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Active Directory Design Principles: Part 1

by Florian Rommel | August 2009 | Microsoft Networking & Telephony

In order to design a proper Active Directory infrastructure, knowledge of its workings, and what it is based on, is essential. The basis for Active Directory is the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), which is an X.500 standard (to read more about the X.500 standard please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.500). LDAP defines that a directory is a tree of entries, with each entry containing a set of attributes. Each entry has a unique identifier and therefore cannot be duplicated. This way everything is an object in an LDAP-based directory.

There are many great books available for Active Directory design and some of them go into great detail. Compressing all this into a single article is just not possible, so in this two-part article by Florian Rommel, we will stick to the basics and a high-level view, instead of too much detail. This will provide a good overview of how to design a proper Active Directory, with different strategies in mind, and tailor it best for your organization.

In the first part, we will cover Active Directory elements, domain designs, and Lag Replication Site(LRS).

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Synchronizing Objects in Oracle Warehouse Builder

by Bob Griesemer | August 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Bob Griesemer, we will learn about how to synchronize objects, its use in mapping and also, the auto binding of tables to dimensional objects.

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Mapping in Oracle Warehouse Database

by Bob Griesemer | August 2009 | Oracle

In this article by Bob Griesemer, we will discuss about Mapping, mainly STORE Mapping in Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g. We will build mappings with the additional features of Oracle Warehouse Builder. We will introduce the concept of transformations and operators that are available in OWB, which can be used for transforming and manipulating data between source and target. Along the way, we'll get to build a quick mapping for creating and loading a table that will be used as a lookup table.

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Displaying MySQL data on an ASP.NET Web Page

by Dr. Jayram Krishnaswamy | August 2009 | Open Source PHP

Web enabling business data is one of the key devices used to advertise and market products. This can be done with various technologies such as VB, ASP, JSP, ASP.Net and many others. This article shows how you may view data from a table on a MySQL database server on a web page using ASP.NET. The table used in this tutorial was the one described in the first article in this series on Exporting data from MS Access 2003 to MySQL.

This article by Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy explains how to populate a GridView on an ASP.NET web page by data retrieved from a MySQL Server. MySQL.Data.MySqlClient is a connector (provider) provided by MySQL which you can use with the .NET Framework applications whose details may be reviewed here. MySQL is well integrated with Visual Studio (MySQL Visual Studio Tools: MySQL.VisualStudio.dll).

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Create a Local Ubuntu Repository using Apt-Mirror and Apt-Cacher

by Christer Edwards | August 2009 | Linux Servers

How can a company or organization minimize bandwidth costs when maintaining multiple Ubuntu installations? With bandwidth becoming the currency of the new millennium, being responsible with the bandwidth you have can be a real concern. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will learn how to create, maintain and make available a local Ubuntu repository mirror, allowing you to save bandwidth and improve network efficiency with each machine you add to your network.

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