Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory
About the Author
Brian Desmond is a consultant focused on Active Directory, Identity Management, and Identity Federation projects for higher education and commercial enterprise customers. He has worked in numerous large-scale enterprise deployments at various Fortune 100 and larger-scale organizations as well as dozens of K-12 and Higher Education institutions and public sector customers across state and local government.
Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for Active Directory for contributions to the Microsoft technical communities at large. He is a frequent contributor to various industry leading publications and a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the world.
Joe Richards is a consultant / admin / tool writer who happens to have a secret identity as a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server Directory Services. His specialty is Directory Services but has "minors" in Security and Active Directory programming. By day he works for a large services/consulting/manufacturing company. He takes time to chat with people on listservs and newsgroups, write about stuff he knows, and whips up various fairly useful tools.
Robbie Allen is a technical leader at Cisco Systems, where he has been involved in the deployment of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and several network management solutions. Robbie was named a Windows Server MVP in 2004 and 2005 for his contributions to the Windows community and the publication of several popular O'Reilly books. For more information, see Robbie's web site at rallenhome.com.
Alistair G. Lowe-Norris is an Architectural Enterprise Strategy Consultant for Microsoft UK. He worked for Leicester University as the project manager and technical lead of the Rapid Deployment Program for Windows 2000, responsible for rolling out one of the world's largest deployments of Windows 2000 preceding release of the final product.