It’s common to want to retrieve password expiration dates for users by querying Active Directory directly. Conversely, you might want to obtain a list of all users whose passwords will expire soon. Of course, you cannot use Active Directory Users & Computers to view the password expiration value and tools like ADSI Edit can only
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Great article! I’ve been meaning to write this one myself. AdminSDHolder is a built-in protection mechanism to make sure specific objects…like Domain Admin accounts don’t have the security on their object inadvertently changed. So, you’re a domain admin and go an make a change to an OU’s security and think that an object is going
I’m sure I’ll run in to this one, especially since I use PC’s that aren’t joined to the domain. I’m going to probably put this in my Powershell profile to avoid waiting for it to load and potential error messages. http://blogs.msdn.com/adpowershell/archive/2010/04/12/disable-loading-the-default-drive-ad-during-import-module.aspx For more information contact us at www.webactivedirectory.com, or call us at (+1) 800-747-3565
A super simple way to make sure you aren’t handing out an IP address via DHCP that is already in use…if you are using Windows as a DHCP server you’d be a fool not to use this. Note: this only works for IPv4 and if your client firewall drops ICMP then it won’t work either.
I’ve seen some other blogs point this out so I decided to read the Microsoft KB article myself. The limit of 5000 objects is definitely something you might run up against in larger organizations. What I would be curious to know is if you can use paging to get around this limit? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009267
If you are planning on virtualizing SQL 2008 then this is a must read. Basically this change is to the number of instances you are allowed. http://virtualization.info/en/news/2010/05/microsoft-changes-sql-server-virtualization-licensing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Virtualization_info+%28virtualization.info%29
So a little background. After a power failure and realizing that my DNS server for my ESX/vSphere cluster was a virtual machine and that VMware ESX clusters and a lack of DNS don’t work well I decided to add to move DNS to a physical server in my environment. I loaded the DNS server on
If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 user, this utility might be useful to you. Problem steps recorder allows you record the activities leading up to a problem, then save that to a mht file that you can send to support. If you have an error on an IIS application (yellow screen)
First off a little background, other than a first generation iPod nano I have never purchased any apple products, in fact I even uninstalled iTunes and used 3rd party software to sync with windows media player. It would be a fair statement that I have not been Apple friendly. I pre-ordered my iPad the day
Cool little website to search for available Group Policies, a bit faster than using the filter option in the Group Policy Management Console. http://gps.cloudapp.net/
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