Laura Hunter Upgrades Active Directory With Server 2008 R2

There should be an image here!In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Laura Hunter about where Active Directory is with Windows Server 2008 R2. This is the version of Active Directory called “Wave 10” and adds features like Recycle Bin, Managed Service Accounts, deep support for Powershell, and more! The conversation progresses into Active Directory Federated Services v2. Check out more info here and here.

Laura Hunter is a Directory Services MVP and an Architect working in the areas of Active Directory, Federated Identity and Identity Management. She’s the Principal Consultant for LHA Consulting, Incorporated, blogs at, and twitters at lhaconsulting.

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Laura Hunter Cooks Up Active Directory

Richard and I talk to Laura Hunter about all things Active Directory. Laura digs into the key aspects of Active Directory, breaking down the differences between simple single domain installations and complex environments. Laura also shares her favorite resources, including the Ask the Directory Services Team.

Laura Hunter is an Identity Architect for the Oxford Computer Group, where she provides Active Directory and Identity Management design, planning, implementation and troubleshooting services for a worldwide client base. Laura is a five-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Directory Services. She is the author of the Active Directory Field Guide (APress Publishing) as well as co-author of the Active Directory Cookbook, Second and Third Editions (O’Reilly). Laura is based in Philadelphia, PA, and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.