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How to set up Active Directory [Adventures in SMB Video]

Last week, with the assistance of SMB Adventure Guide Avery and Joaquin Ochoa, veteran IT pro, we discovered how to set up networking with small office deployment. In this week's adventure, Tim Daron, Solutions Architect for HPE SMB Solutions, joins the quest to help guide Avery through the initial deployment steps on a new network server, and explore how HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers can help simplify Active Directory management.


Although Active Directory is easy to deploy, it is important to understand exactly how it works and the best strategies for building an Active Directory structure (as the settings can be difficult to change at a later time).

Join the adventure as Avery learns simple steps anyone can take to plan and prepare to set up Active Directory, potential naming strategies for Active Directory, considerations for a single domain vs. multiple domains, approaches for deploying multiple domains, and how HPE makes it easier to set up Active Directory. Finally Tim gives a helpful walkthrough of how to deploy Active Directory once your plan is in place.

To make this even easier for SMBs, HPE has several HPE Small Business Solutions, sized right for specific customers’ needs, pre-configured, and validated to run specific use cases such as running a small business on a single server, all based on HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. Help your customers get off to a fast start with tailored small-business solutions.

Don’t forget to join us next week for the next HPE SMB Adventure video, “How to set up Active Directory” and be sure to visit the Adventures in SMB Base Camp on Spiceworks.

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