Microsoft Active Directory

Single Sign On, User Profiles, and More


The average user in a company may never once think of their active directory, but it’s one of those core applications that every business needs. Network administrators have depended on the services provided by Active Directory for almost twenty years. In that time, the application has become much more robust and sophisticated.

Create user profiles, enable single-sign on, and access a collection of user role and encryption software to organize your workforce. Mindsight has the experience and proficiency to help you establish your Active Directory deployment. Keep your team focused on their goals while keeping sensitive files out of the wrong hands with Microsoft Active Directory.

Microsoft Active Directory Services

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
The AD DS contains the user profiles for individuals and devices in your company. Based on these profiles, network administrators can grant or restrict access to specific network resources.

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
AD LDS functions a lot like AD DS. It just operates on a lighter scale. AD LDS still contains information about user profiles and identities, but it runs as a service on a Windows server.

Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
This service enables your company to create a public key infrastructure. Using these public keys, network administrators can encrypt files, emails, virtual private networks (VPNs), and other resources.

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
The Federation Services in Microsoft Active Directory are designed to make the user experience simpler. Instead of inputting a username and password every time a user wants to access a network feature, Federation enables Single Sign On (SSO) capabilities. Now, the user only needs to sign on once at the beginning of a session.

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
Active Directory also includes a Rights Management Service. Using encryption technology, AD RMS can restrict user access to sensitive emails, files, and web pages.

Mindsight Certifications

  • Microsoft Silver Midmarket Solutions Provider

    Mindsight earned this certification by demonstrating our proficiency and expertise with Microsoft solutions.

Mindsight Supporting Services

  • Managed Services

    The Mindsight engineering team is ready to help monitor and support your Active Directory deployment. Set up a managed services agreement with Mindsight to offload maintenance responsibilities and let your team focus on high priority projects.

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  • Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap

    The Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap provides an analysis of one part of your data center. Whether you choose to focus on your Active Directory server or entire storage array, one of our senior consultants will deliver a detailed report on ways to maximize the technology’s performance.

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  • Design and Deployment

    Let Mindsight help design and deploy your Microsoft Active Directory server for your business. Regardless of size, Mindsight can properly deliver a complete Active Directory solution.

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Deployment Models

Mindsight is ready to help you provision and deploy your Microsoft Active Directory application in your in-house data center.

If you’d prefer to have your your active directory application off-site, Mindsight can help you host it in a secondary data center.

Microsoft now offers hosted Active Directory Services. Learn how you can leverage the cloud for your Active Directory.

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