot of the AD database via NTDSUTIL
    -- Undeleting an object via Tombstone Reanimation

-- Additional Active Directory Features in Longhorn
    -- Configuring fine-grained password policies
    -- Managing and configuring the Read-Only Partial Attribute Set
WHERE: Directory Experts Conference 2007, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada.

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.

HOW: Eight-hour, hands-on workshop, sponsored by NetPro, Microsoft, and HP

About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We incorporate decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the health, security and control of their Active Directory, DNS, MIIS, and eDirectory environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to increase access availability, stability and performance, prevent costly disruptions, improve security and policy compliance, and enhance management productivity and efficiencies. We exceed expectations in the quality and depth of our solutions and deliver exceptional customer support and ROI every time. Our industry partners include Microsoft Corp., Novell, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard, and our customer list features such respected organizations as Royal Bank of Scotland, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at or call 602.346.3600.

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