Active Directory Domain Services uses pull replication to replicate Active Directory Partitions. This means that the Domain Controller on which replication is started receives the data from the source Domain Controller. It’s like a […]
For managing Active Directory Domain Services, still most of the administrators use Active Directory Users and Computers (dsa.msc). They are used to it. But it´s worth taking a look at the Active […]
Do you remember the net send command? And do you remember the security concerns? Last week I played with msg.exe. Msg is the “new” net send. I tried to send a message […]
When it comes to importing huge numbers of users, csv is No. 1. But what about text files? Sure, you can export content of text files to csv. But in this article, […]
With Windows Server 2016 there is a new Feature called Privileged Access Management Feature. This feature is only available in Active Directory Environments running Windows Server 2016 Forest Mode. This guide shows […]
Today I’ve made a decision. Weeks ago, I have changed the default language of the operating system of my Domain Controller from German to English. It worked great. But now, I found […]
Since Windows Server 2008, Domain Administrators are able to configure password polices per user and per group. This article shows how to set up password policies (Password Setting Objects) with PowerShell.
In this article I show how to activate Remote Desktop on multiple server systems in an active directory environment by using Windows PowerShell. In large environments, it might be necessary to enable […]
Active Directory users log on to the domain with their logon names and password. But what are the rules for assigning usernames? g.surname? surname? gsurname? What are the naming conventions? This article looks for and modifies users who do not meet the naming convention.
“Only Domain administrators can add computers to the domain.” I can’t count how often I have heared these words. But when installing a new domain, a counter is configured and this counter allows each domain user to add up to 10 computers to the domain. This is the default setting.
For restarting your computer, you can simply click the Start Button and afterwards On/Off. In this article it’s all about Windows PowerShell, so we focus on two commands: Restart-Computer and Stop-Computer.
By configuring Roaming Profiles, the user is able to use it’s familiar desktop on any computer in the domain. In this article i describe how to configure roaming profiles with the graphical user interface and with PowerShell.
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how LAPS can be integrated in an Active Directory domain. Passwords in an Active Directory domain are stored centrally. But what about the local account of the administrator? Many use the same password on all computers. A nightmare in terms of IT security. LAPS stores local administrator passwords centrally for all domain computers.