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  • Synergy 2016 Las Vegas Presentation – (re)Designing Your Active Directory

    Updated 28-Dec-2017 to fix broken links


    If you came to my presentation at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas, thanks for being there. The room was fairly full for being the next to last session on the last day of Synergy with a beer crawl starting at the same time. Thanks to all who stayed after the session and asked lots of excellent questions.

    Those who attended my session came away with the following information:

    • Who to ignore
    • Why a (re)design may be required
    • The options for a (re)design
    • The pros and cons of a (re)design
    • What items to consider
    • The mandatory requirements
    • And much more

    I would like to thank the following people for their help in putting together the information and for verifying its accuracy.

    Michael B. Smith, “Office Servers and Services” with a specialty in Exchange MVP,

    Brian Desmond, Identity and Access Management MVP,

    A lot of the information in my session comes from chapters 11, 13, 14 and 15 in Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory 5th Edition from O’Reilly Press. O’Reilly Press offers a discount code to buy this book direct from them at Use code USRG for your discount.

    SYN327: (Re)design your Active Directory

    You can always find the most current PDF by going to



    About Carl Webster

    Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, LLC and specializes in Citrix, Active Directory and Technical Documentation. Webster has been working with Citrix products for many years starting with Multi-User OS/2 in 1990.

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    2 Responses to “Synergy 2016 Las Vegas Presentation – (re)Designing Your Active Directory”

    1. Jörn Says:

      Hello Carl.
      id love to see your presentation.
      yet, however, the
      – synergyTV link throws a SOAP-ERROR,
      – The YouTube link tells me “Video unavailable”
      – the PDF link gives a dropbox-404 error.
      Is there any chance to have a look at your presentation?
      thanks from good old germany
      Jörn Richter


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